Friday, March 11, 2011

Here He Is! Meet Evan.

It has been a really great day for our family.  First of all, it's Alan's birthday and we've spent most of the day together.  Alan took the day off from work and also Jadyn and Bryan had no school today.  It was nice to just hang out together as a family.

I checked my e-mail just before lunch and there was a note from our adoption agency.  Hooray!  We got our pre-approval from China.  We can adopt Evan!  Oh, how excited we were that the news finally came.  I was jumping up and down and doing the happy dance.  They said, "Yes"!!  What a joy and relief it was to get this news.  There may have even been happy tears shed by this mom.  :)

I was so excited and Jadyn had this look on her face like, "What has gotten into you?"  I told her I was that excited on the day we found out we would get to adopt her.  She thought that was pretty cool.

I am so happy for Jadyn.  She WILL be getting her little brother!  She's been asking me almost every day lately if I will show her his photo.  Sweet.

Once I finally settled down to a halfway normal level, we went out to lunch to celebrate Alan's birthday.  It was a double celebration for us.

Here are some photos of our little guy.
Evan Joshua

Recently, Alan said he thought it would be so cool if we got our PA on his birthday.  Well what do you know?  That's exactly what happened.  In the China adoption community, that would probably be referred to as a Red Thread.  I think it's also God's timing.  He's like that, you know!

I was doing some reading this morning, and came across this verse in the Bible.  I wrote it down and stuck it on my refrigerator.  ~ Lift up your eyes and look around; all your sons gather and come to you. Isaiah 49:18
It was only a short time later when we got our e-mail about the PA. Too fun for words.


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

Lots to celebrate! So happy for you my friend.


Tracy Peed said...

Congrats! He's a cutie. Happy Birthday to Alan too!

hollym. said...

Laura, I know that I wrote on facebook, but you're gonna hear it again!! WoooHOO! Evan is cute, cute, cute, and your sweet girl is going to have fun with her new brother!

Jean said...

Yay!! Thank you Jesus!!

I am so excited for you all and doing the happy dance!!

Happy Birthday Alan!! What a great gift!!

Laura said...

I'm doing the happy dance too and, there might be a tear or two welling up in my eyes even as I type this. :)

I'm SO happy for you guys Laura!! He is such a beautiful little boy. He looks so happy and healthy and I just know that he will fit in perfectly with your family.

All the best sweet thing-you deserve it!
Now... how long until he comes home???


Elaine said...

Awesome!!!! Congratulations!!!

China Dreams said...

Great news, and what a handsome little guy!


kristin said...

I just found your blog. Wow! Exciting to see another little one coming home from China. I have 2 from China. My oldest (9) is from Zhejiang and my youngest (6) is from Jiangxi. Congratulations! He's adorable!

Gail said...

Laura, I have tears in my eyes, so happy for you all!!! What a handsome guy. Speaking from our experience with Grace and William who love each other so much and are best buddies, I am sure Evan will bring you great joy!