Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Final post on here !

This blog has been dedicated to my adoption and BRINGING RACHAEL HOME !

Well, good news ! ~~~~~~~~~ Rachael is home !!!!!!!

The new blog for our family is : http://charlottes4angels.blogspot.com/

Kind of reminds me of the TV show "Charlie's Angels ", well, this new blog is "Charlotte's Angels ".

Hope to see you on my other blog !

proud momma to Rebekka, Raeghan, Riley and Rachael !

Friday, November 23, 2007

Rachael update

Here's a picture of one amazing little girl !!!!!

We have been home since Thanksgiving day, I feel like all the jetlag is gone now, and same for Rachael too. She sleeps all night through every night.

She is just amazing, the things she has learned in just 6 days !

Raeghan and Riley are doing good with their new sister. Raeghan treats her like her baby sometimes, Riley doesn't think much, he's a boy !

Riley is giving ME a hard time lately, he is mad at ME, I think for leaving, and etc. He isn't taking it out on Rachael, only ME. So being tired and having a 4 yr. old point his finger in your face and raise his voice to you can be challening to say the least.

Rachael is about 90% potty trained, she never has poo poo accidents, and only has pee pee accidents when we might go somewhere. She's kind of the soft spoken type in public when she's got to go, she doesn't always raise her hand and say ooh oohh I got to go, like Raeghan and Riley will ! LOL

Things she already has learned this week :

1.how to shut the car door
2. how to stand inline against the car til we are all in/out
3. how to get the tpaper, wipe and flush the toilet ( she had alot of this down in China already )
4. where the trash is
5. how to say hi, bye, momma, Rachael, Raeghan, Riley, Rebekka, Grandma
6. take straw off of juice box, out of wrapper and insert in juice box

I'm sure there's more, lol.

Things she loves :


Apple juice, Cheerios, green beans, fruit cocktail !

Did I say BANANAS !!!!! LOL

And smart, she is so smart, all you have to do is show her how to do something once, and she does it .

She is also a good mimicer, and LOVES phones ~ anyone's phone ! And if you call me, she MUST talk to you too !

She is always happy ! Like her Aunt Trish says, after eating she doe's the happy food dance !

She sings, dances, loves to hop on one foot and try to get you to do it too !

She loves to be tickled !!! And gives LOTS and LOTS of kisses !!!! And hugs !!!

Forgot to mention we went to the pediatrician yesterday, clean bill of health ! Weighs 28 lbs, 36 inches !

Went to regular eye MD today, will see specialist in Decmeber. He says for today she doesn't need glasses, yah !

Well, if I think of more will let everyone know !

Charlotte, proud mom of 4 !

Settling in ..............

3 toddlers = 3 strollers = peace in the house ! LOL

Grandma was awesome and went to the store yesterday after work to get me 2 more strollers so everyone had one !

Two sisters together !

Rachael thinks it's funny ! I just can't tell you enough how much this child fits into our family ! She is so perfect, she was hand picked for us by God !

Riley loves his new ball cap displaying he is the " Ge Ge " ~ big brother !

Raeghan really enjoys her ice cream !

Lexi, little cousin loves McDonald's too ! What a cutie !

Rachael likes her big cousin, Shelbie !

Rachael's getting to know her ge ge ( big brother ) Riley better ! I think he likes his Mei Mei ( little sister).

Riley and Rachael !

Cheetos and sisters go hand in hand !

Hope you enjoy the pics, we are slowly getting settled in ! Will be hard on Raeghan and Riley when they got to go back to school Monday after being out 4 days ! God help me !

Charlotte and crew !

PS ~ Bekka passed her glucose test ok, everything going good with Baby Shrimp as long as he continues to bake til February 2008 !


We are home ! Added some pics, will add more as time goes on !

Best shot of Riley, Rachael and Raeghan on their way to bed maybe ! LOL

Trying to get maybe one decent photo of them together, lol.

1st attempt of three little panda's together on couch !

Son in law, Dan and oldest daughter, Bekka trying on chinese pajama set !

Rachael and Mommy in playroom at White Swan hotel !

Me and Rachael in front of White Swan hotel waterfall !

Rachael in the White Swan drinking her favorite apple juice !

Rachael and friend, Aiden, both newly adopted !

Rachael and doctor ! This doctor saw Raeghan, Riley and now Rachael !

Good-bye Chongqing ! Hello Guangzhou !

Charlotte and Rachael eating at Lucy's in Gunagzhou !

Charlotte, proud momma to 4 little panda's !

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Rachael and Mommy together forever!

Rachael styling some shades, a new headband and her new beads !

Rachael trying her shades on !

Here are a few pics to wet your whistle, from this point on I will only be adding to the yahoo group, so for more pics you need to join the group, the link to it is to the right under /favorite blogs ! Rachael is doing good, had a big meltdown this afternoon, is asleep now !


Friday, November 9, 2007

Leaving now ! ( 11/09/07 )

Ok, it's about time to go to airport !

Two more days til Rachael is in my arms ! When we touchdown in GZ Sunday am that will be my gotcha day, then off to Chongqing, in at 1240pm, the gotcha at 300pm !

I am hoping when I get to LA to get online then the next post after that will hopefully be a GOTCHA post ! That should be Sunday am your time !

Please pray for me and for Rachael's transition and pray for my fmaily at home ! I miss them so much already !


Monday, October 29, 2007

Happy Thursday the 8th !!!!!

Raeghan and Riley waiting for Rachael to come home ! We got a spot on the photo stairs for you too sissy !

My hams ~ Riley and Raeghan !

Today is a wonderful day ~ the day before I leave ! Oh my goodness ! Bags are packed and I'm ready to go. Was blessed with a day at home before the trip with the kids. Going to go get my hair cut later ( to the shoulder for you Kim, lol ), the kids are going to go to sissy's this am for a little to play, should be fun !


Wednesday November 7th, 2007

Well, 2 more days to go ! I got tell everyone today has been a wonderful day full of surprises ! I thank the Lord for my real friends !

2 more days til China ! 4 more, yes, 4 more days til she is in my arms forever !

More than anything else in life I love being a mother the most !


Tuesday November 6th, 2007

Monday November 5th, 2007

Well, it's Monday, hard to beleive in just 4 days I will board the plane to China ! 6 days Rachael will be in my arms !


Sunday November 4th, 2007

Today was another awesome day with my kids ! We slept in ( how nice ! ) and they watched Barney movies, lol, and we cleaned some more, got closets ready, etc. Did some more packing, Raeghan helped me so much ! Went to A friend's birthday party this afternoon at McDonald's, they had fun and now we are home, they are going to bed !

Only 5 more days til I leave for China !

Oh my goodness ! 7 more days til my girl is in my arms !!!!!


Saturday November 3rd, 2007

Today was an awesome day home with my kids ! I actually slept in til 0700am ! Wow, that was nice. Spent the am tidying up and then went with Raeghan and Riley to my friend Tammy's house. She has 2 girls, 7 and 5 and the kid's played together for hours outside and inside. I actually got to sit in a beanbag chair and watched a movie too. Then we went to my oldest daughter, Rebekka's apartment to see how it was coming along. They have been there a week and a half. Dan moved a chair on her, and boy did he find out that wasn't the right thing to do, lol. Riley ended up staying with them and Raeghan and I are home now doing laundry. Tammy gave me for the girl's an Ariel talking vanity set, so that has kept her busy !

6 days til I leave for China !

8 days til Rachael is in my arms !

I can't beleive it is finally upon us ! Started packing some last night, boy do I have alot of stuff !!!


7 more days til China !

So hard to beleive that in one week I will be in a plane on my way to China to get Rachael ! And that the day I land, the 11th of November she will be forever in my arms !!!


Journey to Rachael yahoo group !

Here's a link to my yahoo group as I travel to China to adopt the most adorable litte girl on this earth !


Please join and come along with me !


8 more days til China !

Leave in 8 days for China ! 10 days til Rachael is forever in my arms !


Exciting news !

Found out today from my agency that my gotcha day has been moved from November 12th to November 11th !!!!! at 300pm !

Which means I get into Chongqing on the 11th at 1240pm, and will go straight to hotel ( Harbour ) and receive Rachael at 300pm !!!!! Oh my goodness ! Yah !