Monday, July 30, 2007

I'D LIKE YOU TO MEET MIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got the call today ~ our LOA is here!

This is our China Princess ~ she is currently living in the Guiping SWI.

Her name is Jin Yudan (Yu means "Jade", and dan means "only") ~ her nannies call her Dan Dan. We will call her Mia Hope Yudan.

When I saw my agency come up on the caller Id I yelled to the boys (I had mine plus 3 others at this point) "this is it, this is the call I've been waiting for ~ everybody quiet!!".

I grabbed the phone and heard, "guess what I got in the mail today? She's all yours.....". I laughed, screamed, cried and jumped up and down like a complete lunatic!
When we hung up I ran into the playroom to tell Anthony. He hugged me and we jumped around and then Eddie grabbed onto us and we all just jumped in a big circle!!! (Anthony's friends could not figure out what was happening!)

What a wonderful day!

We should be traveling next month!!!

Sweet girl, mommy is coming for you. I am so very proud to finally show you to the world. My heart is bursting with joy!


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Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!! Mia is soo lucky to have such wonderful parents and brothers waiting for her! We can't wait to meet the princess!!!


sandy said...

Congrats!!! so happy for your good news!!! She is a beauty!!! Good luck in your travels!!!

Lori said...

Wow Joanne, congratulations!! I was surprised to see your darling baby girl! She's beautiful!!
I'm so happy for your family...and travel NEXT month, how perfect!!
I can just imagine your house filled with joy and excitement!!

Daniella said...

SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!!!! She is Gorgeous!!!! I've been checking my bloglines for your update every chance I get! Wonderful way to end my day!!!!

Barbara said...

Congratulations...i am so excited as you may have noticed when we spoke earlier :) I can't wait to meet Mia and to see you with your princess. Hold on are almost there!!! BTW i love the note you wrote to Mia at the end...perfect!

Donna & Andrew said...

Congratulations on such wonderful news.

amy said...

Oh my gosh, thins are going to be moving fast for you!! Wow! Im so excited!

Shannon said...

Congratulations to you and your family! What great news!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo -

Wow! You must want to shout from the rooftops!! This is so wonderful, congratulations!! I'm so looking forward to meeting Mia! I'm so happy for you! The day is finally here!!! All the waiting is coming to an end and soon she will be in your arms.

Love, Aunt Michie :)

Dawn said...

Joanne she is so precious. Congratulations and I can't wait to follow you to China and see Mia in your arms.

Dawn said...

By the way, I tagged you for a meme if you're up to it.

Anonymous said...

Jo- I am sooooo excited for you! I can't stop looking at her picture, she is so precious. And very lucky too! Our best wishes to your whole family! Can't wait to meet her! Love, Trish

The Blessing that is LIA said...

Ok...I am crying for you!!!! MIA is lovely and sweet and beautiful and all yours!!!! Congratulations!!! IT happened really really happened!

Congrats...can't wait to follow along the rest of this journey with you!!! YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER!

Aunt Debbie said...

Finally the most wonderful of NEWS of all!!
After all of this time.... your precious little girl that you have been dreaming about after all of these years (seems like FOREVER)- is finally coming home!! I am so happy for you and I can't wait to meet my BEAUTIFUL neice!!!
She is going to be one loved little princess!!
Sending lots of hugs and kisses to Mia!

qUeEn oF tHe cAstLe said...

She's beautiful! ~Cynthia N.Y.

Michelle said...

A few days later and I still get tears every time I think of you. Mia is really coming home...SOON!!! She is beautiful. A gift, not only to you, but to my Meggie as well! I love you and can't wait to see Mia in your arms for the first time! She is one lucky little girl!!

tracy said...

She's sooooo beautiful! Congratulations!

malinda said...

Congrats, Mia's family! She's just adorable! I've taken a special interest in DanDan (you know why!) and have been checking your blog daily for this news!!!! I'm so glad she'll be in your arms soon!

Kimber said...

Okay, more crying here!!!! She is beautiful and I am SO THRILLED for you and your family. You were so supportive during my wait and Michele's wait. It is your turn to glow with joy!!!!!!

YEAH!!!!! I am praying that she is in your arms before you know it.