Monday, October 29, 2007

As for China...Its official!




Its 7pm here. Emma is asleep in her crib and Jenn is sacked in the bed. Today we went next door to the Chinese Imagration and Adoption office in Chingqing. We got our picture taken as a familiy, we placed our finger prints on our names, and China recognized us as Emma Rose's offical adotive parents. Outside of that, we have spent the day being parents. We have changed wet diapers, played, bottled, napped, and never left the room (actually I went out to buy a stroller and water). Now we have to wait for 2 days for the passpot paperwork to arrive then its off to another city to start on the US side of things. Keep sending those comments. We will save them, print them, and give them to Emma when she is old enough to appreciate them.
Vanous

Mr. B's Extra Credit today...After buying water to drink because in China you can;t drink the water from the sink in almost all locations, explain how it is (in detail) you can drink the water in the us.

26 comments:

the little's said...

What a wonderful day!!!! Brandon and I are sitting here enjoying the pictures of your perfect family. Brandon said to tell Aunt Jen "Hello" and he can not wait to see the baby in person. I have to get to work. YEAH ME!!!!! Love to all.

Myra and Brandon

Natalie said...

Hope Jennifer sleeps well and Emma Rose too. I sit in awe at the pictures and relive our time with Lilli. Once again I thank you for sharing this special time in your life. She is absolutely beautiful and what a lucky little girls she is. GOD is truly blessing you and us through you. Sleep tight and continue to make precious memories.

The Berry's

Alan J said...

Congrats!!! I'm sharing the pics w/ some of your class and they all say "Awe"

Natalie Shrull said...

Hey Mr.B! I have been checking your blog every day now and are glad that you and Emma Rose are ok. Everyone misses you and can't wait for you to come back. Mrs.McClard is letting us use her period as a time to do some of your extra credit projects! Mrs.Ellis is doing fine but not as good as you! I'll keep checking in...hopefully!

Luc DiGIuseppe said...

Hey Mr.B!!! Its Luc, I'm soooo glad that you have Emma Rose, and that she is ok. I know this is SUCH a big deal for you, and I'm positive that you will be fine for YEARS to come, well ive been checking up and ive only missed 1 day, i'll leave some more comments later on, SEE YA!!!

Coty Suddarth said...

Hi Mr.B I am so happy for you,you all look so happy. You make the perfect family. I lov ethe pictures that you posted of emma rose. She is so cute.

Jacob A. said...

Hi Mr.B! It's Jacob, I'm so happy that you finaly got Emma Rose. I bet it was exicting to get her. Good luck with her!

mercury said...

Hey Mr. Brown! Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you!!! I've read your posts, and looked at all your pictures. Emma Rose looks sooooo adorable! She is a very lucky baby to be adopted by such awesome people. Have an excellent rest of the trip!!!-Hg

FSMS Office Staff said...

YAY!!!!She's finally here!!!!Mr. Cassady announced it over the intercom and everyone went crazy!!!!!We love you!!!!

misty.rather@allen.kyschools.us said...

What a beautiful family. You're right she is sooo adorable. I'm so happy for you all. I can't wait to see her in person. I was so excited to see your pictures and enjoyed reading all about your experiences. Travel safely.

Misty Rather

Anonymous said...

We are so happy that you have your sweet little Emma Rose. You all look great together. We are excited for every new moment that you all are sharing together. You continue to be in our prayers. Love the Pruitts

Ryan's Mom 07 said...

Hallejuah you finally have her!! The wait is over and she is just beautiful. I love looking at all the pictures of Emma and your new family. I hope you all get some sleep and ready for a new day. God has truly blessed your guys and we have been blessed by your blogs. I will keep checking back for more.
God Bless you.

Love you,

Debbie Wolfe

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful!! Chrissy and I have anxiously been waiting and praying for this day for you two! I can't wait to see Emma Rose in person (and to test her to see how smart she is) Ha!
We'll see you back in the states.
From Derek, Chrissy, Bryce and Chase

dAndrewPorter said...

Congratz Mrs. Brown...I'm actually sitting in the computer lab pretending to do the research assignment for your class. xD but I had to see the blog for myself... I can't wait to hear how everything goes in Physics well enjoy your new blessed addition. Congradulations once more.

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that she is with you at last. The pictures are wonderful and, you are right, it is difficult to look at them without getting teary-eyed. I know that God has blessed your family.

Best of luck and safe travels.

Heather Pierce

Anonymous said...

Sorry I missed your call last night. Al told me he spoke with you. I hope Emma Rose is doing better. We are so happy for all of you. We can see the joy in your smiles and the love in your eyes. So take a deep breath...your long wait is over "Mom & Daddy B". Get home soon. Love, Al & Kerri

anita.northington@simpson.kyschools.us said...

I'm rejoicing with you guy's!!! May God continue to richly bless you and your household. I'm sure your Rose will blossom oh so sweetly, with all the love you guys have to give. Thanks for sharing this experience with others. What a testimony!!!!

God Bless,
Anita Northington

Cassie said...

Hey Coach B!
AWW! She is adorable! I know both of you are so estatic right now! I have been checking everyday to see what is new! I hope that she is everything that you hoped she would be! Can't wait until you get back!

P.S. I know that softball is the last thing on your mind but just to let you know it is going really good! Everyone seems to like Coach T.... we are trying to get in shape maybe we can impress you when you come back with some of our agility drills! (but don't get your hopes up ;) j/k)

Machaela B said...

Hey Mr.B soo gald ur officially a dad to emma!!!! I cant wait to hear more about her!! Ill try to keep in touch more often!!! I always ask mrs.Hendricks if i can go onto the internet behind the desk to check on this site(I work behind the desk of the library)I hope your having a wonderful tme!! I really miss you! Ms.Ellis is doing a great job, but its just not the same without you here!! Have a good time!

Krupali Champaneria said...

Hey Mr. B. Your site is so cool. I LOVE IT. I am glad that you and your wife have got Emma Rose. I hope every one is ok. Everyone misses you. Well got to go byee!! :-)

Krupali

Anonymous said...

Emma Rose is beautiful. I can tell she already has her Mommy and Daddy wrapped around her little finger. That's o.k. Twenty years will go by like the blink of an eye, so go ahead and spoil her. Hope her ears are o.k. today. Call anytime. Linda and Larry Stovall

TEAM HONOR!! said...

WE ON TEAM HONOR WISH YOU A HAPPY LIFE IN FUTURE!!

Maverick said...

Hey, Vanous and Jennifer!!! The baby is even prettier than the first pictures you showed us at school. No, she is truly BEAUTIFUL!!! Our family checks in every night to share in your joy. Actually, I can't keep from crying even when I read the funny comments. It touches my heart to see you smile, Jennifer. The comment about signing the papers promising to love her forever was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. You two will be such good parents, and I want to be the first to hold her when you bring to school. Love you both!!!wn

Maverick said...

Vanous, I sent you a comment from Maverick's gmail account. He is worried that everyone is going to think he is mushy!!! Actually, he is!!!

Maverick said...

Hey, Vanous and Jennifer!!! The baby is even prettier than the first pictures you showed us at school. No, she is truly BEAUTIFUL!!! Our family checks in every night to share in your joy. Actually, I can't keep from crying even when I read the funny comments. It touches my heart to see you smile, Jennifer. The comment about signing the papers promising to love her forever was the sweetest thing I have ever heard. You two will be such good parents, and I want to be the first to hold her when you bring to school. Love you both!!!

Anonymous said...

Dear Brown family, your classes are doing fine, but we miss you. We are going to start on portfolio pieces tomorrow. S nake has taken a dislike to Ms. ELLis, it hurdles itself at the glass at least once a day. Ms. Ellis sits very close to the window and says every man for himself. Anyway we are looking forward to meeting Emma Rose. Much love, ms. ELLIS AND CLASS.