Monday, January 11, 2010

One Year Ago-- Happy Gotcha Chayah!

January 11, 2009- Gotcha Chayah!

One year ago today, Chayah officially joined our family. My parents and Sarah were in China and were finally able to hold Chayah in their arms. I remember seeing the pictures for the first time and it was just absolutely amazing that we finally had her!

Happy Gotcha, Chayah! I love you! You are so extremely silly and always make me laugh. You are an amazing little girl and I am so blessed to be one of your big sisters! :)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Mei Mei Adventures

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Home Update

Chayah is amazing! She is such an amazing girl and we all just love her so much! She is extremely happy. Happy about anything and everything it seems like. She is giggly, funny, and such a silly girl! She loves to laugh and tries to be funny all the time. Sometimes she gets a little upset, and when that happens, she whines.. and whines. But not too much, because most of the time she is smiling, giggling, and wanting me to hold and cuddle her. If you've ever heard the song "I think I'm gonna like it here" from Disney's Annie, it reminds me so much of Chayah! This is her attitude about so much. Everything is new and exciting and she is so happy with it! It is truly amazing to see! She loves to show affection and is almost constantly giving me kisses. Before I left for school the other morning, she had to give me four kisses- one on each hand and one on each cheek. She is such a sweetie!! She is doing really well with our dogs. Just last week, when she would be in someone's arms and the dogs would be on the floor in the same room, she would start screaming, crying, and be absolutely terrified. But, this week, she is walking all aorund the house, not paying any attention to the dogs. And she has even started to like them! She will now give them treats, throw their toys for them, and (the biggest one!!) she will go up and kiss them!! :) I am so proud of my girl! The one difficulty we have now is getting her to go to anyone other than me. Although she was fine with Mama and Baba in China, since coming home, she has decided to latch herself onto me and not want anyone else. She is getting better and loves her other two big sisters and will go to them without a problem. Going to daddy, and especially mommy, are pretty hard for her though. I know that she will want mommy and daddy only soon though, it will just take more time. I absolutely love that she loves me and I love her so much, but I also know that she needs to bond to mommy. Sarah is doing good, considering that her world has been turned upside down too. Jealousy is coming out, more than we thought it would actually. Sharing is not too easy to do! I am so proud of Sarah though! She is trying and is doing better and better everyday! :) Just a little over one week home, it is amazing to see how much she has already changed! Chayah is such a blessing! And we are so blessed to have our complete family of seven! :)

Now that Chayah is home, I will continue to post a few updates and photos on this blog, but mainly everything will be posted on what was previously Sarah Lu's blog, now to be my main blog, Mei Mei Adventures at
Be sure to follow as posting for both Sarah and Chayah will continue over THERE

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Chayah's Home!!

She's home at last!! We met them at the airport and it was so much fun! Chayah's my girl for sure!! :) She has been attached to me, literally, since we met! I am absolutely loving having her at home! She is so sweet and will just reach over, grab my hand, and kiss it! I am so in love with this girl!! She is precious and is doing so well! I am so proud of her!! She is scared of our dogs, two black lab mixes, but even since just last night, she is already so much better with them. At first, she cried when she even saw them- they were pretty scary to her! But today she has been on the ground, walking around the room at the same time they are, and even throwing a treat to them earlier. So little by little she is getting more used to them and less scared of them. She has been very happy, except when the dogs come up to her, at which point she loudly screams and wants to be picked up very fast. She is my little sister and it is so amazing that she is finally home!!!
Three big sisters, anxiously waiting to meet Chayah!

Me and my girl!

Chrissy and Chayah

Chayah, Me, Sarah, and Chrissy

Chayah, Me, (Charity hiding behind me), Faith, Sarah, Joyeaux, and Chrissy

Me and Chayah on the way home

I love her so much!

Kisses :)

Chayah coming home

Sarah coming home after a long trip, listening to jie jie's music

More kisses from Chayah

Sisters :)

With her new baby doll

Me and my little sisters!!!

Chayah, finally home!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

She's Home!

Just a very quick note to say that we just got home from the airport-- Chayah is home and doing great! She is such a sweetie and I am so in love! She has attached to me and is now always with me- sweetest thing ever!! It is so amazing to have her finally HOME!! I promise I'll try to post more, including pictures, later tonight after Chayah goes to sleep. ;)

Friday, January 23, 2009

The Red Couch

My family on the Red Couch at the White Swan. I love this picture!

Travel Group :)

My mei mei's are so cute!!

Chayah, Kennedy, Ezra, and Sarah-- They are so cute!!

I love these red couch photos! For those of you that may not understand, the red couch is at the White Swan Hotel (there are several of them there, actually) in Guangzhou and it is a tradition of adoptive families to take pictures there.
Now, today is Friday and tomorrow, they are coming home!! We are going to be meeting them at the airport and I can't wait! It is going to be so amazing to meet Chayah and to see Sarah and my parents again! I've missed them a lot! I am so excited about tomorrow morning (their flight lands at approximately 11am central time). They're almost home!!!