Thursday, July 26, 2007

If you click on this map it will enlarge. We will be staying in Hanoi (circled in red), but Emelia is in Thai Nguyen (circled and has arrow), which is just north of Hanoi on the map. I've heard it's about a 2 hour ride.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Cookie now has a name!

We are calling her Emelia Anne (maybe Emelia Anne Lai-not sure though). So here are portions of a picture of Cookie (Emelia). You can kind of tell she's cute.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Announcing baby girl Hogan!!

Announcing baby girl Hogan! We received our referral yesterday, 7/5/07. Her given name is Nguyen Thi Lai (her last name being Nguyen - which is equivalent to Smith in the U.S. - a very common last name and her first name being Lai). She was born on 5/14/07 and is in Thai Nguyen Province. We have not entirely agreed on her name yet. She is beautiful! She is "chubbed up" as our caseworker put it. She looks healthy, which is great!

We received pictures, but we are not allowed to post them online until she is ours. We are allowed to post small portions though. I will attempt to do this shortly.

We are just so excited! They are telling us that we may travel end of September, beginning of October. We'll keep you posted.