December 14, 2006

Our Referral!

“May the love hidden deep inside your heart find the love waiting in your dreams. May the laughter that you find in your tomorrow wipe away the pain you find in your yesterdays.”

It is with overwhelming joy that I announce to our family and friends the referral of our new daughter! Her name is Ya-Hui and she is waiting for us in Taiwan. She was born June 2, 2005. She is 18 months old and incredibly beautiful! From the first time I looked at her picture she captured my heart.

Today has been such an incredible day -- December 14, 2006. We celebrated Ila's 3rd birthday today at the Minnesota Zoo in 50 degree weather and we were able to make this referral news official and share it with all of you! Ila is so excited to be a big sister. She has been carrying her picture around for days. We have even received a video of Ya-Hui (we've been calling her Ya-Ya) that is so sweet it makes me cry. I will continue to update you all as we receive information. Scott and I are hoping to travel to Taiwan within the next 4 months or so to bring baby Ya-Ya home. This is by far the best birthday present Ila could have ever received and the best Christmas present for us we could ever dream of!


joan said...

Oh you guys ... congratulations!!!! She is so sweet, I love her tiny little smile as she opens her present!!! You must be on cloud 9!!! Love, Joan

Julie said...

Congrats! She is most certainly a beautiful baby girl and touches your heart with that smile.

Now the hard part...WAITING!

Cari Lee said...

I am so happy for you guys. She is absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Her smile is so sweet. Can't wait to hear that you've had your hearing. The first of the triad is off and running!!!!

Amy Mayfield said...

She is so beautiful--congratulations! And she has the same birthday as I do. Hope your process goes really fast!

Amy M. from the JOH group

Anonymous said...

Thrilled for you! Congratulations. I cannot wait to watch the rest of your journey. I hope your travel call comes quickly!


sally said...

Dear Lani, Scott and Ila!!
We are so happy for you guys!!
Amazing how things work out, isn't it?
Little Ya-Ya is there just waiting for you guys. We can only imagine how you must be feeling! Such a sweet little person just waiting to come home.
We cannot wait to meet little Ya-Ya
and squeeze her little cheeks!
Here's to a speedy-quick process so you can bring those sweet cheeks home!!!
Sally, Greg & Max-Min

Anonymous said...

Contratulations! What a cutie pie! Paul and I are sooooo excited for you guys!

Kellee and Paul

Kevin said...

Congrats on the happy news! Fingers crossed for a speedy court process.

Kevin from the JOH group