A bit about the Himsels

In July 2011, we were drawn to a posting by our adoption agency of a little girl that was soon to "age out" of the orphanage in China, and they were hoping to find her family before her birthday in February, when she would no longer be eligible for adoption. After reviewing the information, giving it alot of thought and prayers, we knew she was to be our daughter. So we started the paperwork chase to bring her home. But God had a bigger plan in mind for the Himsels. Along the way, we decided to pursue adopting a little boy, and that journey actually led us to two little boys, who are 18 months and 14 months old. All three children are located in the Guizhou province. We are excited to be so close to bringing home Ella (Jinglan), William, and Ethan, and we hope you follow along with our journey.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do

Today was alot more of getting to know you time. Ella was very excited when we finally found a keyboard on the iPad where she could type something into the translator and be able to communicate back with us. My heart melted when she typed "I love you very much". She is such a sweetie and is working really hard at trying to "fit in" with us.

Vickie to us to the Monkey Park and to Qianling Mountain Park today to visit a temple. I hear it was beautiful and Andrew loved the monkeys. I stayed back at the hotel with the two little ones. Vickie said it was going to be quite a climb, and I wasn't excited about the strain n my ankle or wrestling with two little ones who needed a nap. I'm sure I am going to regret seeing it first hand as it is a piece of China specific to the kids province. Luckily Chris, Andrew, Ella and Lynné took great pictures. I'm not sure who was more excited about those monkeys - Andrew or Aunt Nay.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Himsels; I actually heard of your adventure while in a Florida resort chatting with another vacationing family from northwest Allen. She stopped to talk to me because we have a Purdue license plate! And then found we were almost neighbors as we now live in Bluffton. Reading the blog and seeing the pictures brings back lots of really good memories. Perhaps we can meet your children in person some time in the future. Blessings to all of you. Kathy Gerber