Friday, May 31, 2013

Written From the Detroit Airport

Lots of miracles since yesterday!  The travel approval came middle of the day, the visa came at 3:30, and finally at midnight we got our consulate appointment - 2 hours before leaving for the airport!  Much much celebration going on!  Now we are in Detroit at the airport, after a 5 hour layover we will fly to Beijing then on to huangzhou - should be in Henry's province by tomorrow afternoon. Pretty much everything that can go wrong has gone wrong since the beginning of this adoption --- and yet look how far we have gotten - all by the grace of God!  THANK YOU for all the encouragement and prayers - because the odds have been stacked against us since the beginning but we feel like thesis going to happen!
There are a lot of little birds inside the building and Daddy and I were feeding them but Mom told us to stop. There's also this red train running through that looks really cool :)
I want to put pictures up but the iPad is being very difficult. I will try again soon but may have to wait until we get home. I hope not :(
Will post more when we get to Beijing.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Getting Ready!

   We have our Travel Approval!
   We fly out a 6 tomorrow morning, meaning we leave here at 1. I would write more but we are really busy and I need to get some rest. Also I don't know if I will be able to post in China, but I will put up a lot of pictures and write some very long posts as soon as we get back.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


   Things are not looking good at all right now. We have our airline tickets purchased for May 31st at 6:10 am, but yesterday they told us our VISAs had been denied! The courier said this had never happened before, they didn't deny it until the last day because we didn't have information on our hotels yet. We sent the information, but they are closed on weekends AND Monday because of Memorial Day. The courier           said in cases of extreme emergency they will get it through in one day. This is a case of extreme emergency! But by the time we have it overnight-ed it still won't be here until Thursday, and that will take a lot of things going perfectly. It seems like NOTHING is going right! It is so frustrating! Ugh! We need a miracle, but we've been saying that the entire process, and so far we have gotten all our miracles. God is good, all the time. PLEASE KEEP PRAYING! I cannot say this enough!

Thursday, May 23, 2013


   We got a phone call Tuesday and Henry's best friend, Zane, had passed away. He had a family waiting here in America who were at about the same phase we are. Henry and Zane went to get their passports together. Zane had been climbing on some things when he fell. We need to remember his family and everyone who loved him in our prayers. We are afraid we will not see Henry's famous smile for a while now.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Jaynelle Vocabulary

  I thought I would take the time to go over some basic "Jaynelle-ese" today:

1. The past form of chase is "choost". As in "Jesse choost me!"

2. Children=Childyen

3. On that note, room=yoom. As in "Our bedyoom is messy!"

4. She frequently cries out "Halleyulah!" Pronunciation: Hall-eh-yool-ah.

5. All S's should be pronounced as a TH.

There you have it! You now have some basic knowledge of Jaynelle-ese!

Sunday, May 19, 2013


   I'm not really sure what it means, but Mom says we have our Consulate Appointment June 11th. I know that's a big step, but like I said, I try my best to figure out what is going on so I can put it on the blog, but I don't really understand what all the adoption phrases mean. I do know TA (Travel Approval for those of you who are like me and all this confuses you) is the magic word though! Unfortunately, we are still waiting on ours. On the bright side we have child care lined up! A huge Thank You to Devin and Ashley, not to mention   G.G, Pop, and Grandmama! Also we have found people to take care of most of the goats,all but two does and their babies (Swiss, Parmesan, Rachel, Leah, and Ruth).
   The kids are getting so excited for their new brother! They have been begging to be the ones that give him his stuffed doggy. They are so cute! They all four have that Worrell habit of jumping up and down as fast as they can when they get excited. Preston has it too, and still hasn't entirely out grown out of it. Apparently I don't have that gene. They're also giddy that Ashley and Devin will be staying with them! At first we worried about leaving them and them being disappointed. But as soon as we told them who was babysitting they were too excited to even think about that!  I don't think I will be missed much.
   We're trying to figure out technology while in China. Any advice is welcome. We don't know if the iPad or laptop would be best, or if we have to do anything special. Obviously we are not the most savvy family.
  Yesterday we went shopping for the trip. Try buying clothes for a fourteen year old boy who you've never met and have no clue what size to get him. We are keeping the tags on everything! Also any advice in that area and what you have done would be excellent!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


   Finally! All the goats have finished kidding!We went out last Wednesday night and Dolina and Mariota both had theirs! Unfortunately, neither the babies or the mamas seemed to know who belonged to who. We named them Shadrach (boy, white), Meshach (Mia for short, girl, white), Abednego (Abby, girl, white) and Furnace (girl, black). That last name was my dad's idea. Toasty was the last one to kid on Sunday and she had twins, a boy and a girl. They have yet to be named. I am open to suggestions, as long as they are from the Old Testament. Preston is leaning towards Jezebel and Cain, but Toasty has never been his favorite goat, so we feel he is being a bit biased.
   This is random, but it made me laugh. Adalee was crying and moaning just now. She came to the top and looked at me sitting down here writing. "Adalee what's the matter?"
   She kind of looked at me blankly and blinked a couple times. "I think I forgot..." and wandered off. If you know Adalee you know exactly how she would have said it. Think= faint and forgot=fordot. Not to mention that as the sentence goes on her voice gets higher and higher (this is saying a lot since her four year old voice is pretty high to start with) and she draws out the last syllable as long as she can. We've often wondered if that is going to get better with time or if she will get married and say "I doooo!"
   As for the adoption, it's crunch time. Mom tries to explain what's going on but it's really hard to follow since I don't know what all these letters stand for and all of it's generally above my head. She is at work right now, but I will do another post and go into more detail sometime when she is here to help explain where we are at. All I know is that we have to be in China by June 2nd in order to complete the adoption by his birthday on June 13th. Please keep praying!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Help Bring Henry Home!

   If you are interested in helping us bring Henry home, visit .

We Got Our Miracle!

   11:30 Tuesday night we still hadn't gotten our Letter Seeking Confirmation  and we were told to get our I-800 in the mail immediately without the LSC. We were told we may have to wait for our documents in China. Basically we were told that we may go to China and still not be able to bring Henry home. Mom spent the day trying to fill out the I-800. We were not able to get it completed and mailed yesterday.
   That turned out to be a blessing because at 11:30 p.m. we got our LSC from China! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   Thank you everyone who has been praying for Henry because this was a miracle! We still have many hurdles but we are very relieved to have that ordeal behind us. Our next step will be to apply for VISAs. At this point my brother is not going to make it to America without divine intervention, so PLEASE keep praying!


Monday, May 6, 2013

Sick of Waiting...

   I'm sooo tired of waiting! If it was up to me we would have gotten our TA yesterday! I'm ready to go! But we have to wait on all our paper work in China.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

More Henry Pictures!

   I was very excited last night when I went through the CHI yahoo group and found pictures of Henry we had never seen before!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Kids (you can take that whichever way you want)

   Myrna completely rejected her babies, David and Bathsheba, when they were born on Thursday. Luckily, I was there, ha ha. I've been giving them bottles and they've started following me around like puppies. They know that I'm the one who feeds them, and often when I hold them they try to "nurse" off either my nose or my chin. It tickles :). For some reason I can't rotate this picture, but you get the general idea.
                                                                         Hehehe :)
                                                 Bathsheba being assaulted in her diaper box

The "kids" (you see what I did there?) ;)

   Anyways, she has started to let David nurse, luckily, but is still not very tolerant toward Bathsheba. Hopefully she will catch on with a little time. But as of now, I am her "mommy". 


Adalee Funnies

   "Someday I'm going to have to retire from being a princess (sighs loudly.)"

                                                                                     -Adalee, age 4

   Oh my. It really is exhausting, bless her heart.

    "I want a baby horse for Valentine's Day, right plump in my Easter basket."

      I wish her luck with that one, ha ha.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Pictures

 To the left is baby Esther. Up above is Rachel.
For some reason I get the impression that Jace is much happier about holding Abraham than Jaynelle.

Baby Esther and Mommy Mardi Gras! So as of now our herd consists of: Toasty, Myrna, Richard Parker, Dolina, Mariota, Mava, Abraham, Mardi Gras, Mordecai, Esther, Swiss, Rachel, Leah, Parmesan, Ruth, Charlotte, Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.