Thursday, July 23, 2009

Starting Line-up

***NOW***Gladly Presenting . . .
- starring at oldest child,
- weighing 6 lbs, 10 oz,
- stretching 20 inches long,
- arriving July 10, 2009 in the evening,
- with the help of many great caretakers,
- in Salt Lake county, Utah,
- winning the hearts of whoever sees her,

Genevieve Hope!

Above is our first family portrait. We are so excited to welcome Eve into our family. She brings us so much joy (and a lot less sleep, that is worth missing :).

As we leave with her together for China tomorrow, we wanted to post this announcement, especially because we don't know if blogspot is still blocked there or not. Hopefully we can still let you know all about our adventures and also be able to stay tuned to the news in all of your lives.

We love you all!

Sam, Amy, and Eve

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

No Baby Yet, So...

So I am STILL pregnant. Our little girl is determined not to return with us to China (if she stays in there past Friday we will have no way to get her passport and visa paperwork done in time before we go!) Little does she know, she is only postponing the inevitable -- if she doesn't choose to come on her own, we will have to induce on Friday July 10th. We hope she will just come on her own before then.

Anyway, since we don't have exciting pictures of our posterity to post, I thought I would post this nearly-as-exciting couple of pictures from a Zoo in Shenzhen. Now before you think "Hey, China and America are pretty similar; they both have Zoos", get a load of these pictures Sam took of one of the performances at the Zoo.

Here we see several nice pigs gathering to gaze at the water below...
And then...

Yeah, not sure what to think about this. But check out that form!! Legs extended and all! And from a hog that size!
After the show, Sam's colleagues were concerned that Sam was offended by the display. Sam informed them that no, he was not offended, merely surprised by how much more talented Chinese pigs are than American pigs.
Well, hopefully our next post will involve news of the birth of our little girl, and be a little less disturbing...