Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Princess peanut
Stacy and sweet Estee, friends we've made from CA, Estee has been with Piper Grace in the orphanage since April 2006



After Scott got back from shopping for the orphanage, XiXi took some of us to an eye glasses shop and Scott got a pair of prescription sunglasses for $40 that would have cost him at least $250 at home. As we left the shop, a nice size crowd developed to ooh and ahh over the babies. We showed them our "license to carry" cards and got lots of smiles. We then went with the CA family, the Musgroves, to a "5 star Pizza Hut". It was a sit down Pizza Hut, restaurant style and it tasted really good, a nice break from the set your mouth on fire cuisine we've been enjoying. We gave Piper a piece of the crust which she chewed the entire time we were there. She doesn't have any teeth, as you can see from the pictures, but it won't be long.
We have to fill out some paperwork this afternoon for the US side of the adoption that will be finalized in Guangzhou next week. I can't believe we are so blessed to be Piper parents, I really can't.
If Piper keeps sleeping, I'll post some pics of Chongqing...
Keep those prayers coming, they are being answered each and every day!

3 comments:

Christie said...

Dena & Scott -
First of all, the Bucher's LOVE you and are soooo happy for you and for beautiful PIPER GRACE! When we met, it was early 2005 and you were still paper-chasing and we were just beginning our adoption journey. Now you're holding your amazing new daughter in your arms and watching her sleep while you update this blog each day. Can you even believe it? I have been meaning to get over here and post all week and tonight when I came by, I could not help but cry and cry with happiness for you (and sadness for my darling Keira - who we can't wait to hold and love). But JOY COMES IN THE MORNING! - which is why we named her Keira Joy! And you're joy has arrived in the form of a little tiny girl named Piper. I am so happy for you!


I am so blessed by your story and so encouraged by how far you have walked. They say that it takes forever to get there, and then it's rushing by in a blink. Enjoy and savor every single minute of each day and each new sight and smell. Getting back to Piper's homeland will be complicated at best, with your new family of FIVE. So just savor this time with her and remember that home is still here and everything over here is same ol same ol - predictable as ever. China and this time you have with Piper will be a treasure and a sacred time for you three later on.

Love, and hugs - prayers, and all the good things that come from waiting and wanting this so much - from one who knows in the deepest part of her heart exactly how much you have waited for these moments to come -

~Christie

Anonymous said...

Wow, $2.00 a meal sounds like my kind of place. Hyper Piper is just too cute!

Uncle Ray

Anonymous said...

SCOTT - I SHARED SOME PICTURES WITH THE EMAIL CREW. HERE'S THE MESSAGE I SENT:

Just an update that Scott is really in China and their going to actually let him bring a real-live child home. I know, it’s crazy. Ensign – You’ll notice that there is no BAMA paraphernalia on that poor child. Lord knows, her new mommy is probably going to dress her up in aggie gear. What a tragedy……

SCOTT - YOU KNOW A BROTHER CAN'T HELP HIMSELF FROM SOME PLAYFUL POKING. WE'LL HAVE TO GET HER SOME PROPER ATTIRE WHEN WE GET HER HOME!!!

Uncle Ray