Wednesday, December 27, 2006



This is cool!!!

I found this link to pictures of the CCAA Matching Room on RQ today.
I wonder on that wall of dossiers where ours is???
It's cool to see what goes on in the "inside!"

IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!
After being "regular attenders" at Covenant Pres. (OPC) for the past 18 months, we finally joined the church on Christmas Eve. Here we are after church with Pastor Boyd... the man couldn't be nicer! He and the congregation have been so faithful to pray for me (as an "expectant" mother) and for Lilly and her needs.
We are excited to "officially" be part of the Covenant Church Family!

Thursday, December 21, 2006



What's Wrong

with This

Picture?

This is the photo that graced the 2006 Johnson Family Christmas card. Do you notice something missing? Someone missing? IT'S LILLY!!! When I sent out Christmas cards last December we thought FOR SURE we'd have Lilly home long before Christmastime and I wondered and imagine what our card would look like with her in it... all cute & cuddly. But, as luck would have it, the cards went out and we still don't have our little Lilly home. Next Christmas, Lord willing.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


FRONT PAGE NEWS
There is a very interesting article on the FRONT PAGE of today's New York Times on-line edition. Click here to read. It explains all the buzz lately within the Chinese adoption community that the CCAA is going to implement new restrictions for prospective adoptive parents in order to cut down on the number of applicants. The Chinese maintain there are way more parents wanting babies than babies available. But then that opens up the discussion about the difference between "babies" and "paper ready babies." Anyway, it's very interesting and it answers a lot of questions from friends & family who cannot understand why we don't have our baby yet. This is why... supply vs. demand.

Saturday, December 16, 2006



Another cousin!

Lauren Jo Niedrach

December 14, 2006

7 pounds 10 ounces





Thursday, December 14, 2006


One year ago today.... December 14, 2005...
our precious packet of paperwork was in the mail heading for China! Yes, a year ago today we were DTC (Dossier To China.) At that time, we thought we would have Lilly home long before Christmastime... how a year changes things. I'm too scared to think that we'll have her home by next Christmas... don't want to jinx the current referral speed. But maybe, just maybe, we're beginning to see the faintest little light at the end of our tunnel.

Friday, December 1, 2006


Look who's here!!!
Cohen Drue Sisler
born November 30th at 2:16 p.m.
6 pounds 2 ounces 19 3/4 inches