Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Another Letter!

We were siting down for dinner and I can see the computer from where I sit at the table and I had the email open and from across the room I could see there was something with an attachment.

So I got up during dinner, which I don't usually do, and saw it was a letter from Michael!

Everyone was excited to know what he said, so I actually printed it out and sat back down at the dinner table and read the letter to them.  :)

I have said it before, but I will say it again, Michael has such a sweet soul.

This is EXACTLY what this momma needed tonight!  

Thanking God for giving us such a blessing, in such a simple way as a letter from our son. 

This the the "snack pack" we sent Michael for Chinese New Year

Dear Baba & Mama,
How are you? I have got the gifts which you sent me in the New Year. I love it very much.
Dear brothers and sisters I am looking forward to seeing you! I miss you very much!
I wish that I can bring you happiness!
Mom, I have eaten all your chocolates and candies. They are all sweet from the mouth to my heart!
Thank you very much !
I wish Baba, Mama very healthy.  I wish my brothers and sisters very happy!



Monday, February 21, 2011

Giveaway Time!

Kodak Playsport HD Video Camera Zx5

We are having another giveaway and we are excited about this video camera! It is so new it isn't available until the end of March!

All donations will go towards helping to bring Michael home!

There is a "Donate" button at the top of the left hand side bar, under the photo of the camera.

So here's how the giveaway works:

For every $10 donation you will get one entry. 

You can also have a chance to receive additional entries by:

Posting an entry to your blog about our giveaway - Gives you 1 additional entry
Change your wall status on Facebook with a link to our giveaway - Gives you 1 additional entry
If you do both - Gives you 3 additional entries

You will need to leave a comment here or on our Facebook group Help Bring Michael Home (click here) with a link to your blog or Facebook entry.

Click HERE if you would like to see a video about this video camera.

The winner will be drawn on Sunday March 27th.

Product Specifications

Sensor type
1 / 3.2–type 5 MP CMOS
5.5 mm, 35 mm equivalent
4X digital
Image stabilization
Display size
2.0 in. 154K TFT color LCD, 4:3, auto brightness control, LCD Glare Shield
128 MB internal memory[1], SD/SDHC card expansion slot (up to 32 GB)
File formats
  • video: MPEG-4, AAC-LC
  • still: JPEG/EXIF v2.21
Video length
~10 hours of HD video with the expandable SD/SDHC memory card slot up to 32 GB (~20 min. per 1 GB at 720p HD @ 30 fps)
Focus system
continuous TTL multizone auto focus (auto macro)
Focus range
  • auto: 10 cm–infinity
  • macro: 7–17 cm
  • auto underwater: 13 cm–infinity
  • macro underwater: 10–22 cm
Face Detection
Capture modes
  • 1080p (16:9)—1920 x 1080, 30 fps
  • 720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 60 fps
  • 720p (16:9)—1280 x 720, 30 fps
  • WVGA (16:9)—848 x 480, 30 fps
  • still (16:9)—5.3 MP
Capture effects
vivid color, normal color, sepia, B&W, high saturation, 1970's film look
Weather/Outdoor ratings
  • waterproof—IEC 60529 IPX8, up to 10 ft
  • dustproof—IEC 60529 IP6X
  • shockproof—MIL-STD-810F, 5 ft. onto plywood
Review mode
delete, playback, FF, rewind, pause, volume control, tagging, Share, e-mail, add e-mail
Editing options (video)
trim, extract pictures
Share destinations
FACEBOOK, FLICKR, KODAK Gallery[2], YouTube, TWITTER, ORKUT, YANDEX and KAIXIN001 sites[3], e-mail, and KODAK PULSE Digital Frame[4]
I/O interface
micro USB (2.0 high speed)/AV out/5V DC charging; micro HDMI (type D)
Tripod mount
1/4 in. standard
internal Li-Ion battery (service replaceable), in-camera charging
Dedicated buttons
power, capture, review, menu, 5-way switch, delete, Share
Remote Control
2.3 × 4.4 × 0.7 in.
125 g


Monday, February 7, 2011

Can you say...

We are DTC!!!!

Can you believe it!?  After 8 Loooonnnngggg months, our dossier is on its way to China!!

For those that have never had to gather paperwork, made sure not to forget one piece of paper, made sure to get each one notarized, then Sate Sealed, then Authenticated, it can be a daunting process.  

But with every piece of paper, filling out every form, making sure it is all done correctly, we would say it is WORTH all the effort we put into it!!!  Every single minute, worth it!!!

Taking each step to get our dossier gathered and sent on its way, means we are closer to bringing our sweet precious son home!

We are DTC baby!!!


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year!

It is the year of the Rabbit (tu zi) and we are starting our Lunar New Year off with a bang! 

Our dossier is back from the Chinese Consulate and all authenticated!

It is now on it's way to our agency, it will be there tomorrow (Friday) and they will do a few more things with it and then it will be on its way to China!

Can't wait to post that we are DTC!!

Xin Nian Kuai Le!! (Mandarin) 
pronounced Sin-Nien-Kway-Leh

Gong Xi Fa Cai!!  (Cantonese)
pronounced Gong Hay Fat Choy

But it all translates the same to...

Happy New Year!!