Last year when we traveled to get Lilly, Shelby and Katie had a suitcase full of items ranging from clothes to bubbles for the children at Chenzhou City CWI. We told the girls that this time we would not be able to take an extra suitcase full of items to donate due to the fact that we would have Lilly as our travel companion. The girls still wanted to do something so they have started making brownies and cookies to sell at their daddy's office. They have only made 2 batches of homemade goodies so far and have already made close to $20. They are prayerfully considering how to best use the money for the orphans in China. We may carry the money to China and then buy clothes for the children in Ellie's orphanage. We'll let you know the total $ earned and how they donate it right before we leave to go get Ellie!
No update on Ellie yet. The agency rep. unfortunately shared with the orphanage director that she was Fed Exing the update to us. It seems that this "offended" the orphanage director so she decided to mail the update to the CCAA who will then mail it to the agency who will then get it to us. That was VERY disappointing, and we don't really know if we will ever get it, but Lord willing, we'll get our Ellie girl later this summer! No LOA yet either, but we are hopeful that maybe next week will be our week! We are on DAY 60 of the LOA wait. The average wait is about 75 days with a range from 55 to 100 days. God is in control, and we know His timing is perfect!