Saturday, December 15, 2012


We are finally on our last leg of our journey.  We left Nanchang yesterday and arrived in Guangzhou and settled into our hotel after midnight.  Annie did great traveling.  It was only about 1 1/2 hour flight here so it was a great trial run for the biggie that's coming.  She loves to color and play with stickers so we had fun.  She even said a couple of words when I drew some pictures for her. Yes, that's right......she is still playing the quiet game.  I awakened Jeff a couple of nights ago because she was jabbering away in her sleep so we know she will share that with us when she is ready!! 

Annie is an amazing little girl and we are so thankful that God placed her in our lives!! She is a different girl than the scared, sad, little girl we met 6 days ago and is really starting to open up.  She even has a little bounce in her step.  She is so lovable and sweet-natured (unless she has had enough of the kids bugging her)!!  And smart--wow-- is she ever smart!!!!!  And, this girl does not miss a beat! 
Hadley and Annie have such a cute relationship and are having a lot of fun together!
And of course, Ethan is as sweet as he can be with her!!
So, we're almost home and we are ready!  We love China but we are missing everyone and can't wait to get Annie home!!  It's hard to imagine what must be going on in the states while all of you are getting ready for Christmas!  I hope you are having a wonderful Advent-- Waiting patiently to celebrate the BEST GIFT EVER!!!


  1. 6 more days babe...

    Love to all the Bakers,


  2. Such a sweetie.....I know that you are all anxious to be home with the rest of the Bakers...Love to all!!!!