Friday, December 18, 2009

Message from Korea

HI ALL,

JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU ARE FLIGHT INFO FOR FRIDAY NIGHT, WE ARE ON FLIGHT # 1045 SOUTHWEST AIRLINES. 7:50PM...WE CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

LOVE,

KSK

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Heading Home!

Hello All,

So sorry! I have been horible about keeping up with the pics!! We will send some today. We leave here in a few hours. How we cant wait to go home, we miss our fruits, veggies, ice, but most of all our friends and family. We get into Sky Harbor at 750pm Friday December 18th, we look forward to seeing our friends and family there. All and all this was an amazing adventure for us. We made some wonderful new friends, we got to see some very beautiful sights, and most of all we got the most amazing Daughter, Sister, Niece, and God Daughter a family could ever ask for. Now if we could just get her to be ok alone with BABA...they get along very well otherwise. Staying at the White Swan was a wonderful experience and would do it all over again. We think she is on target in most aspects, but emotionaly she is severly delayed, much like a 1.5 yr old child. We know in time she will be ok emotionaly with all of her family and friends suport.

Love, K,S,K

Monday, December 14, 2009

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Update from Sindy

Hello All,

We've had some requests for some more pics. For your viewing pleasure I've added about 38 new pics of our precious little Katie HERE, thanks for all the messages and emails. It means alot to us. We are very much looking forward to moving on to Guangzhou and the White Swan. Cindy, I found a few different types of Skittles for Jake. Shannon, thanks for the update on the house. I will email you later with a list of stuff we will need. Tell Joe thanks for looking after the house. The story reminds me alot of the Kings trampoline. I cant believe the winds. Congrats on the spelling bee champs Kirsten & Emily. we will have some challenges ahead of us. We figure Katie is a year behind, but it's hard to judge with the language barrier. She is such a little sweetie. Bubby, thanks for keeping Allie, I think it's funny she wants her hair like Katie.

We miss you all and cant wait too see you next week! We will write more later.

Love,

Kelly, Sindy, and Katie

P.S. SELINA WHERE'S MY EMAIL BACK...HEHE!!!!

(posted by Diana)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Katie Day!

(another update posted by Diana see their China Journal here)
It was an awesome day. We got the Civil Office Building, and we were the third family to get their child. The previous two were crying like mad, they were 3.5yrs. Katie came in with her caretaker and was very quiet, she had her backpack on, and lots of clothes on. She right way bonded with Baba, it was at the hotel she started to like Mama. It was so surreal, it took us back to meeting Allie for the first time. We were lucky enough to meet with both directors and they were both very nice. We will be going to Yiwu ( EEWUH) tomorrow. We get to get a tour at her orphanage, I was very surprised by that. But very happy to go. We will also get her passport tomorrow. She is very protective of her stuff. She's waking up as I type. Enjoy the pics!!

Love,Kelly, Sindy, And Katie

We love you Allison...Katie did have a little meltdown at the Civil Affairs Office :-)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

They made it to China!

Hi! This is Diana...online adoption mama friend of Sindy's. They made it to China but do not have access to their blog or Facebook. I offered to post here for them. This is what she posted on her Shutterfly journal, which can be reached at http://katherinesjourneyhome.shutterfly.com/

We've made it to Hangzhou!!!
December 5, 2009

We are very excited to be here in China again. This province is very beautiful they specialize in agriculture in Hangzhou, we saw many acres of Bonsai plants and trees. Very different from Changsha. Our hotel the Lakeview is on the lake. Last night we ventured out a bit and found a huge Walmart like store we liked. We got two bags of food and treats for a total of 10.00non and Sharaleen and Shannon I even found some cute stickers. It's morning time here and we get to go the the buffet. Sounds yummy. We have really just snacked the last few days. I will type more tonight, We do not have access to Blogger or Facebook here.

Love,

Kelly and Sindy

By Sindy O at 4:21pm

Friday, December 4, 2009

On Our Way To Hangzhou!!!

We've spent the day in Seoul Korea at the airport. We managed to find a Starbucks. It's amazing how beautiful and clean this airport is. It puts our US airports to shame. Asiana Airlines was fantastic for flying coach the service was amazing. Kelly and I are really missing you Allison and we love you to pieces. We will try our best to get the photos posted for you all on Monday. Thanks for the comments, we are loving to read them. I will post more from China. I cant believe in just a few days we will have our little girl and Allie's Sister.
Much Love, Kelly and Sindy....
P.S. THANKS TO EVERYONE IN OUR LIFES FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT TO GET WHERE WERE AT TODAY!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

We made it to Los Angeles!!!!

Sorry for being such a lousy blogger!! But the day has finally come and we are sitting as I type in Lax... We are flying Asiana to Seoul Korean and then Hangzhou China..We get in on Saturday and have a day and a half to relax. We will get Katie on Monday in China. I dont know what time that will be. We are very excited about becoming a family of four. Allison knows that she will a big sister to Katie and she cant wait. Thanks for making the last year bearable for our family. We are looking forward to the comments!!! It makes us a feel a bit like home. Please pray that Katie will adjust and not mourn too much.

We will have Shutterfly as a back up...http://katherinesjourneyhome@shutterfly.com

Love, The Ost Family

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Were Going To China/ Halloween/ Allie 3rd B-Day Party!



















































Hello everyone!! I hope this blog post finds everyone happy & healthy! We have had alot going on the last few weeks. Last weekend was Halloween, Allie had two of her friends over to spend
the night, eat dinner and we went out Trick O Treating. What we noticed was there was not too many families opening their doors for candy this year. It's very sad how hard this economy has been hit. But they still managed to get alot of stash. The next morning the girls all woke up, I fixed them pancakes, they played and we got ready to head over to "As You Wish"..it's a pottery place where the kids could pick out a piece of pottery and paint it. Allie had about 15 kids attend her birthday party, they had cupcakes and goodie bags. I think they all had a good time. After the party we took Allie and Grandma to the Cracker Barell for dinner. Allie loves this place..... We had to have Allie's party early this year as her birthday is close to Thanksgiving. And we knew we would be traveling around her birthday. Fast foward to Thursday 11/5/09 It was
about 8:00pm, I got on the computer and saw their was a message from my amazing China Coordinator. " It said that our TRAVEL APPROVAL LEFT CHINA AND WOULD BE AT OUR AGENCY ON MONDAY 11/09/09." I called and spoke with Sue Sorrels and she has placed our seats on hold. We asked for a consulate appointment of 12/15/09. Yesterday I recieved another email with our Tentative dates. We will leave 12/03/09 and will return on 12/19/09 same exact day of the month we returned with Allie. I will try and post on this blog from China but I'm not sure it will work. So I will have another website running as a back up and will put a link up on this blog.







































































































































Tuesday, October 13, 2009

09/12/09 Our Family Shower! Thanks Cuz!!

Bubby Debbie came in from Tuscon

Our friends Chris and Beth Calkins.


Thank you Julie for everything!! I love you very much!!



I cant wait to see the girls in these next yr.







Matching dresses from Hawaii!







They will have a blast on this!!







"I cant believe Allie is a big sister"





The girls will have a blast with this tea set!






These will come in handy!







Another family shot!






Daddy, Mommy, and Sister Allie.








The Potato and spoon game. Kids had alot of fun with this.





Christy, Kathy Jo, Hope, Selina, and I.






My friend Cindy helping with the limbo game.






The kids getting ready to play limbo







Our friends the Pearlman's






Haylee, Allie, and Leah having fun!







Cousin's Rueben and Tonia from California





Our friends Jackie and Jude








This beautiful train was made by Aunt Selina





Cousin Rueben, Allie, Daddy, Debbie, and Cousin Tonia









Me, Debbie and Cousin Tonia, the night before!



















 

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