February 11, 2009


It's here! It's finally here!

We were praying for it to arrive by Valentine's Day, and it did!

With great joy we introduce our daughter & sister:

Kalia Shae YiHui
Chinese Name: Chen Yi Hui
Translation: Leisurely Sunshine
17 months old.....currently residing in Chenzhou, Hunan

Our agency expects LOA in the next 2-3 weeks, with TA to follow approx. 4 weeks after that. In 10 short weeks (or less!) we could be on our way to China!!!!


  1. She's beautiful. Congratulations!

  2. Yes at last!!!!!!!!!!! Fingers crossed things arrive quickly so you can go and meet your beautiful daughter.

    Love Suzanne

  3. She is so beautiful Brandi! Congrats to you all, you must be over the moon!


  4. Congrats! She is beautiful and I can't wait to see her!

  5. I am so happy for you!! She is beautiful! You all must be so in love!

  6. She is absolutely beautiful!! Do you have any idea what her weight/size is? I want to send her a little something.

    Gosh she really is gorgeous.


  7. Just beautiful! Congratulations!

  8. Kalia is such a beautiful baby girl. I look forward to reading about your travels to China!

  9. Tamara2:58 PM

    She is beautiful Brandi! I hope your wait to travel is short. I am so excited for you all!

  10. Just catching up on your FANTASTIC news!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    Kalia Shae YiHui is beautiful and I LOVE her name, it suites her perfect!

    Smiles! :o)

  11. Anonymous8:19 PM

    Hello and Congrats on your ADORABLE newest daughter!

    I just had to post because I love her name. We ALMOST named our daughter from China Kalia (in fact, I was even wearing a bracelet that said Kalia) but at the last minute we ended up naming her Natalie. So, now we’re in process for #2 and the name I keep going back to is Kalia. I’ve never seen anyone with the name…I had liked the name Malia and my husband liked Kalina and we combined the two J. Do you pronounce it Kuh-lia? Anyway, I was just excited about seeing a precious little girl with that name.

    Good luck and congratulations!!!!

    Andrea Howorth

  12. Anonymous8:21 PM

    Brandi ~

    I first want to introduce myself as I am a "chenzhou mom" too! My name is Sophie and we adopted our little girl 6 months ago this coming Tuesday.

    I don't even know how I got to your blog, but I am watching and praying with great expectation that your TA will arrive soon!!

    I wish you and your family the very very best in the next few weeks!!

    Sophie Hisle