The Brichetto Girls

The Brichetto Girls
Gia and Jeannie

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

Happy Birthday Jeannie!
Jeannie's first birthday party

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Final night in China

It is Tuesday night in China. We are getting ready for our final night of sleep, and an early morning. We leave at 6 a.m for the airport, and will arrive home 28 hours later.

This afternoon we went to the U.S. Consulate for our "final oath" and received the necessary paperwork to bring Jeannie home. I didn't expect it, but became quite emotional when it was all over. They mentioned our family along with several others that have adopted more than one child. We all applauded each other - and cheered when the ceremony was over.

We also took the famous "red couch" photos. Our girls were just beautiful and many people commented on how loving and helpful they were to the other children and babies. We have had several people approach us this week and tell us that they have heard about the girls story, and how they were reunited. We have also overheard people talking " those are the two girls that have the beautiful story..." We are so proud of them!

We would like to thank all of our families and friends that have encouraged us, and supported us on this journey. We can't wait for you all to welcome Jeannie home!

I would mostly like to thank my wonderful husband - who loved me so much that he traveled half way around the world 2 years ago to fulfill my dream - not his. He, however fell in love at first sight with our beautiful Gia, and has never looked back nor had any regrets.

And lastly, to my dear mother Jeannie - who from heaven has guided our Jeannie Fu home. I can't wait to show her all of our favorite family traditions and love her as you have loved all of us.

Happy birthday Mom.

Theresa, Bob, Ben, Gia and Jeannie

Theresa

2 comments:

Sharie said...

May God watch over your travels and see you safely home.

sue williams said...

I think you are on your way home as I write. It was my pleasure to watch your journey. Give Jeannie a big welcome home hug in the USA! Best of wishes as you recover from jet lag and settle in at home.

sue

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007
Beautiful Gia

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Gia on the left and Jeannie on the right.

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie

Fu Cheng and Jia Fan

Fu Cheng  and  Jia Fan
Jeannie and Gia March 2009

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

First night's sleep in her clean warm bed. She loves her new home and forever family!

Jeannie, Ben and Gia at home.

Our travel group

Jeannie, Mama and Gia

Jeannie loves her Barbie

This is what it is like trying to work on the computer.

Getting ready for bed, and sleeping with their Barbies

Playing on the monkey bars at an outside playground. Jeannie could not do it at first, but after several attemps, she was keeping up with Gia.

Advertisement outside a restaurant. Looks yummy!

Dressed and ready for breakfast.

Three girls waiting for the immunizations.

Jeannie getting a shot and Gia holding her hand

Jeannie loves her hair in pigtails, Gia had to copy.

Sldeeping beauties. Notice their arms locked together.

Dressed like "twins" in $1.00 Walmart shirts.

Jeannie Fu Cheng

New back packs from Walmart

Gia helping mommy make blankets for the babies in the orphanage.

Happy girls. Notice Jeannie's pig tails. She loves to have her hair done.

Photo from Gotcha Day

I got my sister at last!

Jeannie told us through a translater " Now I won't be alone, I have a sister and a family"

After bath and ready for bed. Notice the hair clips in Jeannie's hair. She is a girly girl!!!

Close up shot of the nicest port-a-potty we have ever seen. Electronic sign to tell you if "occupied or vacant".

Bob and Gia in front of the "birds nest".

The Water Cube

The Olympic Torch

Beijing Airport

Our airplane over the North Pole

Look who we found in the suitcase.

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Dancing girls

Foster Mom

Foster Mom
Gia, Foster mom and Jeannie

Our Family

Our Family
Bob, Theresa, Ben and Gia