The Brichetto Girls

The Brichetto Girls
Gia and Jeannie

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

Happy Birthday Jeannie!
Jeannie's first birthday party

Monday, March 2, 2009

First Post

This is our first attempt at blogging. We are just 18 days away from leaving for China. We will first stop in Beijing for 2 nights, and then on to Nanning where we will meet Jeannie Fu! We are nervous and anxious about the trip. We are taking Gia along of course, as we feel that the transition for both of the girls will be so much easier if Gia is there. And we could not leave her behind! Big brother Ben will stay home, as he is in school, working, and the world's worst traveler! (Ben would be the first to admit it)
Please pray for our girls, as this will be such a change for both of them.
Jeannie will be leaving everything and everyone that she has ever known. Gia will no longer have "center stage" and we already see some insecurity that she is feeling about this. Also please pray for our health and safety while we travel half way around the world!


Sharie said...

All love and prayers are with you!
Sharie & Amelia

Tammie T. said...

Some things in life are just meant to be! Thanks for sharing your story. We will say some extra prayers for all of you. Tammie Tomash and family

gadboisd said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you fulfill your destiny and Jeannie's I will be closely following your trip !
Hugs to all

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