Archive for October, 2006

Hi friends and family!  Last night we got to call Lydia.  This time we heard more than breathing on her end of the phone.  To our excitement, she said, “mama, papa, Abby, and apple”.  She was too cute.  She even sent us a long-distance kiss before hanging up the phone.  We are so thrilled that […]

October 30th


Hi everyone – we hope that you all had a safe weekend – for those not in Northeast Ohio, we had lots and lots of wind and rain here! Abby is back on her feet from Strep Throat, so we’re thankful for that. We are heading to an Open House this Wednesday Evening to meet […]

Earlier this week, we shared that we had the chance to call over and talk to Lydia, who we sure was enamored with our foreign voices. On that call, we found out that she had recently had Chicken Pox, but was getting over them. In the midst of sickness here – Tami’s Mom, and Abby […]

Travel Plans


Well….we’re still waiting on Travel Approval to get to China, which will entail a call any day to let us know that we will be heading over 2-3 weeks after that call. Uncle Zhou, the man from our agency who will make it all happen, called this morning to fill us in a little more […]

Hi Friends! We were able to call China on Monday night (9:30 p.m. our time / 9:30 a.m. Tues. morning China time). Alexa and Abby were so excited to talk to Lydia that they had to flip a coin to see who could talk first. Alexa won the toss and was first to talk after […]

(Abby, Puggy & Alexa) Dear Lydia, I can’t wait to see you when you get home. I am excited for you to meet our family and dogs, Daisy and Frankie. I love you Lydia. You are so cute. I’ll see you when you get home. LOVE, ABBY (Abby + Frank) Dear Lydia Mei, Hi, it’s […]

Well folks, the Roberts household has been a flurry of excitement. We have learned much more about Lydia’s current home, and we’ve made contact with someone who sees her on a daily basis! That’s right, we received an e-mail from a contact within the orphanage, and we now have even more questions to ask about […]