Celebrating Gotcha Day!

Today the entire family is reminiscing and talking about the day that changed the Davenport world forever – Gotcha Day!!! It was on this very day back in 2010 that we were finally able to finally reach out and hold are Chinese daughter. The process was challenging but the reward was nothing short of a...
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They are going to hurt me

Sunday nights are usually mellow around the Davenport home/asylum. Make it a summer Sunday evening and the kids/inmates are in relaxed and often silly moods. Recently we have taken to attending the Sunday evening service at Watermarke because it better fits our night-owl regiment and puts us in prime seating for our choice of restaurant...
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Going From Extraordinary to Ordinary

At first glance, saying something has gone from extraordinary to ordinary might sound negative but I challenge you to rewire your thinking and here is why… A family we traveled to China with, Brandi and Brian from South Carolina, returned to China over the holidays to adopt their second daughter. As I looked at those...
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Happy 3rd Birthday, Meili!

On this day, three short years ago Meili was born and we are super excited to be celebrating another milestone with her!!!! It has been a while since we have updated our friends on her progress so there is plenty to discuss – so sit back, grab some coffee and join us on a quick...
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We need her more than she needs us

I snapped the above photo of Meili running from me (Steve) after I asked her to give “Ya, Ya” a hug. Laughing all the way, off she ran in the hopes that I would give chase. Instead, I quickly glanced at my camera to see what I had gotten and this blurry photo hit me...
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Meili Turns Two

Wow, we have been busy over the last weeks/months and left little time to update you on the continued journey of our daughter Meili!  Please accept our apologies and enjoy the latest silliness Meili has brought into our home. On Friday, December 17th, we all celebrated the birth of our daughter, Meili!  She is now...
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6 Months Went By Fast!

First let me apologize to both of our consistent readers (Just Kidding) for my lack of updating – I have been enormously busy with work and life – and keeping up with a very spicy little girl from east-central China. We just took Meili out on her first Trick-or-Treat experience and I believe we have...
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Surgery Update

We met this week with the Team of Craniofacial Specials at Scottish Rite.  And basically we found out that Meili is Awesome!! ……But they would like to give her a few months to catch-up nutritionally before any surgeries.  She has already had one growth spurt since we’ve gotten home.  She’s just growing and learning as fast...
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