Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Hello Family and Friends, this is a note from Avi Joy!

Our second adoption process is moving along. Hope to hear something or receive a referral around August-ish. Most likely a little boy, that means I'll be getting a little brother! We have been thinking of names and that has been so much fun.

There has been much drama surrounding the Vietnam program. Vietnam needs to sign some important documents to continue adoptions and the US is requiring DNA tests for all relinquished children. Both of these issues are causing parents to have a longer wait to adopt their child (at least 3 months longer) Sad news for all families, we are choosing to push through though.
Our goal is to be patient through the process, it helps to know that God has our little one picked out. (yea, remind my mom and dad of this after they have a referral!!)

I just called to tell you a few things about my mama...

Four jobs she's had:
1) Art Teacher
2) Waitress at Fin's Chowder House
3) Hairdresser
4) Afterthoughts (remember that store?)

Four movies watched over and over:
1. Memoirs of a Geisha!!!
2. The Wedding Date, oh DM is to die for
3. Bridge Jones' Diary
4. Mansfield Park (Jane Austins 1999 version)

Four places shes lived:
1. St. Louis, MO
2. Tulsa, OK
3. Arlington, TX
4. Vietnam for 29 days

Four shows she watches:
1. Jon and Kate plus 8 (I love it too!)
2. Project Runway
3. No Reservations
4. Intervention

Four favorite things to eat:
1. Nutella!
2. Any type of nut. Consume lots daily.
3. Cereal, Kashi Strawberry Fields is current fav
4. Taco Bueno's Party Burritos, OMW

Four things mom is looking forward too:
1. Cousin Sarah's wedding on the beach this summer
2. Speaking for over 100 people about anxiety
3. Cuddling with my daddy watching A-Idol
4. Hanging out with her girlfriend Shannon this weekend

Four things totally worth the money:
1. Origins Modern Friction, skin care
2. King size bed
3. Gas spent to go see a good friend
4. Organic Milk, tastes way better

In other news:
I am turning two on the 23rd of April. Here is one of my pictures...

I love painting like mommy

Congratulations to us! We went through all the steps to change my name to Avi Joy:
1. Adoption in VN
2. Name change in US court
3. Name change on US Social Security Card
4. Name change on US Citizenship
And last but not least
5. Filing for a name change for a US Passport

For all our pictures Feb-March please visit our homepage www.perrymanadoption.com then click Photos. Enjoy!

Talk to everyone soon,
Avi Joy (Mom and Dad too)

My mom always like to post a scripture, I don't get this one, but she loves it and says it shows the power of God...

"I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and makes war. His eyes are like burning fire and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe that is dripped in blood and His Name is the Word of God." Revelation 19:11-13