Monday, January 7, 2013

Payne Curtis QingYing Ankerich~

Scott and I had some nerves this morning as we waited but overall just a sweet peace... I even shared with a friend I felt Payne was going to have a smooth transition~
And he did.
Here we are right before we left this morning about 10am~
 SO ready to go meet our son.

We met Anna in the lobby and headed out~
 We arrived just as another family was getting their son and just took in their precious moment... they were from Sweden. :)
A few minutes later, out baby walked in and my heart just jumped for joy. He came right to us and began talking to us in Chinese just like a little man. :)
  Two other families were getting their sons too... a 2 year old and 6 year old. Room full of precious boys!!!
The man with him introduced us as Mama and Baba... he just stood there taking it all in~
 The next thing we know he was giving us a little orange which was the perfect way to break the ice. Scott peeled it and handed it back to him. He offered us both a bite and we fed it right back to him. Precious precious!!!
We then brought out the phone, cars, smarties, and cup of juice... LOVE~
  He began calling us Mama and Baba right away!
Scott was smitten for sure... and you can just imagine what I am!!!~
 We did a little paperwork, sat on the floor and raced cars, ate snacks then headed to get red book photo taken
Payne and Mama~
 Payne and Baba~
 He was wearing a TON of clothes with split pants!!! Adorable~
 This is the one of the orphanage people that brought him and seemed to really like Payne. Made sure we noticed how cute is curly hair was :)~
 Payne and Baba already racing cars~
 Payne's friend came over to see the cool stuff we had and Payne gave him one of his cars~
 Already getting kisses from Mama. I think I have one of these photos for all of the littles~
 A shot of us leaving the Civil Affairs building~
 Back in the van headed to hotel. He asked our guide where we were going and she said to the hotel where there are lots of toys. He grinned very big~
 We made it back and took our first family photo~
 He began playing with the stacking cups right away~
 And his car track~

 Then it was time for a little playtime in the bath... he LOVED it!!!
 Once he was dressed, we fed him noodles and he gobbled them ALL down. Around 1:15 I laid down with him and he was asleep in about 15 minutes. Sleeping away while I blog.

I have dreamed of this day for over a year and God MORE than answered our prayers... remember that Immeasurably More post I wrote??? God did just that. He gave us Immeasureably More than we even prayed for and to HIM be all glory forever and ever!!!

Ephesians 3:20-21
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.



  1. Dear Shay and Scott,
    Congrats to you both!!! Payne is so cute and thanks God for a wonderful first day with his loving parents. You both are awesome!! Thank you very much for your big hearts. Payne Curtis is no longer an orphan!! I am very happy and excited for your family.
    Praying for more peaceful days in China and back at home,
    Holly Nguyen

  2. So Happy to see your baby boy with his momma and baba. What a handsome little fellow. Congratulations!!!

  3. I can not really believe that this time has arrived! I'm in tears! The other guy is "Kike" Payne classmate. LWB have lots of info and many pictures of him. If you have the email of his family tell they to write to LWB Spain (or USA) to get it. I feel doubly happy :)))
    God has blessed you with a wonderful family and a beautiful gotcha day. I can´t wait to seeing you with Evie and back home the whole family together.
    Thank you very much for sharing.
    We continue praying here.

  4. Praising God that everything went smoothly!!! Crying those Happy tears!!! Praying everyone sleeps well and Payne understands the LOVE his new Mama & Baba have for him!!!
    He's PRECIOUS!!!

    Love Lori

  5. Congrats!!! Payne is such a cutie and I am amazed he had such a smooth transition. God Bless!

  6. Just precious! And I love that curly hair! Hope you all sleep like babies tonight. :-) ~ Jackie

  7. Olivia and I ran to the computer to see him! He is just precious. And what a smile on Scott's face! I love the picture of you kissing him...melts my heart. I'm so happy he is doing well. We are continuing to pray.
    Olivia is so afraid that if you keep those pants and he has to wear them when he is older, other kids will make fun of him! So...her advice is to get him some new ones! :)

  8. Wow, God is so awesome!! Beautiful Family!!!

  9. So, so happy to see these pictures. I loved seeing the three little boys about to receive their new families! Three less orphans in the world tonight!

    Hugs to you all as you begin to bond as a new little family. I bet your chicks back home are so happy as well!

    Love to you all,
    janet and gang

  10. he is just beautiful!!!!congrats to you and Scott, what a precious child he is!

  11. LOVE starting my day off with happy tears! He is so precious in every way. His is absolutely adorable with that curly hair and little man face and you can already tell what a sweetheart he is. Immeasurably More for sure!

  12. Oh my word! It looks like you had the perfect Gotcha Day!

    Payne hit the jackpot and he is going to be the perfect addition to your sweet family!

    Congratulations! I am soooo excited for you!

  13. Sharon and Scott,
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! God has blessed you with another precious and beautiful son!!!! So thankful to hear that you had such a sweet and smooth "Gotcha" morning! He was clearly born to be yours!!!!! (And, you two look rested and HAPPY!!!)

    Blessings for many more amazing days with your new son!!!!

    Hugs from MN,

  14. What a beautiful day, and a beautiful boy! Congratulations!

    From Florida

  15. Precious!!! Crying happy tears here also - what a blessed giotcha of your (born to be yours!) sweet Payne. Praying your bond continues to strengthen as you enjoy this sweet time alone with him.

  16. The curly hair and Scott's smile are the first things that jumped out at me. You are glowing! So happy for you three! Enjoy this sweet time while waiting for EC!

  17. Oh, tears of joy over your beautiful forever family day!!!!! (just knew it would be) He is adorable! Praying for a beautiful, blessed week getting to know each other!!

  18. Praising him for sure sweet Sharon! Wonderful!!!!! Payne is just PRECIOUS! Can't wait to see sweet Evie in your arms as well!!

  19. WOOHOO!!! SO happy for your sweet "little" family. Love, love, love!!

  20. Shay we are so happy for you and Scott. Payne is so adorable. Enjoy your days getting to know him. Thanks for sharing your jouney with us....Congratulations xoxo

  21. Congratulations! Smooth transitions are certainly a blessing from God!

  22. beautiful baby boy!! I can only imagine how proud of him you are. Thanks for sharing...I am encouraged this morning seeing these photos!

  23. He is SO precious! I'm glad to hear he is adjusting smoothly! Still praying for Evie!

  24. OK - So a happy cry on a Monday can be a good thing! He is such a handsome little man - I am so happy for him and for you and your family! So good to watch God in action - literally! Excited that he and little Evie will truly know what it means to be VALUED! TO know wat if feels like to be a preacious treasure in a loving family. Thanks for the happy tears - waiting for Evie pics!

  25. Oh HAPPY DAY indeed!! Your son is beautiful. I can't wait to see that sweet face in FAMILY PHOTOS!!

  26. Tears, Tears, Tears. Oh my. Such a sweet son. Thankful that all went so well. Praying for sweet sleep for all of you and a wonderful NEW day when you awake!

  27. Amazing! Brings me to tears. God is Good!!! I've been following you with the other china adoptions. Many blessings with this new son of yours. Still praying for all of you!

  28. Huge smiles as I read your post and look through all the precious pictures! Payne just looks perfect with his Mama and Baba!! Now just one Gotcha to go:)

    Blessings, Ashley

  29. I am so glad to see you have adopted such a precious little boy. Do you happen to know who adopted the little boy in the 3rd photo from the top. Someone is holding him and he looks like a little boy in a LWB foster program.

  30. OH MY! Your precious Payne is beyond adorable!
    Love the pictures and how happy your all look!
    So thankful to read his transition is going so smoothly, answered prayers! I can just see him sharing with little Evie next, what a sweet big brother he'll be soon, and I can also picture him with Will playing cars at home!

  31. Wow! He is so cute! What a special day! Hope it continues to go smoothly!

  32. sharon he is beautiful. your smile is precious. i know your so happy to have him in your arms. keep the posts & pictures coming. God bless you all.


  33. This post made me have tears of joy for all of you!

    Big Hugs,

  34. Congratulations!!! He is precious!!!
    I very randomly came across your blog today... and knew I recognized you from somewhere--then I realized we were in GZ with you in Nov. 2011!!! We only met you a couple of times, but were also with BAAS and staying at the Garden. Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GROWING family!!!
    I enjoyed reading back on many of your older posts today. I didn't catch all of the details, but it seems you felt God leading you to another son last year when you brought WP home? We also felt God leading us back to China to a son while we were adopting our Gracie. That little boy was matched with another family, but we are very excitedly waiting to see who God has planned for our family right now...
    God is so good and what a blessing to read about how HE is growing your family!!! All the best!

  35. Payne is adorable little boy with a darling smile and beautiful complexion. Love that wavy hair!! So glad he is doing well. He was meant to be yours!!

  36. So glad to read this post and to see that all is going well.
    Best wishes as you enjoy settling in with your new son!

  37. Praise God! Praise God! Praise God!

  38. So wonderful to see these sweet pictures of your amazing Gotcha Day! He is such a cute little fella! Enjoy the one on one time with him for the next few days! Praying for a repeat Gotcha day Evie Clair!
    Brenda Stevens

  39. Filled with JOY in Iowa to finally see your little man in your arms! God is so faithful and good!

  40. WOW!! I'm teary eyed just watching this little boy become a part of his forever family! So glad he was that comfortable. My hubby and I are working on our dossier, so we are VERY excited to watch your China journey unfold!