Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Rainy Days, Packing, and Excitement

So Sweet
Just hanging outMarching to the rain
Is it still raining????

We finally got some rain this past week (back to warm and sunny today) and we were really happy to have an excuse to stay in our jammies all day! The kids just hung out reading, watching TV and bugging each other. I tried to get some packing (ironing!) done because we are leaving on Thursday - yes, this Thursday! The grandparents are coming to take care of the little ones left at home, while us big kids GO TO CHINA! The wait has really gone on for so long, that we are now scrambling to get it all together. I am trying to have us ready to go back to school before we leave because it will start back the week after we come home. We are getting our back to school haircuts, shoes, books, etc. so we don't have to try and get it all done jet lagged with a new son who has never even seen a car seat before! We got all of our travel meds, snacks, and yes, new suitcases and in a little over 36 hours, the limo will arrive to take us to the airport. We will post to The Story of You (another thing I can finally scratch off my To Do List) - I emailed her all of the info today and we should have a link by tonight. Without the link you go to The Story of You and click on In China Now (that will happen after we leave of course) and then click on Samuel Ray. You can email us from that site. It will link to our Yahoo email account because we know we can access Yahoo from China. We would love to get email from you while we are there. When we traveled for Emma and were feeling tired, overwhelmed and homesick, it was great to have words to read from our friends at home. You will never know how much it means! I will also try to update this site as well, but I know blogger can be persnickety at times - especially in China. We really appreciate any and all prayers - we are praying for a hedge of protection around every aspect of this trip - travel, nerves, health, anxiety over leaving little ones at home, our transition with Sam, his anxiety and fear of the unknown, jet lag, and on and on......We cannot wait to be home and post pictures of Sam with his new family!


At 1:37 PM , Blogger jiangxigirls said...

Thank you for the update!! I can't wait to follow along!

Love to all!!!

At 2:59 PM , Blogger Sophia's Mama said...

Julie you all will be in our prayers for the next two weeks. Hug and kiss Sam extra form all of us in your EAC family....

At 4:23 PM , Blogger Hardin Family said...

have been stalking the site to see any updates It's a must to send me that link info.

Jennifer Hardin
waiting for Olivia Erin-Ke Hardin

At 7:27 PM , Blogger Shelly & Family! said...

Oh Julie..I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for you guys! Wow...when I think back from when we traveled in 2005...it seems like only yesterday that we were there! (boy, time sure does fly). I am going to try my best to drop you a line while in China & I can't wait to see photos of Sam. Praying you guys have a safe & wonderful time!

At 8:00 PM , Blogger Molly's Mum said...

We will be with you ALL the way lovie - still wish we could come
too xxxx

At 11:40 PM , Blogger LaLa said...

YAY...so excited for you!! You know we will be watching from here and keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers : )

At 5:02 PM , Blogger crazylady said...

Will make sure to email you persnickety comments while your defenses are down from sleep deprivation. Hope your trip is safe and wonderful.
Congratulations baby!


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