In 3 hours we will be boarding our plane: 2 stops and 21.5 short hours later we will land in Houston! Please pray that it goes well! With Amelia being under 2, we opted not to get her a seat…why pay for one if you don’t have to, that was my practical side that made that decision, I could just beat that side of me up right about now. So we are hoping for a bassinet seat!! There is nothing Miss Independent could love less than to sit in my lap the entire way. I just wanted to answer a few questions that I know many of you have: When do you arrive in Houston? Can we come to the airport? We land at Houston Intercontinental at 4:44pm on December 1st, we clear customs in LA, so we should be in baggage claim area by 5pm. We would love to hug your neck, so yes come see Amelia in person…I’ll do you one better, some of our family built a monstrosity in our backyard last weekend, so if you can’t make the airport scene, join us in our backyard for the big reveal for the girls. Although, as much as we would love for you to stay for hours while we rehash every detail of our trip, we are going to keep the backyard party to one hour so we can get the girls fed and to bed at a […]
Since we got to Guangzhou, McKayla has been too busy to report in because she has had her friend Karsyn here and they have been having too much fun playing!
As y’all know, McKayla is very strong-willed and I love her for it! I remember when she was about 3, and dozens of people over her first 3 years would notice her strong-willingness (not sure that its even a word…but follow me) and comment on it, I, a clueless mother would take it as a compliment. Until one day it […]
Have you seen Kung Fu Panda 2? No…seriously? It’s a pretty sweet movie! For those of you haven’t (you need to!) allow me to catch you up. In the 1st movie, Po the Panda becomes the Kung Fu Warrior in China – which is a big deal and everyone was pretty disappointed that he was chosen, because he is a […]
A friend sent me some blue nail polish and said that she painted her toes blue before both of her trips to China to get her sweet girls…it reminded her not to take herself too seriously and to not sweat the small stuff! So here we are in Guangzhou in the home stretch of our trip and we aren’t ‘sweating […]
I swear this child thinks she is playing Twister at night. Seriously kid?? I love it!!
I love finding videos on my phone that McKayla has taken…she is so funny! (Clearly not my best angle, but try to focus on McKayla’s voice and not my chubby cheeks!)
That is how I have spent the last 48 hours. The morning before we went to get Amelia, I was overwhelmed with emotions…excitement, anticipation, nervousness and fear. I was worried about what I would wear to meet her. I practiced saying “I love you” in Mandarin. I bossed my hubby around. I prayed and prayed, and prayed some more. I […]
There is SO much to tell y’all, but I could only let her go long enough to post two pictures!! Keep praying…it’s been a rough afternoon for our angel!