Wednesday, January 20, 2010

One Wild Ride

I can't even begin to tell you what a roller coaster ride I have been on these past couple of weeks! I have never been this stressed out...EVER!! My jeans are so big on me because I drop weight when I'm stressed. (Not that I'm complaining about that...lol...) We finally got the word at 9:45 last night that the consulate was FINALLY able to see our 797C. It has been there since the 14th, but I guess they just wouldn't look hard enough. It's been EXTREMELY frustrating and maddening. Thank you all for your kind words and support throughout this whole fiasco. I have been well aware that God has been in control, and we have had many divine interventions throughout this whole process. We can't wait to see what he has in store for us next! It's gotta be good seeing how hard I've had to fight for it!!


So in honor of my house being a disaster and me running around getting everything together, I thought I'd list 10 ways you know you're going to China!

1. You've been to Wally world 10 times in the past 3 days!

2. Your bathroom scale is in the middle of your bedroom so you can weigh your luggage.

3. The boys complain of having no clean socks because they're all packed, and you tell them to wear dirty ones!

4. You dream about and wake up thinking about things you need to pack.

5. Every time you pick up a toiletry, you think about how much it weighs and whether it's worth bring with you.

6. You've chosen what you'll wear on the plane because it's the heaviest thing you want to bring!

7. You've given your blog address to everyone you talk to.

8. You've prayed more in the past 2 weeks than you have in your entire life.

9. Your computer is the last thing you see at night and the first thing you see in the morning.

10. You can't stop smiling!!!!!


If you think of some more, share them...I'd love to hear them!!!


Here's a picture for you. It's of this so soft and sweet blanket that my sister-in-law made for Wesleigh. Is it not the most adorable thing ever? Can you see her name monogrammed on it? I absolutely adore it. She also made a number of adorable dresses. If I have time, I'll share them before I leave, if not....you'll just have to wait ;)

12 comments:

Keisha said...

LOL! I love your countdown! LOL!!
Here is a link to my 10 things that I did 2 yrs. ago... LOL! Ours are similar. It was fun to go back and read!
http://walkerwalker.blogspot.com/2007/05/crazy-things-you-do-before-going-to.html

HUGS!! Can't wait till I see Wesleigh in your arms Girl!

TanyaLea said...

Oh for funny! ...LOL!! ;) I can totally see myself doing EVERY one of these that you have listed. I've already begun and we don't even have our LOA yet, let alone our TA!! ;)

The blank your sister made for Wesleigh is absolutely ADORABLE! I can't wait to see it wrapped around your sweet girl!! :) Does your sister take orders???...seriously, I would love to purchase one from her! Send her my way if she does!! :)

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Glad things are all in place.. if you didn't have stress it wouldn't be real..
LOVE ...LOVE.....LOVE .. the blanket.. love things embroidered..
Have a great last day home.
love ya and so happy for you my friend..

DiJo said...

LOVE the list!!!! How about you know you are going to China when the most important thing in your luggage are Hair Bow, multiple adorable outfits, and your Nikon D90!!

WOOHOO!! YOU ARE FINALLY GOING TO CHINA!!!! Big snaps on that amazing blanket for the Tea Cup!

Love ya,
Di

Everyday Mom Designs said...

Love the list! I love the blanket too! So cute!!! I am just so happy for you guys!

Beth said...

Very Funny!! I can relate...have not made it to China yet (Still waiting) but did go to Kazakhstan for 4 weeks to adopt our son and the list really made me laugh remembering that time before we left.....so true!!! So exciting!!

Ashley said...

How exciting - 10 days!!! Praying for you:)

Blessings, Ashley

Christy said...

Soooo happy things are finally working out. So, when do you leave? I just cant wait to see your little girl in your arms!

Christy

Courtney said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip. I can't wait to follow along and see you sweet little girl!

Mission To Macie said...

OMG!!!! You leave tomorrow!!!!
woohooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gooooooooooo gettttttttttt that GIRL!!!!!!

I will be glued to this computer!

All my love,
Jill :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

OMG...what a funny list!! The blanket is adorable:)

I am so glad that this all worked out for you.......I will also be stalking your blog for the first glimpses of your precious girl:)

Safe travels!

Leah Mei said...

Hilarious! I love the list. It brought back so many memories and I can't believe I did all those things! The blanket is very sweet.

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