Hard to believe that a week from today, we will be walking the street of Hohhot. Will our little man be with us or will we have to wait until Monday? We haven't received our agenda yet...oh, the suspense!
If you check our blog, maybe you will consider becoming a follower. Everyone that has a blog loves to see who visits. At the bottom of the page, is a place that you can click to become a follower. While we are in China, please feel free to post as many comments as you want. We will love hearing from family and friends while away....just like email and facebook you kind of look forward to saying, "Oh, we have five new messages to read!!" When our trip is over, I will print the comments and add them to Jace's scrapbook (which is already started...holy cow!!). I did this for Eli and we go back and read the comments quite frequently.
It has been one busy week. With Eli not going with us, I wanted to do as many adventures as we could. On top of swimming lessons, we went to the Botanic Gardens, Children's Village, Swetsville, hiking, quading, and a few other silly little things. Rob and I are going to miss him like crazy....and Nana and Papa are going to count down the days until our return.
Once home, it is going to be so weird (and nice!) not to be in this mode of preparing for children. Since Rob and I were married, we have been in some form of chaos (maybe not the best word....) to have our family. First it was invetro, then it was his reversal, job changes and moving to different cities (and then states) which delayed our 2nd adoption international adoption. There has been a lot of ups and downs, but we will finally have our two little boys....and a grandson on the way! I miss my brothers, sister-in-law, nieces, lots of family, and friends like crazy (by far the hardest thing about moving away...thank goodness for FB and unlimited texting...my connection to my zany nieces on a daily basis)....making new friends at this stage of my life isn't that easy, but slowly it's all coming together. Those of you that know me well will understand why I didn't mention my parents, one never knows where they will call home as they have lived as gypsies for the past 15 years (I think). They always come to visit, but you never know how long they will be able to stay or where their next journey will take them! What we do know is how much they love all their children and treasure every moment they get to spend with their grandkids!! This thought is hard to tie-in, but Labor Day Weekend's will never be the same. Getting together with many of my aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins and friends that we have known for so long that they are just family was so much fun for so many years!! I would love to have everyone list some of their favorite Labor Day stories over the years....fun and crazy times!
I will end my post with this....Life is a puzzle...sometimes its a 100 piece, other times its a 1,000 piece puzzle! After eight years of marriage, Rob and I can say we are(will be) a family of four...which will bring many crazy events!!!