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10.22.2008

16 hours to takeoff...

Wow! I have had to pinch myself several times today to fully grasp that we begin our journey to Caleb tomorrow morning!!! My heart swells with joy to think that this final weekend we have as a family of three will be spent allowing Kylie to see her homeland with her own two eyes! And then early on Monday ~ while our friends and family sleep here in the states ~ we will suddenly become a family of four. I can't wait!

Kylie was so excited about Caleb that we had to test out the double with Lottie last night.
Thanks again Tricia for this wonderful gift!

This morning Kylie was super snugly when she woke up, so we laid beside each other on her trundle bed and talked for a while. I have to thank God for that leisurely morning snuggle as it will be our last "relaxed" morning as just the two of us. When she began to wake up and become really chatty I asked her if she knew where we were going tomorrow. She thought for a second and then happily answered, "pe-kool?" (preschool ~ what a shout out to Ms. Jeanna, she really misses her teacher!). I said, "No sweetie, tomorrow we are going somewhere on an airplane." Then she got a huge grin and said, "We goin' to Tih-na, tomorrow? To get my Tae-eb? Yay, Yay, YAY!!!" and then she started jumping up and down. (Caleb, Mommy is that excited too!)

By the way, do you think that I've had enough on my plate recently? Obviously my defenses are down because here's Kylie eating her breakfast this morning. This kid can put down some bagel and cream cheese!


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14 comments:

Jordan Carl said...

!!!!! This is exciting!!!!! I am glad that you and Kylie had some good bonding time recently. Can't wait to see you when you get back!
Love

Melissa Wagner said...

Kristi...just another quick thank you for taking the photo albums for us. Julia was thrilled to know that her Baba Lu was going to see her as a "big girl"! Wuhan was a cool city to visit...Have fun!

Our Journey said...

We will be praying for you all tomorrow!! We're so excited to see you all follow this wonderful dream -- and we can't wait to see that little boy in your arms. God Bless!!

Jodee Leader said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to follow your journey! Travel safe!

Laurie said...

Chills, chills and more chills! I cannot wait to hear ALL ABOUT IT!! You'd better be a good little blogger while you're away! Safe and happy travels to all! And remember, God has already taken the trip ahead of you. :)

Cindy M said...

Sweet journey, dear friends!

Can't wait to welcome little Caleb into our family!

Love you! And you'd better be blogging!!! We'll be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiitinng....

Ally said...

We will be thinking of your family today, such a very exciting time. We will pray that God will watch over you all! I am Looking forward to following your journey!

Sharon said...

Praying you all the way to China, Caleb into your arms and home again!!! CANT WAIT to check in on you Monday am!!!

Nicole said...

Have a safe trip! You are in our prayers. Can't wait to see Caleb in your arms!

Amy Woods said...

Wow! You are in the air as I type this! Can't wait to see pictures of you guys in China. Praying for safe travels and that you all stay healthy while there!

Anonymous said...

You are in the air now traveling to get your son, my precious grandson. I promise to keep good care of Maya while you are gone.
Will pray continually for you.

I know God is ahead of you and has a wonderful time for the four of you. Will be anxiously awaiting your arrival home on the Nov. 7th.

The double stroller will be so nice. Can imagine that Kylie will want to ride everywhere with Caleb.

Cream cheese and bagels on the kitchen counter looks fine to me! haha

Can't wait to start seeing the first pictures of Kylie's reaction to "her" China and of Caleb when you get him next Monday.

God be with you, LaoLao

Melissa said...

Kristi -

I am so excited to follow your trip to China! You have had your share of stressful things going on in your life, and meeting Caleb FINALLY is going to be amazing!!!Have a wonderful trip and I cannot wait to follow along!!!
Melissa
(by the way, Matthew's border came from Babies R Us - it was just too neat to pass up!)

Mom of Triple As said...

Can't believe you are in the air and on your way. Can't wait to see photos of all of you together. Continuing to pray for all of you and for Ian's project.

Anonymous said...

Ian and Kristi -
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you once again as you take your second journey to China. We will be anxiously checking in each day for updates. We sure hope Ian was able to meet his deadline at work in a timely manner! Now maybe he will be able to catch up on some sleep. :):) he he
Much Hokie love to you all. :)
John and Joanna