I am sorry that I don't have any pictures of today. Really there was not anything to take pictures of. My day consisted of running errands.
I sent off the Quilt squares to make Lily's 100 Good Wishes Quilt. I had to run home after that because I bought a new battery for my camera and for the last three days when I have gone to Target, I have forgotten to bring it back. The salesperson assured me it would fit my camera and it didn't. At least it is really easy to take things back there. I can't believe that I forgot it for the third time, so I had to go back and get it.
I went to Wal-Mart to pick up pictures of the family so that we can show them to Lily and have Rebecca (our guide) tell her who everyone is. I put together the pictures I have to bring to the Orphanage if we get to go. If we don't get to go, I will give them to whomever brings Lily. There are two pictures of girls that were adopted as babies and there pictures today. And then there are two pictures one of a boy and one of a girl that are there with Lily now. The parents want me to give them a picture of their families. The boy is 6 and will live only 45 minutes away. They have just received their pre-approval so it will be some time before they are home. But I am excited that Lily will have someone so close that was a part of her life.
Mike took the girls to Chinese class and I picked them up and then it started raining again My sister came over and played with the girls while I did a few computer things. I am in daily communication with Karla at our agency now. There is always some little thing to do or ask. I e-mailed my forum group to let them know where we will be posting while in China.
We will be posting most of the travel logs to www.pomafamily.com, since we are pretty sure we can post from China from that site. You got to the site, click on Lily's picture and then click on travel logs.
We will probably try to post any videos here.
The list is getting smaller and we are ready. We know that God has led us to this point in time. It was not what we expected our lives to be like at our ages, but we are obedient to God's plan for our lives. And we would not trade the hugs, kisses, the excitement when one of us comes home after only being away one hour, special moments for the things that we would be doing if we did not have small children at this point in our lives. I know that I keep saying that we are excited and nervous, but those are the two words that describe it best.
Tomorrow will be a day of just finishing up small things like making sure the dishwasher is empty, the refrigerator is cleaned out, the water to the washing machine turned off, the thermostat turned off etc. I also plan to take a moment when the girls are at school and get a pedicure.
Tomorrow a new picture! Good Night