Monday, February 07, 2011

Two More Days Until We Leave!!

Remember This?  
This was our countdown paper chain so the girls could see how long until we go to China.

And This is how it looks tonight!  I cannot believe how fast it has gone.   This adoption has taken 6 months from start to finish.  We cannot wait to see God's perfect plan for Jilliana.

And today we did a little cleaning.  Everyone has been so good and cheerful even while cleaning!  That is my little Emma.  Oh and before I forget she said one of her cute little things the other day.

Lily and Emma were playing the wii "Just Dance Kids".  Emma must have done something wrong because I overheard Lily say, "Emma, God is watching you."  And then I heard Emma come back in her little scruffy voice, "Well Lily, Uncle Sam is watching you!"   Doesn't she just say the cutest things?

You may wonder how does she even know about Uncle Sam?  Around here there are people dressed up like the Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam trying to get you to come in to get your taxes done.  The girls saw these people and asked me about them.  I explained that Uncle Sam was just a figure for the Government and sometimes people like to say "Uncle Sam" is watching you to let you know that the Government is watching you.

So I guess when Lily said that it was the strongest thing that Emma could come back with.

Meilynn and Lily cleaning, well you can see Lily is.  Meilynn is usually more like the supervisor.
And I have been doing a lot of this in preparation.  Today we washed all the sheets on all the beds and put them back on.

And finally, I got this today!  It is the first card that I have got from someone congratulating us on Jilliana.

Tomorrow will only be one more day and I am feeling like we are getting it done.  I think I only have to pack my bag for the plane and the electronics.  I haven't done the final weights of the suitcases, but it looks like we are going to make the weight limits.  We have 6 suitcases and each of us has a personal item for the plane.  And then we have one carry-on suitcase.  I know that is a lot, but we have 6 going over and 7 coming back.  I don't know how people can possibly do this carry on only.  There is just no way I could do that!  But I admire those that can!


Susan in Alabama said...

Vicki you amaze me with all that you do and you do such a great job! I will be praying for you and your family. I look forward to watching your journey. I started reading your blog during your trip for Lily. It is hard to belive it has been a year. It has been a joy to watch Lily blossom since joining her family. I know that little Jillian will do the same and I look forward watching her transformation. God bless you all!

prechrswife said...

I don't know how people do COO, either. There is no way I could pack like that. Have a great trip!