Monday, October 8, 2012

Here goes Everything

We had a great drive from Spokane to Seattle this afternoon. Tom came home from work to pick us up - and for the first time ever, we were actually ready to go. We stood in our kitchen looking at each other, the dogs, the house, the kids, the dust, the pine needles...and really there was nothing to do but simply get into the car and drive. The kids and Tom fell asleep and I got to drive while lost in thought. After a couple of hours, they were awake and hungry and not happy to see the long line of traffic on 405. We made it and ate great BBQ.
Tom and the kids are swimming while I write. We are attempting to have the kids use every single muscle they have before loading them onto a very long plane ride. About 10 hours after we land, we will be on the Great Wall of China. Once we do land, we are going to hit the ground running. A nice man looked at Leah tonight and asked her what she will do in China....she answered, "paperwork". I just laughed...
So here goes everything. So much has has happened these last nine months and I cannot believe the time is here. So again, here goes everything. What a ride this will be. Keep us in your prayers.


  1. I am so excited for you! The day we left for China we were just ready too:} We left early, went out for breakfast, watched airplanes, etc.