Monday, November 5, 2007

On November 5th 2005...

We were getting ready to leave for China! I can't believe that it has been TWO YEARS already! I remember not being able to sleep at all the night before & repacking our suitcase about thousand times (and there were still things I forgot to pack or wished I had more of....). Most of our family & friends were there for us as Keith & I boarded our first plane leaving our local airport for China. I remember taking on Airbourne tablet and having not read the directions...place the whole tablet in my mouth. Let's just say, foam was every where & my sister just looks at me & said..."Are you sure you can do this?" We than just looked at each other & starting laughing. It was the last thing that was said before boarding on that early morning...

Also, two years ago today was the first time we meet Amy & Owen at Chicago's airport. We hit it off instantly and it is amazing how our friendship has grown into true family love. I can never express what they mean to us!

(once we landed in China, it was also the first time I ever had my passport stamped.)

Our gotcha day was November 8th...so please check back for photos of our darling Francesca.

Today is also a day that has me thinking about when we travel for Sofia. Seeing how it will be our second time doing it, I feel more prepared than when we were going for Francesca...I guess we'll just have to wait & see. (I just hope that our day for leaving for Sofia comes very soon....)

6 comments:

LaLa said...

Wow..this brings back the memories! We left on Nov 8th so we were right behind you : )

sara said...

WoW! What good memories! I can't WAIT for you to leave to get Sofia (cause that means I'll be leaving too!!) Of course, with the WCP, things can happen differently!! Either way, I'll be following your next trip to China for sure! Congrats!! Bring on the pictures!

LINDA said...

sweet.. i love to read other people's story of the actual process. it really is helpful.
thanx!

Sue said...

Is it me, or does the time w/ our little ones FLY by, but yet when we are waiting for our referral time CREEPS! Crazy, huh?

Well we'll be looking on the 8th...so hard to believe that we all will be celebrating our 2nd Family Days! Enjoy!!!

Janelle said...

yesterday was our anniversary of getting OFF the plane with Chloe at home! great memories.

I am HYSTERICAL about the airborne tablet in your mouth! LOL

Rina, John & Annalisa said...

I can't believe it has been two years already.

Our little peanuts are growing up too fast but they get more and more beautiful each day so I don't feel so sad about time going by so fast.

Can't wait to see you guys again!