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Tuesday, December 26, 2006

At the Sandy Beach

We made it to Danang. The flight was very short and sweet. We get to travel First Class for all of our in country flights and it was very nice. We are in our room at the resort. It is dark, so we can't see the beach or anything until tomorrow. We got to meet the 3 other families in our travel group. It looks like we have a wonderful group of people to take this journey with. Everyone is adopting an infant and they are all around 4-5 months old. We saw all of the pictures today, and they are so cute. Lucy has the most hair!!

In very exciting news, we leave at 8:30 am to go to visit the orphanage tomorrow morning. I just pray that I can get some sleep tonight to pass the time quickly. Can you believe that in about 16 hours we will be holding our girl?!?! I can't. This is all still a little surreal to me.

Also, while we were waiting at the airport, Quoc, our in-country facilititor, started showing everyone the pictures that he had on his computer of our babies. There was a whole set of Lucy that we never even got to see. It was from the time between her referral pictures and the second set of pictures that we received. She is smiling in several of them and clearly laughing in one. They are so adorable!! She has some big ole dimples!!!!! He forwarded the good ones to us, so luckily we have them now. Once we have our G&R, I will post her referral pictures on Flickr.

I am about to upload some of our trip pictures from thus far. Be sure and check out the purple noodles. Just in case you have never used Flickr, click on the link on the right. I think that the easiest way to see the pictures is by clicking on my name. Then it will pull up all of the pictures.

Wish us luck in meeting Lucy tomorrow. We are soooooooooooo excited. The moment we have waited for for so long is finally here. We miss you all.

37 comments:

Liz said...

Dimples?! Can it get any better? So happy for you. Can't wait to hear about the meeting!

Jo said...

I am sooo excited for you. Can't wait to see pictures.

Sara said...

Kelly,
What a wonderful Christmas present you are about to get! This must all feel so totally unreal. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with the three of you as you become a family!
Sara, Jeff & Lucy

Meredith Woodruff said...

Hey Kelly & Justin!
Thank you so much for keeping all of us in the loop! I have really enjoyed reading your posts! That is actually what got my lazy butt out of bed this morning! I did not want to go back to work after my long Christmas weekend! I haven't looked at the pictures yet! I can't wait to see new pics of little Miss Lucy! I hope the rest of your trip goes as smooth as the first part has! I think you were probably smart and prepared yourself for the worst. I know your friends that you have made through this adoption process have really helped you out, and you are so grateful for that! Have a good day, and get some shut eye:)!!! Love ya! -Meredith

LaLa said...

Can't wait to see all the photos of that girl!! Have a great time lounging on the beach with your newest love : )

KelleyO said...

Kelly, First thing I did this morning was reach for laptop and check your blog. Thank you so much for keeping us posted. I'm really excited for you. I can hardly wait to see pictures of your daughter.

Holly said...

Kelly - I am laughing so hard at the pics of Justin & the purple noodles. We all miss you here in the Rock, but we are so glad dad got the Mac & the video chatting. SO COOL. We can't wait for the two days when we get to see Miss Lucy!!!!!! Get some rest!!!!! XOXO, Holly Dolly

Robinson 4 said...

Those noodles look really nasty.
I can't wait to see that sweet girl's picture in the arms of her family! After so much heartache..it's finally here Kelly! I'm so happy for you!!!!!

Nicki said...

Hahahah. So funny. You should be sound asleep right about now. Just a few more hours and you get to leave to finally meet your daughter! I can't stand it! I hope *I* can sleep tonight!!! I am also so glad you got those great pictures of Lucy. Too bad you couldn't have had them while you waited :-/ But better late than never! Laughing? So sweet!

Rachel said...

Kelly, thank you so much for all the updates! I love 'em! I can't wait for you to meet little Lucy!!!!!

By the way, I wouldn't have eaten much of that meal either. Blech! I'm a food wimp!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh.....I am the most excited girl seeing your blog. I called you 3 times on your departure date but could not get you. WE were driving out of range when you called. I finally got online and it is not easy being in the mountains. PLEASE CALL ME!!!! I cannot wait to hear all the details. Lucy is so ready for her mommy and daddy to get there and finally hold her. Abby is laughing at the noodles and Micah thinks they are really pretty. They cannot wait for Liberty to meet Lucy. WE send you all the Taos mountain vibes and cannot wait to hear all about your first meeting with your new baby. Give her kisses from us...
holly

Melissa said...

Hey Kelly,
My eyes are literally brimming with tears. I am so excited for you and daddy to be! Thanks for posting so much. We are all rooting for Miss Lucy!

kori said...

Have so much fun seeing Lucy tonight! You are going to be a wonderful mom!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly & Justin!

What an unbelievable expierence!! We are super excited for ya'll & thanks so much for keeping us in the loop!!

Love,

Paige & Brad

Heather and Michael said...

Have a wonderful day meeting Lucy!!! I'll be away for a few days and I'm sure there will be lots of pics when I return. :)

Christina/Mrs. Broccoli Guy said...

oh I am SO excited for you!!!! Can't wait to hear that she is officially all yours!

ashley steel said...

Kelly and Justin! Oh my gosh, I am so excited for you guys! I just checked the pictures in the CR and those dimples are too cute! I'm so glad the trip has gone so well this far, and I can't wait to meet that sweet dumplin when y'all get back!! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi guys! I am thinking by this time you have already had your arms wrapped around lucy for a while now. i just wonder what that sweet little angel is doing - is she smiling and playing? ,ayne throwing a fit for a new outfit? j/k! We couldn't be more thirlled for the 3 of you and can't wait to see more pics! God Bless! Love, Kathy and Taylor

Meredith Woodruff said...

Good Morning Kelly & Justin! (or I guess I should say Good Night???)

Where are you? I am anxiously awaiting a new post!!! I can't wait to hear about your day! Talk soon...

Love ya!
-Meredith

LaLa said...

I know you are probably busy with your sweet girl..but come on..think of us here in cyberworld...we want photos, all the updates, etc.... ha ha...just kidding..(kind of) hold onto Lucy and you can type later : )

Anonymous said...

Justin and Kelly,
Hurry up and send an update!!! We are so excited to see pictures of miss lucia!!!!! We really miss you in llano/vickery alley! Can't wait for you to come home!
love both and be safe!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Kel!!!!!!
I am freaking out right now! I want to kiss all over those adorable dimples! I can just see it in her eyes how sweet she is!
I am loving that you are keeping everything up to date on the blog. You are so good! I hope any minute that you post another with all the details of seeing her! I'm with kathy i will be refreshing every second! don't worry..i'll teach liza how to press the button while i take a nap! :)
i loooved the pink noodles and justin..it reminded me of cabo when we realized he didn't like tall food!
please take millions of pics..i am hanging onto your every word and keep getting chills when i think about you all...i hope you can feel everyone's love they are sending!! i am confused on what time it is there but i do hope you are sleeping tight because i know those eyes will be on that sweet baby in no time at all!
we love ya so much and are so excited!!! merry christmas you three!
kate and jason

Liz said...

Ok, I've been checking the computer all day long like a crazy person - and no update! Where are you!!??? We're dying to see and hear what's happening! I know you are just having such an amazing time with Lucy that you can't tear youself away. Hopefully soon she'll sleep and you'll be able to take your eyes off her long enough to update all of anxiously awaiting the scoop!

Beaming with happiness all day just thinking about you guys!

Liz

Anonymous said...

Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!! Where are you? We are waiting to hear from you......i am guessing the internet is down or something. let us know how miss lucy is doing, i know you guys are doing great and can't wait to hear from you. loves and misses, kathy and taylor

Anonymous said...

I have become psycho about checking to see if you have written in! i think it is about 11:30am over there!!! what time do you get luce? i feel like you are getting her right now!!!!!! oh kel! kathy..i think the net must be down too! i have gone into full hysteria! :)
kate

Anonymous said...

Kelly, Justin, where are you guys!?!? We have been checking this site constantly and cannot stand the anticpation any longer we are dying to know/see what is going on! I agree fully with Kathy and Kate that we are going physho here in AR! Is 11:30 too late to call John and Becky because we are dying? Hope you are lovin on our sweet baby girl right now! love you!Adam and Stacey

Kristin & Brett said...

Hey Kelly!

We are absolutely dying for an update! :-) Hope all is going well and you holding your little one right now! We're praying that everything is moving smoothly for you guys!

Kristin & Brett

Anonymous said...

yep, i'm still psycho today!!! i have refreshed this page 999999 times! katy told me you would for sure have her by the time i woke up this morning!!!! how are you? when you do write in..please give up all the details...what is she wearing???? i am being patient..it's liza that is getting violent! :)
just kidding i know you all are busy...i love ya'll and am soo excited!
kate

kate carter said...

hi!
i was just going to let everyone know that i just talked to kelly's dad and he said they are having internet problems. hopefully they will get those fixed! :) i know kelly is anxious to tell us about her baby girl! he thought they have had her for about 9 hours now. I wonder what they have been doing!? I bet a lot of staring contests! :)
kate

Shawna said...

Merry Christmas Kelly & Justin!

I think by now baby Lucy is in your arms, and I know Kel that you're not letting go!! What a blessing to have such a fabulous Christmas miracle!

I'm back at work doing nothing but planning President Ford's funeral, so I will be spending my New Year's at the Capitol...and I plan on staying glued to the blog now!

Kate has been stalking your family by phone, and been trying to give us all updates. I can't wait to see pics of the updated Pollard fam and sweet Lucy Elise with her new momma and daddy. You're a natural and I'm so excited to meet her, and even more excited that this day has finally come for you!

Much love and prayers coming your way! Shawna

Shelly W said...

Kelly & Justin,

I'm so happy that you are going to have your precious girl soon! It's the best feeling ever! Can't wait to see pictures. Praying everything goes smoothly and that you are enjoying the beach with Lucy by the time you read this!

God Bless,
The Westons

KelleyO said...

I bet the reason that there has not update is because of the Earthquake in Taiwan and it knocked out the internet. I heard this from a family that is there right now.

kate carter said...

Just wanted to give everyone an update...kelly and justin have their sweet baby lucy!!!! becky called and left a message and said that kelly said she is just beautiful and so sweet! they are having the best time with her and they are about to see how their first night goes!!! sleep tight baby luce and you too kel and justin!!!
she said that they didn't think they would have internet again until after the new year but i can't wait for a full report!!!!
she will have so much to tell us by then! can't wait!
love you all so much and miss ya tons!
kate

Christina/Mrs. Broccoli Guy said...

Thanks Kate for the update! Kelly, so glad you have your sweet baby and can't wait to hear all about her! Hope everything goes very smoothly for you in Vietnam and you are all home soon!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kate for the updates! I wonder how the first night is going with miss lucy. I bet she is sound asleep and not making a peep! I can't believe the internet is down and we can't get an update until New Year's, Kelly and Justin - just know that we are all thinking about you and can't wait to see pictures of your new beautiful daughter!!!! Love ya! -kathy

Nicki said...

Oh I'm so glad to read this update! I figured you guys were affected by the earthquake - hopefully nothing other than an internet outtage! I bet you are just on cloud 9 with your sweet Lucy!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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