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Monday, December 11, 2006

Sheer Craziness


Life at our household has been a bit out of control for the past week or so. First of all, a total surprise came when I was told that there is a new set of pictures of Lucy. I live for these pictures, so I was simply ecstatic to get them. I didn't even request any new pictures, they just surprised me!! Wonderful. She still looks so
healthy and chubby. I can tell that she is getting longer. She has on the same little Winnie the Pooh pants that she was wearing in her original referral photos. At the time of referral, they were pants, and now she has grown so much that they are shorts. In one of the pictures, she is looking up to the camera so innocently and sweet, and from this picture, I now call her my Baby Bird. In the picture, I think she is saying, "Are you my Mom?" It is taped up in my bathroom and melts my heart every single time that I see it. Her hair has gotten really long. I think that she had just had a bath because it was all fluffy and full on the sides. Honestly, she continues to amaze me each and every day. She is our Baby Bird!

The whole booking plane tickets has totally stressed me out in a way that I had no idea that they would. I was just convinced that there was going to be no way that we could get to Vietnam because all of the flights were booked. I was wrong and we got some AWESOME flights. We insisted upon flying American because we have a friend who is going to upgrage us to business class for free!!!!!!!!!! How awesome is that?!?! This will make the flights quite a bit more manageable and not so miserable. Also, we get to fly from DFW straight to Toyko and then to HCMC. One stop both ways!!!!!!!!!!! It all worked out perfectly. We are leaving on the 23rd and returning home on the morning of January 13th. We will be in HCMC for Christmas day!!!! We won't get Lucy until a couple of days after we have been there, but I think that the time to adjust to the time change will be great. Maybe we will be at least a little bit rested once we get her. Or maybe we could visit her a day early. I don't know. They are still warning us that things could change. Let's all pray that nothing changes!!!

This is my last week of work. I have so much to do before we travel and wish that I had this week off as well, but it will all get done in due time. I know that. We are leaving in less than 2 weeks!!!!

I want to give a big ole Birthday shout out to my baby sister, Katy!! She is 20 years old today, which is just nuts. Happy Birthday Girl!!!!!

22 comments:

Jo said...

I think Miss Lucy is a total cutie. I love her spikey hair. Can't wait to see your family all together for Christmas.

susan said...

Those do sound like great flights! How wonderful that you'll soon have Lucy in your arms. :o)

Kim said...

Little Miss Lucy is a living doll. I am so happy for you. I can only imagine how you are feeling right now. I can't wait until I am in your shoes. My husband and I are adopting from China and we love our Lucy Jo so much. I noticed you are from Dallas, we are from east Texas so I guess we are neighbors. Have a blessed day.

Sarah said...

So glad that your flights came together for you. That is awesome.
Lucy is simply beautiful and you'll soon be holding her!

Destination Motherhood said...

She is so cute! Look at that hair :)

I was wondering what was happening with your plans, I'm sure you are very very busy. I cannot wait to her more about Lucy.

Heather and Michael said...

Baby Bird looks so cute! Merry Christmas!

Kelly said...

ooooh.....I can tell from the little photo snippets that Lucy is an adorable baby! Glad you were able to secure good flights..hang in there, it will all come together!

Nicki said...

She is sooooo yummy! I can't believe it is just a matter of DAYS now! It seems like just yesterday you weren't sure if this day would ever come! ::sniff:: I can't wait to see the first picture of you holding sweet baby Lucy! The World's Best Christmas Gift.

LawMommy said...

Is your daughter in DaNang? We will be in DaNang arriving on the 6th of January. Maybe we will be there at the same time!

Gretchen

(Totally jealous of your flight schedule, by the way.)

Kim said...

Miss Lucy is just adorable! It won't be long now! Sounds like you got some nice flights!

Christina/Mrs. Broccoli Guy said...

Even from those little snippets you can see how sweet and adorable Lucy is. How exciting you got great flights and you will be on your way in no time!! What a perfect Christmas present for you and your hubby.

mommy magallanes said...

I'm glad your flight schedule turned out so well. So soon you will be holding your little baby girl. I'm so excited for you!

Ange said...

Lucy is so beautiful! I love those eyes. Soon you will be able to hold Lucy, you must be so excited!

jeneflower said...

You will have the best Christmas ever! I hope nothing changes and you have the most perfect trip with your little Lucy!

Rachel said...

I am SO happy for you! Christmas in Vietnam will be wonderful and you will be ringing in the New Year with sweet little Lucy. I can't wait to follow your journey. Please tell me you will be blogging while in Vietnam!!

KelleyO said...

She is so beautiful! Lucky mama.

-Jenny said...

Congratulations from Vietnam!

Have a safe trip. It is definitely a world wind adventure.

-Jenny

Jenny and Matt said...

What a gift. Happy, Happy Christmas!!!

molly said...

Lucy is so adorable!! I love the new pictures. Such a sweetie! I'm glad you got good flights. And free upgrades! How nice!! It won't be long now before you're off to get your baby girl!

Crystal said...

She beautiful!!!!!!!--Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am counitng down with you!!!--We are adopting from Guatemala and the wait is hard but you will have your baby SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ann said...

Lucy is so so cute. I can't wait to see a whole picture. It won't be long now!!!

Melanie said...

OMG!!! How exciting. I am just catching up on my blogs and your there, your really there. I don't even think I can type. How exciting. I need to go catch up now and read some more. :)))))