Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Pull on your heartstrings

Cousins play ring around the rosie
We had an awesome 10 days with Jason's family.  Unfortunately, as all vacations end this one had to come to an end too.  It was so hard for us all to say goodbye.   Aidan struggles with goodbyes terribly.  Just being at the airport brought tears to both Jason and I knowing we are leaving Aidan and Alayna next week.

We knew we would probably get the news of our travel date to EE while they were here but, didn't realize it would be so quickly! 
I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off for the past week trying to get everything organized and ready to go a week from now!

For example, I made a really nice photo book online at Walmart to take with us to show the judge and the orphanage director etc.  We went and picked up a few items and the book and some other pictures we need for the trip and promptly lost them BEFORE getting in the car!  Are you kidding me???

 Jason thought he handed them to me and I couldn't remember having them.  The sweet folks at Walmart I am sure are having a good laugh at the senile, young couple that they watched on video get the pics to the parking lot but never to be heard from again.    UGH, praying the second copy gets here before we travel.

So if you see me this week and I look harried or don't speak please disregard.  My brain is so full it is about to pop!

Here are a few pics of the fun we had with our family while they were here.

Please be praying for us as we organize and get prepared to meet Dariya. 

Please pray for Aidan and Alayna that they will do ok for my parents while we are gone. 

We will continue blogging along our journey to bring Dariya home.  Hope you will be following us and praying for us.

Silly Trudy dresses up like the UPS man!
Barbque Memorial weeekend

We LOVE Aunt Trudy, she showed Alayna how to put on lipgloss!
All smiles with Nannie

Jason's mom, brother and sister

One last picture before they head to the airport


Renee said...

aww, I'm sad to see them go and I'm all the way over here in Louisiana... praying for you sweet friend...stop, take a deep breath, and MAKE A LIST and then copy it just in case you lose the first list :) .... love you!


Heather said...

Oh my gosh... I am so excited,I can hardly stand it.You are almost there.Literally and it has been such a privilege to tag along for the ride.

Sending you prayers of peace and patience and wisdom,as you journey ever closer to sweet Dariya.

Lacey said...

I know how you feel with the head feeling like its going to explode! You never feel like you get everything done! I'm so excited for you, did you find an apartment, or are you going to let them do it? I'm so jealous that you are going to Arina's city. So much history there for us. I would love to visit her orphanage again!
So excited for you!