Thursday, January 7, 2010

Up, up, and year later!!!

As I conduct my usual business today I can't help but think about what I was doing a year ago.  Last year on this day we were busily getting all the final items together needed for our trip to China.  You year ago tomorrow we boarded the plane that took us over 6,ooo miles to beijing China.  It does not seem possible that one year has passed already.  But on the other hand I can't remember what our life were like without Sierra in it. 
The thing we were the most afraid of last year at this time was the flight itself.  Scott had NEVER flown and I had only flown short distances and did not love it.  David had flown the Nov. before and had encountered some rough turbulence so he was not too thrilled either.  We had worried about it since the beginning.  I kept remarking that the flight would be our equivalent to labor.  We chose a direct flight so we would only have to take off once and land  once.  We made it to the airport, met two families traveling with our group so that helped pass the time!!! Finally it was time to board...and soon we were in the air.  I admit, the 3 of us did take some medication to calm our nerves and it did the trick.  We had an awesome flight!! We were relaxed, slept some, walked around, Scott met a man named Joe and spent a lot of time talking with him,flew over the North Pole,  and in seemingly no time we were there.  Now that kind of labor I like!!! It was not bad at all!!!!
I will be posting some thoughts as we go through this anniversary period.  It brings such emotions to the surface....being in China, meeting Sierra, making life long friends, learning about her culture, so much happened in 15 short days.  Come along for the ride!!!


  1. Well, Happy Gotcha Day!!

  2. Right there with you Kathie, all these memories are making me emotional! Brian & I were just laughing that I had taken it easy this time last year and even snuck out to see a movie. Only to discover as I was finishing the packing that Emma (we think) locked the little luggage locks together and we couldn't find the keys anywhere. Went to buy bolt cutters and new locks only to find out that you can't buy bolt cutters at Target. Somehow my take it easy day turned into stress!

  3. It's hard to believe it has been almost one year since we missed each other in China :) I look forward to reading your posts. I've been watching our video's from the Civil Affairs office today and I have tried to find you in them...maybe you can watch them (I'm going to post some later) and see if you see yourself! We are blessed!!!