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Saturday, October 25, 2008

OUR CA AND SHOPPING!! OCT. 24

We didn't get the call until Wednesday that our CA (consulate appointment) was confirmed. Lord willing we are planning to leave here on Nov. 7th and fly to Dallas then onto Tokyo and then Guangzhou. We will be meeting Hope on the 10th and then our CA is the 19th and we plan to fly home on the 20th. We will be home one week and then spend Thanksgiving with my family in New Jersey. Grace is a great traveler.A few times this week she has out of the blue said, "I am so excited to go to China." We are praying Hope is excited to travel too!!!

The boys soccer was cancelled today so we decided to go to the Mills Mall and get a bunch of things we need for China. Grace has grown out of all her summer clothes and it is 80 degrees in China right now. Grace loves to shop and pick out dresses. She will take them off the rack and hold them up against herself then she says, beautiful. It is very cute and funny. Every store we went in she was picking things out for Hope and trying to put them in the cart. I tortured the poor boys by having them shop with me all day,but Mike was happy, as he bought himself a new shotgun at Cabellas. I think this is the first time we have ever eaten both lunch and dinner at the mall. I bought Grace and Hope lots of matching outfits, bows and shoes. I also bought all the gifts we need to take to China for the orphanage staff . I still feel like we have a ton of things to do, especially when I think in 2 weeks we will be in China.



GRACE FEEDING HADYN CHINESE FOOD




GRACIE STILL FEEDING HADYN




THE BOYS ARE SO HAPPY TO BE SHOPPING




GRACIE LOVES SHOPPING. WE ARE NOW ON OUR SECOND MEAL AT THE MALL



THIS IS HOW THEY REALLY FEEL AND CURRAN AND HADYN WERE TOO TIRED TO EVEN BE IN THE PICTURE





A SUCCESSFUL DAY OF SHOPPING!! LOTS OF MATCHING OUTFITS!!!!



6 comments:

Aus said...

Congratulations on the CA - We're looking forward to following your journey - You will be getting home just about 1 year to the day that we left!

Great joy for you here in Cincy -

aus and family

Amy said...

Congratulations!! What great news! Both lunch and dinner in the mall?? Wow!! I am impressed you were able to take your whole crew and stay for that long! I haven't been to the mall in months!! I'm jealous of the matching outfits, my girls have none (something to do with not going to mall)!!!

I can't wait to follow your journey and see you with Hope!!

Amy in Arizona

Cindy said...

Yeah!! CA!! That's exciting news! We were in China that same time in '04 (left right after the election, came home before Thanksgiving) and it was beautiful in China! Beijing was unexpectedly cold, but Guangzhou will be gorgeous.
I'm so excited for you guys!

the Five Far From Home said...

I'm excited about the CA - but really, it's the matching outfits that have me the MOST excited.

Bekah said...

Okay - third female to say it, but the matching outfits are very cute. :) There it is. Glad y'all were able to get some of the things you need for China!

Sarah said...

That face is hillarious Rylan! I miss malls. The clothes always match there. ~SM