Sunday, August 20, 2006

Whirlwind Days

THANK YOU to everyone for your wonderful congratulations! I will be saving them all.

I just got caught up reading everyone's blogs that I have links to on the left and will continue to keep up as best I can. I probably won't be able to comment much anymore but I will be there behind the scenes cheering you on! After being in "shut down mode" for so long with the wait getting longer and longer, I now have SO MUCH TO DO! Not only do I have to finish up my lists of things to do to get ready for the trip, and then actually DO THEM! But I have things to get caught up on around the house, and most importantly, before we leave I have to make sure our homeschool year is up and running smoothly (okay as best as we can!) so that we don't lose too much time while we're gone. I remember all too well how hard those first days/weeks/months post-China can be and this time I will have TWO little ones AND it will be right in the middle of the school year. Last time we got home June 10 so I had most of the summer to adjust before starting school. And Ben is a Junior this year so no slacking off allowed! I still have to finish a little planning and getting things ready to start the day after Labor Day.

So crazy days ahead for me, wonderful, wonderful but crazy days! Thanks again everyone for taking this journey with me.


Connie said...

I'll be thinking of you. Enjoy all the things leading to the day you meet Allison for the first time. Certainly the moments after will be even more wonderful :0)

Beckyb said...

Eileen - you just enjoy every minute!! School will catch up later - we were in the same boat so I hear you but it all worked out fine! You are in my prayers.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

Eileen Beck said...

The "Other Eileen" has her referral! I saw on someone's blog list, "Eileen's Adoption" and I wondered if it was me!! We went with a SN child as well and have been back from China for about 3 weeks. She has been an absolute doll and I would go the SN route again in a heartbeat! Also, since we had already been logged-in and reviewed, we got our TA in 3 1/2 weeks! So, be ready to go soon! Can't wait to see pictures!

Best of luck
Eileen Beck

P.S. We used Sonlight history too and really loved it!

LaLa said...

Congrats on your referral. Can't wait to see those photos when you have your TA. I stumbled onto your blog from the Double Happiness one. I am so happy for you. We have a 22 month old from Hubei,PRC and are paperchasing for a mei mei. Sometime in the Summer of '08 I will be in China with a 3.5 year old and a new little one too so I am anxious to see how you handle it. Here's to a speedy TA, CA and TRAVELS!!!
Laura (mama to Annslee JiaNa)