This is our story....of love, life, and adoption

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

ONE.......MORE......WAKE....UP!!!!!

First off, I just want to say that there is a small place in Hell for people that sit around and make up viruses for the flippin' computer. I was looking up the meaning of Chinese colors so I could print out a letter to Claire's birth mother on paper that was appropriate and we got a massive virus/spyware on our home PC. To say that we were ticked about this is an understatement. Our home PC is totally infected and pretty much useless. Needless to say I have tons of info on there that I need. The letter that I spent hours on is on there. Since I don't know how to hook up the laptop to the printer I will hand write a letter to her birth mother.
Okay onto more pleasant issues. WE ONLY HAVE ONE MORE WAKE UP UNTIL WE LEAVE FOR TAIWAN. I cannot believe that we are finally at this point. For so long I've watched so many other people at this point and wondered if we would ever be those people. And now here we are. I know that I'm going to be a blubbering mess as soon as we approach Taiwan. Jon was like "yeah, you know how you get when you cry hard, you're gonna be all snotty". Thanks Jon. Yes I will be all blubbery and snotty. I'm going to try not to be all heaving crying when we meet Claire, because I don't want to scare her. We'll see though. Don't know if I'll post tomorrow. If I don't....you probably won't hear from us until Saturday. See ya on the other side of the world!!

21 comments:

Mom2JosephLilyRoseJack said...

Congratulations Ann & Jon !!!!

I can't wait to follow your journey to beautiful Claire. I wish you all the best. Have a safe and wonderful trip.


Lisa

4Bussells said...

Our family will be thinking of yours...good Luck and safe travels to you two! I'll be looking forward to the next post, whenever that may be. Rochel & family

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Tisra said...

This is really happening for you! You'll be there very soon and it is LESS THAN A WEEK until you have your daughter in your arms! I do hope you blog all sorts of pictures while you're there!

Tisra
waiting for referral

island girl said...

EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!

I can't wait! And don't forget to call me before you leave the U.S.!!

Of course I'm sure I'll talk to you tonight! LOL!!

Annie said...

YEAH! I am so excited this day has finally arrived for you! I can't wait to see pictures of you and Jon with Claire. Just a few more days until you meet your daughter!

Sara and Adam said...

I've been following along on your journey pretty quietly thus far (have I ever posted?) but I just wanted to wish you a wonderful, safe, fulfilling, and truly spectacular trip. Enjoy every second of your time in Taiwan, and most of all your little Claire!
Congratulations on reaching this point. It is truly the trip of a lifetime!

redmaryjanes said...

Wow! This is so fantastic. I have been following your blog for so long and I'm so glad to see that you are leaving to bring Claire home tomorrow!!! Have an amazing journey. I will following along!

Kristin said...

I am going to be completely manic about checking your blog while you are there. I can not even think back to this time in our journey without getting excited. It was just so incredible!! I can not wait to read and see pictures of your story unfolding!!!!

Judy said...

I'm so happy for you. I'm looking forward to your pics as a family of 3. Very exciting stuff. It brings back many happy memories for me. Enjoy the journey.

Farrah and Jed said...

I'm so happy that this day has finally came...In just a few short days you will have Claire Bear in your arms forever...

WOOOOHOOOOO

Craig, Judy, Andrew, & William said...

Yay!!! It really won't be long now. Can't wait to read more.

Tami and Bobby Sisemore Family said...

I am so excited for you! I know you just can't wait to hold her in your arms! Snotty or not it will be beautiful :)

hugs,
Tami
Noah's Mommy
www.tillGodbringsthemhome.blogspot.com

Tiffany said...

Yeah Claire is coming home! We hope you have a safe trip and cannot wait to follow your journey to Taiwan to bring your long awaited daughter home. Have a super time and good luck meeting Miss Claire for the first time!! AHHH.
Tiffany

Anonymous said...

So excited for you! IT's here. It's really here. Fantastic. Enjoy your trip and your little girl.

Jan

Tish said...

blubbery and snotty is beautiful!!!! can't wait for an update!!!

THE HARPOLDS said...

Ann:
I agree with Tish! Blubbering and snotty mommies are the best!!!
Enjoy and take in EVERY MOMENT! It is a lifechanging experience and one that you will never forget! We are praying for your family for safe travel and a wonderful time of bonding with your little Claire Bear!!!!
Love to you all and I can't wait to follow along!
Love and Blessings,
Mel
Mommy of 6 Blessings from Heaven!
www.ouradoptionstory-blessed.blogspot.com

David and Janalee said...

So excited for you and will be checking regularly to see if you post. Soak it all up Ann, you have waited a lifetime for this.
Safe travels and lots of hugs,
Janalee

Jane said...

Oh my goodness, I can't even imagine how excited you must be!
Sorry about the evil virus causing you stress, but I don't think anything can phase you when you're this close to meeting your daughter. Stay strong, she's waiting for you!

Anonymous said...

Can not believe this time has finally come after all the waiting, can hardly contain myself waiting for the gotcha pictures.Safe travel and lol.

Sarah k said...

OH honey... don't worry about the heaving cry! I am sure that she will be fine and HEY.. this only happens ONCE for you, Jon and Claire.. so go for it! Be safe and I am so happy for you sweetie.. YOU MADE IT!