They are in the air!

Thursday, March 22, 2007
I took Dave and Will to the airport this morning. It was very exciting. I looked around and realized that the next time I am in this airport, I will be meeting my daughter for the first time. Yes, I was crying by myself in the middle of the airport. After three years on this journey, the time has finally come.
My traveling men.

I swear Will has other clothes. He just loves this GAP sweatshirt.

Let's see, do I have our passports?

One final hug from Mom.

Just before going through security.
I watched them until I could not see them any longer.
Then, about 2 hours later (I did some shopping in Richmond)...Will called my cell phone and said, "Mom the jumbo jet is the coolest. There is a TV right on the seat in front of me and there are 9 seats in a row! This is going to be so much fun!"
They were just about to take off for Beijing!
The next post should be from Dave when they arrive. I gave him a blogging lesson last night.


  1. Hi Kim,

    I am so happy for your family. You have waited so long for your little girl. You seem to be having so much fun getting ready for Kate. Dave and Will will be home before you know it. Was going to email you to try and convince you to get on that plane! Take care.


  2. So happy they are enroute to Kate! I know you are missing them already but they are going to have such a great time and can't wait to see her in her Daddy's arms

  3. I can't wait to see Miss Kate! We will be watching your blog for updates and I'll keep my eye out for them as we travel the next few days! I know your heart is just about to explode with joy!! What a journey...
    Love, Kim
    Whose leaving in 30 minutes for her Katiebug

  4. Hi Kim - I haven't heard from them since they landed, but am certain they are being thrown into the swing of things pretty quickly. I can't believe it is finally happening. The pics of your shower were wonderful - so glad you had such a nice day. I'll be anxious for the beginning of the week when we can actually see our daughters in their arms. Hope you are holding up well - I came unglued kissing Terilyn & Steve and of course, my sweet husband goodbye! Love, Heather

  5. I bet you are on pins and needles! I love all the photos from the shower and packing! I'm so excited for you! I appreciate your blog---it's getting me ready for when my time comes!
    Can you feed my obsession by telling me how many bags they took?

  6. Teri,

    If you look at the photo of them walking into the airport--that is what they took. Two backpacks and two rolling suitcases(one checked @60 lbs) and one carry-on (the blue one). We did have to pay $25 for the black one weighing too much but we didn't care. DH needs free hands when he gets our girl! Thanks for your prayers.

    I haven't heard from them yet but supposedly they are out to dinner enjoying a traditional Peking duck dinner!

  7. What exciting times for your family...congratulations!

    I hope they're able to post on blogspot while in China (it was iffy when we were there), because I'm sure any and every update and picture will be devoured quickly.

    Two more Kate's coming home -- isn't that just a wonderful thing?

    Truly Blessed (mom to Katie and her 3 big brothers)

  8. Kim, wow, I can't beleive they are on their way already!!!! So looking forward to reading your story. I can understand completely the crying in the airport thing....I am sure you can hardly believe it is happening for real!

  9. Wow! This is soooo exciting! It must have been very hard to say good-bye though...

  10. Wow, I have just come accross your blog and see that so many of my blogging buddies have commented. There are some great people out here to offer support.
    Congratulations to you and your family! How exciting that your husband and son are on their way to China!! Soon you will have your baby girl!


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