Thursday, July 02, 2009

We're Outta Here!

Every year on the third of July we have a big gathering at our house. We have somewhere between 50-75 friends, co-workers, and their families camped out in our yard (which spans a whole city block-widthwise) to watch our local fireworks celebration. We do this on the third because the professional fireworks companies are booked in bigger cities on the 4th.

This year there will be one difference.......we won't be home. We have left friends in charge and hope to find our house still standing when we return. Our flight leaves in less than 24 hours.

We are going to England and then Paris......12 days away from home! You see, we had to go. Our first China daughter (an exchange student from Beijing) is graduating from college in Manchester, UK. Certainly we couldn't miss that. The last time we saw our Daisy was when we went to China to adopt Pearl almost 3 years ago. Daisy was the perfect big sister and translator as Pearl adjusted to family life with us. We are all so excited to see her again! Stay tuned for lots of pictures of all the girls. The only person we are missing is Chris (our exchange daughter last year), who is busy attending college at the University of Washington. Maybe someday, we will get all the girls together at one time.


mommy24treasures said...

wow sounds like an amazing trip! Have fun and can't wait to see your images!

Cheri said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to see your pictures!

Carolin said...

How fun!!! Have a great trip, can't wait to follow along!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

How amazing your trip sound~ I am green with envy!!!! Have a wonderful time

Happy 4th of July

Donna said...

I'm so excited to see your journey unfold right as ours is wrapping up (we'll leave the UK in the morning).

Our blog: Double Happiness!

Teresa said...

Woohoo! I'm excited (and jealous) for you. Please post while you are gone so we can enjoy your trip with you.

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!