Sunday, December 14, 2008

2 More Days!!!!

Well, it's getting close!! We are getting very excited! Trying to get everything done. There's so much to do! It's been a little challenging trying to pack since we are not able to stay at our house because of the kitchen fire, but it will come together, I'm sure. Insurance finally came, it only took them 4 days. I don't see how we are going to be able to clean up before we leave, but it will be there when we get home. I just have one main thing on my mind right now, and that's going to get my baby from China! We will actually meet Toryn on Monday, Dec. 22. I'm so excited about having him with us for Christmas. He is 2 1/2 and has never heard the real reason for Christmas, which is very sad. I can't wait to tell him the story of Jesus on this Christmas day.

Ok, I have a favor for everyone to do. I want YOU ALL to leave us a comment. We are already getting homesick, and I think this will be fun and help us not to get so homesick. What you do is click on COMMENTS right under my name signature under each post. It will make you enter your email address and then make up a password, but it is VERY easy to do. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do this so we know who all is "coming along with us".

We love you all and wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!


Shawna Dobbs said...

I can't wait until you all are on your way, and we can follow along on your journey. You all are going to have the trip of a lifetime. Hopefully haveing the kids with you all will ease Toryn's transition a bit.
My travel advice - Soak it all in- it will pass in a blur. See and do all that you can so you have no regrets once you get home. Go with the flow. Coley's advice - don't eat anything with a face ( you will see why he says that soon enough!).
Have a fabulous time. You will be in our prayers. I am so glad you all will be a family of 5 for Christmas.
Shawna and the rest of the Dobbs Clan

Chelsea said...

YEAH!!! We are so excited that all of you get to go! You are an amazing and strong Christian family. You never gave up, or let Satan win. May God bless you more than you could ever imagine while you hold that precious baby boy in your arms this Christmas!!!
Have a fabulous trip, and know that your family (of 5) is being prayed for every second you are gone.
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Merry Christmas Toryn!! We love you all,
Cody, Chelsea, Emma Grace, and Baby Cottingham <><

Sharon said...

So, Mark, Hudson and I (for sure) are totally planning on heading down to Dallas. We don't want to tire you out so if it is too late for dinner that is fine but we are up for whatever. I do know you will be CRAVING American food about day 3 so it will be your last chance! CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!

Gramma Sandy said...

ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers every step of the way. How wonderful to have your new son for Christmas...we are with you every step of the way...God Bless you all. Gramma Sandy

Lisa said...

Knowing you will tell him about Jesus' birth this Christmas is such a beautiful picture of why international adoption is called "Missions in reverse." You know I'll be praying for you constantly and waiting (not so patiently) for new posts.Today I'm praying that you will be wrapped in peace, that not a single thing will be forgotten as you pack, that your travel will be the smoothest ever and that you will take amazing notes! I love you all! And I can't wait for your pictures!!! Lisa

Karen said...

I can't wait to see our new little Kendrick. I will be checking the page daily to see what you are all up. I hope you have a very safe trip and a very wonderful trip. Love ya.
Karen & the Guys

Micaela said...

ahhh...i know i've told you guys like a million times, but i'm SOOOO EXCITED!!!! i'm excited that you all get to go to China, I'm excited that you get to meet Toryn before Christmas and share such a special day with him, and I'm VERY excited that you get to bring him home for us all to love on! I miss you guys so much & I can't wait to see you all when you get back!!! Have a wonderful time & know i'll be praying big prayers for you all!!!

I love you guys!!!!!!!
micaela :)

Angela said...

We are so excited and can't wait to meet Toryn!! We love you guys and are praying for safe travel, peace and Christmas blessings. Have fun and take LOTS OF photos!! can't wait to hear from you! Angela