Greetings!

We designed this site in order to keep in touch with friends and family who are far away and in order to communicate with other adoptive families from around the world.

When we first started researching this wonderful way to become a family we read everything we could get our hands on. Even though there are a lot of great books out there, nothing was as informative or touching as the blogs we found by adoptees, biological parents, and adoptive families. So we are writing this blog now in hopes of returning the favor. We hope that if you are dear to us you will enjoy keeping up with our adventures. If you are someone out there involved in a part of the adoption triad we hope you will find information and comfort here and provide us with some of your own!

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Feel free to stop by anytime. We're happy to share our family story.

Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Monday, December 29, 2008

leaving on a jet plane

We made it back from Florida late Saturday night and I am leaving for Thailand today.  It was worth it though!  We had a great time with our family.  It was wonderful to see my parents, grandparents, siblings and all the kids!  There are A LOT of kids now too!!  We really enjoyed playing with all of them and seeing how they've grown over the year.  Note to self: children get larger very quickly.

Life has been such a whirlwind over the past month I can't believe I'm making this long trip tonight.  I meet my dear brother at JFK at 7:30 and then we head out for Hong Kong, followed by Bangkok, then onward to Chiang Rai.  We are actually stopping to spend the night in Bangkok which means that we will be there on December 31st.  I have spent Easter in Mexico, Thanksgiving in Africa, Valentines in England, and Mother's Day in Italy.  Now I get to add New Year's Eve in Thailand to that list.  I feel very blessed to have experienced so many layers of culture firsthand.  Years ago, my roommate Dee and I walked into an Irish Pub in Bangkok and found a Thai Beatles cover band singing "Back in the U.S.S.R.".  That's the stuff I really love. When cultures just melt together to understand and misunderstand each other peacefully over things like good music and national holidays.

As always, I'm exhausted just thinking about the trip, but I'm eager for the road.  I really do love to travel and I'm dying to see our kids  and staff again.  I don't know when I'll get to update this blog again but I will try and, who knows, maybe Brian will decide to write some stuff in my absence.  It could happen.

- Rosemary

3 comments:

jessica said...

Roses,

Wow! your are amazing! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. please tell us all about your trip when you get a chance.

love,

jessica

Elizabeth said...

What a great flight schedule. No LAX and you get to stop at Hong Kong.....I feel so peaceful just thinking about that airport.

If you get to check this, please give hugs and kisses to the girls. And Happy New Year!!!! You guys are going to have so much fun!! I'm only sorry Brian is missing out.

hugs,
--Elizabeth

Yoli said...

Wishing you and your husband the very best in 2009. Happy New Year you guys!!! Last year my husband and I had just landed in Beijing on the 31st, we spent New Years in China and we loved it. I think what you are doing is wonderful and this world view will do your child an amazing benifit.