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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Take care,
Brian and Rosemary

Friday, December 12, 2008

Trip is on!

This morning I booked plane tickets for Thailand!  Our company has rescheduled the trip for Dec. 29 - Jan. 10 so that is going to be great.  Bri has to work on New Years anyway so I won't be missing anything too special there.  Instead, I'll be winging my way across the world headed towards our kids!  Not too shabby.  

We did have to make some pretty considerable changes in the trip format though.  The main purpose of the trip all along was to take Christmas to the kids - we are still doing that it will just be a belated Christmas - but I was also taking a team over to introduce them to our work there and let them really get a sense of the purpose of the work.  However, none of them can reschedule their lives, which is completely understandable, so instead we are going to be doing a lot of internal housekeeping type stuff which is also needed.  

The really great thing about this trip for me is:  my brother is coming!  Because I have epilepsy it is considered best if I don't do things like make exhausting, international trips alone and since Brian cannot possibly get off work my big brother has graciously agreed to come with. Just goes to show you're never too old to bring your kid sister home safe. ;-) For those of you thinking "it sounds like he has an awful lot of free time" it's actually the exact opposite.  Big Brother Travis is my boss and one of my favorite people.  The company we both work for is our family's humanitarian non-profit.  Our parents, lovely people who have lived a constant example of ministry and social justice, started this work more than 30 years ago.  

Anyway, I thought I would give a little bit of back story for all my stranger-friends in internet world who might be following this blog as I post from Thailand.  The confusion over who the big guy named Travis was in all my pictures might drive someone to distraction.  You just never know...

- Rosemary 


Unknown said...

Oh my gosh!!! that is awesome!!! I am so excited for you. Although I do feel sorry for whoever is trying to sleep next to you guys. I imagine a lot of inappropriate laughing. Please hug my girl for me and let her know a big huge box is coming in the Spring.

rosemary said...

Yes, I imagine there will be a lot of annoying laughing for whoever is seated next to us! I will be sure to give Suppawanee hugs from you! You guys are such good sponsors!

Emily said...

Yipeee!!!! That sounds amazing. I am so glad that the tickets are purchased. Are your parents hiring ? : )

Maci Miller said...

What a wonderful thing for you to be in Thailand for part of the holidays. Especially to do an after Christmas for the kids there. I so wish I could hide in your suitcase and come along! What is the name of the charity? Can I send something or help?

JiLL said...

wow, I am super excited for ya! Wishing you a very happy holiday and a safe and happy trip!