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

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Sawatdeeka from Bangkok!

We are finally here! I have never been happier to arrive in the City of Angels and I've never had such an amazing reason for the excitement I always carry in my heart when the plane touches down here.

Considering that it is such a mind-bending trip everything went very well for us. We stopped in LA and got to visit and rest with two of our dearest friends, Tiffany and Brittany, who have just been amazing and supportive of us through this whole journey. Then we hopped on a non-stop 17 hour flight straight into Bangkok. For my money, non-stop is the way to go. I know some people like the lay-over's to stretch their legs but I just want to take my medicine and get it over with as quickly as possible. We flew Thai Air which is always a delight. Everything from the service to the food to the in-flight entertainment was top-notch. I was able to sleep several hours which is pretty good for me and, of course, poor exhausted Brian slept the entire way. He even slept through the food. It was like a bear in hibernation.

Now we are getting settled in at the hotel and trying to keep ourselves awake through the daylight hours so we're headed out to rustle up some food and a massage. Perhaps a swim this afternoon? After the unending winter we've had in Virginia this year, it's so lovely to be enjoying this 90 degree weather!

We're in Thailand and sooner than we can even believe it we will meet our son. Today we are so very blessed!



Melissa Ens said...

Hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray, hooray!!! : )

Can't wait to follow along with the rest of your trip! Yippee! : )

Megan said...

Yipee!!! So excited for you guys! I am officially stalking your blog at this point! ;)) Enjoy!


Jessica said...

Hurray! You're there. So glad that flight over went well. The final countdown begins!

Kerrie (and Jason) said...

oh to be in Bangkok again! Just hearing about it fills me with homesickness! How many hours now until you meet button? VERY Exciting stuff!

April said...

Can't wait to see updates and eventually pictures!!! Yeah!

chaniemom said...

So glad to hear that you arrived safely and are enjoying the 90 degree weather. Can't wait to hear about your first meeting with your son.

Emily said...

hanging on your every word!

Matt and Tiffany McClain said...

YAY!! So glad you made it there safely! And you got to visit Brittany and Tiff too! I'm jealous for so many reasons!! But so excited for you both to finally meet your son! Your lives will never be the same but it's a good change! Looking forward to hearing more!! love ya!

Sarah said...

Hanging on your every word is exactly right! This is exciting!

Wendy said...

Yeah for you...brings back such fabulous memories!

Melissa Ens said...

Just sent you a pm at the holt forum... (wanted to make sure you see it before Wed!) : )

Unknown said...

so exciting!! and so grateful for blogs and FB to keep us updated. Can't wait to see the pictures!!

Chris and Terri said...

Already getting teary just picturing you FINALLY there meeting your baby boy who is just completely 100% ADORABLE!!! YAY!!!!

Unknown said...

I am SO excited for you guys! :D
Thailand is awesome. Take lots of pix!

Unknown said...

We live in Thailand and have had custody of our little Thai angel for 2 weeks. We have been in the adoption process for 3 years, and will finally be at the board meeting on Wed., March 10! We heard from my sister-in-law, that you would be there this week as well, so checked out your blog. We look forward to meeting you! Button is adorable! :)
Carmen and Andy