Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Ragged Edge

Lisa and I leave the day after tomorrow, and things are getting to the crazy-hectic stage. There is of course the packing for us, which is daunting by itself. Lisa and I and stuff for the kids for a week and LOTS of letters, packages, books for the Layla library, Denise items...we will see how getting it all in goes!

Preparing for the addition of 4 more means not only beds for the new ones, but rearranging, getting rid of twins and doubles for bunks, lots more clothes, and the list goes on and on.

This is our truck after Marta and I made the last Costco run, with 5 new twin mattresses for new bunkbeds.

The bunkbeds I finished building last night to be stained today, moved into the boy's room tomorrow and ready for our return in a week.

We have family from both sides in and out, and to be honest our sanity is on the ragged edge right now, so the thought of a long quiet plane ride sounds so appealing right now. Just have to make it through tomorrow...


Owlhaven said...

Have a wonderful trip!


Anonymous said...

It's not really a good sign when transatlantic travel looks restful... :) May your trip to the rest of your family be wonderful!


chel said...

good luck rich! I'm thinking of you and your family and hoping the transition goes as smoothly as possible.

A Woman Who is: said...

Found your blog via prayer request from The Bridge. It has been delightful to read and find out about who you folks are. I will be praying for your trip and family.

Cindy Rutherford

Tasha said...

Have a safe journey!

Joy said...

You guys are amazing! Blessings on the trip!

the Isaacs said...

so excited for you all! i hope it's an amazing trip together for the two of you. :)

- Jennifer
waiting to bring home Avi Abush at AHOPE

Jim & Laurel said...

Wow! I just discovered your blog. We are in the process of adopting 4 from Ghana, to add to our 10 biological. We just bought new bunk beds, etc... and are almost finished re-arranging bedrooms. We hope to travel in November to bring home our children.

And ... the greatest thing is that we, also, live in Washington state. I'd love to hear more about your family and your adoption process. You may contact me at:, if you'd like.