Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Random thoughts

I have blogged about an interesting conversation with Blake on our private family blog. For those that have asked, we have been still blogging over there as time allows. Also a few months after our adoption is finalized we will end this blog and just keep blogging on the private one. I don’t mind sharing it with anyone that is interested in reading our day to day happenings (not sure it is that exciting). Just send me an email at and I will set it up for you.

I bet Justin and I could have made some money selling video of the two of us stuffing the blankets we plan to take in the Packmate our friend Jennifer let us borrow. If you don’t know what a Packmate is, it is like a package that you can vacuum seal without the vacuum. So we used the largest one and both of us were lying on top of it and smooshing the air out of it. We could only imagine what we must have looked like. It felt good to laugh.
Brady said to us the other night, “If this little guy is half as cool as Blake then he will be just fine.” I love that kid! He is getting so big and has a love for life like nothing I have never seen before.
Madison is excited but she is getting very emotional about us leaving. She and I cried at bedtime Monday night. She said she is happy for our family but she really wishes she could come with us. She wants us to take a netbook into the orphanage with us so she can see the little guy on the webcam. Oh, how I wish it were possible!

Blake is getting a little squirrelly with all of the excitement that is going on. He is so excited to have his Nana come and stay with him. And he can’t wait to be a big brother. Even though we have been telling him over and over, I don’t think he understands that we are not going to be bringing him home with us this trip. I think when we show up empty handed he is going to be very disappointed (of course we will be too)!


Sabrina and Giorgio said...

Heather, you're too funny. I hope I get to you meet you and your family someday. Today is Wednesday, so a few more days before you leave! Woohoo!

Doug and Shelly said...

Heather, I can't tell you how excited I am to see your adventure unfold! I know your trip is going to be such a blessing to your family.

Summer said...

So happy for you and your family!

Mélanie said...

I'm so happy for you and your family. I follow your blog since a couple of month and it's very interesting. My husband and I are in the process to adopt two children from Russia too. I write a blog too, but it's in french:
I would really like to have access to your private blog to continue to read about your journey since you are in Russia. My email is :

Ho, I just read that you prefer to receive an email.. so I will send you one.

Thanks to share your journey with us. It help me a lot to be prepared for our journey (our dossier is at the lawyer to be notarized... :))


Tracey and Chuck said...

We are thinking of your family as tomorrow approaches and you board that plane to go meet this lucky little boy!!! Please give big hugs to I & L in Vlad from the Cooper Family!! :)

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