Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Sunday, February 6, 2011


The countdown is on.....literally.  It's ON my blog.  Check the top right corner, under the collage of Asher.  See?  Yep.  There it is.  8 days, 12 hours, 6 minutes, 5 seconds....4 seconds....3 seconds....2 seconds....

I'M GOING TO CHINA TO GET MY BOY!  But, I'm never going to get everything done in time.  Never! 

Of course it doesn't help that I woke up to this today.  Yeah.  That would be a croupy, snotty little girl.

And, she isn't particularly happy about it either.

We spent some time in a steamy bathroom this morning.

With the Vicks.  We are currently watching her favorite movie - Toy Story 3.
Pray for her!  She doesn't get sick often, but this is twice in six months. 

Okay, she's watching it, I'm balling like a baby.  Who knew a kids movie could be so emotional!?  That scene near the end when Andy's mom is standing in his room after it's all packed up for him to go to college.....yeah, it gets me every time!  You would think I was pregnant.

That is not a hint of things to come.  I am not pregnant! 


But first?  First I need to make more lesson plans for all the kids, make lesson plans for the classes I teach at our homeschool co-op, stock the pantry, freeze some meals, write out schedules for the kids, print maps of where they need to go, finish planning the Father-Daughter-Dance, do the laundry, clean the house, wash the dogs, clean out the van and PACK. 

Oh, and raise $4000. 

I have to say, we have been so blessed!  In the last four weeks $12,000 has been provided for us!  We have some very sweet and very generous friends.  We could not have gotten this far without prayers and support.  Thank you and keep it coming y'all.  I see the light at the end of the tunnel.....but, y'all, I've only got 8 days, 11 hours, 28 minutes, 30 seconds.....31 seconds....32 seconds...33 seconds...

I've gotta get out of the this bed and on my list! 


schoolmom07 said...

I just watched it change from 8 to 7...days that is! Yay! I am so excited for you all. Take care of him Chelsea and always...always tell him you love him. That is very important being an adoptee and all, ya'll! It helps when you struggle with abandonment issues. Your boy is so beautiful!

Baba C said...

Lots of women go through the whole hormone thing in the months leading up to the trip. Anna's body still knew she was about to become a mommy. Both times. Call out the crazies.
UMMM...Not MY Anna, of course. Some other Anna, I mean. MIne was a model of sensible and even-keeledness, believe me. (please believe me or she will clobber me!)