Yep, we’ve hit it. We really want to come home. We are tired of shopping, tired of spending money, tired of eating strange food, tired of living in a hotel room. We are just tired. We can’t wait to get on that plane. It is sort of like labor – by the time you get to the awful part you are so ready to have that baby it doesn’t matter how much it hurts! So it is with us, we are loving the idea of 24 hours of travel if it means we get to see our friends and family and bring
Tonight after dinner we went to starbucks and had a wonderful piece of blueberry cheesecake. It was a piece of heaven. Anything that tasted remotely American was what both of us wanted and it fit the bill! Sitting in starbucks you would never know you were in china – it looks exactly like it does in the states. Amazing corporate marketing!
We did nothing today. Eric played with
We kept her up today and didn’t give her a nap to see if she would go to sleep early. A practice round for tomorrow when we need to go to bed early for a 4:30a.m. wake-up call. She was great and laid down with eric around 7:30 and I think it may have taken her 2 minutes to fall asleep, maybe. It could have been more like 1. amazing. I wish I could go to dreamland that quickly! Like I said, she has been much better today – no tantrums!!!
Tomorrow is the consulate appointment to get
I would ask for your prayers. Eric and I are both at the end of our ropes. We are tired – physically and emotionally. Please pray that God would give us an extra measure of patience and ability to push through. He is by far the better handler of it all – today I was way grumpy and tend to take it out on him. I had to say I was sorry and ask for his forgiveness. He has been the most amazing husband and father you could ever imagine. But we are all ready to go. Pray for us if you think of it. We want to arrive home a happy and loving family, albeit tired.
36 more hours!
**this picture is just one of the reasons why I am really excited about seeing American soil! In case you can’t tell…snakes…your choice of dinner entrée.
And one more fun fact, tonight when one of the shopkeepers we have been dealing with saw eric coming he ran inside and hid! Eric has quite the reputation of bargaining on this little island!!! We are on night 4 of trying to get some Christmas presents at a certain price. I don’t know if we will come home with them or not! I think I might have to remind him that we can’t ask for a lower price at Home Depot. He has way too much fun haggling with these people!