Sunday, January 16, 2011

Gotcha Day x 2 T-3 Hours

The bags are packed.
The camera is ready.

And I am in complete disbelief that this is really about to happen.

My stomach is in knots and I feel like I am going to puke and cry all at the same time.
Oh hang on, that wasn't very poetic was it?
My bad.

We are going to head out to play some hackey bird and badmitton to pass the time and shortly before 2pm we will head over to the White Swan to board the bus that will take us to the civil affairs office where the boys will be waiting.

Oh gracious, praise you Lord for this tremendous gift.

The itinerary has us going to the CareFour to pick up some snacks and such right after we get the boys and then we will come back to the hotel probably around 5pm so pictures will be forthcoming sometime after that.....ya know......if I can peel my eyes off of them for 5 minutes to upload the pictures.
We'll have to see. :)

Gotta go, I'm tearing up again right here in the lobby and people are going to start to wonder why that American woman is boo-hooing all over herself.
And if by chance you are wondering what I forgot to pack.....
it's the waterproof mascara.

Signing off one last time as a mother of 4,


  1. ahhh sonia! so thinking of you right now-- half a world away! i truly will trip over myself as i rush to the computer tomorrow am to see your posts... breathe... and check batteries..nothing ruins gotcha day more than recording equipment and cameras with dead batteries:)
    love ya girl!

  2. It's 10:30pm stateside and if for one second I thought you'ld post a pic in 3 hours - Ild stay up for that! As it is, I cannot wait for morning!

    Sending lots of prayers your way. So, so happy for you all and those incredible, energetic, full of personality boys! Woo-hoo!!!

  3. I can't wait to wake up in the morning knowing you will be falling asleeping with SIX boys in your room! amazing, our God is simply and utterly amazing! I am constantly "wow'ed" by His gifts!
    loving you, so excited and praying for you and family- as many of us know exactly what you are feeling right now ;o)

  4. I gave you a shout out on my blog- I am SO excited!!!!!!! Cannot WAIT to see pics and meet those boys in person!!!!

  5. How is it that you keep us breathless half a world away?? Breathe in, breathe out!! Can't wait!!!!!

  6. omg...omg .... OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so excited... SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!! please blog soon...please blog soon... PLEASE BLOG SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Oh my goodness Sonia!!!!! I just cannot wait to see those boys with their arms around their Momma!!!!!

  8. So happy and excited for you! Amazing!!!

  9. Oh, wonderful day!
    Following your travel group.
    Wishing each of you smiles as your afternoon progresses and the ability to remember each and every minute of your first hours together,

  10. Once again...FREAKING OUT!!! You posted this 2 1/2 hours ago, so I would imagine you're REALLY about to puke and cry right about now. Cry all you want, sister...this only happens once. (but don't cry too much in front of the'll scare the dickens out of them!)
    Love you!!!!!!!!!

  11. Yippee! Go get them! Hug them! It's all real!

  12. Refresh, refresh, refresh, refresh...just sayin'....

  13. seriously.. we need an update.. like have you peed your pants yet b/c you are so nervous. or you really did puke.. or you forgot the gifts in the hotel room and ran all the way back up to only find out that you had to go back the next day and could give them then(oh wait that was me) or.... PLEASE least say something.. like hacky bird was fun today...

  14. I was just about to turn off my alarm since there is no school tomorrow but I think I'll keep it on so I can wake up immediately and look for pics!!! Better remember to wash off my mascara tonight before falling asleep because I would hate to get it all over my clean sheets in the morning, because you know, I'll be a blubbering mess!! You took my picture with you right? "HI, I'm Sonia, I'm your new mommy. And this is Christina, she will most likely be your mother in law."

  15. Yay Sonia- by now you are a Momma of 6 boys!!

    Can't wait to see pics of your crew!!

    Sending prayers and hugs your way!!

  16. One hour and counting . . . and could you please tell them that you do not have time for Carefour today? Must blog . . . must blog . . .

    Praying as the time draws near, Oh Lord please hold those little boys ever so close . . . and their new mama too!

    T ~ xo

  17. Visiting from *My three sons and a (little China girl). Praying for your family on your journey to your sons! What a wonderful chapter in your lives!

  18. Pictures! Video! Where! Are! They! It is 6:04 am in Montgomery AL and you are KILLING ME! Tell us you have those precious boys and everything is going smoothly! It's my off day for goodness' sake, and I want to go back to bed but I am up waiting to see your babies~ Love yall all! or, all yall~

  19. How exciting!!
    Enjoy every second! Your guys are amazing!
    krista D

  20. Oh, I have chills just reading this!! So excited for you, but also so fun to relive those feelings of our own adoption experiences. Same butterflies, same need to throw up. I.COULD.NOT.BREATHE!! I remember telling my husband I couldn't get a full breath and him saying, "Then just take half breaths!" :) The anticipation is beyond anything that came before or after in life. Can't wait to hear ALL about your experience and to see your family complete. Well, for now anyway! :)

  21. Oh my goodness!! I'm dying here!!! We need pictures!! We need to know the nitty gritty details!! So excited for you! I'll keep stalking!!

  22. Hurray! I can't wait to see pictures and hear how everything is going. I can't imagine how you don't have more time to blog (please note the sarcasm) with 6 boys!!! I bet you are hardly able to think right now. Just so excited for you all!!! :)

  23. ok i was up all night because of a rude cat--and here i sit-- it is past their bedtime now (9:30 PM china time) so really- you should be posting... no pressure...just sayin'..

  24. I've been telling Tessa JiXing that her "brothers" have a Mommy and a Daddy now! I need photos to prove it to her!! BTW, she told me last night that she wants "Mommy and Daddy to live in China with her and leave Kendalan behind because Kendalan is mean!"

  25. Woohoo! Yippee Jesus! I am sure they are in your arms by now. Can't wait to see the pictures!


  26. Okay, surely the boys have slept by now. If they slept, you should stay awake and upload a picture. That's all I need, just a few pictures. Don't even bother being funny or recording your feelings. LOVE YOU! I will try to be patient. :)

  27. Since we are on the same time zone ... I keep thinking I am going to be the first to see photos. We are dying!
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  28. I'm with everybody else, pics please! But I know, your choosing what is better. Sigh. Off to stalk your travelling companions blogs.

  29. I have noticed on the other blogs (ones traveling with Sonia and John) that they are not able to blog anymore..:O( and are having family or friends blog for them... but since you are in GZ maybe just maybe it is different.. just sayin.. do we need to update the WORLD for you??
    find a friend man- send out a life link and photo

  30. Where are you?? This is the moment we've all be waiting for! Now blog and lets see some pics of those cute boys of yours!!

    The suspense is killin me!
    if your asleep- wake up!!
    I'm checkin my blog every 10 minutes- refresh, refresh, refresh!

  31. Girl I have been thinking of you guys!!! (and stalking the blog, tee hee) Know you are covered in prayers my friend. Can't wait to see your little guys!

  32. IF you go over to SONGS OF JOY- on side bar- "traveling with us"- I "think' they are with the Martins in GZ.. they have their daughter and have posted photos. PRAYING ALL IS WELL MARTINS>
    praying you are just enjoying your boys - cuz it is all about you and not about US..
    we joke cuz we all love you so much! We want to share in your joy. love in your love. cry with ya.. ruin our makeup with your ruined makeup..
    love you !

  33. Oh, the anticipation! I so remember the emotions leading up to both of our gotchas. I woke up several times during the night with Saidie last night, but around 2:15 (your time) I was laying there awake thinking of you and praying for you as you went to meet the boys. Can't bear to wait much longer for photos...upload photos already!!!

  34. ahem...US to China, US to China, anyone there????????