Friday, May 2, 2008

5 Years Ago

5 years ago to the day, we were extremely busy removing walls, removing wallpaper, putting in hardwood floors and painting the house we are in now. We had our referral for Cara-Li in hand and needless to say, we were extremely stressed about the SARS situation in China. Would we receive our TA in the next couple of weeks or would the situation worsen to the point that we would not ever be able to travel to China for our little girl? These were some of the unknowns at this time 5 years ago today. And what we didn't know as of yet was that all travel to China would be banned on May 15th. This would mean that we wouldn't receive our TA and had to continue staring at the pictures of our daughter until June 26th when we did finally receive our TA. We did finally travel to China on July 22nd and the rest is history.

However, this was not the point of this blog entry. 5 years ago today, I was painting our bedroom and today as I was standing atop of a ladder (which freaks me out!) filling cracks and nail holes, I realized that I am doing the exact same thing again! Where is Gord you ask? Well, he is St. Louis. He was there Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. He made a quick return home for a day and now he is back for 2 more days! While his wife is painting the bedroom. Something is wrong with this! Gord, if you are reading this (which you should be if you want to know what is going on around here), be ready to hold a paint brush on Sunday. You have been foreworned.

Oh! And it is exactly 8 months today that Alexia Yun Xia joined our family! Seems like she's been here forever. Speaking of which, I gotta wake her up if we will make it in time for Cara-Li pick-up at school...

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