I'm posting from home! Got in last night. For those that haven't heard, Bright is not with me. It's so stupid really. We got the hard visa (U.S.) but couldn't get the stinkin' transit visa for Amsterdam in time for our Tuesday night flight! Luckily I didn't have to play the "do I extend my time in country" game for a third time, as my friend Romana knew somebody who is flying back to the states on Friday and was excited about the opportunity to escort Bright. So...God worked it out.
Tomorrow morning we leave to drive the 12 hours (including stops) to Louisville, KY, where Bright will arrive at 11:30pm on Friday night. My parents, our kids, and Eric will all be there to welcome Bright home! Then we'll drive back the next day.
I have tons of private emails to respond to from the last 3.5 weeks. Thanks for your patience as I try to settle back into life here in the next few days. I'm hoping for a semi-normal feeling by Monday. AAI families--lots of pics and some fun video to share with you, as well as my thoughts about all of your children!
Okay, I'm going to try to get a bit of sleep before my parents get here at noon and my time to get over the jet lag officially ends and time to prepare for our next (and final!) trip begins.
Thursday, June 14, 2007