Sunday, July 3, 2011

toMORrow! toMORrow! I LOVE ya! toMORrow!

The next time we are in our house, we will be a family of seven!  We will have two toddlers getting into things I never thought about.  I'll be a mom of five kids.  FIVE!  And we will be The Brown Seven!

I've packed almost everything.  We will be traveling with five checked bags, one carry-on, and our small personal purse/backpacks.  Not too shabby for a family of seven traveling 3 1/2 weeks!  My goal was for each of us to have no more than one bag to lug.  

Today, we finished up our last-minute errands: made copies of all needed paperwork, got a smaller, newer nebulizer to take with us (Hannah hasn't needed one in quite a while, but the air quality in China is poor, so we'd rather be prepared.), picked up a few snacks, drink mixes and gum, and got more passport photos (we just learned that we need double of everything since we are adopting two).  Whew!

Tomorrow will be exciting!! Ken has a special surprise for the kids in the morning, so the fun will start at 9am when we leave the house.  We'll leave DFW to catch a connecting flight. We have a few hours layover, then head to Beijing!

China, here we come!!


  1. Sending you off with much love. God bless you every step of the way.

  2. Oooh...can't wait to hear all about it!! Wonder what the surprise could be?? ;) Have a great time...all SEVEN of you! Lisa J.

  3. How exciting! I'll be praying for a safe journey and smooth transition with your new sons.

  4. I have goosebumps just thinking about the start of this adventure. I woke up this morning and thought of you first thing ... I'm praying for all of you!

  5. So excited for you all! Mark, Trent, Shanna and I will definitely follow your trip closely. It will bring back many happy memories for us. ENJOY your time in Beijing!

    -Leslie Hussey