Monday, January 2, 2006

Is it really January 2nd already?

Wow, I can hardly believe that we are into a new year already. Where did the time go? Wasn't I just whining not getting our travel approval? Wasn't I just writing from Beijing, Wuhan and Guangzhou? Wasn't I just writing to tell you of the passing of our beloved Grandpa George? In the blink of an eye, the time was flown by. We managed to get through the holidays without any major meltdowns, breakdowns or flying of the coops. :-)

The kids (including Julia) handled all the holiday stress and chaos like champs. They loved every minute of being with all their cousins and family members. Cam is still trying to figure out 2nd cousins on the Wagner side. "You mean that Dad has brothers that are old enough to be grandpas?" This just blows him away. I'm not sure if Cam will ever look at Uncle Ed the same! :-) We managed to get all of the Christmas decorations put away and are getting our house back to normal. I'm glad that school is starting tomorrow. I think the kids miss the routine as much as Mom does.

I talked with another adoptive mom today was grocery shopping today. They have been home with their daughter for 3 years now. She's a cutie! Michelle S. has invited us over to play some time once we get back to normal. Their daughter Ellie is from the Guangdong province. Where as Julia is from a province further north, Hubei. I'd love to take a Chinese geography class along with a Chinese history one. Although...what good is that going to do me? Not sure, maybe I'm more like my mom than I thought. I love to read, just to read and learn things. Maybe that's where my desire for knowledge comes from.

Well, I need to check on some other things while online. I hope that you all enjoyed our holiday photos. Anna instructed me earlier that she would like to see more pictures of her on this website. :-) I'll see what I can do...

Aunt Shell, Julia, Max and Uncle Eric having a good time Posted by Picasa

Uncle Jeff handing out presents Posted by Picasa

Julia trying to figure out why Daddy is taking a picture Posted by Picasa

Anna showing off her pegasus Posted by Picasa