Thursday, August 29, 2013

Time to Get Our Girl!

I've been needing to update for some time, but just haven't been able to squeeze a spare minute in. To catch you up in a sentence: WE ARE LEAVING FOR CHINA IN HOURS! Yes, HOURS. We are finally getting our little China doll. 

I do plan to give updates on Facebook and on my blog as I'm able (if you aren't my FB friend and would like to follow along that way--send a friend request to Katherine Dobra Williams). 

Anyway, we are leaving our house at about 7:00 p.m. to drop some of our kiddos off with grandparents, then heading to the airport for our 12:30 a.m. flight. Yes, that's just after midnight. Sounds crazy but it actually might work to our advantage because we are taking our 2 year old and 8 year old with us. (We are hoping/praying they will sleep much of the first flight.) And I realize that decision moves us from crazy to a whole new category of Laughably Foolish. We agonized over which kiddos to take with us and for many reasons it was best to take the two youngest. But . . . I'm fighting back tears right now at the thought of being away from my oldest 3 for two weeks.

This will have to be a short post because even though we are packed--my house looks like a fraternity party was here. Well, that is if college boys like to play with Fisher-Price toys and eat animal crackers. Anyway, I'll have lots of time later to write more (sure I will!) but for now all you need to know is that we are finally going to meet our new daughter!

And her name is 

Ella Evangeline Xin Williams.

These sweet photos were taken in May when we were able to send a birthday party to her orphanage to celebrate her 4th birthday. Can't wait to finally kiss on those sweet cheeks!

Thanks for your love and prayers,