Nearing The End Of The Long Road

August 15, 2010

Holding Hat Hand in Hand BLOG
We just got back from our little beach getaway and I wanted to quickly check in to give you all the latest update.

Rumors started circulating on Tuesday of last week and we were thinking that we might get our referral on Friday, but the day came to an end and we did not get "The Call" I have to admit, I was a little disappointed because it would have been perfect to see her face surrounded by most of our family, but I guess that was not meant to be.

Luckily, spending the last few days relaxing on the beach with our family has taken my mind off this....and really, it was just what the doctor ordered. We all had so much fun....The kids were off and running in the water and digging in the sand from the time we got there, until it was time to go back home. There were plenty of cousins to go around so both Nick and Sarah had a complete blast.

Pat and I enjoyed sitting on the beach with our feet in the sand talking with everyone and just taking in all the beauty that surrounded us. Cape Cod is just one of those special places...... it is filled with so many fond memories.....even more so for Pat because he has spent his summers up there ever since he was a little boy.

I tried not to bring my camera out every waking moment and just let the kids do their thing, but they did promise me that we could go down one night as the sun began to set. Of course it came with a small price tag......there had to be something in it for them, so they got GoKart rides later that night and everyone was HAPPY:)

It seems as though we are "Nearing the end of the long road" and just in case we get the big news tomorrow, I figured I would squeeze in some of the beach pictures tonight....otherwise they are likely to get buried in all the excitment that is about to come.

A walk along the beach BLOG

Nick Running BLOG

Sarah at the bottom of the steps BLOG

Super Model BLOG

Nick Writing BLOG

I know you all are just as anxious as we are to see that sweet little face....so stay tuned. I will be updating as soon as we get any information.

Do you think we are going to get any sleep tonight??? Doubtful......

53 comments:

Sandra said...

I have always wanted to go to Cape Cod. It is on my list of places to take a family vacation!

I am so excited for you. I cannot believe it is almost your turn. I will be waiting right along with everyone else!!! I remember the excitement all too well ;-)

Life with Kaishon said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I am so excited Lisa! I can't even wait for it! LOVE these pictures so much and laughed my head off about having to barter for them!

Her hat is the cutest thing. LOVE that! And Nick looks like he is growing up so much : (

Glad you had a fun time! Can't wait until you get to see your baby. Praying. Praying. Praying!

Steffie B. said...

so excited for you....and I also see the writing in the sand! ;)

Best wishes!

Missy said...

These pics are amazing and so soft and serene! I know these will be a treasure for your two sweeties to look back on one day. Glad you had such a relaxing vaca!!! I cannot believe this is it...!!! Oh, and you are a sly one, you! :)

Casey said...

STUNNING photos!!! I love them all!!!

And what is that Nick is writing?!? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hi I havent commented before but have been following your blog faithfully for the last 2 years. We recently adopted our baby girl (she was only 11 weeks) right here in Scotland UK.. I totally understand the excitment you must be feeling! Am so looking forward to seeing your little girl. Deborah Nicholson

Love Letters To China said...

I am so happy this long road is just about to end for you and your family. So looking forward to seeing that sweet little face in the days to come.

I'm so glad your mini vacation was wonderful and relaxing. I have to just tell you that last photo brought tears to my eyes......


Hugs...
Grace

Kim said...

Soooo excited.. Love the photos..
and is that her BEAUTIFUL name in the sand???
Love you girly..
HUGZ..
try to sleep.. but that is wishful thinking..

Kimberly Chorney said...

Lisa these photo's are gorgeous, love the warm tones and the location is a dream...

Kim said...

Lisa,

I am so happy and excited for you that I can't stand it!!!!! I wonder what the chances are that we will be in China at he same time. That would be so awesome!

So, Reagan? hummm...either the name of your little blessing from China OR maybe a girl that Nick is sweet on. I guess we shall see. :-).

((HUGS)),
Kim

Gail said...

I'll admit I'm crying right now. Especially seeing that last pic with Nick writing her name.
Your over 4 years of waiting is almost over...dreams do come true my friend...

big hugs to you,

xoxo

redmaryjanes said...

Oh wow, I just can't imagine. I am so happy for you and your family. This is such a precious time.

Kayce said...

I have such excitement in my belly for you guys right now! I do doubt you will sleep tonight! The next few days will be amazing for all of you...enjoy them. That last picture is so perfect and if that is the name of Nick's littlest sister....beautiful!

BTW...my word verification is "unity"....a perfect sign for what lies ahead for your family.

Marla said...

WOOHOOOOOOO!!!!! The champagne is ready and waiting, my friend. I CANNOT WAIT FOR TOMORROW TO GET HERE!

Love these pictures of your gorgeous kids, you're right, that hat is perfection!! :)

Just Bits and Pieces said...

Sooooooo amazingly beautiful!!!! Good luck this week, I hope you get your call!

Terri said...

Super excited for you!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cant wait to her pretty face!
Love, love, love the name in the sand!

Ashley Sisk said...

I think it's safe to say that we're all waiting on pins and needles to see that little face. WHat will you do when you finally meet this child...it'll no longer be a long road to China but maybe the long road from China.

Dawn said...

Thinking of you!! I will be watching closely...xoxo

Sharie said...

I also got my referral on a Monday and the excitement was insane. I had a tracking number for a package arriving from China and was checking it all morning; I don't know why I bothered to go to work. Get some sleep tonight - tomorrow it will be even harder! You can read about my anticipation if you would like:)! http://mostlyamelia.blogspot.com/2005/05/pray-hard-this-weekend.html

Football and Fried Rice said...

c.a.n.t. w.a.i.t.

Patricia/NYC said...

Beautiful photos!!! The colors of the beach are so serene!

I know you're on pins & needles as SUnday comes to an end, but please, please get your sleep!! lol!!

I cannot WAIT for your post tomorrow!!

Hugs to you & yours, my friend!!!
Patricia

Jodee Leader said...

I love, love, love these beach pictures! Sarah can rock a hat like no other!

I still can't believe you are down to your last 24 long/short hours! You must be over the moon!

I can't wait to see her sweet face!

Tisha said...

I can't believe that it is finally here!!!!!! The Long Road to China is about to get much, much shorter!!!! I am thrilled and excited for you. Can't wait to hear your good news!

Hugs,
Tisha

Jodee Leader said...

P.S. Make sure you call my cell phone tomorrow. I will be out of town and not at work!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Loving the end of the road :) That light is very bright... sending you hugs...

Laurie said...

I've been following for a while now and am so excited for you! I can't wait to see that sweet face. Please share everything: packing lists, nursery pics, etc. as my husband and I are nearing the end of our own long road (LID 5-31-06) and I need all the help I can get and I love your taste.

Great pics but that goes without saying.

Faith Hope Love Photography said...

I am so excited for you!! LOVE the name...can't wait to put the face to it tomorrow!

Marcene B said...

I'm sooooo excited for you Lisa and I can just hear the anticipation in your post! I'm glad to hear that you all had a nice vacation and got to relax a bit. That hat on Sarah is just too cute! She looks so Vogue. I love the pic of Nick running on the beach too. He is getting so tall!

Take care and I can't wait for your next post.

Hugs~~

Jennifer said...

So is Reagan her name!?

I love the pictures! So excited for you friend! Can't wait to hear more tomorrow!

Courtney said...

What an exciting time for your family. I love all the beach pics.

Mandi said...

I SO hope you hear something soon. I cannot wait for you to share your amazing news. I am so excited for you.

Hugs,
Mandi

Rebecca said...

Exciting times for you. Love your photos.

Wanda said...

I don't think I will get much sleep tonight either. This is just surreal that it is finally happening. Can't wait to open up your next post and see your dream come true!! I'm just so excited!!!!!!!

Yes, I can see what Nick wrote. Through my tears, that is.

Big huge hugs, my friend.

Sweet dreams awake or not!

Deb said...

I am getting butterfies just thinking of the coming days for you all! Hoping and praying that it is this week Lisa!!

Hope you have a great week and sweet dreams!

Terri said...

YEA!!!! So exciting, I know it has been a long road but it will be worth the long wait!!!

Can't wait to see your next post & to hear all about the new addition!!!

M3 said...

Cannot wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kim said...

What beautiful pictures! What an exciting time for your family! I am glad I am along for the ride. can't wait to hear more!

Ellie said...

oh my. I'm so excited for you!!! I can't tell you which of these I like best - I love them all! I can say that Sarah looks SOOOOOO grown up!! she's ready to be a big sister I guess! I'm glad you had a great time!

Kim said...

As always, the photos are magical!
I can hardly WAIT for your end of the road news!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Special K said...

The pics are beautiful.. as always!

At my family reunion yesterday there was a little talk about when my day would come.... but A LOT of talk about my May LID buddies. LOL! Mostly me gushing about the new babies on the way and how seeing them will sustain me as I ride this out the next few months.

And the teaser in the sand. What a cool way to set that up! You already know how much I love it. :)

Heather said...

I heart this post...for a lot of reasons really....the pictures are beautiful. I love the music...I love that you took some family time to relax and kick back...I love how grown up Nick is getting, more handsome by the day...I love Sarah's dress and the mystical way she wears her little hat to be just the right mix of sweet and sassy AND I love the way you spelled out a special message in the sand...brilliant my dear...you will always treasure that picture, that moment. Thinking of you...rooting you on...it has been well worth the wait and we will be here to share your joy!

Love,
Heather

DiJo said...

Lisa,
The perfect way to end your long wait!!!! I just know that she has been worth the wait! I look forward to celebrating with you! Hopefully today!!!!!

Enjoy every minute of this very special time!

Blessings,
Diana

P.S: such beautiful pictures of your beautiful babies!

jennifer said...

These pics are gorgeous!! Glad you got to enjoy the weekend with family, and so excited about your upcoming news!!! Can't wait to see a pic of your little sweetie!!!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- such gorgeous photos! So happy to hear that you had such a great time with the family at the beach! Count me among those who are at the edge of their seats today waiting for news and a photo! Your wait is nearly over!! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

Janet

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

Great photos, Lisa! Its great that you were able to get a little R&R in before the chaos starts...packing, planning, the anticipation! I just checked RQ this am at work & will be thinking of you :)
Mindy

Briana's Mom said...

I have butterflies in my stomach for you my sweet friend! This is the week! Sending hugs!

Gorgeous pictures!

Bridget said...

Hoping today is "the" day!!! The long road is going to end with nothing but happiness! So glad you got to enjoy the weekend with your family. Your pictures are gorgeous!!

Can't wait for your next post!! Our referral was also on a Monday - no better way to start the week!

Hugs~

Bridget

Dita said...

Yep, I cried too when I saw Nick writing her name in the sand.

and, I'm STILL crying.

I can't take this wait! ARRRRRRRGHHHHH hurry UP, China!!!

Big Hugs,
TODAY IS THE DAY!!!
xoxoxo
Dita

Lisa and Tate said...

I am so excited for you guys! Literally what a LONG road it has been to China. Cannot wait!

Maddy said...

Oh Lisa!!! Your pictures completely take my breath away!! Beautiful!!! And I can't wait for this same time next year, your new little baby from China will be in these pictures! This is most definitely the week!!

Jonni said...

Gorgeous images Lisa! So glad the end of the long road is here and your baby is beautiful!

Hugs,
Jonni

Ewa said...

I love your photos, it's great that you took that camera with you:)

Mimi said...

Lisa, your beach photos are so special.
And, having read the news, now they are the last ones of your TWO children, next year you'll be shooting THREE!
Nick is so kind to Sarah, the bond is clear to see even from behind. They will both dearly love their new sis!