Monday, December 31, 2007

5 am Never Felt So Good!

Happy New Year!

I've never been happier to receive af 5 am wake up call in my life. (First, I have to explain that when you request a wake up call here, you get the call and hang up and then they call back about 5 times to make sure you are awake.) Anyway, when the phone rang this morning (New Year's Day) at 5 am, I just thought they'd made a mistake. I didn't get to the phone, but it did wake the baby. A couple of minutes later it rang again. John managed to answer this time....

Todd...I love you. Todd...you are my husband's hero. Todd...we'll name our next son after you.....He got us out of Hanoi today!

4 hours to pack...no problem!

We're headed home...we land 11:50 pm (midnight) Tuesday....New Year's Day!!! Not the greatest time for a welcoming committee, but we don't need one. Just being home is good enough for us!

Uncle Lew...we'll call from Denver! Can't wait to see you guys!!!

Happy New Year!!!!

17 comments:

Bill, Paula & Will Cook said...

Happiest of all New Years to all of you! Wish we could be there at the airport - we're still away from OKC. We're praying for smooth flights and easy travels for you. Can't wait to meet that sweet girl! :)

anne said...

Hip Hip Hooray!!! We can't wait to see you. I hope the travel goes smoothly and baby girl does well on the plane. We'll see you very soon.

The Efirds said...

Congrats! Prayers for a safe and peaceful flight! Welcome home!

Nadra said...

Yay!!! Happy New Year. If I didn't have to work on Wednesday morning, I'd make the drive from Tulsa to welcome you guys home!! Hope to see you soon.

Travel safely!!!

Miss Val said...

Happy New Year Booth Family, 2008 is already looking up!!! We can't wait to see all of your smiling faces, all four of them that is!

Love,

Miss Val

PS: Caroline has been working hard on a gift for Dorigrace!

David, Shelly and the girls said...

Happy you guys were able to ditch us! We had some Chicken Noodles in your honor. Found the Plaza and did a little shopping. There is actually sunshine today which is a pleasant change.

Scott and Leslie said...

Yippee! Happy New Year!!!

krista said...

I wish that I could be there when you arrive home. I will be thinking of you all day. Just a few more weeks and I will be there.Be ready to hand over sweet baby. Krista

Julie said...

Happy New Year!!!

Hoping you have a safe and uneventful flight home.

Sue "6" said...

Happy New Year!!! Anxious to meet little DG, and to know your sweet family is all home safe and sound.

Willis said...

There's no place like home! Hooray! Happy 2008!

Heather (Rocco's mom)

Dan and Elisabeth said...

Great news!! I hope you have a safe flight. Happy New Year!!

Heather said...

Happy New Year. Can't wait to see the "home update." Oh, and you better keep a good eye on DG. Jean Anne was inquiring as to where you live....lol!

Jill and Bill Hughes said...

Bill and I were thrilled to hear you got to come home last night. I hope all went well with your arrival and flights. We simply cannot wait to see you all and meet DoriGrace! What a wonderful way to kick off 2008!!! Love, Jill and Bill Hughes

jjm said...

You are probably happily sleeping off the jet lag in your own bed as I type this. Your own bed! Not that hotels aren't nice, but nothing beats a familiar pillow.

Hooray for coming home quickly! I look forward to your next post saying that you are settling in. Congratulations!!

Monte said...

Welcome home, I was wondering when you would get to head back - hope all is going well. Bring DG in so we can all ooh! & ah! Happy New Year!

Cindy said...

Hey Leigh!
Glad to see you got to go home! Wish we could have seen you again! But, I know you were ready to head home! Me too! We have our VISA interview on Monday then we will head out too! I really appreciated your visit when we saw you! It was too quick! Thinking of you guys!

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program