This blog chronicles the miracles and struggles of our daughters, Emily and Olivia. Emily was born 15 weeks early and had many complications, but she continues to amaze us! Olivia, born in China with heart complications, is also beating the odds. She joined her forever family (us!) when she was four years old and has been doing wonderfully! UPDATE: We started homeschooling August 2009 :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Florida bound :)

We're celebrating Christmas morning here with our girls and then celebrating again at noon at Andy's parents with the cousins eight miles away :)  Then, later Christmas day or bright and early the next morning we're starting our long (20+ hour) drive to Orlando!  

My side of the family is so spread out from coast to coast that family get togethers require some major traveling no matter where we meet, so we decided we might as well go somewhere warm!  In 2006 we all met in Orlando and rented a big rental house for a week.  It worked so well that we're doing it again!  Only last time we flew.  Aside from our long China flights, this will be our longest trek with children.  Thank goodness for the invention of the portable dvd player!  Actually, we intend to limit their movie watching so they don't turn into zombies, but it's nice to know we have options.  This summer the high fuel cost made flights so expensive that we reluctantly decided to drive.  Who knew how cheap gas was going to get, so at least the driving isn't going to be as expensive as we first thought!  

I will NOT miss all the snow and cold one bit!!  Every day that it's cold, Emily wants to know why we don't just move to Florida.  Some days I wonder that myself!  


Jill and Robert said...

have a good time.......wish i was going too...jill

Caroline said...

We are ready for you to move here! We will settle for seeing you on Sunday.



GouGouAwu said...

>>I guess this confirms that she really is almost six years old even though she is often mistaken for three!>>

Southern Chinese usually more shorter,female no taller than 165cm,normal (150cm~160cm),I guess Olivia isn't Han Nation(based on face,and Han Nation stronger bigger,whiter ). But every day milk helps her be taller.