Going to miss this place

Good byes have been said, bags packed- I can’t believe this trip is over. There really are no words to express how thankful we are. We truly love this country  ( the people, the sights, and the food) and had such an a memorable and fun trip! However, even more than an amazing trip- we gained a beautiful daughter.

While we are sad to leave, the kids are ready to go home and we are ready to show Ashling real life and introduce her to our family, friends and her new world.

A few days before we left, I was running around getting stuff and saw these 3 matching  outfits and HAD to get them. Considering how little luggage we could bring, it was crazy to pack them but I had too! We got so many beautiful  pictures of the kids in them today.

Spent the day at the amusement park and pool. Had a farewell dinner with our Taiyuan travel group- it was hard saying goodbye. We were very lucky with our group and look forward to watching those amazing kiddos grow up!  Before we left, I connected with a mom on Facebook and it was perfect to end the trip with a glass of wine with her. Thankful for some new friendships.

Tomorrow is a long day. We get picked up at 5 am China time for an 8 am flight. We have a 3+ hour flight to Beijing, a 5 hour layover and then a 15 hour flight home.  Fingers crossed for as smooth of a day as possible. It’s going to be long.

Can’t wait to show Ashling her room, her toys, her extended family and her friends. But wow i am really going to miss being on vacation with Domhnall and the kids and getting to experience adventures everyday.   Also going to miss this country and all it has given our family. We will be back… for vacation!!

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