Monday, December 8, 2008

First day of the rest of our lives

Today is here! Finally! We woke up this morning at oh, 3:30 a.m. Yep, couldn't sleep. Last night we had dinner at lemon grass with Rich and Jackie (another Holt family) and it was exactly what we needed. Great conversation at a beautiful resturant that sits 14 stories high and we can overlook the Saigon Center. It was amazing.
Hank and I are all gussied up and awaiting for 6:45 to get here. We will try and stomach some breakfast and calm the nerves. We are preparing for Sophie to be a total wreck. We know she will be very sad to leave her foster Mom, but we are hoping she will take to us sooner than later. So, the next post will be from Hanoi... with our lovey!


Jackie, Rich, and Mya Grace said...

FOLLOW YOUR NOSE IT ALWAYS KNOWS!!!! Last night was so much fun!!! Today will be awesome!!!! Next stop...HANOI!

Destiny said...


Valorie Leonard said...

Can't wait to try Lemongrass for myself! Have a wonderful day! In just a few minutes you will be together FOREVER!

Anonymous said...

At least you have a NJ Paramedic on board. What a bond the 4 of you have now.


Libby said...

Today is the beginning of the rest of your life! Enjoy it! Soak it in! You both deserve everything that God has brought to you! Sophie will understand in time that YOU are her Mommy and Poppa and are her forever family.


Anonymous said...

Hello Belz Family! It has been very fun to follow the news and events with Sophie. Hank, I think we need to give Sophie a new middle name . . . "Crombeen." He scored a hat trick for her tonight and the Blues have a nice winning streak going.

We are so happy for both of you and we can't wait for you all to get back to the LOU. Be safe and keep the updates coming.

- Justin, Sarah, Snickers and Lord Stanley.

Anthony and Rebecca said...

Good luck today! It's gonna go fast! Revel in the moment... You will NEVER forget that moment when you can FINALLY exhale because she is YOURS!

Have a safe flight!

Anonymous said...

This is all great news. I will spread the word at ERAC. You both looked great with your daughter. Congratulations!!! See you back stateside.


Heather Verweyst said...

I am so excited for the both of you! I cannot wait for you to get home! In the mean time; MORE PICS MORE PICS!!!
Sophie is a doll and is so blessed to have the two of you!

Thomas and Cathy said...

UPDATES!!! UPDATES!!! UPDATES!!! C'mon, she should be asleep and we're dying for pics over here!!! JK, JK :) :) :)

Hope everything is going well and your trip to Hanoi went smoothly!

T, C, and E

Laura Gordon said...

I have goosebumps! I'm so excited for you two. This is so much fun to watch!!

Laura Gordon

Anonymous said...

I got goosebumps when I watched the video yesterday-Sophie on your lap!! It seems so strange to finally have you with Sophie and not just pics of her...You looked like a natural! Can't wait for the next update and we all miss you!!