Sunday, November 04, 2007





Today was another AMAZING day! We toured Keelung with Nick Lee. Super great guy. We fell in love the our daughters city. The weather was horrible and has been since we got here. Very very cold, lots of rain and overcast so we werent able to make it through some of the sites like the Queens Head. We visited temples and festival spots ect. lots of hiking, walking, climbing and taking in but it was all very very good! Nick invited us to his favorite local resteraunt the Shabu Shabu. He got us to eat alot of stuff we wouldnt have thougt of and alot of which we told him not to tell us the name LOL We are not teh adventurous type when it comes to food and anyone who knows us can attest for that. (even Randy and Jes) We enjoyed our lunch very much and it was wonderful to experience a meal in such a way. I guess he takes many of his customers here to get a feel for the culture. After touring Keelung most of the day we headed to his house to meet his family and have a traditional Tea ceremony. We were very honored and humbled by this invitation and have been told that an invitation to one home here is a big deal, especially for Tea. Many types of tea! We feel like they are friends. His wife is beautiful and very kind. Their children are just as sweet as they are and played with Landon for a couple hours. We learned alot about them and Nick's collection of Baseball everything LOL He plays and so does his son. Many of his customers have given him memorabilia like bats and balls, many of them signed which he treasures. It was a great day. We ended the night with him dropping us off at a local American diner to pick up some food to go. I laid down my head at 8:00pm after being awake for 18 hours and how now been wide awake since 10:30pm! yikes not good. We meet Sally at 9:30 am and take a taxi to Chung Yi. We will meet with the governemtn social worker from CCF and the fosterfamily from 10-11 and then the birthmother from 11-12pm! Can you imagine. What a day we are about to endure. I have to e rested and sorry to say I actually just took one of the musscle relaxers to help sleep, that I got from the dr here for my tooth and TMJ. Not sure it will help but willing to try anything to be well rested before meeting our daughter. We feel much better so far, despite the obsticals, about this trip than last year. We have learned far more about our childrens country and ahve been able to really appreciate their cities, country and culture of birth. Landon did really well up until last night and after such a long day it was a blessing. Hoping he sleeps through the night and doesnt wake again at 4 or 5. SO THIS IS IT !!! LAST POST UNTIL WE MEET OUR DAUGHTER IN 10 HOURS! cross fingers, say prayers, and send well wishes please!!!

9 comments:

shelley said...

I can hardly wait....we get to see your daughter and island boy meet their forever families on the same day. We will be glued to the computer all over the USA until we see the wonderful event. Please get some sleep and let us know as soon as you can. We all will continue to pray for an easy transition for all.

Tisra said...

I'm so excited for you I'm tearing up here at my laptop and I bet Eric wonders what on earth I'm reading, and why am I not sitting with him watching the Chargers game?! ha!

I hope the muscle relaxers work for you. I'm the same- I don't often take medicine. BUT, I was given a muscle relaxer to fall asleep on our wedding night. I COULD NOT sleep due to excitement! Perfect wedding and here we are at 9 1/2 year later. :-)

I do hope someone will be able to get pictures up here for you- I'll be so thrilled to see your family ALL together! All FOUR of you!!! But, it does sound like it will be a Kleenex day- foster family, birthmother and then LIBERTI!!!! Wow.

I'm so happy for you.

Tisra

Annie said...

I can't wait for your next post! I'm praying for your family- what an exciting day!

Kaye said...

I'm with all the others... can't wait to see the photos and hear about your day meeting Liberti! Praying for a smooth as possible day for you guys and also that Landon will corporate too! God bless your family, soon to be 4 :)

Kaye

Sarah said...

Great pictures, guys! I've been anticipating your posts... looking forward to reading about your trip. I'll be thinking of you tonight when it's Monday there in Taiwan. What a big day you have ahead of you!

Mike & Crystal said...

Oh-My-Goodness, I am so excited for you. I can not wait to see your next post!!!

Crystal

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Jessica and Randy said...

Nicole- We are thinking of you because I think if I am right, it is all happening right now.... We can't wait to see the photos and read your blog. Our thoughts and prayers are w/ your family.

Ann said...

GO GET YOUR DAUGHTER!!!