Awake at 5am, are you kidding? Is there anything that could make this day any longer? I thought for sure I would sleep in this morning, nope. I was up had a cup of coffee, a bowl of cereal, watched the news, read a few blogs, and started a new post here, and two loads of laundry going by 7am. What am I going to do the rest of the day?

I do have few last minute things to pick up. Brandon the sock snob has to have a certain type of socks, and for me, I'm addicted to Trident Splash gum, I need to go to Costco to by the brick of gum. I know I need to work on my pack a day habit when we get back.

need to get out of town and what a better way to do so then to go to China to get Ellie. We will be missing our annual week long trip to Chelan this year. Tracy & Kenny will still be going to keep the streak alive, but I know it will not be the same without us, we are just that much fun to hang with!!! Next year we will be back. Next year will make the kid total to 12....The adults are out numbered now.

I will try to post one more time before we leave, you will get a kick out of our luggage, backpacks and carry-on's. One family I know is strictly going with carry-on's....I have to laugh at myself....we have 4 suitcases, same number as last time, and one more person to pack for, I thought I was doing pretty good. I think I packed the kitchen sink...........