Monday, June 29, 2009

Sweet Chaos

Amongst all the craziness of the last couple weeks I was reminded today of how sweet this chaos is.

I ordered these two dolls form China Spout awhile ago and when they came in the mail, I cried...not much of a surprise for those who know me :0)

The smaller one will travel with us and we will give it to KayLi when we meet her. The older one is going back in it's box for her birthday, just a month after we return home. I have wanted to order both of these dolls for KayLi for years. To actually see them on her bed was pitifully overwhelming.

So even though my To Do list is growing instead of shrinking and packing is making my head spin, I am so thankful for this sweet chaos. It means our daughter is almost home. It means she will play with these dolls very soon. It means that the truly sweet chaos is about to begin!

6 comments:

Jacob and Carrie said...

You're leaving soon! Will you be stopping in Beijing? If so, we'd love to have you visit us for a bit! Let me know if you'll be around and if you'll have some free time in your schedule. I can't wait to hear the news that she's home sleeping in her incredibly cute bedroom!

Lisa said...

Thanks for the sweet invite. We will land in Beijing at 6 pm exhausted, then spend Sat & Sun sight seeing with our travel group and leave for Shandong first thing Monday morning. I'm so sorry that we won't be there long. I would LOVE to visit New Day but it doesn't look possible :0(

Kristi said...

Kylie loves her baby doll (the one on the left). I can still remember how I felt when I opened the box the Christmas that we were waiting for our TA. My mom gave it to me as a gift and let me tell you there were tears...

Lori said...

Lisa, Those dolls are so sweet. I'm having a bit of a hard time finding a baby doll that looks like our Kayli...our sweet China girl with blond hair and blue eyes:-)

I read the post about you choice of names I think faith goes beautiful with KayLi. Did you also know that Kay means "rejoice"? We are using my middle name "Jean". I never really thought much of it until I found that it means "God is gracious", then I knew we had to incorporate into her name. I tell people, "She didn't get my DNA, so she gets my name."

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Jen said...

Hi Lisa,
We are in your travel group--(Todd and Jen W). I just wanted to comment that I love your blog. The verses about standing stones are some of my favorites. Someday I'm going to do a scrapbook album about standing stones in our life.

Have a great day and happy packing!

Jen