Wow! Has this been a whirlwind of a week for the Gaikis Family! On June 3rd, we were notified that our TA (Travel Authorization) arrived at the adoption office in New York. This is the last step before actually traveling to China. With the Consulate appointment set, Vilia and I embarked on separate but complimentary journeys: I worked on our airline tickets while Vilia worked on getting our travel kits finished and filled. Tasks accomplished, and with the weekend off, we decided to take some time for family - a visit and impromptu barbecue on Sat., and bike riding along the Fox River on Sun. I know for me personally, sometimes I get so wrapped up in work and traveling, that I forget the little things and how important they are: like a smile on Natalija's face when she gets to jump in the Burley bike trailer, pretending to be a princess in her royal carriage as daddy pulls her along on his bike. And, it's equally important to have a best friend remind you of this once in awhile - thanks honey!!!! :-)
With our departure just a little over a week away, we have many little things that need attention. Trying not to get tied up in the little stuff, but attempting to remember to enjoy the journey.