No, I didn’t get lost in a box, but rather in a sea of boxes – moving house is hard work! But it is done – we’ve turned in the keys to the old house (after a marathon 5 day cleaning session) and have pretty much finished setting up the new house. A few things still need to go up on the walls, but I’d call us done.
But so much else has been going on! O turned 4, we had a birthday party here at the house (an excuse to get the house completely unpacked), a family that we’re sponsoring in Hunky’s squadron arrived and we’ve been showing them around, and of course, lots of adoption drama. Oh, the drama! But I think we’ll save that for a password protected post down the road. Suffice it to say that our second I-600 package will be on its way to Vietnam this week (hopefully today).
Oh and before I forget, I have to tell you the scariest thing that’s ever happened to me: yesterday a group of 4 ladies and 7 young children went to London. We ended up at Harrods, which is apparently one of the biggest stores in the world. And for the 10 longest minutes of my life, I lost O. I thought my mom had him, and she thought I did. Instead, he had stopped off to look at something, and got left behind. When I realized my mom didn’t have him, I flipped out. My friend S and I tore through the floor we were on, me in tears and in a total panic, found an employee, who took his details and led me to where they make announcements throughout the store, and there he was – just as panicked and hysterical as me. It was completely horrible – I just kept on praying to Jesus to let us find him, and I couldn’t stop thinking about Adam Walsh, and I am just so thankful that we found him safe and sound. I have always taken for granted that O stays right by us – usually my kids are pretty much stuck to me like glue, and he is our cautious child. Never again. I am not above using a leash if I have to.
Anyway…horrible, horrible story over – on to THE QUESTION:
Which do y’all like better –
- Emmett Riggan Hoang (insert one syllable last name starting with an H here), or
- Emmett Hoang Riggan (insert one syllable last name starting with an H here)
- to help you out, Hoang is pronounced hwong according to the internet, and kindof like wan according to my Vietnamese friend
I only ask because – wait for it – WE HAVE AN OFFICIAL REFERRAL! (insert wild screams of joy here)