Day 14 – Free Day And Packing For Home!!!

5 06 2013

My eyes opened at 4am. I knew this was our last full day in China! I waited until 5:30 am and then I made everyone get up and get our day started. NO, I did not have so much to accomplish that I needed to start early! Today was a free day. We had zero plans or appointments! I just wanted to get the day started so we could be closer to home. Honestly, I wanted to start packing but Doug said it was too early. We ate a leisurely breakfast (Yep, eggs and toast again!) and then went to the hotel playground to allow Levi to burn off some of his energy! And boy does he have a lot of energy. Then it was off to catch a taxi. Doug wanted to visit this local plaza that we found last trip. They had the model airplanes that he collects for VERY cheap! This trip did NOT disappoint! He ended up getting his new planes for less than he paid two years ago. We could really make some money if we could buy these planes and sell them in the US! But my husband wants to keep them allJ No shocker for those who know him! I was very happy that he found exactly what he wanted. We left there and headed for Shaiman Island, one last time. On the way our Taxi was hit by a local city bus! We were in a car accident in China! Ready for this…the driver of the Taxi NOR the driver of the bus even stopped! They kept driving. Doug was riding in the front and he was about to panic! The Taxi driver let us out and then drove just a few hundred yards away and finally got out to check his car. Needless to say, we were not injured but I guess it would not have mattered if we had sustained an injury! NO ONE cared! (ONLY in China, my friends!)

Our last few minutes on Shaiman Island made me so sad! Not sure when we will be back, if ever. It’s hard to say goodbye to a place that holds such wonderful memories. I wanted to cry my eyes out, honestly! But my fear of making Levi upset forced me to hold myself together.

We got a bite for lunch/dinner and then headed to the hotel to begin the packing process. Let me be the first to tell you that my husband could fit an elephant in the suitcases if I asked him to. He is an amazing packer! We had so much to bring home…and he made it all fit. It seemed impossible to me but he’s THE MAN!!

So we are packed and ready to come home! We leave here at 6:30 am on 6/6 (China time) and arrive in Charlotte at 9:38pm on 6/6 (US time/Flight UA 3792) I wish I could say that was just one full day of travel but it is actually about 26 hours of travel! Oh joy! My favorite part!

Thank you so much for humoring me and reading about our journey! I am so thankful for all your comments and emails! They have gotten me through the days that I wanted to pack up and leave early! We are so thankful that God chose us to parent DongFang, Kun! He is such a treasure. God’s plan for our lives has been so much richer and fuller that we could have ever anticipated. He alone is to be praised for the miracle of Levi! He will officially be Michael Levi Kun Huber as soon as we land in Chicago.

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“The Lord has done this,
and it is marvelous in our eyes.”

Psalm 118:23


This is disturbing…

8 08 2011

Is your hair suppose to be as long as your arms?

Grace is so very funny! She makes us smile.

Check out her shirt…

You gotta love this sweet girl!

The Littles

5 08 2011

Here are our littles…

I am not sure they could be any cuter….

Or sillier!

They make their mommy happy and let her take so many pictures!

Dear Milk Man…

3 08 2011

We have only been home for five days and we have used five gallons of milk! Really?

(And on day five we were out of milk early in the morning!)

I may need you to deliver our milk at the rate of at least one gallon a day.

Obviously, WE LOVE MILK!

Thank you, Mr. Milk Man! I know you are on your way…


A Jet-lagged Mom

Back to School 2011/2012

1 08 2011


It’s that time of the year for those of us who attend year-round schools.

Bolt is beginning 8th grade:

Colt is starting sixth grade:

Grace is finishing her last year at the Lower Campus in 4th grade:

After sleeping late most of the summer, I made them get up earlier for the “first day” obligatory pictures. They were not thrilled but they let this mommy have a moment of happiness.

I pray for many different issues each school year. I want them to find good friends, have teachers that are willing to invest in them personally, see them putting forth their best efforts in school work, good attitudes etc…

But most of all…I want everyone to know they are different. Why? Because they know Jesus and He makes all the difference in our daily lives.

I am praying this verse over you all three! I love you….to the moon and back! Be strong! Let your light shine brightly!


Matthew 5:16 

 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.


Just keeping our heads above water…

31 07 2011


Jet Lag (n)=

a general feeling of fatigue and disorientation often
experienced by travellers by jet aircraft who cross several time zones in
relatively few hours

*Key word is disorientation.
* All five children are doing great!
* Dad and I  … not so much!
*It must be our age:)
*School for three big kids tomorrow.
*All prayers accepted!

Expect the unexpected…

9 07 2011

At about 8:15pm last night, the princess took a terrible fall. She hit her mouth/tooth on a bench. The impact was so hard it knocked out one of her baby teeth root and all. Her lip and gums are so bruised and sore. This blog post is to request prayer for our sweet girl. We spent four hours in the emergency room making sure that her lip did not need stitches. I am happy to report that she did not have to get stitches. However, it did take three different doctors to make that decision. Princess was exhaused by midnight and just went to sleep waiting! I know that God protected our princess. It could have been so much worse.

Will you pray for our girl over the next few days? This mommy cannot bear the thought of leaving her when she is hurting. Our God is amazing and is the Great Physician! He can do mighty things!

***The picture quality is terrible from my cell phone! Sorry!


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