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Just A Few Days Away

I can’t believe it was has been an entire week since I posted….. Time is just flying by and there doesn’t seem to be quite enough hours in the day.

We are now officially a few days away from the journey of a lifetime and my stomach is doing flip flops and my head feels like it is spinning like a top. I was up at 4am yesterday because I just couldn’t lay there and stare at the ceiling any longer. The nerves and anxiousness have kicked into high gear and I seriously cannot sit still. Not sure how I am going to manage 16 hours on the plane knowing that I will be only hours away from meeting my girl when I land in China.

I had a really productive weekend and managed to get Reagan completely packed and got a good start on my suitcase. In addition, I finally have her room ready……. for the most part.

There are still a few things that I want to do/finish, but I couldn’t find the things that I had in mind. Does that ever happen to you? You have an idea, but then you can’t find what you are looking for anywhere. I hit a few road blocks, but I think for now it will do.

Fron the window BLOG IT
I used the two dressers that were already in our guest bedroom, we just removed the bed and brought in the crib that belonged to my nephew. He is now happily in a big boy bed:)

Crib Fabrics BLOG IT
The room was inspired by this crib bedding. Just weeks before we got the call, I found this set and fell in love with it.

Miracles Up Close BLOG IT
Frames from Targ@t filled with scrapbook paper, decorated with ribbon, and an uppercase living quote that has been in my closet for three years turned out to be very cute on the big wall behind her crib!

Blessings BLOG IT
After failing to find panels that I liked, I found this black and white fabric at Joanne’s and made them myself to go over the roman shade that was already hanging on the window that just happened to match:) The little “blessings” plaque was from Hobby Lobby…… yes, after all this time, we finally have a Hobby Lobby…HOORAY!!!!

Dresser with Mirror BLOG IT
This room does not have the best light….I was trying to take a few pictures that would give you a good view of the entire room, so I tried to shoot this one in the mirror. I didn’t use my flash, so I had to crank up my ISO, hence all the grain/noise in all of the photos.

Tall Lamp in the Corner BLOG IT
I found this lamp at HomeGoods and thought it looked perfect in the corner. I thought the shape of the shade was pretty.

Mirror Image BLOG IT
The white dress hanging on the coat rack was Sarah’s christening gown…… Reagan will be soon be wearing it on her special day. I should have gotten a close up so you could see all the detail. I will have to save that for the day she wears it.

Adopted to bless our family BLOG IT
And I had to end with one of my favorite photos…..and frames!!
I believe she will be blessing us in many many ways~

So that is the quick tour around her room. I am happy with the way it turned out, but I will be happier when I open the door and see Reagan in there.

I will probably get one more post in before we leave and I plan to post as much as I can to document our trip to China. With any luck, you will all see her in my arms by Sunday night US Time.

4 Days and Counting!!!!

A special thanks to all the bloggy friends and family who sent us goodies that are sprinkled throughout Reagan’s room. We love and treasure all of them.

BTW, I realize that I kind of cheated this week….. but I figured there was enough black and white in her room to give me a pass on actually converting a photo to all black and white.

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  • Life with Kaishon - Thrilled for you. Praying for a safe and wonderful trip!ReplyCancel

  • Wanda - Oh Lisa…my hands are just shaking as I try to put words to my feelings. I’m just so darned excited for you. Reagan’s room is so perfect – in every way. I love the “miracle” on the wall and all your special touches. If you’re missing something – I don’t what it could be. Other than your sweet baby girl!!

    Enjoy everything there is of this crazy, God-blessed adventure of a life-time. I can’t wait for your post from China – with Reagan in your arms. I may need a box of kleenex for that one.

    Bon voyage, my dear friend.

  • Buckeroomama - Oh, her room is gorgeous! The crib bedding is just divine… I love that particular shade of green with the cream and black (dark brown?). Everything is in place now waiting for Reagan.

    I wish you all the best in your trip to China and here’s to a smooth come-home journey for Reagan!ReplyCancel

  • Kayce - What an amazing room! SO beautiful! I can not wait to see Reagans face filling that room with pure joy! Enjoy every moment of your journey and everything that comes with it. You will be in our constant prayers and we will be anxiously waiting for updates! Many, many hugs Lisa!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - I’m so excited for you! Praying you have safe travels and can’t wait to see pictures of her in your arms!ReplyCancel

  • Sharie - I literally have tears in my eyes…your excitement brings back so many wonderful memories for me. Right down to the baptismal gown hanging in her room (Amelia’s was next to her crib waiting for her too).
    Good luck and safe travels!
    Her room is gorgeous, but it will be wonderful when she is there safe and sound playing with Nick and Sarah!ReplyCancel

  • TanyaLea - Oh goodness!…that’s what I get for staying away for so long… but glad I stopped back in ontime to read that you are leaving to bring your sweet girl home! Can’t wait to follow on your journey…it has been a long time coming and I’m SOOOOOOOOO excited for you!! Enjoy every single moment …it will fly by! Before you know it, you will be tucking your little Sweetie into her GORGEOUS room!! Praying for happy, health and safe travels!! <><

    Blessings & Hugs,

  • Virginia - Her room looks amazing! I love all of the little details and the way they all come together is just beautiful. I remember feeling like a huge bundle of nervous energy before/during travel. It helped alot in getting things done, but did nothing to help with sleep. I was just thinking of you earlier today and how close you are to travel. I’d let out a little squeal right now but a certain little girl is sleeping a few feet away.

    Gin =)ReplyCancel

  • M3 - Not cheating at all, that room (with all the beautiful black and white) is absolutely lovely).

    Safe travels my friend. Absolutely cannot wait to see a picture (or 100 — no pressure though, heehee) of you in China.


  • Fliss and Mike Adventures - The room is perfect… love it…

    I will be in China (whoops I meant Colorado – wish it were China though) with limited computer access… when I can I am going to pop onto this site and see how it is going. Until then… safe travels and you and Marla need to keep out of trouble…

    Take care – I am SO incredibly happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristen - I love the black & white room! Amazing – come decorate my apartment!ReplyCancel

  • Dita - The room is gorgeous…however,every single loving touch you have put into Reagan’s room pales in comparison to every single loving moment you have waited for your daughter from across the world to join all of you.

    I know this journey has been far longer and far harder than the one you set out upon over 4+ years ago. Remember, thought, that along this seemingly interminable journey, your love for your wonderful husband has strengthened; your handsome son has grown strong and wise and the miracle of your beautiful daughter, Sarah, all came to pass.

    And now, Lisa, as you embark on the journey of Reagan’s lifetime (and your own!)…enjoy every single minute, even the hard ones…because those are the stepping stones of your tomorrows…together, as a family of 5.

    I look forward to being together on Friday…all of us…and hugging you and Marla as you (and that incredible friend or ours) step off this continent and go get that little angel of yours.

    I will officially be holding my breath starting….NOW!

    All my love…safe travels to you and that crazy (stunningly gorgeous) Texan!

    China SaCURRRITY…batten down the hatches…the girls are ON THEIR WAY!


  • Annelie - I can´t help it, a little tear is rolling down my cheek, I´m so touched and so happy for you!
    Bless you!ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - First time linking up, and just want to say how happy I am for you! So exciting. Wishing you safe travel! And the room is gorgeous. :)ReplyCancel

  • Casey - I LOVE LOVE her room!!! Just perfect. I can’t believe it is only two days away!!!! And then two mere weeks later, she’ll be (kinda) sleeping her that room!! lol.ReplyCancel

  • Ewa - the room is beautiful!!! good luck with your journey:)ReplyCancel

  • Raymonde - Your waiting is nearly over, and in the waiting you have been so busy. Her room looks beautiful.

    Have a safe journey and I am looking forward to seeing Baby Reagan in your arms.

    Take care. xxxReplyCancel

  • Mimi - Tears in my eyes reading this… you are blessed, Reagan is blessed.
    The room is beautiful, you’ve gone to soooo much bother, but I agree, Reagan will be the joy that will complete it.
    She will love seeing her photo all over the place.
    Lisa, i have butterflies in MY stomach, thinking about you many times each day, and sending love and light your way.
    I’m sure that my excitement is only a pinprick compared to the floodlight of yours. Do try to rest on the plane, it will be the last opportunity for a long time!ReplyCancel

  • Love Letters To China - What can I say that Dita hasn’t? :-) I’m so happy for you and cannot wait until I see the first photos of Reagan in your arms. Have a safe and uneventful trip. Hugs to you my friend!


  • Halie Santos - Dayo - There are no words left to describe what I see.

    I wish you all the best on your trip to China and may your family be continously blessed with happiness and everything else that you need and want.

    BTW, I really love what’s behind the crib about miracles. I’m sure Reagan and Sarah will grown up believing in them.


  • Debberoo - What a beautiful room, that bedding is gorgeous! I’ve been thinking of you, wish I was going too we loved our time in China.

    One tip on the packing, put at least one outfit of Reagan’s in your case and vice-versa that way if a case gets lost you both have a change of clothes while you wait for it to turn up. Not that your case is going to get lost, but you know its like taking an umbrella if you have one with you it won’t rain :)

    Can’t wait to see those first photos of you together!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - Can’t believe the day has finally come. Have a wonderful & safe trip.ReplyCancel

  • Denise - Her room is perfect…all that is missing is sweet Reagan. I am teary just thinking about you meeting her so very soon. If we don’t get a chance to talk before you go, just know I will be praying for you each and every day…love and hugs~ReplyCancel

  • Jodee Leader - That turned out soooo cute! I especially love the expression and frames! Everything looks perfect!

    Enjoy your last few days getting ready for your sweet brown eyed girl! I can’t wait to see her in your arms!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Halstead - Her room is gorgeous! So happy for you!!!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - LOVE IT!!! It is wonderful!!! I love the bedding…and the frames…and the “miracles” decal..everything!! I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to follow your journey and see that precious baby in your arms!! Whoo Hoo!!!ReplyCancel

  • redmaryjanes - I am so happy for you and your family. This trip will be an amazing and life changing time. I will never forget the moment that I saw Sophia for the first time, or when they placed her in my arms. China is captivating, but so very different from here. I saw such beauty there and at the same time repression.
    You have waited so long for your daughter. My heart just goes out to you. I can’t wait to see you together :)ReplyCancel

  • Nat - The room is beautiful and I’m so happy about your upcoming trip! Can’t wait to e-meet her. Lots of hugs and good wishes.ReplyCancel

  • Freckles & Dimples Photography - her room looks beautiful. i remember your post when you found those adorable shoes in Sarah’s old bins…they are smashing and look so sweet on the dresser.
    have a safe trip…enjoy your little blessing that is Reagan.

  • Jonni - Oh Lisa! I wanted to cry tears of joy when i saw the pictures of Reagan’s room! She is going to love it and she has a mommy with wonderful taste!


  • 7th heaven: 4Chinadolls 1gentleboy - The room is just PERFECT…and it will be even more perfect once it is graced with her presence..praying for a safe trip..
    filled with lots of wonderful memories!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Ankerich - LOVE LOVE LOVE Reagan’s room!!! Can’t wait to follow your journey to her!!!

  • Melis - Dude. I am SO excited for you! I LOVE her room – *I* would be thrilled with a room decorated like that! Wowsers! Beautiful! Can’t wait to see photos of her in the crib with a huge smile on her face! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - What a beautiful room! I have been quietly following your journey for some time now and just wanted to say how excited I am for your family.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Claus - The room is gorgeous! Every detail is perfect. Your post reminds me of the excitement when my sister and her husband went to China to adopt their two daughters J and H, who are now 7 and 5. Takes me back! Praying for safety and blessings!ReplyCancel

  • Janet Sena - You must be smiling from ear to ear (I am) I am so super happy for you and your family and for that little blessing…I cannot wait to meet her!
    Prayers and well wishes for you as you travel!

  • Gail - Well you are almost there, your journey to Reagan is about complete. Her room is perfect and made with such love. You can see it in all the little details.

    As you get ready to embark on truly a trip of a lifetime, let me say from my own experience in China, to live in each moment fully. Many of them will be emotional. I know you ‘get it’ Lisa and your love for Reagan has gotten you through this wait.

    Take care if yourself my friend.
    Cannot wait to see that first post from China with Marla by your side.

    You 3 will be in my thoughts and prayers to stay safe and healthy.



  • Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys - What a blessing for you and your family. Have a safe trip.ReplyCancel

  • The Byrd's Nest - It is gorgeous Lisa….absolutely gorgeous!! Praying for your trip…I never slept on plane and received Lottie a few hours after landing…lots of jet lag but lots of snuggling:) Praying for you my friend.ReplyCancel

  • Launa - Absolutely fabulous Lisa! I can’t believe it’s almost time for you to go! I will be praying for all of you! I can’t wait to meet sweet baby girl! Have a safe and blessed trip!ReplyCancel

  • Cora - How exciting I can not wait to see Reagan home in her beautiful room. You are so close!ReplyCancel

  • Briana's Mom - Oh Lisa! It is spectacular!!! I love it! It will look even better when Miss Reagan is in there. 😀

    I am so happy and excited (and nervous) for you. Wishing you all the very best on your journey to China.

    Sending very big hugs to you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Anaiz - I am so excited for you! What a wonderful time for you and your family :) The room looks gorgeous, she will love it!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I am so excited for you!!! I hope your plane lands quickly! I’ll be praying you have a safe trip all around. And that room is gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • Susan - I’ll be praying for you all. Congratulations!ReplyCancel

  • The 5 Bickies - Everything is gorgeous and so filled with love. I’m so excited that it’s coming so quickly…can’t wait to follow along!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Sisk - I don’t think my comment went through but this might be the most beautiful nursery I’ve ever seen. I’ll be praying for safe travels for you and Regan.ReplyCancel

  • Miss67C - SO happy for you! The room looks great :) I’m sure she will love it.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - very nice. Love your style. First time joining in this week.ReplyCancel

  • Kristi - Lisa,
    What an absolutely gorgeous room!! Are you an interior decorator?~~ I sure do wish that you could help me decorate our 2nd daughter to be’s room!! Can’t wait to follow your journey. Your nervousness is totally understandable…I can so identify!!
    My apologies that I haven’t yet sent you an invite to view my blog. I will, soon. Things recently have been a bit crazy around here and my blog has been very neglected!!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - L.O.V.E the room Lisa!! You have thought of everything! It will all be complete and just perfect the moment Reagan is placed in your arms! I am just thrilled and so excited for your journey to bring your sweet little girl home! Enjoy every moment … take it all in … you will re-live this moment in your heart a million times over! Miracles do happen!! I will be thinking of you girls as you begin the journey to bring Reagan home!

    xoxo – RobinReplyCancel

  • Paige - The room is beautiful! I am very excited to follow along as you go get your newest daughter! It is an amazing experience and I pray you will enjoy every moment!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - I love her room! I knew I would but you really outdid yourself. And you photographed it so perfectly! What a special place you created for your newest little darling! I can’t wait to see Reagan in there messing it all up!

    Our Blog: Double Happiness!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - oh wow! it’s just around the corner, will surely be keeping you in my thoughts, hoping all goes oh so smoothly for you & your newest wee one! BTW~ Her room is sooooo darling, great images & thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • - Jessi - - Her room is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Maddy - What a beautiful room and you can tell that a lot of love was poured into every single detail!! Wishing you safe travels! Soon your little girl will be home :)ReplyCancel

  • Patricia/NYC - GORGEOUS room!!!! You have such a creative eye!!

    And, reading your post, I was so choked up, knowing what you are feeling now, just days before your trip…oh my goodness, I am SO VERY HAPPY for you & your family!!!!

    GODSPEED, my friend!!!

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  • Jess @ Reclaimed Marketplace - I always love reading yours posts! They make my morning! Her room is absolutely perfect! There is so much love put in to every little detail. Thank you so so much for sharing with us all. Please have a safe trip! We cant wait to hear from you when you bring your beautiful little girl home!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - Her room is beautiful!!! I am so excited for you guys!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle@BornInOurHearts - Lisa – It is absolutely beautiful!! I am in love with that bedding. Every touch is absolute perfection, my friend. You have such wonderful taste! I can’t believe it is almost time. How amazing that in just five days you will be holding your sweet girl in your arms. Hallelujah!

    Big hugs,

  • Ellie - Lisa,

    I LOVE Reagan’s room! It is just so gorgeous. You inspire me in so many ways!

    I’m so so excited for you – and I cannot believe it is only days before you meet Reagan!

    xo ellieReplyCancel

  • ashia - wow, that room is fabulous!!!! you did SUCH a great job putting it all together! the bedding is just precious!

    so excited for you guys! can’t wait to follow along on your china journey! yay!ReplyCancel

  • Nadette - Lisa, the room is gorgeous! I can’t believe your journey is only four days away! Just take your time over the next few days, because relaxing is out of the question. best wishes on your journey <3ReplyCancel

  • Mei Mei s and Mayhem - What a stunning room!!!! Love every square inch of it!!

    Safe travels my friend, and we will see you in a little over a week!! And with Reagan in your arms to boot!!
    Looks like the weather is going to be really nice, so I can keep the flip flops out! :-)

    I had a major freak out moment in the shower this morning, thinking what in the heck am I doing??? ha The nerves and anxiety are so much worse this time around!! BREATHE…………BREATHE


  • Faith Hope Love Photography - Oh my goodness Lisa…I love this room. It is so perfect. I got chills and tears of joy this morning reading it and couldn’t write about it until now. Have a wonderful and safe trip…we will be praying for safe travels! I love the uppercase living sticker…it just is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Jboo - Oh my word — I love this room — it is so beautiful and can tell how much love and thought (not to mention work) went into it!

    Have a wonderful, exciting trip! I know you will. Can’t wait to see that baby girl in your arms! Will be keeping you all and your home team in my prayers!


  • lisa - This is just beautiful, and I truly wish you all the best at such a wonderful time.ReplyCancel

  • Valerie - I am re-living my China journey again through you. It is such an amazing process when you finally get to this stage. So unique in the “delivery” of this child who is more aware and developed than your prior two experiences. I also had a domestic adoption while waiting for my daughter, being handed newborn was intensely moving and watching new life come into the world and being the first person to touch him seemed like a direct hand off frm G*d.

    Having my daughter handed to me and realizing this was always a part of a divine plan was awe inspiring in a different way. You realize, this soul was meant to be with your soul and the road to uniting was more challenging as a part of your life paths story.

    Each lovely, each unique and divine.

    Happiness doesn’t begin to describe what I am feeling for you and your family.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers.


  • Sandra - The room is gorgeous! What a labor of love! I am so excited for you and your family and I am looking forward to following along your journey.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Roe - I’m so happy for you!!! I pray that everything works out smoothly!!!ReplyCancel

  • snekcip - I’m “half gushing” tears, “half giddy” w/excitement for your family. I’m a “newby” to your blog, but “seasoned” w/emotions on such a joyous time in your lives! I can’t wait to see the updates from China!ReplyCancel

  • enthralledbybeauty - What an incredible story.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - This room is amazing and very creative. I love the vintage look and feel. :-) hope you have a amazing day and good trip!ReplyCancel

  • Special K - Gorgeous! I absolutely love it. It’s so YOU! And the wall quote couldn’t be more perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Shell - That would have to be THE most beautiful room I’ve ever seen! Best of luck for your trip xxReplyCancel

  • Julie - Gorgeous room for a gorgeous girl! I am just so excited for you and your family!!ReplyCancel

  • Elle - Gorgeous room!ReplyCancel

  • Jana - Lisa – the room is absolutely gorgeous and I’m so excited that you’re time has FINALLY come. What a blessing. Praying for safe travels, loving bonding, and a speedy return home. Enjoy every minute of it!ReplyCancel

  • Terri - I am so flippin excited for you! I cant not wait for your posts from China. There will definitely be a lot of Kleenex being used in blogland with tears of happiness for you on Gotcha Day!

    Love, love, love the room! It’s awesome just like you are!!!ReplyCancel

  • Humble Bee - I’m glad I’m not the only one who cheated this week. Wink! Wink!
    The excitement sure is building…hope you don’t lose too much sleep. You must be bursting with joy!
    Have fun!


  • Kim - GORGEOUS! Can I move in too? Regan will love it, she does even know how blessed she is. Have a trip!ReplyCancel

  • Marla - Well, you know that I love love love her pretty little room. Now all we need to do is get her home to it.

    As always, I’m linking up late, but I did it! SOOOOOOOOOO excited to see you in a few days. We’re GOING TO CHINA!

    Love you, girlie!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget - Beautiful room for a beautiful girl!! I love it! Everything looks just perfect now you just need your sweet girl in there! I can’t believe this is it and by the weekend you will be with Reagan-it brings a smile to my face and a tear to my eye! You know how happy I am for you! Safe travels to you and Marla!! I can’t wait to see pictures from China. Oh happy day!!!



  • Laurie - I have to agree with everyone else…the room is in a word perfect (and so your elegant style). I cannot wait to travel “with” you through your blog! Counting the days along with you, Lisa.ReplyCancel

  • - What an amazing room. You are artistic through and through.

    Your little baby girl is incredibly blessed in so many ways.

    This labor of love is just the tip of the iceburg.

    Lovely, just like you :)ReplyCancel

  • rachel - beautiful room, beautiful blog. best of luck to you on your trip.

    this is my first time linking up here. but I LOVE black and white, so I’ll be back!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - Lisa her room looks like a doll house! Perfect in every detail! I am so excited for you, can’t wait to see photos of YOU and Reagan!

    (and you are totally welcome to come and redecorate my entire house. Really. )ReplyCancel

  • ashley - Lisa, your daughter’s room is lovely and beautiful. I wish you all the best as your journey begins. I will be following along when I can, and I am so excited to see your daughter in your arms.

    I can so relate to the lack of sleep, gazing at the ceiling while my mind is racing, stuff. Stomach doing flip flops, too!

    Blessings to you…… have an amazing trip to your girl!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - that room is gorgeous! love it so MUCH! And congrats, looks like she’ll be coming to a home full of love!ReplyCancel

  • DiJo - GORGEOUS!!!!!! Reagan is going to LOVE her room!!!

    Hugs!!! Tomorrow that door is going to close, and you can relax and enjoy your time with Marla!!!! You know I will be praying friend!!!


  • Formerly known as Frau - Room looks gorgeous! I can’t wait for your journey and your home coming with your special gift! Safe travels!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - Many blessings for safe and smooth travels Lisa!!!! The time has finally come!!!!! Can not wait to see sweet Reagan in your arms!!!! Will be thinking of you!
    The room is just gorgeous and will be just perfect when Reagan is in it!:)ReplyCancel

  • Alyson and Ford - Just beautiful…. no words can describe the beauty of having a new child in your arms. Hoping your forever family day is the beginning of a new love. We will follow you and pray for you in China.

    Alyzabeth’s MommyReplyCancel

  • 3 Peanuts - Lisa,

    The room looks beautiful! I LOVE that bedding. I have been thinking about you and praying this week. I will continue to do so throughout the next 2 weeks.

    So excited for you!!!


  • Catherine - Very, very soon that beautiful crib will hold your precious daughter’s beautiful face looking up to mommy!! Not long now.

    Do you know approx the day and time Reagan will be placed in your arms? I would love to wake up and pray for all of you at that moment.


  • - I’m so excited for you!!!ReplyCancel

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