Today, we started a short Disneyland vacation. We began the drive down to southern California this morning and made it here in 7 hours ( which included a short visit to In-n-out Burger for lunch). I figured a short vacation would be nice for myself, Susan, and Emily before we start preparing for our trip to China (a referral in the next two weeks and travel about 6 weeks after that).

While the trip to China will be exciting, it will not be stress free nor will it really be a vacation. Bonding with a new child (especially one who is already close to one years old and only understands another language) is a lot of work. Having to worry about adoption paperwork doesn’t help.