Monday, June 7, 2010


After getting the email from our agency saying that we had the Guesthouse for the last couple days of our trip, I began to research some hotels. That was Friday. I booked the one that I had been looking into, on Saturday morning and then went on my merry way. Whew, big relief. Hotel, all done. Flights, done. We're good!

Then Sunday evening I decided to check my email. Received an email (from the hotel guy) stating that the booking wasn't a confirmation, and that the hotel I wanted was BOOKED. I'm sorry, say that again!? Yeah, panic! So then I called up the said hotel guy and asked him to help me find a hotel in the area near Eastern and this was his response: "It's too late. I will try but there is a wait list for people that are trying to book a hotel for those dates, in that area." Excuse me? WHAT?!?! Ummmm, we're leaving WEDNESDAY and you're telling me that it's too late?!!! Really, how is that possible? In a city as big a Seoul, there are NO hotel rooms available in the vicinity of Eastern?

So . . . I hopped on the internet and found us a place. Relatively near Eastern. The pickin' was slim, but not impossible. Thanks, but no thanks, pal. I mean, this should have been done last week, and I get that, but it's too late?! Sheeesh!

Crisis avoided and we are on our way to get our daughter. Insert massive smiley face here. Bags are (almost) packed. Maps are (semi) memorized.

We will meet her on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. Which will be Thursday night @ 7:00 your time. Well, Colorado time (I think). My little Abram will be playing T-Ball when we meet baby sister. Weird. Then the rest is up to our Social Worker (in Korea) and Foster Mom.

We will keep you all posted and please continue to pray for little Joye (and us). Her world is going to change BIG TIME. We pray that the Holy Spirit will be with us all.


Brittany said...

Did they say why everything was so booked? Good luck and have a wonderful trip. May God bless you and keep you safe.

kelly said...

Close call on the hotel front! That guys was full of it, though, c'mon mister. You are so close - thinking about you and the big trip that is less than two days away!

Christy said...

So glad you found something! A bit nerve wracking! Can't wait to hear about your trip! Prayers for baby Joye (and all of you).

Me said...

Wow, nothing like adding a little bit more stress to the moment!! So excited for you--I'm standing by following every moment. This is great therapy for us, since we'll be traveling to get Maddyx in about 2 months or so!

Michelle said...

I can't believe you leave TOMORROW! So exciting! I'll be thinking of you all week - especially Friday (our Thursday) when you get to meet your sweet Joye for the first time. Sending prayers your way for a safe journey and a wonderful first meeting. :)

Allen and Kala said... blood pressure would have been through the roof! I'm glad things work out and I am so excited to see pictures of you and your baby girl. Sending prayers your way1

Steve and Karen said...

Have a great trip. Can't wait to hear all about it.

Things I recommend:

1. box bread
2. waffles..they're everywhere and the latest rage.
3. Korean coins and money for the tooth use in the future
4. coffee at "Arista Coffee" which is between Eastern and the subway station at the crooked intersection. The Korean kid in there lived in Colorado springs for awhile and speaks great English
5. Use the bathroom at familiar/safe places because the public restrooms are literally wholes in the floor and no one should experience that...ever.