Friday, May 29, 2009

We leave in 6 days!

I can't believe it! We leave for China in 6 days! We are so excited, nervous, and every other emotion too. We have everything laid out on the back spare bed that we are going to take with us. Right now it's pretty much all Julianna's stuff! Now we just have to fit it all in suitcases. We made a shopping trip to Target this week and are going to hit Walmart tonight to try to finish up. We have everything from Cheerios to bottles to stacking cups ready for our sweet baby girl.

I also picked up gifts from Bath and Body today for the orphanage workers. How do you pick out a gift and say thank you to the people who have given you the most precious gift in the world?? I will admit it was difficult but we went by what the agency suggested and got them lotions, hand sanitizer, and are going to get some chocolate for them too. I hope they enjoy it.

Also, I will be doing a post in the next couple of days on the awesome baby shower that my wonderful co-workers gave me last week. I am waiting on pictures and will post them then. It was beautiful!

We received our final itinerary for China. Here it is:

June 4 - Leave Huntsville-Atlanta-Shanghai-Beijing
June 5 - Arrive in Beijing
June 6 - Visit Tian An Men Square, Forbidden City, Olympic Park, climb Great Wall (did I just type that??)
June 7 - Leave for Nanchang and Gotcha Day for JULIANNA! (Only 9 days from now!)
June 8 - Civil Affairs Office for adoption registration and notary; Trip to Walmart
June 9 -Visit Tengwang Pavilion
June 10- Visit Anyi Ancient village
June 11 - Visit Renmin Park
June 12 - Fly to Guangzhou
June 13 - Medical checkup for Julianna (If she is anything like her Mama she won't like that one) and fill out forms for consulate
June 14 - Sermon at local church and Red Couch Photos for Babies
June 15 - Visa documents/Paperwork
June 16 - Oath at US consulate
June 17 - Fly Guangzhou-Shanghai-Atlanta-Huntsville-HOME!!


  1. I am so excited for you! I know you have waited so long for this moment and it is going to be amazing! I can't wait to follow along your journey to your beautiful daughter! I also wanted to thank you for my post today. Your little note made me have cold chills thinking that Emma's file is most likely somewhere being processed and getting ready for us at this time. Get packed, you leave in SIX days!!!

  2. You are going to the same province as one of my friends is at right now! She just posted pictures of Anyi Village!
    Also, I did not know that flights left straight from Atlanta. How long is that flight suppose to be? I have only heard about people leaving from LA, or New Jersey.
    I can't wait to see, and hear about your trip!

  3. You now leave in FOUR days!!!! Are you ready?! I can't wait to follow along!

  4. Praise Be! This is so exciting.
    Terri S.