Tuesday, June 30, 2009

For those of you who want to meet us at the airport when we return....and you're all invited:)

Thursday, July 16th  Jet Blue #153 from JFK...arrival at 7:35pm

Can't wait to be back!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Umm...how much does one little girl need for 2 weeks?

The two big sisters...getting excited for their trip to Tampa!

So one week from today we'll have Josie! I was telling my sisters that I am overly emotional, my head hurts, my back hurts, i have way too many things to get done before we leave...and they said, yeah, that's exactly how you were at the end of all of your pregnancies...

Saturday, June 27, 2009

China Itinerary

Thurs, July 2 depart Orlando
Fri, July 3 Arrive in Guangzhou 
Sat, July 4 Free day 
Sun, July 5 Free day 
Mon, July 6 Go to the Guangdong adoption Center and receive your child 
Tues, July 7 Begin adoption procedure (registration & notary) 
Wed, July 8 Receive registration certificate and apply for passport 
Thur, July 9 Free day 
Fri, July 10 Free day 
Sat, July 11 Complete medical examination 
Sun, July 12 Free day 
Mon, July 13 Get all paperwork and passport back, Prepare paperwork for ACS; 
Tues, July 14  ACS Appointment at 10:00am 
Wed, July 15 Take Oath at ACS and receive visa late in the day (approx 6:00pm);   
Take a train to HK
Thur, July 16 Arrive HOME

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

After two years of dreaming....

We leave next Thursday, July 2nd!! 
We'll have Josie in our arms on Monday July 6th!
We'll return Thursday July 16th.

Our agency is sending an official itinerary later today.


I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.  
1 Samuel 1:27 

this was the first picture we saw of Josie...back in November.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Guess where we're headed?

We got an email from our agency that we received Travel Approval(TA) yesterday.  We have to wait until Monday until we know our travel dates...but are hoping to leave on July 2nd!  That's less than 2 weeks!!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!" (Is. 30:18) 

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We're getting ready....

to leave as soon as we have approval.  We have our visas and are still hoping to leave before her birthday.  In the meantime, it's summer as usual including camps, swimming and trips to the beach:)