Friday, April 17, 2009

Revised Itinerary

I found the most adorabe outfit last night for Chloe to wear at the oath ceremony! She'll be head to toe in her red, white and blue. I only need to find a hairbow now to match. And if it's warm enough when we land back in PA, she could wear it then too!

13 more days....I got home last evening to a revised itinerary from our agency. And holy cow, what a great Anniversary this will be! Not only will we be in China, BUT, we also found out we will be getting Chloe that same day!

5-2:Arrive in Beijing, check into Wang Fu Jing Grand Hotel
5-3:Fly to Taiyuan, check into Shanxi Grand Hotel,
5-4: Proceed with adoption and notary
5-5: Visit the provincial museum
5-6: Visit Jin Ci Temple
5-7: Visit Liu Ying Ze Park
5-8: Recieve Chloe's passport, fly from Taiyuan to Guangzhou, check into Victory Hotel
5-9: Physical exam and visa photo, visit the Walking Street
5-10: Visit Liu Rong Ci Temple and Liu Hua Hu Park
5-11: Apply for visa 10 am (CA), visit the zoo!
5-12: Pick up Chloe's visa,oath ceremony, leave Guangzhou to Hong Kong by train
5-13: FLY HOME! We are scheduled to arrive at Pittsburgh International Airport at 5:58 p.m.

So, there you have it. After almost 6 months of waiting, we are on our way to our daughter. I still can't get used to saying that! It seems like I still have so much stuff to do, and like I don't have enough time to get it all done. But, I know that things will be fine here when we're gone, and I just need to relax about it! I feel as if the next 13 days are gonna fly by, and before we know it, we'll be on a big plane halfway around the world! I have come to meet a few other fellow BAAS family members who will also be travelling when we are, and will meet up with them all in Guangzhou.
P.S. Be sure to skip on over to my friend's blog, ShelbyDaleanna, they just got some EXCITING news! I am so happy for them! You can find the link on the righthand side under the MY BLOG LIST label!


  1. Thanks for the link... We are very excited as well.
    That is awesome that you will meet her on your anniversary! That is a great way to celebrate all of your accomplishments in family and marriage!
    Only a few more days to go. Are you packed yet?

  2. Hey There...congrats on getting everything and things coming together for you!!! I have enjoyed listening to your threads from RQ! WE are almost there as our LOA and waiting on our TA! Notice you are in PA too!!??? Just wondered what part? Take care and can't wait to see your daughter in your arms!

  3. How exciting! I can't imagine how thrilled you all must be. Best wishes for speedy and safe travels. Of course, your entire crew will be in my prayers. Have fun-- you've waited a long, long time for this!!

  4. Woohooo!!!! Congratulations!!!

    another Taiyuan mom! :)

  5. Congratulations!!! We are so thrilled for you guys. Eric and I are so excited to have a little niece and Adisyn can already say Chloe! I am sure they are just going to have tons of fun growing up together! If you need anything we are only a phone call away... Oh by the way, I got Chloe a hairbow and headband to match her patriotic outfit :)