Friday, April 17, 2009
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,
MEET DAUGHTER IN THE EVENING!!!
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!