Coming down to the wire

6.06.2013

I apologize for sharing the big news of our TA and then disappearing.  I have good reason though.  We have nailed down our travel plans and will be leaving this Monday!  We have been busy making lists, crossing things off them, add new ones, etc...shopping, packing, making decisions.  Now that we have finally nailed down the details, like flights and hotels, we can breathe a little bit better.  So that's some good news.   (And for those of you who were also losing sleep like me over the camera backpack, have no fear; I found one! lol.  You can sleep well at night now.)  Anyway, here is the quick rundown on our itinerary:

June 10: Fly to Beijing (arrive June 11)
June 11-16: Sightseeing (Summer Palace, Great Wall, Forbidden City/Tian'an men Square, and maybe Bei Hai Park), train to Taiyuan, Shanxi
June 17: Forever Family Day- receive Havi
June 18-21: Process adoption paperwork, visit Jinci Temple and Pingyao ancient city
June 22: Fly to Guangzhou, Guangdong
June 23-25: Medical exam for Havi and process her immigration visa, visit the Zoo, train to Hong Kong
June 26-29: Sightseeing...TBD
June 30: Fly home

That's it in a nutshell.  We are actually preparing for Madeline's dance recital, and today is the big rehearsal.  I had planned on snapping a few photos of the girls in her class before the rehearsal gets started.  However, today is going to be a soaker, thanks to Tropical Storm Andrea.  So dancing around the streets of downtown won't be happening.  Bummer.  Maybe I can still pull something else off.  The actual recital is Saturday afternoon.  I hope to share photos before we leave for China, even if it's just a few.

Now to completely change subjects with no segue at all... we took the dumplings down to the river to go fishing a few weeks ago.  They just casted from the pier. Although they didn't catch anything, they had a blast.


6 sweet words:

Cheri Thursday, June 06, 2013  

Wow, gone for 20 days! Safe travels to you all!

The big question though...did they catch any fish?

Deb Thursday, June 06, 2013  

I can't wait to see her recital, literally ;) And I can't wait to meet my niece! Hugs to you, see you soon!

Grandma (Bammy) Friday, June 07, 2013  

Sounds incredibly exciting and wonderful!!!!
May God be with all of you for a safe journey there and back!
I look forward in the fall to meeting my new granddaughter and seeing once again Caleb and Madeline.
Lots of love and prayers,
Bammy

Colleen Cocci Saturday, June 08, 2013  

Eva and family,
It's great to read such wonderful news! Little Havi is one lucky little girl! Blesssings and safe travels!

the meaklims Monday, June 10, 2013  

I simply cannot wait to see little Havi in your arms. God bless and safe travels.

I'll be checking in regularly!

Jill.

Nancy Monday, June 10, 2013  

Thinking of you this morning as you are jet setting across the word!!! Bon Voyage!

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This blog is a place where we have shared our lives with family and friends while we waited to bring our daughter, Madeline, home from China and while we actually traveled to China for her. It is also a place where we will continue to share our life experiences, as we try to glorify God and raise our two precious dumplings from China.

And now we wait to bring Havi home from China.

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