Sunday, June 1, 2008

4 days until we leave

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We have been so busy getting ready for our journey. I am also sick and have been for the last week. I will see the doctor again in the morning to try to get over this before we fly. We are actually going to begin our trip on Wednesday and head down to Knoxville, Tennessee and spend the night there to catch our flight on Thursday morning.
6/4 Leave for Knoxville, TN
6/5 Leave the U.S. for Beijing.
6/6 Arrive in Beijing after 24 hours of travel!
6/7 Beijing tour
6/8 Beijing tour
6/9 Dragon Boat Festival Holiday
Fly from Beijing to Hefei
Staying at the Sofitel Hotel
6/11 Go to the Registration Office for Adoption Registration, Notarization and to apply for Graeme's passport today.
6/12 Rest or tour.
6/13 Rest or tour.
6/14- Rest or tour.
One of these days we hope to visit Graeme's orphanage.
6/15 Waiting for Graeme’s paperwork and passport to be completed.
6/16 Rest or tour.
Receive your Graeme’s passport today.
Fly from Hefei to Guangzhou on China Eastern Airlines
Go to the White Swan Hotel.
6/17 Have Graeme’s visa physical and visa photo taken this morning.
6/18 U.S. Consulate appointment.
6/19 Go to the U.S. Consulate to take the oath in the afternoon.
6/20 Bring our son HOME!!!
We arrive in Knoxville at 4:45 p.m.
Keep us in your thought and prayers as we make final preparations!!!


Cora said...

Hope you feel better for the trip. You are almost there! Can't wait to follow your trip and finally see Graeme with his family.

Chelley said...

Aww no I REALLY hope that you are feeling better before blast off!!

Kelley said...

I am going to be praying that you are well before you leave, and that all of you stay well when you are in China. 4 DAYS!!! Fantastic!! Your long wait is finally coming to an end!

redmaryjanes said...

I will be following along every day! How incredibly exciting!

Brandon Pace said...

:-D!! HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER! You're spending 15 days in China, right? It looked like that way... darn ... long time!

OH MY #6 said...

OH my this is exciting. I will be with you all the way!


Janelle said...

WOW! It's almost here!

Praying for health for you & your excited to follow the trip.

Be well!

C&A said...

Congrats so glad you'll be going to get that little cutie!

FHL said...

Oh, I can't wait to follow your journey and am praying that your body will heal swiftly and your trip will be smooth.

Sending a hug and can't wait to see photos of you with your little man!!!!

Waitingfaithfully said...


You are ever so close to your sweet boy! Praying that you would be healthy to travel, and that all would go smoothly as you begin the final leg of this long journey to your Graeme.

Blogger helps . . . I didn't have any problem using Blogger in Gaungzhou--although I did have a friend on standby, in case I needed someone in the U.S. to do my posting for me. The only tricky part is being able to see your blog posts, but it is do-able! In order to make a post go to Blogspot and sign in--go to new post. In order to see your finished post (it won't work to click on View Blog) go to Dashboard (top right corner), when Dashboard opens it will show a "Manage Your Blogs" box--in this box click on layout, when your layout opens, click on preview, and waaaa-laaaa, your completed posts will show up.

It sounds complicated, but only takes a couple of clicks--
-Preview, and you can see your posts!

(I didn't figure this out on my own, one of our Yahoo Group dads broke the code when they traveled last winter!):)

I was unable to view any other blogs while in China, but was very happy to be able to update my own! Blogger worked well other than a couple of days that were very slow to upload--hopefully you won't run into that problem. We had free internet at the Victory, but I think if you are looking for free internet you can go to Susan's Place (right behind the Christian Church, near the White Swan). We also had our laundry done at Susan's. If you go please tell Dong and Susan hello from the Winders (Tina and Bryan) and let them know that Teddi is doing well!

Remember to try the new Italian restaurant next to Station One--it's a two story building-- beautiful and the food is delicious!

Sherry's Place has moved--it's near Starbucks and a Gift from China. She has the cutest selection of non-gawdy shoes, for boys too! (We removed the squeekers)

Have a wonderful time! I can't wait to follow along.

Blessings on your journey!


Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

Oh Margaret...can you even believe it? All the waiting and heart ache is about to come to an end. In just days you will have your sweet Graeme in your arms!! I am SO happy for you!!!! I can't wait to follow you to China! Leave the light on for me will ya? :)

Grannymary said...

I can't wait to follow your trip with you. It will be wonderful to see pictures of you and Wes with your baby boy. I bet Lily will be a great help and just fall in love with Graeme.
We will be waiting at the airport to welcome my new Grandson home.

Love you Forever, Mom