Friday, June 26, 2009

We Have Travel Dates!!!

Our agency emailed this morning with confirmed travel dates. We REALLY wish that we were going sooner. Our kids start school on August 6th so Taylor and Audrey will miss their first days of HS and Jr. High along with all of the associated registrations and orientations. We'll also miss Xander's first day of kindergarten which breaks my heart but Papa Jim Jim and Grandma Judy will be here to see him off. We'll do what we have to do to get our girl HOME! Our travel schedule looks something like this:

7/23 - Depart U.S.
7/24 - Arrive in Beijing
7/25 - Beijing Tour
7/26 - Fly to Jiangxi-Meili's Province
7/28 – MEILI DAY!!!
7/31 - Fly to Guangzhou in the morning
8/4 - Consulate appointment
8/5 - Go to consulate to pick up passport with visa and take oath in the afternoon
8/7 – Earliest you can depart from China

It's later than we hoped but at least we know when we are leaving! :)


Lisa and Tate said...

Yippee... soooo exciting! Doesn't it feel sooooo real now!?

Linda and David said...

Hey Jenn! I know what you mean! I wish we were leaving earlier, too! But, I am glad to finally be able to make arrangements. Are you using Delight or booking yourself?

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA... so glad that you will be home soon with your baby girl....

Debbie said...

So excited for you. It is a whirl wind of a trip and it can be somewhat overwhelming, just take each day as it is given. Start taking care of things now, paperwork, packing, etc. things will get real busy and you will be pre-occupied, I wished that I had done more preparing early on instead of at the last minute!!! What hotel are you staying at in Nanchang??

Sherrie said...

I am so happy for you. Wonderful news. You must be so excited!! Enjoy the summer between now and then.

Luna said...

I'm so happy that you finally got your travel dates!!! Get ready now....The time to go will be here before you know it!!!

Janine said...

One month from today you'll meet your little girl! I cannot wait!!! :)

Christine said...

How exciting! I went back and watched the videosof when you showed your kids! How fun! We too are about to travel to adopt a little boy from Ukraine that we met last summer while adopting our son Dennis.

Alyson and Ford said...

Congrats!! Can't wait to see you on the plane!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Nine Months

Sarah, Marc and Tyler said...

We depart 7/17 and return 7/29 or 30 so I think we will miss each other :(
But have a wonderful trip!!!
P.S. Really enjoyed your MJ tribute and your friends' visit with the shrine!! You must post a video of your Thriller routine!
Sarah (aka Hotmama on RQ)