Two weeks

In two weeks we will be on our way to China.  I posted some dates in the last post and since we got the word we have been busy sending off for our Visa's, buying airline tickets and getting all our final supplies together for the trip.  We have also been exchanging lots of messages with our travel group, as well as other folks who have been to China before, who are providing us with great information about what to bring and what to expect.  We should be getting a more detailed itinerary in a couple of days from Uncle Zhou (our China Coordinator and guide) with our schedule, hotel information, etc.   We are on top of the world right now, just crazy - out of our minds - with excitement!  

I spoke with Chris at our agency today and they said we will meet the babies on Monday, June 16th at 11:00 am.  They were trying for June 15th, but since there are 6 different orphanages involved, it was impossible to coordinate everyone for Sunday.  It will still be Father's Day here however - 11:00 pm, but Father's Day nonetheless!! Chris also told me that we will have plenty of time when we meet the babies to ask questions about them, their schedules and their likes and dislikes.  Not only that, but if questions or issues come up once we leave, we will still be in the province for several days, so we can have our guide contact the orphanage/foster mom.  This is a great relief to me, as I want to know as much as I can to make the transition as easy as possible for LilyKate and Eleanor.  I can't believe we will be with them in a little over two weeks...we still look at each other in disbelief and amazement all the time.  We can't wait!


  1. Susan,

    Have a GREAT trip!! I am SO very excited for you both!!

    I will be thinking about you and can't wait to hear all about the total experience!!


  2. Good Morning Susan.... we now only have 13 sleeps before we leave for China..Excitment is an understatment LOL.....Can't wait


  3. You are going to have a wonderful and life-changing time! Have fun and take as many pictures and videos as you can - one day you will be very thankful that you did!

    Before y'all go - go to a NICE restaurant and movie and spend time with each other. You will be glad you did as "date night" will soon have a whole new meaning with 2 babies!

    So excited for you even though I have never met you! I just remember that journey (almost 4 years ago) like it was yesterday! Thanks for allowing me to read along! It brings back so many emotions!


  4. So exciting! Really, the most exciting thing anyone could ever hope for! Have fun getting ready, and thinking about your adorable babies! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure!

  5. Can't wait to follow you to China x2! We will bookmark your journey and re-live our own beautiful moments in this far away, yet close to our heart land. Enjoy every moment, it will pass so quickly.
    God Bless!

  6. We are so excited for you and can't wait either!!!

    I agree with Julie above about "date night". Of course we will always be willing to watch your girls :)

    Also, sleep in everyday until you go to China :)

    We love y'all and can't wait to meet our youngest neighbors.