Monday, July 7, 2008

China travel dates and some pics of our weekend

Lovin' the sparkler on the 4th.

Soaking wet and playing on the swingset.

Playing in the sprinkler with her friend Lydia.

Yum! Eating one of her favorite fruits...raspberries.

Well, we've received our travel dates for China and booked our flights. We receive a more detailed itinerary from our agency probably tomorrow. We depart Thursday July 17th and return 2 weeks later on Thursday July 31st! Our forever family day is Sunday July 20 at our hotel, the Lakeside in Fuzhou in Fujian Province in the late afternoon. So in less than 2 weeks we meet our little boy for the first time! I've been thinking more and more about the possible scenarios about this meeting, I'm not nervous yet...though I'm sure I'll be some on the 20th. It's just hitting me today that we leave for China in 10 days. Packing wise I'm pretty good, just have some last minute things to do with it. This really is going to happen!

Also, here are some pics of our very laid back, relaxed weekend. Grace had a blast in the sprinkler and with sparklers on the 4th...

14 kind words:

Ashley said...

wooohooo!!! Yes, it is really happening!! I am so excited for all of you! I hope the next 10 days fly by, because soon, you'll be flying to China, and your sweet William!
big hugs, Ashley

verna said...

YAAAAY!!! A few weeks and William will be in your arms. Grace will be so happy to have her brother home!! Can't wait to watch!

suzanne said...
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Brandi said...

You sound so relaxed...I would be a nervous wreck! 2 weeks!!!!!

Not too much longer!

Denise C said...

OH Gail......I am so excited for you!!! How'll be on your way to your sweet little boy in just a few short days! I am so looking forward to following along on this precious heart journey!
Sending you BIG BIG hugs!!!

OH MY #6 said...

AGAIN, I am feeling the happy dance! Awesome news my friend. I am absolutely thrilled for you.

Love the Grace pictures.

And, that flag pic is beautiful.


suzanne said...

Sorry deleted my earlier post as it missed out a whole sentance.

We will just miss you, we heard from our China facilitators our TA left Beijing today on route to the UK! We hope to leave on the 25th and will fly from Hong Kong to Nanning on the 27th. Our adoption will take place that week and we fly to Guangzhou on the 1st so will just miss you all. Hugs and have a safe journey.
The Wongs!

redmaryjanes said...

Love the photos, your 4th looks like it was wonderful~
I cannot wait to follow your journey to Will : )

Steffie B. said...

I am so excited I can hardly stand will be blogging from there won't you?!?!?!?!?

Kim & Jeff said...

Yippie!!!! I'm so happy for you... Can't wait to follow on your journey :) It will be here before you know it!!!!

missy said...

I bet you all are SO excited!!! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as you journey to your precious little boy! The Fourth pictures are great of your little beauty!

Laura L. said...

Yay! I'm so glad to hear that you will be traveling very soon!! That's awesome.

Great photos of Grace. :)

Gail said...

Yipee!! Congrats on travel arrangements!! Exciting!
I had a ton of thoughts before travel. How she was going to react, how Loren would react, how the transition would be.
I understand.
You know I will be following closely!

Love the picture of the flag. Beautiful.
And I LOVE the sparklers! We had little teenie sparklers.
Yours are much better!

Paula said...

How exciting Gail, you are just around the corner from travelling.

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