Sunday, June 27, 2010


Okay, Okay- I get it... no one is traveling when we are BUT it is okay! We will have fun and bond with our girls!!

Actually I have talked to a few fams that will be there at the same time and we are meeting up with them! Two families have gotcha day in Nanning just hours before us and they are staying at the same hotel. Then there are a few families that will be in GZ and we will meet them, too! Not to mention we are hoping to see a very special family in HK as they head home- we will see what can actually happen, as I am sure they are exhausted and will be anxious to get home. Everyones focus is on their children- as it should be!

So here is the itinerary-
June 30th- we leave for HK (by way of portland and Tokyo)!
July 1st - we arrive in HK
July 2nd - sightseeing in HK
July 3rd - sight seeing in HK
July 4th - relax in HK and travel to Nanning in the evening!
July 5th - get settled and get ready for Gotcha Day 5:00 pm!!!
July 6th - Sign papers for our girls! Sight seeing in Nanning!
July 7th - Take a train to Guilin!
July 8th - Sight seeing in Guilin!
July 9th - See the orphanage! Take an overnight train to GZ!
July 10th - arrive in GZ. medical exam and visa pics!
July 11th - sightseeing
July 12th - yadda yadda
July 13th - yadda yadda
July 14th - CA- yippee!!
July 15th - swearing in!
July 16th - Pick up our visa and take a train to HK!
July 17th - Fly Home from HK!! WooHoo!! Arrive Home!!

I will fill in a few of the blanks soon and make a few changes when I get more info! It seems to be raining a lot in southern China right now... Please pray for decent weather! Only 57 hours until we leave!! Thank You Jesus!!


Sally-Girl! said...

I can attest to raining weather in China right now. Downpours is more like it!!! Bring shoes that dry easily and don't matter about being wet like crocs or flip-flops or Keens.

Getting Gio in 2 hours!!!

Jill said...

I am so excited for you all Jean!!! Can't wait to follow along!!!!!

Mom Of Many said...

Wow, Sally posted on your did she do THAT? Amazing!

Anyway, I am so excited for you to be going in days...Yippee Jesus!!

And you mentioned simplifying? You are the only Crazy Lady I know who has 7,634,894 blogs you in the world do you do that?? Ay-yi-yi!! Love you friend!!

Lori said...

I'm soooo excited for you!! Yay!! I can't wait to follow along. Now be a good little blogger and report to us often with tons of pics!

Tracey and Chuck said...

Very excited for your family!! Can't wait to see the girls on Gotcha Day which is also our baby boy's 2nd birthday so what a super special day!! Hope you get to blog alot while you are in country!! Safe Travels.

Chad and Kristy said...

I can't believe it is finally here!! So So exciting!! We will be in Miami the same time you are gone visiting with Anna Li. She will spend the whole week with us and we are taking her to the Keys, a tour of the wetlands, and of course the beach:)

You and your sweet family are in my prayers.



Serving the King said...

Wooo-Hoooo!!! So excited, so excited, SO EXCITED!!!!!

Karen said...

How wonderful to finally have your itinerary. For me, that's when it starting to become "real". Once you knew the day and time you would meet your child/children. So happy that you are so close.

Good news is that Sally found out how to post to blogger & check on her friends:-) So that means that you'll be able to keep us all up to date on your beautiful daughters.

Jennifer O'Cain said...

yea! I'm so happy you are heading to China for your girls. Looking forward to following the journey!

God Bless you and your family as you travel.

Jennifer O

Sophie said...

How exciting for you Jean, can't wait to watch this journey unfold!

Sammy said...

Not long now and we will see you there!!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh YEAH!!!!! :) It is so wonderful to see your itinerary up here! All this time of waiting and it's FINALLY happening...and I'm sure exactly when it's meant to! I can't wait for that play date when you are home with the girls!! Know you are in our prayers for safe and healthy travels!

Blessings and Hugs,
~ Tanya