Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pajama School and Our China Itinerary!

Homeschooling has been difficult while packing and preparing for China.
I am so preoccupied that I can't seem to stay focused on school subjects!

A couple weeks ago we had pajama day!
The kids loved attending school in their pajamas!

They even went outside to play- with their snow gear over their PJ's!

We are trying to get as far as we can before the new kids join us!
I know we will need some time to adjust once they are here!

I will need to see where they are at as far as their education BUT the sad thing is... I think I already know...

Most likely we will have to start in the beginning. Maybe Mia and Melissa will already have some math skills. 
Madeline is young enough at 6 yers old to start at the beginning but most likely she will have zero pre reading skills. Abby has spent the last year working on that.
We will see?
Praying that our dear daughters are being prepared for their new family.

Here is our China Itinerary!
Hubby, Mark, Sarah and I will be traveling!
Katie will be with us in GZ for the last week!

Jan 11th- leave Mpls to Detriot and then to Beijing!
Jan 12th- arrive in Beijing at midnight
Jan 13th- brunch in Beijing and then off to Hefei
Jan 14th- Gotcha day for Mia!!
Jan 15th- paper work in Hefei and fly to Nanning
Jan 16th- Gotcha day for Melissa!! (Happy Anniversary to us!)
Jan 17th- Paperwork for Melissa
Jan. 18th- fly to GZ
Jan. 19th-
Jan. 20th-
Jan. 21st- Gotcha day for Madeline!!
Jan 22nd- Paper work for Madeline.
Jan 23rd-
Jan 25th- Medical appts for all three girls!
Katie arrives from Germany to GZ
Jan. 26th- Mark goes home
Jan 27th-
Jan 28th-
Jan 29th-
Jan 30th-
 Jan. 31st- CA!!
Feb 1st- Get visa and head home in the evening!!
Land in LA and sleep in a hotel!
Feb 2nd- catch 6am plane and head home!!
Arrive around 12:00 noon!
Praise the Lord! We are home sweet home!!

I may add to this itinerary as we figure it out!
We are really going to miss our children at home- we love them so so much!

Please say prayers for our journey to our daughters in China!


Sally-Girl! said...

You are covered in prayer my dear sweet and treasured friend who makes my life so much fuller and richer because you are in it!!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

What a gorgeous family you have. I am confused. Are you bringing home only two of the three girls or did you just forget to write Abby's gotcha day down??? Keeping you in my prayers. So glad your oldest daughter will be able to join you.

Mama Ds Dozen said...

We have Pajama Day every day . . . don't all homeschoolers?

Homeschooling sure is nice for the clothing budget, since we don't have to buy "School Clothes". Seriously.

May your trip be BLESSED!!!

:) :) :)

Rebecca said...

Praying for you all...

Kelly Marriott said...

Praying for you and the "new girls." Is Sarah also going with you?

Nikki said...

Big prayers coming your way!!! Thank you for letting us in on your journey. Watching your family grow as been amazing and it's truly making us think about adopting two at once. Thank you & God bless!!

Jen said...

We also have quite a few (unintentional) pajama days here! ; )

So excited for your upcoming departure and seeing it all come together! Praying for you all!

amulbunny's random thoughts said...

I've taken that 6AM flight from LAX to MSP more times than I want to count. More when it was NW than DL. I hope your trip goes smoothly and you have a wonderful time meeting your new girls.

Hanna said...

Praying for God's Angels guard and keep you and family safe.

Janet said...

HA--you wouldn't believe how many PJ days we have! In the winter, when they aren't going outside anyway....why do I need more laundry?!
It's great that your big kids are able to travel and help! Praying for you all.

Waitingfaithfully said...

Praying dear friend, as you prepare to go! For those traveling, for those staying behind, and for your three waiting daughters--may the Lord prepare their hearts!

Blessings as you go!


Cari said...

Hi Jean! It's been way to long since I've sat down and just read through my favorite blogs. Your header picture is fabulous! I am so excited that I "popped in" just in time to see that you are traveling back to China this month. I can't wait to see pics of your new little ones.

joeks said...

Prayers for those traveling, those staying home, and all the details involved!

LisaE. said...

So happy for you all! Praying for safe travels! Can't wait to hear more about it.

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