Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Two and a half weeks!

Wow, I can hardly believe how soon we will be seeing our little Rachel. The time is flying by quickly. We are pretty much packed already, just juggling things around a little bit to stay under the weight limits. I'm busy cooking and freezing meals for our family to have while we're gone. I'm also busy trying to remember exactly what it's like having a baby in the house, and imagining how our daily routines will change. The kids are excited too, and can't wait to meet their little sister. Julia has been playing with her dolls a lot lately, and says she will feed baby Rachel her bottle.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


March 11 - Arrive in Beijing, guide takes us to ChangAn Days Inn

March 12 - Travel from Beijing to Nanning on HU7157 (13:05-16:20), transfer to Mingyuan Xindu Hotel (http://www.travelchinaguide.com/hotel/mingyuan-xindu-hotel-nanning.htm).

March 13 - GOTCHA DAY!!! Proceed to Civil Affairs Office, receive babies and sign adoption agreement. Complete adoption registration and apply for baby's passport.

March 14 - Notarization of adoption documents.

March 15 - Guiping and Beihai orphanage visits.

March 16 - Visit to Qing Xiu Shan Park.

March 17 - Pick up baby's passport. Nanning to Beijing on HU7158 (17:00-20:10).

March 18 - Medical examinations for babies.

March 19 - Visit to Tian an Men Square and the Forbidden City.

March 20 - Visa appointment at the Canadian Embassy.

March 21 - Visit to The Great Wall.

March 22 - Hutong Tour with Beijing Duck Dinner in the evening.

March 23 - Pick up visas.

March 24 - Fly home on Air Canada flight 032.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Well, sorry that I haven't posted any Paris pics. I need Jamie to help me and we just can't seem to get it together to do it. We'll be much better about posting pictures when we're in China, I promise!

We're busy packing and preparing for our trip. The time is going quickly, but not quickly enough! One month from tomorrow!!