01/08 Depart Newark at 9:58 AM for Beijing
01/09 Arrive Beijing at 3:00PM / Depart Beijing at 9:00PM for Nanning
01/10 Rest. Chill. Prepare.
01/11 Go to the Civil Affairs Office to meet Miss Vivienne!!!!
01/12 Go to the Civil Affairs for adoption registration
01/13 Travel to Guilin by train
01/14 Sight-seeing in Guilin / Hopefully visit An Orphan’s Wish!
01/15 Li River cruise / Fly to Guangzhou
01/16 Vivi’s Medical Exam
01/17 Sight-seeing in Guangzhou
01/18 Medical exam follow-up
01/19 Visa interview
01/20 Go to the consulate for the ceremony
01/21 Go to the consulate to pick up Vivi’s visa
01/22 Fly to Shanghai / Fly to Newark / Fly HOME!
We’re all set! Our visas and POA arrived this afternoon! And my tooth is fixed (if with a temporary crown, but it’s fixed!) and I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all your prayers. They were definitely felt, as getting the crown was less painful and less stressful than getting the filling the month before!
So to everyone who took a minute out of their day to pray for me, for us… THANK YOU 🙂
And, amazingly, we’re all packed. All the donations for An Orphan’s Wish somehow managed to fit into the four bags we’re allowed to check. We even had time to go out to celebrate Miss Sophie Lulu’s birthday a few days early, come home and have Hello Kitty cake and strawberry ice cream and play a final game of Killer Bunnies.
I’ll be posting updates here, as regularly as China will allow. As much as I wanted to have another My Adoption Website for this trip, I just wasn’t able to get it together in time. I’ve already confessed, I’m a bit of a last minute girl.
Maybe that should be a New Year’s Resolution.
More good news is that Tori taught me how to shoot video with my Nikon, so I’m hoping to upload some video of my sweet girl. AND she loaded Skype on both the laptop and our desktop.
I’m going to be all over the ‘net, baby.
We’re loaded with snacks, pillows, moolah, tooth cement and baby toys… now all we need is our GIRL!!