Saturday, July 26, 2008

Counting Down the Days

Here we are 33 days away from leaving to China...but who's counting? (every single family who's in the same boat, that's who). Christy and I have been so blessed by all the people submitting comments on our blog. We never expected non-family to check it out. Of course Christy has been checking out many other family's blogs, following their story and trip to China, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised. 

Some friends of ours who live in Arizona are currently in Ethiopia adopting three siblings ages 12, 10, and 6. They took their entire family of 4 biological children with them. What a blessing to be able to take them all to meet their new siblings. According the Theresa, the mother, Ethiopia is a major culture shock. People are bathing on the streets, begging, poverty everywhere, so sad. For all of you adoptive families, don't you find yourselves wishing you could just adopt the whole lot and bring them home with you? 

God Bless all you families who are currently in China getting your child, and for those who are waiting, and waiting, and waiting, remember, it's WORTH THE WAIT!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Well we received our flight confirmations and e-tickets yesterday. We will be leaving for China on August 28th and returning September 11.

We will be flying with Northwest Airlines. We have to lay over in Tokyo both coming and going, so, we'll get to see a little bit of Japan. I (Jerry) wanted to at least fly business class on the way home but it would have been way too expensive >$8000 for all of us. The lap seat cost for Lily is based upon 10% of whatever the going rate is for a ticket on that particular day, so we're paying around $200 for her lap seat for the trip home.

Here is our exact Itinerary:

Leave LAX Thursday, August 28th at 1:20pm
Arrive Tokyo August 29th 4:30pm on Friday

Leave Tokyo 6:45pm Friday
Arrive Beijing 9:35pm Friday

In China: Leave Beijing Aug 31
Arrive Nanjing Aug 31

Leave Nanjing Sept 6th
Arrive Guangzhou Sept 6th

Leave  Guangzhou to Tokyo Sept 11th
Arrive Tokyo @ Sept 11

Arrive  LAX Sept 11

In China we do not have our "In-country" itinerary yet

Sunday, July 6, 2008

This is a test. We are testing our new Mac Book that we bought in order to take with us to China. 

We  should be receiving our travel confirmation dates this week so please be praying for the best flight, time, and price.