Thursday, August 10, 2006

Our Detail Travel Plans are Confirmed!!!

Thanks to all you prayer warriors out there! God is working everything out as He planned!

August 17: 4:30 PM, Ed, Kris, and Josiah fly to LA, arrive 8:36 pm (PST)

August 18: Ed's Parent's 50th Wedding Celebration!

August 19: Ed and Kris say goodbye to Josiah in CA and fly out of LAX 1:25 pm

Josiah will stay with Grandpa and Grandma until Monday and Grandpa will fly home with him and stay for a few days. Nana and Papa then begin holding down the fort in TN while we're gone.

August 20: Fly through Tokyo (will ourselves to stay awake!) and arrive in Guangzhou, China, 10:35 pm - CRASH!!

August 21: Receive Ana Mei in the afternoon!!!!!!

August 22, 2006 Adoption registration and notarization.

August 23, 2006 Free day.

August 24, 2006 Receive adoption registration certificates. Apply for passports.

August 25, 2006 Visa pictures and medical exam.

August 26, 2006 Pearl River evening cruise.

August 27, 2006 Free day. Visit orphanage on one of these free days.

August 28, 2006 Visit the White Cloud Mountains.

August 29, 2006 Free day.

August 30, 2006 Receive childrenÂ’s passports.

August 31, 2006 Visa appointment.

September 1, 2006 3:00 p.m. Go to the consulate to take the oath and pick up visa.

September 2, 2006 Begin journey home, 8:20 a.m. Arrive in Nashville 5:36 pm!!

We are now praying through all that is going on with the state of our country and the alerts at the airports. Our flights are somewhat tight, so our biggest concern is that we make every flight in order to arrive in Guangzhou by noon, Aug. 21 - the required time. On a lighter note, I (Kris) can live without gel in the carry-on, but we're both dreading the yuck mouth w/out toothpaste!

I got my pins out August 8. They do not give you anything for pain or to numb it. The Dr. took pliers and yanked them out one at a time. I had 3. I about came unglued! I made it through it though and felt okay once it was over. I am still typing all of this w/ my left hand. (Do I hear a "Bless your heart!"??)
No more cast or splint. I have to wear one of those tight gloves for swelling. Today has been a much better day. I can spread my fingers pretty good, petted the dogs and gave Josiah a hug that felt good to the touch! Of course, I've been doing all of this w/ my left hand. 3 more physical therapy sessions before we travel.

Thanks again for keeping up with us. We love you all!


Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!!!! You will be in our thoughts and prayers as we are laying on the beach soaking in some rays and enjoying some very needed R & R. We will all be home around the same time so we will be looking forward to seeing you all with your sweet little Ana!!!
Love, Jenny Carlisle

Stacey Teague said...

Awesome!!! I thought you had to stay in Guangzhou for 3 weeks now???

Cher Hogue said...

Caden and I are praying for your trip. Please give your parents our love. Miss you and love you

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere that people are putting the toothpaste on the toothbrush and putting them in a zip-lock bag - if that will help.

Mary McG
in Tennessee

Heather said...

We are SOOO excited for you as you expand to a family of 4! We will be praying for your travels and that you'll find toothpaste and gel in China :) Seriously though we will be praying that all will go according to HIS mighty plan for your lives!

Lots of Love!
Heather, Jeremy & Boys

Tamra said...