Sunday, March 29, 2009

In China!

Well it’s the end of a long day of traveling (3 flights and 2 bus rides), but we’re here in China! I had a little melt down at Bradley airport yesterday morning, when it was announced our flight was going to be delayed and possibly cancelled. The first leg of our trip was Bradley to O’hare with just one hour in Chicago to make a connecting flight to Shanghai. The feeling was pure panic. Fortunately it was fairly quickly then announced that the flight would leave after all giving us just enough time to make our next flight.

At the airport in Shanghai, we met up with Fang, who manages the China program at our adoption agency. She escorted us on a bus to the city to catch a domestic flight to Nanning. It was great to see her, and we had time to have a bite with her at the airport before we had to catch our next flight. Our guide, Hannah met us at the airport in Nanning. We love her!

Not much else to report other than the big news that tomorrow is Gotcha Day. In 16 hours I’ll meet Jingju.


  1. Good luck tomorrow we will be thinking of you!
    Heather, Jean, Ainsley and Claire

  2. Oh, I can hardly wait please post pictures, when you can. I can not wait to see you with your daughter!!!!!
    Thanks for Sharing,

  3. Good luck, it is so exciting for me to read your blog, only 10 short months ago we were in Nanning to pick up our little girl Julie! I look forward to your pictures!
    -- Val Cashman
    mom to Julie Lian, age 4, from Wuzhou City, Guangxi Province

  4. Thank you for the update. I have been thinking of you. Can't wait to see the pictures.

  5. I will be thinking of you!!! For over 6 months ago we were in Nanning, waiting for our Jing from Beihai! That Monday was a loooong day, only until 17.00 hrs. in the afternoon that we could cuddle our son for the first time at Civil Affairs.

    Good luck!

    mom to Blossom (11), Yi Kong (5) and Jing (2), from Beihai, Gaungxi

  6. Thank you for letting me follow along on your incredible journey to your daughter! That day in Nanning, 3 years ago, was life changing for me...I hope your journey brings you as much joy as it brought to our family :)

    Terrye in FL

  7. Hey!! Where are you?? What are you and Jingju doing?? I want to hear about everything and I'm getting anxious waiting!!
    So, so happy for you!!
    and ps! We got our LOA for Jing Xin today!!
    Love, Sandra