Thursday, November 29, 2007

I transformed us into elves today!

This was silly so I had to post it! Go to this link to see us as elves.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Itenarary for travel

Here is our itenary:
12/11/07 Leave for Beijing with stops in Memphis, Detroit, Tokyo then Beijing
12/12/07 arrive in Beijing at 9:55 PM
12/13/07 Tour the Summer Palace
12/14/07 Tour the Temple to Heaven and a Houtong Tour
12/15/07 Tour Great Wall/Tienemen Square, Forbidden City
12/16/07 Fly to Shenyang. Liaoning
12/17/07 GOTCHA!!!!!!!
12/18/07 Adoption for Spencer
12/19 and 20th Free day -
12/21/07 - complete paperwork
12/22/07 - fly to Guangzhou
12/23/07- free day
12/24/07 - medical exam
12/25/07 - CHRISTMAS!!!!!
12/26/07 - American Consulate Appointment
12/27/07 - Take the Oath at the Consulate and fairwell dinner
12/28/07 - start packing
12/29/07 - fly home, stops in Tokyo,Detroit, Memphis and arrive in P'cola at 8:55PM

Sunday, November 25, 2007

All about Shenyang!

Spencer's birth place is Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province. It borders North Korea and Inner Mongolia. Population is 7.2 million. The primary ethnic group is Han Chinese but Shenyang is also greatly influenced by the Manchu, Mongolian and Korean ethnic groups. Archaeological findings show that human beings resided in present day Shenyang as early as 7,200 years ago. WOW!

Still Waiting.....

I still have not received travel approval from China. I hope to get it this week. The longer it takes the more my plane tickets are going to cost and the more likely I will be spending Christmas in China. I really didn't want to spend Christmas away from Peyton but on the flip side I would be spending it with Spencer. Anyway, to pass the time I am posting some facts about Shenyang, my baby boy's birth place. Kimmy

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

LOA Received on 11/01/07

We received our Letter of Acceptance from China on 11/01/07. We signed it immediately and it is already back in Children's Hope's hands. If the process unfolds normally we would expect to receive travel approval in 4 weeks and leave 2 -4 weeks from that date. Christmas holidays are definitely going to play a roll in when we leave. Keep your fingers crossed it is before Christmas. Kimmy