Tuesday, August 08, 2006
We have CA's!!!
I am sooooooo excited. Today I received the best e-mail ever from my agency. It was confirmation that we now have a Consulate appt scheduled. We have booked our flights on Continental and we are leaving for China on Thur. Aug. 31st:-) The itinerary is as follows:
August 31: Leave Orlando to Newark at 6:45am, then Newark to Beijing at 12:48 pm.
September 1: Arrive Beijing (staying at the Wang Fu Jing Hotel) Recoup from hangover, I mean jet lag. Did I mention I hate flying?
September 2: Sightseeing the Great Wall and the Summer Palace
September 3: Sightseeing the Imperial Palace in the morning, then
fly from Beijing to Lanzhou to get KYLIE that evening!!!!
September 4: Registration and notarization
September 5-7: Sightseeing in Kylie's hometown
September 8: Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork and then fly to
Guangzhou. Stay at the White Swan
September 9: Photos and Physical exams for the babies
September 10: Local sightseeing and shopping!
September 11: Visa appt at 9:00am
September 12: Swearing in ceremony at the Consulate, get visas
September 13: Fly from Guangzhou back to Beijing then on to Newark
September 14: Arrive Orlando airport at 10:57pm as a family of THREE!
I am sooooooo excited that we are going to be staying at the White Swan. This is not only a very nice hotel where the infamous "red couch" photos are taken with all of the babies, but they also provide adoptive families with a wonderful souvenir. If we are lucky enough to get one of the souvenirs, I will make sure to post a pic for everyone to see.
Did I mention that I am sooooooo excited!?!?!?!