Sunday, September 03, 2006

Today is 'D-Day'

Our morning started off at 6a.m. We need to have our items packed and ready to go by 8am. After breakfast we will go to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. We will then leave for the airport at 1:30pm for our long awaited flight to Lanzhou! The babies will arrive at our hotel sometime late this afternoon. My husband is nervously buzzing around preparing for our gotcha moment. He prefers that I say he is diligently packing and preparing us for the next stage of our journey:-) He's clearing our cameras from previous pics, checking batteries and spare batteries, double checking, triple checking etc. It's actually really cute:-)
Yesterday we learned from our guide that the CCAA no longer allows for the families to receive their daughters at the hotels. I believe that because the Wuwei orphanage is approximately 4 hours away from where we are staying that they have made a special exception for us to receive our daughters a day early. Let's hope that everything goes according to plan and that we get to hold Kylie today!!!!
I hope that our next post will be pictures of Kylie and her new family:-)


Samantha said...

Wow, I am so excited for you both! We are logged in 10/28/05 and survive the wait by watching the stories of people like you!

Fred, Jeanne and Ellie said...

Dear Judy and Sean,

I am looking at the clock all evening seeing the time and calculating China time. "They are still sleeping." "They should be waking up soon." "About now they are having breakfast." Every minute ticks by and I am envious and excited. Everything that you have worked for and waited for is coming down to that precious moment of Gotcha. I see my gotcha clear as day in my mind. I cannot wait for you to tell me of your moment. I will ask you to tell us over and over again. It will be more than you ever thought and far sweeter. When we wake up here in Orlando tomorrow morning you will already be a family of three. We axiously await the photographs. Love, F,J and Ellie

Aunt Shelly said...

Oh my Gosh!!! I am soo darn excited I can't stand it. It is currently 9:55pm St. Louis time (central time) and I am trying to open another brower and search for the time zones so I can figure out what time it is where you guys are. Looks like you may be getting Kylie earlier than expected according to your last report. I can't wait. We are anxiously awaiting the pictures of the new family of 3! We Love You!!!

Kylie's Uncle Mike, Aunt Shelly, Cousin Abby and Brady

Anonymous said...

Oh my God Judy!
I can't believe that after all these months you are finally going to have Kylie in your arms to hold, hug, kiss, and love!! I can't wait to see pictures of the new Durney family! You guys are in my prayers. I am so happy and excited for you guys, you both deserve this so much!!
Love ya,