After years of dreaming and months of anticipations and moments of panic and piles of paperwork and so much love and support poured out, it's finally here:
WE'RE LEAVING FOR CHINA!!!
We leave tomorrow (Wednesday) at noon and after a non-stop 14 hour flight and a 13 hour time difference, land in Beijing on Thursday afternoon. We have a couple of days in Beijing, visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Hutong District, the acrobat show, etc. We head to Inner Mongolia (where it is cold, but not as cold as it was a couple of weeks ago, thankfully) on Sunday and meet Gracie on Monday. Then we have few days of paperwork and sightseeing in Hohhot before heading to Guangzhou (in balmy Southern China) on Friday (3/2). Guangzhou is for US paperwork, and hopefully meeting up with various on-line friends who are traveling at the same time (all US families have to travel to Guangzhou after completing their adoptions in their child's province). Then, probably before we know it, we'll be packing up all our stuff for the marathon journey home, but this time with Gracie!
Contingent on having internet access and some coherent thoughts, I hope to be blogging (or at least putting up pictures) from China. Thank you for all your good thoughts, prayers, and support; they mean the world to me.