Wednesday, May 20, 2009


May 21 ~ leave Florida to Chicago to Beijing
May 22~ Arrive in Beijing
May 23 ~ Tour Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City
May 24~ Depart Beijing for Nanchang
May 25~ Emerson Grace day!
May 26~Adoption process/full day with guide
May 27~28~ 1/2 day sightseeing or shopping
May 29~Free morning, receive passport in afternoon, depart Nanchang for Guangzhou
May 30~Visa physical for Ems
May 31~ Free day
June 1~ Visa interview
June 2~ Oath and Visa
June 3 ~ Leave Guangzhou for Beijing to Chicago to home


Briana's Mom said...

You are on your way tomorrow! What a long journey, but you are now on your way. Can't wait to see you in China!

(I have a little something in the mail for you. It should get there today, if not, you'll get it when you get back!)

Good luck!!!!

Sandra said...

OMG, you are leaving tomorrow!!!

I cannot wait to follow along on this amazing journey.

Meg said...

safe trip- enjoy every minute of it!!!!! Congratulations

Colleen said...

I can't believe this.... it is so surreal. I cannot wait to follow along.

Call you later! Smooches

Mindi said...

It's all going to go by so fast. Try to take it ALL in, the sights, the smells, the people, everything. When we got home, I missed China so much! I would smell our clothes and the boxes things came in, just to take me back there momentarily.

I am just so excited and honored to be following along with your journey! I will be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary this weekend, with a little getaway with my husband, but I will have the laptop to follow along each leg of your trip! He'll understand...we've been there!!!

I will be praying for a safe trip for you and J, for your boys who will be at home, and especially for little Emerson as she's handed to the couple who are going to love her forever.

Terri said...

WOW, it is finally here & I know you are ready!!! I am looking so forward to following your journey. Congratulations & have a safe trip.

Oh, shop, shop & shop till you drop. There is so much more I wish I would of brought home to have as she grows & to keep her culture a part of her life.

Jboo said...

Woohoo -- you're so close now! Best wishes for safe and speedy travel to your sweet baby girl!


Sugar Momma said...

I know you are probably beside yourself today. I can't believe your journey to Emerson is about to end and your journey with her is just about to begin. Woo Hoo! Congratulations on making this long without going crazy - and I betcha you'll become one of those people who says...she is worth every minute of the wait and more! It is so much easier to see that on the gotcha side of waiting :) My best advice - soak it all up. THE trip of a lifetime :)!!!!

Special K said...

I'm ready to just cry I'm so stinkin' excited for you!!!!

Check your cell. I left a VM.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to follow your journey.
Have a safe trip.

Debra said...

I wish I could be a fly on the wall and go with you. I look forward to following your journey. I will get to relive my two trip there again. I wish I could do it one more time.
Best wishes and blessings,

Joanne said...

I wanted to wish you a safe and memorable journey to your baby girl. It is a time you will never forget and China will be a part of you and your family forever. I still read back on my blog about our time in China ~ and you will too.
Safe trip!

thegreybullet said...

Bon Voyage!! I am so excited for you and the rest of your family!! Life doesn't get much sweeter! Enjoy yourself and enjoy the time you can just focus on Emerson without all of the daily life's distractions. I am sure the boys can not wait tillyou return and bring their little sister home!!\

tp said...

Can't wait to see that Precious baby girl in your arms! I would love to know if you are possibly flying in and out of Tampa??

Island Girl said...

Have a safe trip. May God watch and guide you on this journey and after as well!!!


Edgar & Barbara said...


Take everything in...and take lots of pictures. You are going on a trip of a lifetime. Have a wonderful time. I will be going down memory lane with your trip (we've been home with our girl since September 2008).

I found your blog on RQ.

God Bless!

ps...where abouts do you live in FL? We are in Orlando.

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Tracey and family; I wish you all the best as you take this journey to bring your daughter home where she belongs now and forever.

You are going to do just beautifully. Being an experienced mom and one who has educated yourself will give you the insight to know how to navigate this new and beautiful relationship. Even though you and I have never met in person, I have looked forward to seeing you finally become a mother to wonderful daughter from China and if you ever need any words of advice or just an ear to listen please know that I am just an e-mail away. Safe and joyful journey my friend.

Mom to one homegrown all grown up and the amazing dynamic duo from The People's Republic of China.

Karen and Bob said...

Found your blog recently. I look forward to following your journey to China to bring home your beautiful daughter. Just a little over 2 years ago we embarked on the same trip. Congratulations and get ready for the journey of a lifetime!

Another Jiangxi mommy :)

Anonymous said...

Godspeed and blessings.