3 more sleeps.....until we board our plane headed to China for Luke! (Not that I can do alot of sleeping these days though). After all the seasons of waiting, once we received our TA, time has been moving right along. I knew it would be like that once I was working against a deadline! We've had so many things to prepare, gather, and pack. This weekend, we packed our checked luggage for the most part, weighing it to make sure we were within our weight limits for in-China regulations. We pretty much have it all ready with the exception of our carry-ons.
For those of you interested in following along on our journey to China, I will be posting to our Journey to Me Adoption Site....Journey to Luke.....which is also on the sidebar of my blog. The day we leave, I will put the link up on a post as well, so you can just click over there and read the most recent post there. At the bottom of that site, there is a place where you can click on Send Encouraging Words. That will send an email directly to me, which I will be able to access there.
Here's what we'll be doing while in China:
Wednesday 6/16 a.m. - Leave for Beijing. Arrive 6/17 p.m.
We'll spend 2 full days sightseeing there and adjusting to the time difference.
Sunday 6/20 - Fly to Hohhot (Inner Mongolia) - WHERE LUKE IS!!!!
Monday 6/21 - Forever Family Day (We meet Luke...FINALLY)!
Tuesday 6/22 - Thursday 6/24 - Spent in Inner Mongolia doing adoption paperwork and sightseeing and getting to know Luke while we wait on paperwork to be finalized.
Friday - 6/25 - We get Luke's paperwork and fly to Guangzhou.
Saturday 6/26 - Friday 7/2 - This week is spent getting Luke's medical exam and results, more paperwork, consulate appointment, swearing ceremony, sightseeing, and getting Luke's visa so we can leave!
Friday 7/2 evening - Train to Hong Kong.
Saturday 7/3 - Fly home (with Luke for good)! :)
Oh, and remember that China is 13 hours ahead of us (Central time). My goal is to post often, even if it's just a little, but I have no idea how tiring this schedule is going to be, but know I will post whenever I can!
Thank you all so much for remembering us in your prayers! I can't wait to share our journey with you! Thank you so much for your support and for following along with us!
I'll be back with a post either the night before we leave or I'll schedule a post for the day we leave. Until then, I'll be busy cleaning (coming home to a clean house is always nice) and stocking Colt up on groceries for while we're gone!
~ Tammy ~