Posted in June 2013

Coming to You from Nanjing City

Hello everyone! After ~30 hours of traveling, we finally made it to Nanjing around 10ish last night. We had a 3 hour delay in Guangzhou which has pretty much been our only issue. All of our luggage made it and that was one of the main things I was concerned about! And we actually aren’t … Continue reading

Itinerary

Ok folks, I am finally posting our itinerary. Please note that all times and dates posted from here on out will not be on Alabama time. I would offer to convert for you, but I am already so confused about time zones and when and where we’ll be, so y’all will just have to figure … Continue reading

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Leaving On a Jet Plane

Y’all. I cannot believe that we will be en route to Atlanta this afternoon. For the next couple of weeks I am probably going to overuse the word surreal, but I don’t know any other way to describe how we are feeling. Perhaps I should  invest in a thesaurus… Anyway, even though we are excited, anxiousness … Continue reading

424 days later….

424 days later….

and we are finally going to get our girl. 424 is the number of days from Lifeline accepting our application to receiving the email with our CA. It’s been 151 days since we first saw EB’s face and accepted her referral. It seems surreal after all this time that we will be holding her in our arms … Continue reading

TA!!!

TA!!!

TA = best acronym ever. For those of you who have somehow missed it, TA stands for Travel Approval. We got an email this afternoon from Karla  (director of the China program) saying she had received notification that our TA was en route from China via DHL!! We have only been on TA wait for about a week and honestly didn’t know what to … Continue reading

Going Through the Big D

Going Through the Big D

And I don’t mean Dallas. Or divorce actually.   But I’m guessing you’re singing the song now aren’t you? Be prepared to have it stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You’re welcome. Anyway, the Big D I am referring to is Delay. Let me just say that I am beyond sick of hearing … Continue reading

Alabama Bound

Alabama Bound

As I write this, Stephen, Alison and Allie Ruth are probably packing up their belongings and getting ready for their long trip back to Alabama, which includes a bus ride to Hong Kong and three flights! Just typing that makes me a little stressed because I’m sure our itinerary will be similar. But as I’ve … Continue reading