Monday, May 18, 2009

IN JUST A MERE

18 hours I will be sitting on a plane starting the long flight to China.

Here is the sketchy itinerary..... I am hoping when we actually get to China we will have more definite plans....


  • May 19 1100 leave SLC with overnight in Newark (NYC)
  • May 20 12:10pm leave Newark non-stop to Beijing.... hoping for first class.
  • May 21 arrive Beijing at 1:50pm China time!!! We will rest up, tour and do whatever while we wait for the other families taking the Beijing tour.
  • May 23-25... Great Wall, Forbidden City, etc in Beijing.
  • May 25 leave for Nanchang, Jiangxi. Meet babies (??? when)!!!
  • May 26,27,28,29.... legal stuff paperwork.... KISSING MY TATE!
  • May 30 Orphanage visit (??!!)... the most important place to see for me.
  • May 31 possible flying for day trip only to Xi'an to see the Terracotta Warriors. Dragon Boat Festival.
  • June 1 obtain legal documents
  • June 2 fly to Guangzhou
  • June 3 Medicals
  • June 4 Consulate appointment at 9:30
  • June 5 wait for VISA for Tate.
  • June 6 take the train from Guangzhou to Hong Kong***.
  • June 7-8 tour Hong Kong
  • June 8 fly home from Hong Kong to Newark..... arrive super late on the evening of June 8th.

***The Hong Kong trip is something that may change based on Tate's needs and how tired we are of hotel rooms and eating at restaurants. I just may hang at the hotel and love on my gal. Much more amazing I am sure than Hong Kong.

I have still yet to pack. In my usual travel fashion, I make sure everything is freshly laundered and just pack quickly.

I will blog while in China. I know you all are here to see the Tantalizing Tate.... so if you want pictures of China, you will have to go else where for that. I will take tons of pictures of China, don't get me wrong, only will post people pictures here.

31 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

SOOOOO EXCITED.....
Can't wait to see Tate's little cute face.. I will take photos of Tate over China any ole day..
Safe travels..

Kramer said...

I can't wait!!!! The most important picture I am waiting to see is Tate placed in your arms (FOREVER!). I know you are going to have the most amazing trip, take it all in and yes take tons of photos. Tate will love having them one day. Have I told you how excited I am???!!!!! You know I will be burning up your site waiting for updates.

Tracy said...

Best wishes Lisa! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Enjoy.

LiLi said...

I don't need to see pictures of China....I've seen enough until I hopefully visit one day. Just need pictures of your cute gal!

Eliza2006 said...

Oh, you and your no travel pics rule!!! You must at least let us know you got there safe and sound! I can't wait to see you with Tate...it's been a long, long wait! I have a feeling she will have been worth it! Safe travels!

Tiffany

Luna said...

Finally, it's time to bring home your girl! Safe travels, my friend!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I suggest bending your rule to also include pictures of funny signs in Chinglish. I'm just saying...

Can't WAIT to see you holding Tate. Canuck K constantly tells me that Poyang girls are the best. I, of course, disagree, but I'm supposed to.

Briana's Mom said...

Have a wonderful trip! I look forward to see you with Miss Tate soon!!!

Ginny said...

Are you going to see Gayle while in Beijing? If so tell her we said Hi.
Also if you get a chance send me your flight info for your return trip through Newark.
You just never know who may be there to greet you and meet the long awaited Tate.
Enjoy and know our thoughts and prayers are with you on this amazing journey.

Shannon said...

I am SOOOO excited for you!! The plane ride is long, but it is sooo worth it! You will have a great time. I wish you a great and healthy trip and that Tate has a super easy time transitioning to her new fabulous life with YOU! Congrats again!

Jboo said...

Oh my --- so excited for you! You are going to have an amazing trip, I'm sure! Best wishes for safe and speedy travels.

Janet

Kayce said...

You'll be on my mind all day today!!!! Enjoy ALL the moments Lisa and enjoy your time in China. You're in my prayers! God Speed!

Jessica said...

I'm so excited for you! Thanks for sharing this amazing journey with all of us readers! Enjoy the trip and the moments of bounding with Tate.

3D said...

Take it all in and have a safe and memorable journey!

Keep smilin!

Christi and Abbey said...

Yay! I found a work around to get into blogger and I am so glad I can follow you (if you are able to post). I just caught up on everything and I am so excited for you!!!

Michelle said...

Have an awesome trip and I can't wait to see you and Tate together!

Ladybugsmom said...

Lisa,
We also have a "Bo Beauty" who was born just shy of year prior to your Tate...our gotcha was 6/22/08. You will love the Poyang staff and I have a video if you would like a link to it to show you what you might see there. They are amazing people very warm hearted and gracious...I organized a winter clothing campaign that likely clothed your Tate with warm winter clothes this past fall...I might even have a photo of her. Wishing you good health and many memories...it will be the trip of your life...for many reasons.
Safe travels...
Emily of ladybughappenings

Sara said...

Have a wonderful trip!

Kelli said...

Yahoooooo! I haven't checked in for awhile so I was a little scared to check in and didn't know if you'd gotten TA or not since they seem rather hard to come by this month....what wonderful news to see that not only do you have TA, but you are on a plane RIGHT NOW China-bound for Tate! So exciting!!! I can't wait to see the pictures!!!

Elyssium Earth said...

HELLS YEAH!!!! Dude I have hit my thirties and beyond reading this blog. WELCOME TO YOUR DESTINY!!!!!

Chrissy, said...

I wish you the best! It all sounds exciting to me. Call me if you still want picutres :).

Tana said...

We are all so excited for you, Lisa! Have a wonderful, amazing, fantastic, memorable trip. We love you!

The Brown Family said...

Lisa

Your thank you card came in the mail today. You ROCK to even try to get those out before your big trip. I can't even think about all the people I owe thank you's to at this point!

I love, love, love the Lisa and Tate stamp on the envelope and LOVE the pic you shared of your sweet gal.

Safe travels and wow! it is really here.

Love
Kim

Donna said...

What a long journey this has been for you (and all your blog followers!) I can't wait to read all about your exciting adventure in China!

Jewels of My Heart said...

How absolutely wonderful...........
Your time has finally come, Tate's Mommy.
And your precious daughter will soon be in her loving Mommy's arms.
God's Speed

Sarah's proud Mama said...

Soo excited for you! Can't wait to see not only her cute face, but see her in your arms! Have a wonderful adventure! We'll be following with bated breath!
Robin

Erin said...

I am so HAPPY for you Lisa! Let the magic begin! I will be praying for you both, and I can't wait to see photos!

Suzie said...

Have a safe flight and an awesome time! Can't wait to see photos of you and your girl :o)

Alyson and Ford said...

So excited for you!! Lots of updates please!!

Alyzabeth's Mommy for Eight Months!

Circe said...

We are so anxiously awaiting any updates! Have a wonderful time soaking it all in!

Catherine said...

TODAY is your day!!! Praying for you as you fly out as a family of 1 and return as a mommy....family of TWO!!!! SO excited for you! Love you, praying for you.