Wednesday, May 20, 2009

SHE'S OFF....

and running!!!! We left for NY (Newark) on Tuesday.... this is the group who saw us off at the airport. My traveling posse and cast of characters would be brother, John (starting from far right to left), SIL and fellow Paris traveling companion, Michelle, then me, and beautiful Mom , Sunny, and Tate's middle namesake. I am pretty proud at how well we packed for this trip!!!


My fun loving 79 year old dad or Gramps, will be holding down the fort with two VERY busy TEENS and one tween.... Smiley, Twinkle Toes and Sparkle. Smiley has the most important task to get Tate's car seat put in correctly and have it checked out by the fire station.

Just a quickie while I wait for my first class seat from NY to Beijing!!!

Next will be from CHINA!!!!

23 comments:

Kelli said...

can't wait to see those China posts from you! Hope your flight went well! Looks like you are Well stocked for your travel crew! My advice in Guangzhou: Cow and the bridge next to the Victory hotel. they do fast takeout. Fast, hot, not very expensive. Taste is....good, not awesome, but fast, hot and takeout is vital in those first few weeks!!! I did love the Lychee fried rice though! Can't wait to see pics of you with little Tate at last!

Jenn said...

Can't wait to see Tate in your arms! It's been a long time coming, Momma!!!

Ladybugsmom said...

We took this same flight and first class is awesome...omg you are in for the ride of your life...sit back and enjoy...it will be great!
Emily

lora said...

I can't believe it is finally time...I am so excited for you!!
Enjoy!

Sandy said...

Safe travels! So excited for you!

Julie said...

Yippeee!

Catherine said...

My heart is racing just reading this!! You're on your way to Tate!!! Beyond THRILLED for you friend!

Doreen said...

Safe travels!Please keep posting as long as you can.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi& Mia-Sichuan

Ani said...

your probably flying as i type - how exciting! hope the journey is safe and easy for you all.

looking forward to the first china post!!!!

Marmee said...

I second the Cow and Bridge recommendation...my girls with third, fourth and fifth it! ;o) They loved Cow and Bridge and we ate there every single day we were in Guangzhou at least once! Make sure you try the shrimp cakes! Yum!! Danny's Bagels has yummy pizza for nights you just want to stay in too! Don't forget to get off island! Take a walk to the "walking mall." Not too far and really fun to see real China! I'm glad to hear that your taking the train too! That is the BEST way to experience China IMHO. ;o) Can't wait to see Tate in your arms!

Susan Broberg said...

I almost can't breath, I'm so excited for you!!!! I have those all important airport pics from my adoption ...and can still feel my excitement when I look at them. Our flight was cancelled and we had to scramble to get on another which caused our luggage to get lost....but there was NO WAY I was not getting to my baby that day!! That is the same joy I can feel in your pictures and post. Can't wait to see more!

Ginny said...

Oh, this is getting very exciting now!! Safe travels.

LiLi said...

safe travels! mila and i are anxiously awaiting updates and tate hplding pictures!

Alyson and Ford said...

First Class... :) Too good!

What an adventure. The Wait has been brutal and now comes the rainbown for having such a loving heart. Enjoy the experiences of China and the cultural delights it brings to you.
Just being allow to follow along with you is such a gift. Thank you...

Safe travels and hurry up and bring that beautiful daughter home.
peace
fm

Colleen said...

Finally!! Safe travels. I cannot wait to see that sweet girl in your arms!

Kramer said...

Oh my heck! It is really happening!!! You are really on your way! I have been waiting for this moment and can't wait for every update. Enjoy every single moment!

Joannah said...

Godspeed, my friend!

Kayce said...

YOu're leaving like RIGHT now!!! Can't wait for your next post!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Just too happy for words.....
God's Speed to your Mama's arms sweet Tate.

Michelle said...

This is so exciting! Cannot wait to see her in your arms!

Stephe said...

OMG, this is so EXCITING! You've waited so long!!! Can you believe it's finally happening. Surreal huh? See, you knew if you just waited long enough and kept the faith that it would happen and NOW IT'S YOUR TIME!!! Can't wait to see you and Tate together!!! Enjoy every splendid second!!!

I'm reading Kelli's post as I type this and I was a sucker for Lucy's a lot. I was kind of addicted to their Grilled Cheese for lunch!

MotherMotherOcean said...

travel well.

Lost and Found said...

Right in my "hood" at Newark. I flew Continental from there too and it was pleasant. Glad you had a safe trip