Wednesday, June 10, 2009

We got it, We got it!! We really, really got it!!

First of all, thank you all so much for the wonderful comments celebrating our TA!! Your comments have all touched me. I am happy to say that I have more great news to share. Our agency was able to confirm today that we got a June consulate appointment. YAY!!! Thank you, God, for so many answered prayers. And thanks to all of you who have been praying for us and for Da Xin. Words cannot express how much Nolan and I appreciate it.

We will be leaving next Friday, June 19, arriving in China on Sunday, June 21, and getting Da Xin on MONDAY, June 22!!! I still can't believe we're going to arrive one day and have her the very next day. Oh my!!! Our consulate appointment is on June 29. We are taking Leila with us and we really wanted her to experience Beijing, and we wanted to experience it again as well. We have recently decided to take the Beijing tour on the back-end so that Da Xin could experience this with us. We will be celebrating Leila's 8th birthday (on July 4) in Beijing!!

We have booked our flights, but don't have our in-country travel itinerary yet, but we will have a busy, busy trip.... Nanning, Guilin, Guangzhou & Beijing. I have been asked several times if I plan to blog and yes, I do plan to blog as long as our hotel rooms provide good Internet access. (We didn't have any problems on our last trip.) And y'all know I plan on taking lots of pictures. :)
Oh, and speaking of pictures...check out my new blog header. Don't you just love it?!?

42 comments:

redmaryjanes said...

We just might overlap. We leave this Sunday for Beijing. Sophia is in Beijing, so that is where we will be spending most of our time. Our last week is in Guangzhou. We leave there on July 2nd.

Let me know, I'd love to meet you at the White Swan or somewhere in Beijing.

mommy24treasures said...

hooray such good good news and yes the header is just perfect now:)

Stefanie said...

Wow, what blessed news!
And YES, the header is PERFECT, complete at last :)

Stacy said...

NEXT FRIDAY??????? WOW!!!!! I'M SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! I just can't wait to follow your journey!! Hugs to you Michelle!

Gail said...

Oh Michelle...I have tears in my eyes. I'm so happy for all of you!!!! She'll be with you soon. Your header is complete!

Can't wait to follow your journey, we had no problems with internet access last summer!

big hugs to you!!!!! :)

Tisha said...

Michelle,

An answered prayer! Praise be to the Lord! Da Xin, your mommy, daddy and sister are finally coming!

It sounds like a wonderful itinerary. It also sounds like it will be a wonderful time for not only you and Nolan to bond with Da Xin, but Leila as well. I will be on the edge of my seat waiting to see the first pictures of you with your new daughter. I pray that she is excited as you all are. Just imagine the plans the Lord has in store for you all!!!!

The header is now complete and very shortly, my friend, your family will be as well.

Hugs and MANY blessings,
Tisha

Courtney said...

Congratulations. Everything is moving quickly. I noticed the new picture. She is adorable!

Kelly Green said...

Oh...CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! She's beautiful. Guilin is such a neat place. Leila will have such fun...and I'm sure it will be reassuring for Da Xin to have her there. Her little heart must be going pitter-patter :)
Best wishes...
Kelly

Missy said...

I have chills! I'll never forget the night you shot me a quick email asking if Paige would like a playmate her age...and now...you go and get that little playmate. I couldn't be more thrilled for you all. I look so forward to following your journey and will hold you all in my prayers daily. YAY!!!

LaLa said...

Finally that header is complete!! Sooooo happy for all of you and great idea to do Beijing on the backend so you can see it together : )

Jill said...

I am soooo excited for you Michelle! GREAT news!

Sarah said...

I noticed the photo in the header right away. :) If you have problems getting into blogger in China, remember that you can always e-mail posts to blogger. Could also e-mail posts to a friend to have her post them for you. Can't wait to follow along!

Faye said...

Michelle,
I am so excited for you. That is wonderful news. Isn't it amazing how dispite all the delays and issues that popped up, that Da Xin is coming when you predicted. I remember you said you were praying for June somehow....... and God answered your prayers. He is GOOD.
I don't know if you know it or not but Alex and I share the same birthday and that day is JUNE 22. Now 2 wonderful things happen on that day..... my sweet girl was born and my dear friend received her precious girl. Congratulations. My heart is filled with joy for you.
GODSPEED GODSPEED GODSPEED TO CHINA.

Lots of love to you,
Faye

Lilia said...

congrats! Kara looks so sweet!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh my goodness, I've got chills! I can't wait to follow your trip. Are you going to stay at the Wharton or Majestic? Make sure your guide takes you to the arts and crafts store by the museum. I hope you get Mary...she was awesome! I'm so glad another Guangxi Girl is coming home!

~Lynn

Julia said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you all, and might I say IT'S ABOUT TIME! LOL I'm so happy to finally see the new header with ALL your children together on one blog, just as life was meant to be. :-)

Nicole A. said...

Congrats! That is so soon! Kara is super-cute ... how great that you can finally reveal her photos. Have fun getting ready for your trip .... so exciting!

All the best,
Nicole A. in OH

Mandi said...

Michelle,

I am SO excited for you. I have been following your blog for a while now and did not even realize until you mentioned it that you were finally able to put a picture of Kara up. She is absolutely beautiful.
My prayers will be with you and your family as you travel to bring home your daughter.
I can't wait to see her united with her family.

Hugs,
Mandi

Stacy said...

Michelle- I'm so excited for you and can't wait to follow your journey. I love that the header is now complete with your 3 beautiful girls!! Still can't believe you're going so fast! Hugs and prayers to you all!

Leslie said...

O'My...your leaving so fast. I'm sure you don't mind one bit.
We are so happy for you, and can't believe this adoption is finally happening. Prayers will be sent up for safe travels and bonding for you guys, and your sweet Kara Da Xin. I can't wait to follow along.

I love your new header!!!!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I DO love it!!!! What beautiful little girls. Can't wait to follow your journey.

JG said...

So exciting! I am thrilled for you! And I LOVE the new header!! This was great news to wake up to :)

Sherri & Todd said...

Your new blog header is beautiful....Yay!! Da Xin has been added. What a beautiful little girl she is and to celebrate Leila's birthday in Beijing what a great idea.
I can't wait for next week to come. Wow...I have tears in my eyes and I can't see...
xoxo,
Sherri

Marla said...

Oh my gosh!!!! How darn exciting!!!! I cant wait to follow this journey. Love, love, love the header, God is so good!!

Greg and Edna Silva said...

Praise the LORD!!! We are so excited for you!!! We can't wait to see the pictures of your family all together!!

Edna

Marla said...

Holy moly, next Friday?!?!?! That is sooooo soon!!! I'm so excited for y'all and can't wait to follow the trip. Wish we could tag along, I miss China!

Jboo said...

So exciting for you all! Love that new blog header -- your girls are all so beautiful!

Janet

MommyBrec said...

YAY! I am just SO EXCITED and HAPPY for you!!! i LOVE the new header! Da Xin is just precious! What a darling! I can't wait to hear about your time in China, and about that first, wonderful little while with Da Xin. Thank you for sharing this journey! It has been wonderful to follow and I am so thrilled at this next step! CONGRATULATIONS!

Breclyn
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Sheryl said...

I got tears in my eyes when I realized you posted her picture!!! So excited for you.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am over the moon excited for you Michelle!!! WOW....I can't believe you will be in China in ONE week:)

The new header is perfect!

Lisa

Joe and Jane said...

Fantastic news!! What a wonderful experience for Leila too. She will always treasure her special birthday I'm certain.

And yes, the header you've been waiting for is finally there! Wahoo!

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I have been following your blog for a very long time now and I am just elated for all of you. I have kept Da Xin as well as the rest of your family in my prayers since you began this journet to Da Xin. I can't wait to follow your journey to China again!

Elizabeth, KY

Jen said...

Oh Michelle, That is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so excited that you will be meeting Da Xin in the VERY near future!! You are in my prayers! Can't wait to follow your journey.

Ashley said...

Yeah!!! Oh what a special birthday Leila will have!!!

And your header is complete! Now you just need her in your arms!!!

Praying, praying, praying - I can't wait to see pics of you all TOGETHER!!!

Blessings Friend, Ashley

ps - can there be too many exclamation points in one comment?? Also do you mind if I put a prayer request for your safe travels on my blog (nothing fancy since I don't know how to do it anyway!).

Ashley said...

My last comment was from my other account, but the last Ashley comment was from me too!!

With so much JOY! Ashley

Crystal said...

Da Xin is beautiful!

Good luck with your travel and congratulations on finally getting your daughter! I am so happy for you all and will be praying!!!

Natalie said...

Congratulations on your great news. All 3 of your girls are just beautiful.

Beth said...

Safe travels!! Anxious to read your travels!!

Heather said...

Oh Michelle!!!!

I have no words...off to send you a personal message...need tissue!!

Love you!
Heather

Chris and Deb said...

Congratulations to you all! I am so happy for you all....and I love the new header....it is now complete~! Kara is just adorable!!

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Dawn said...

I am late...SO behind on Google Reader, but I just wanted to say CONGRATS and the new header gave me goosebumps!!