Wednesday, February 28, 2007


Tomorrow is the day! We will leave our house about 4:30 a.m. and head from Norfolk Airport to Newark and then on to Beijing. We should be able to hold our daughter on March 4th around 4:00 p.m. China time. Are we excited?! There are no words to express how we feel right now. We are busy today doing last minute errands and packing for the trip. It looks like so much stuff, but all is needed.

Please pray for us as we take the journey of a lifetime.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007


We got an email from our China program coordinator stating that we are set to travel! We will leave on March 1st and return on March 16th. This is a much longer trip than we had anticipated. Our agency normally flies to Hong Kong, not Beijing. However, this time, we will be going to Beijing first. We will spend a day there seeing the Great Wall and Tiananman Square. We will then fly to Nanchang, the province where our Mylia is, on March 4th. Hopefully, we will meet our daughter then. If not, we will finally get our hands on her on the 5th. (I'm hoping for the 4th...duh) We will spend several days in Nanchang doing more adoption paperwork and then travel to Guanzhou. Every family that adopts from China will eventually go to Guanzhou for the Consolate Appointment. After we receive Mylia's visa, we will travel to Hong Kong and then home. I don't have all the details of travel yet. We are waiting for our travel packet to arrive from our agency. We should get it in the next couple of days. However, we do know that we will indeed begin the trip of a lifetime on March 1st. God is so good!!

Sunday, February 4, 2007

I'm Overwhelmed!

I am so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support that I have received during this exciting time in our lives. As we wait now to travel to get Mylia, my wonderful friends at the pre-school where I work decided to throw a shower for me. And threw they did! What wonderful things Mylia received. She is so loved, by not only Clayton and myself, but so many who are waiting to see her in my arms. Like I said, we received so many wonderful things, but none of that compares to the love I felt today as my friends celebrated with me the gift of my precious little one - Mylia Joy.