I will most likely not have time to update this blog in the next few weeks. Please join us on our other website. I will post our travel itinerary on our baby jellybeans website. www.babyjellybeans.com That is a password protected site. If anyone would like the password or forgets how to get to this site, please e-mail me. We are taking our laptop with us to China and hope to post daily about our trip on the bjb website. See you over there...our e-mail address in case you need help - firstname.lastname@example.org We hope you will follow our journey and keep us in your prayers!
- Get Your Own
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
We are patiently (although not always so patient) still waiting for our TA - travel approval. We have lots of doubles...2 carseats, a double stroller, 2 toddler beds, cute little matching summer dresses that I fouund on clearance. We just need Sophie!
Here's a cute Ella story. She likes to tell everyone we meet during the course of the day - that "we are packing our suitcases and going to fly on an airplane to China to go bring Sophie home". She is a pretty social little one! Although her speech is quite clear these days, I don't think strangers are fully getting her story. I guess it is not the most typical conversation that many 2 year olds would be having. They always look at me after she is done sharing her story. Sometimes I fill them in...other times I just smile and we go on our way.
Now, we have a DVD called Big Bird Goes to China. It is the story of Big Bird and friends making their way to the Great Wall. Ella has asked us if we will be going there while in China and we have told her that we will. She recently wanted to know if Big Bird would also be there with us. We told her no, he woudln't make it this time.
So, now she has an added part to her story. We are also..."going to the big wall in China, but Big Bird not be there". Too funny!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Well, we are in the middle of some very hot weather here and our central air unit died on us! We have literally been melting here and trying to find ways to keep cool...see below pictures. The timing of this is so not good! We are pinching pennies saving up for travel to China and now we have to replace the entire CA unit! As a side note...if you are reading this in the comfort of AC - be thankful and don't take it for granted! Our learned lesson for the week!
We use a courier to get our visa's. We sent our passports off to her via Fed-Ex. The courier took the passports in to obtain the visas and sent them back to us again by Fed-Ex. I had given the courier a filled out return invoice for the Fed-Ex package. I clearly checked off the box that said signature required, because I did not want the Fed-Ex driver to leave the package on our porch. Have you all read about the current wait time for passports-let alone costs? I did not want our passports lost or missing! I waited all afternoon for the package and it never came. I called fed-ex and they told me they delivered it to the wrong house and left it on their porch! AHHH! I drove through the neighborhood in search of our passports and thankfully retrieved them. I was not impressed!