Life After Bigger Dirt

Life After Bigger Dirt

Friday, December 30, 2011

Upcoming Events

We had our final travel conference call yesterday, bought princess bedding and little bitty socks....I think we are ready for a plane ride. Corbin says it will take about 45 minutes to get there. I love him!!!

Brief Itinerary:
Today was Brian's last day of work until JANUARY 30th!!! I'm so excited! Grandma cooked gumbo, Allison made brownies, I thawed the red velvet cake gifted to us by Carter Benton, and cooked some Japanese rice to go with it(:  ONLY in Louisiana. Celebrate tonight and then complete all continuing ed. for nursing license just in case I ever want to escape back to labor and delivery. It's due Jan. 1st. I've only had a year to complete it. Kinda been busy...

Tomorrow Allison thinks she needs to visit the Warrens and their beautiful babies just home from China. Onto the Fowlkes for more gumbo and fellowship with great friends.

Sunday...We will give thanks for this amazing year and ask Pastor for a prayer covering for the next couple weeks as we travel.

Monday & Tuesday...SERIOUS packing and preparation going on.

Wednesday...Is William's day!!! I miss him already.  Drop puppies off to be boarded.  Load the van of ALL suitcases.  Church and then to Pop's to spend the night with William.

Thursday...6AM we board a plane to CHINA! waahooooo!

1/6...Arrive in Beijing
1/7...Tour the Great Wall
1/8...Fly to Zhengzhou - this is the capitol of Henan (where the babies are from).
1/9...GOTCHA DAY!  We get both babies!  Praise God!
1/10...Finalize Chinese side of adoptions.
1/11-12...Free time/rest = shopping.
1/13...Receive passports and fly to Guangzhou (where the U.S. consulate is).
1/14...The baby's visas and physicals are done.
1/15...Free day = shopping.  Can you say squeaker shoes?
1/16...TB test for Adaline.
1/17-18...Free day
1/19...Consulate appointment.  In the afternoon we will return to the U.S. Consulate to take our oath.  Officially Adaline & Wen's parents!!
1/20...Receive their passports.
1/21...Take the train to Hong Kong, yay Corbin!!
1/22...Find something cool to do in Hong Kong.
1/23...Fly home to our William!  Family of seven!

Their beds are made. This Mama is ready to get on a plane already. Thank you for praying and thinking of us. We are getting crazy excited!!!


  1. so excited for you!!!!!!!!!! you're here you're finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! enjoy this anticipation part-- i know it can drive you crazy- but enjoy it! and now's the time to stock your freezer-- if ANYONE offers a meal- say YES!!!!!

  2. AHHH!!! <---- That's my happy scream for you :D
    Safe travels you guys! Can't wait to see those babies in your arms.

  3. I agree with Emily on freezer....and take lots on warm clothes....great wall is cold this time of year.

  4. I'm tearing up reading all of this!!! I'm soooo excited for you! You'll have your babies in your arms SOOO VERY SOON!!! Praise God!!!!

  5. Melissa--can't wait to follow your blog as you all travel and bring your babies home!! I'll be praying for you and your family.

  6. Yay!!!!!!!!!! It's happening!!!!!!!!! If you are brave, there is a Disney Land in Hong Kong! We stayed liked a whole 7 hours in Hong

  7. YAY!!! Pack WARM clothes for Beijing....I have NEVER been that cold in my life! Can't wait to follow along. Praying for you all!

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  9. Safe Journeys from another "stalker"!