Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tickets Bought-- T minus 13 days!!!!

So airline tickets have been bought-- hotels booked-- and we are in full packing mode!!!!

So here is our schedule:

1-19-11- LAX to Seoul Korea-- couple hours in Seoul airport then to Shenyang Liaoning

1-21-11- Arrive in Shenyang at 11:20AM

1-22-11- Free day

1-23-11- Orphanage Visit BEFORE we get Finley!!!! Can you believe it but they are making an exception for us because our travel is kind of funky because of Chinese New Year so we had to fly in early to Shenyang and leave early-- sooooooo, they are letting us spend the whole day at Finley's orphanage playing with Finley and the other kids and totally getting to know her for a full day BEFORE she has to be taken to a strange place and given over to complete strangers!!!! We are thrilled that Finley will get to know us before we take her. Plus, we are bringing gifts for all the kids in the orphanage (there are only 37) and will get to have quality time with Finley and the other kids!! The only reason they allowed us to visit is because of our relationship with Bob and Pat the retired couple who they adore. They only allowed us because of them so we thank they so much for helping us through this.


1-25-11- Paperwork and a possible half day at the orphanage

1-26-11- Fly out at 1pm to Guangzhou-- arrive at 5pm in Guangzhou

1-27-11- Finley's Medical Exam and TB shot

1-28-11- Free Day

1-29-11- TB Test read

1-30-11- Free day

1-31-11- Consulate Appointment

2-1-11- Swearing in ceremony and pick up visas

2-2-10- Train to Hong Kong- Fly to Seoul- Seoul to LAX

That is our schedule as of now. We are flying Korean Air and I am thrilled with our hotels. I just cant wait to get her in our arms especially when I woke up this morning to these new pictures sent by Ms. Wang. She has been sending me baby pictures and I am thrilled to have these little pieces of Finley's life before us!!

I think this is the youngest picture of Finley that we have-- Look at those eyes!!!

Holy cow-- she is stinkin cute-- plain and simple!!

Love it!!!


  1. eeeeeeeee!! my comment from your last post and know I'm coming by to give you a hug! :)

  2. Whoooo hooo! So excited for all of you!

  3. I love the baby pictures, what a treasure!

  4. Congratulations! She really is a cutie!

    Have a blast in China.

  5. praying it works out the way you are planning. Have a wonderful trip.

  6. Girl, I am soooo stinkin jealous. I am having travel envy! We hope to go in February. I wish you all the blessings and can't wait to hear about your trip. are you going to use my adoption website?? we deceided to take our six year old son with us so were going this evening to the libray to obtain a passport for him. nothing like waiting til the last minute. oh well it keeps my mind occuiped while we wait on Article 5 should get that on the 18th then were officially waiitng. I think I've seen you on rumor queen too... are you on that site? I read so much i can't keep up with who I talk to or where I find them!! Blessings to you , Shelly!

  7. WOW.. amazing..
    Love it..
    I can't wait to follow..
    Love you girly..

  8. Yes, she is really stinkin' cute!


  9. Just stumbled upon your blog. We also live in CA lahabra actually. we have two bio sons and adopted our daughter from china 8 months ago. Look forward to following your journey. God Bless.

  10. She is absolutely DARLING!!! We are in the same advocacy yahoo group and I'm thrilled to be following along as you get closer and closer to bringing Finley home!!

  11. SO excited for you!!! I can't wait to follow your journey!!
    That baby picture is PRECIOUS!!

  12. She is so stinkin cute!! Can't wait to read all about your trip

  13. I am so excited for you and so glad you get to spend some time with your sweet girl before Gotcha Day. When we adopted Jake from Taiwan the orphanage let us spend several hours with Jake the day before our Gotcha Day and it definitely helped with the transition. We only wish when we had adopted Bruce from China that we could have done that but since he was brought to us at the hotel it wasn't possible.

    I will be so happy to see photos and read about your journey!!! I'll be praying for a safe journey for you.

    Take care.


  14. HI Christy!! Thank you so much for the sweet comments about Lucy's video...she is a "funky and jazzy" girl!!

    I will be praying for you on your journey to Finley...I CANNOT wait to follow along!