Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Monday, June 28, 2010

Our Itinerary!!!!

6/30- Which happens to be Frank's Birthday, we leave San Antonio at 7:18 a.m.
arrive in San Francisco and then on to Beijing, China

7/1- Arrive in Beijing

7/2- On our own to rest , play , explore, whatever we want to do!

7/3- Sightseeing: touring the Great Wall of China, The Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square

7/4- Fly to Nanchang ( where our Angel is)



7/5- Paperwork and then on our own

7/6- Shopping!!!!!

7/7- Sightseeing in XiangHu Park, etc.

7/8- Sightseeing in Teng Wang Ge

7/9- Get Franceska's passport and fly to Guangzhou

7/10- Get Franceska's Visa and Medical exam

7/11- My Birthday!! Sightseeing in Chen Family Temple, etc.

7/12- Go to American Consulate for CA appointment!!

7/13- Go to American Consulate for Oath taking ceremony!!!!

(She will become an American Citizen!!!!!)

7/14- Play time and Family Time just to be with our babygirl!!!!

7/15- Fly to Shanghai and then to San Francisco and on to HOME!!!!

We get to San Antonio at 6:23PM HOME SWEET HOME!!!!!!

Right now it is 3:18 on monday afternoon Bags are packed, meds are bought, house cleaned, animals taken care of, Astrud situated, car seat in car, paperwork done, ant poison out ....what else?????? I think we are ready!!! WoooooooHooooooo!!!!!!!


The Byrd's Nest said...

Can you hardly believe that you are almost leaving????? What a miracle!!

Lisa F (NJ) said...

Yeah, Yippee!!!! It's almost time!!!! I am so happy for you! Jamie is just the light of our lives and I cannot wait for all my April buddies to feel this lucky! We stayed in Nanchang....let me know if you have any questions! Hugs & Safe travels.....

Jessica said...

So for the rest of today and tomorrow you will be pacing the floors. Opening and closing doors to make sure everything is in order. Double, triple checking the car. I know you all to well. Love you and can't wait to see you on the 15th !!!

Sherri said...

WOW!! A long time in the waiting, and FINALLY!!! This is it and i'm so looking forward to following you all the way there and back. I also want to wish your dear husband a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY, what a great Birthday for both of you. Girl I love you with all my heart and our dear father in Heaven is so watching over you, because your one of his dearest children. GOD BLESS you both during your travels.


Laura L. said...

I am very excited for you guys. You're about to have the trip of a lifetime, as Franceska completes her journey home.
I wish a very safe and wonderful trip for you.
It's going to be awesome!

Amy Lynn said...

HOLY MOLY!!!! I can't believe it is already time for y'all to go!!! That is SO SUPER EXCITING!!!! Love you!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Oh I really enjoyed the Chen Family Temple... it is amazing to see all the carvings on the roof there... I was a little annoyed my good camera had 'broke' the day before... I see can't get over that I am reading your itinerary..

Catherine said...

Oh Kristy!! SO excited for you!! Just 2 more sleeps (and maybe 1 by the time you read this) and then you'll be off to China!!!

I've noted the time you'll be getting Franceska on Sunday and will wake up to pray for you and your precious baby girl...the girl God has chosen for you! God is so good!!

María said...

This is the first time i writte you, but i follow your blog since......i do not know when!.
i´m from Spain and this is our second adoption, now we have a little baby girl waiting for us in Guangdong, we will travel to Guangzhou on July 9, so probably i´ll see you on one off our walks!! ;-)

Have a wonderfull trip and an incredible gotcha day!!

María from Spain!!

Alyson and Ford said...

So happy for you!! (and the ant poison???)

Can't wait to follow your updates!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Lesa said...

I bet you are getting situated in Beijing! Sorry I'm late on wishing you a happy send off.
Can't wait to hear some news. Hopefully you have someone posting for you on your blog.

Love and Hugs!!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Thought I would write this down here... don't want to get heckles up but have been thinking of you since your last post... that you aren't fussed on China... I can understand the thing I done... go in 'not' with a Western mind and remember that you are going to a place where everything is done different and there is a population that is SO huge and cultural very different... don't fight it... try to go with it as much as you can and enjoy the experience... I understand you are more of a 'family' person and would rather be home but I am saying this so you don't have 'negative' experiences to remember to tell Miss Franny... I love ya and want you to have a great (and positive) time... sure... somethings may not as you would like them but still, enjoy it and make great memories... just remember Franny, Franny, Franny... actually, Guangzhou is ALOT more laid back (ok I only was in that province) and alot of English spoken and catered alot for foreigners... Don't be mad at me or upset at me for saying this... just want you to have a great time... even though it is better at home... love and hugs... oh and CAN NOT WAIT to see Miss Franny... that rest of the trip is going to be a HUGE blur... you are really in for one big ride :) Hugs...