"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Friday, March 30, 2012

China Itinerary

We just received our final itinerary for our trip to CHINA!!!  We are excited beyond words.  This has been literally a year in the making....and we are so grateful to finally be at the END....of the beginning, of course :)  Here is our itinerary for those of you who care to know :)  and want to keep up with us.

April 11- 6:00 am Fly from Memphis to Chicago, then Chicago to Beijing
April 12- Arrive in Beijing 2:40 pm
April 13- Tour Beijing (Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong Tour, Acrobatics Show)
April 14- Tour Beijing (The Great Wall)
April 15- Fly to Zhengzhou
April 16- GOTCHA DAY!!!
April 17- Complete Adoption Registration, travel to Hebi (where Naomi is from) to apply for her passport
April 18- Free Day
April 19- Free Day
April 20- NAOMI'S 4th BIRTHDAY :)
April 21- Free Day
April 22- Fly to Guangzhou
April 23- Physical Exam for Naomi
April 24- Receive Naomi's Passport
April 25- Have Naomi's TB Skin Test Read
April 26- U.S. Consulate Appointment
April 27- Receive Naomi's Visa. Depart by train to Hong Kong
April 28-11:10 am Fly from Hong Kong to Chicago, then Chicago to Memphis, arriving at 6:04 pm

Then we are HOME as a family of SIX! 

We are still selling puzzle pieces for $5 each.  We still have around 180 to have sponsored & we can have it framed & hung in Naomi's room. I would REALLY LOVE to have this hung when she comes home, so please help us spread the word. (See my previous post for info on the puzzle).

We are SO VERY GRATEFUL to all of you who have been so generous to purchase t-shirts, coffee, and puzzle pieces.  You will never know what impact this has had on our family. God has certainly shown up and shown out through all of you :))


  1. How fascinating to see it all written like this. Seems like it's been FOREVER & it's AMAZING that it's been a year almost to the date that God spoke to yal. A true testament that we NEVER know what God has in store for us IF we are obedient. Makes me wonder just how many blessings I've missed along the way. I can't wait to meet Naomi & see her running around with all these boys in the neighborhood! God is Good!

  2. Hi there! saw your name and sweet blog on the Henan kids site and now on our call today! so blessed to see your crew of boys. we are traveling as a big family; are you bringing your guys? I am tickled to at least connect a little before the big trip.
    amazing that travel day is around the corner. We are the Hill family, chinahill.blogspot.com. Cathy and Brian and Bailey, Beau and Lily, and soon our china girl... Blessings!

  3. So excited for you! We found your blog today and were excited to have a Hebi connection with you. Our daughter is at the Hebi City SWI. We are currently waiting for our LOA and hope to travel this summer. We will be praying for you all.

  4. So excited for y'all! I can't wait to read all about your trip and you meeting Naomi. Praying for safe travel and a joyful meeting!

  5. So excited for you guys and am praying every day. I can't wait to follow your journey. Praying for all of your hearts as God prepares you all to be united as a family. Enjoy your trip and soak in as much as you can while you are there. We love you guys!!!

    1. We will be reading frequently so keep us posted. We love her already! Make room boys....a new Queen is moving in!