Monday, February 1, 2010

Start Packing.

At 5:39 am this morning, our adoption agency sent us the email we've been waiting for - the Consulate's confirmation of our appointment. It is set for March 1, 2010 at 9:30 am.
We are to be in Kunming no later than the morning of February 21. By the end of the day February 21, Ella will be in our arms!
We will spend about a week in Kunming, then fly to Guangzhou where we'll spend the rest of our time. (More on what and why later...)
The last order of business will be the March 1 appointment, followed by an oath-taking ceremony on March 2, and obtaining travel visas on March 3.
We will get on the plane heading back home on March 4.
It is time to book those flights. Let the countdown begin!


  1. At last!!! We are anxiously waiting to read your blog from China.


  2. Oh, this is just so wonderful. We will be thinking of you on your journey and mark February 21st as THE SPECIAL DAY. You have handled all the delays and hurdles and disappointments so intelligently and with such courage, such faith.

    Much love,
    Aunt Kay and Uncle Peter

  3. What a way to start off the week with such awaited news. You are soooo much closer to bringing ELLA home to become a part of our lucky family.
    Our thoughts, prayers and LOVE
    Mom and Dad

  4. *happy dance*
    We are so excited for you guys!!! Words can't even begin to say how much so.