Thursday, January 14, 2010

Good Bye From China!!

Sierra after bathtime

Sydney and Sierra
Sydney at the park
Samie and Sierra
This is Samie's new boyfriend, Nolan. I can't seem to get a good picture of him! He is always on the move! Whenever he sees Samie he has to hold her hand and walk with her.

I can't believe that in just 10 hrs we will be heading to the airport to begin the looooong journey home! In some ways it seems we only just arrived and others it feels as if we have been here for YEARS!!! It will be bittersweet to say Good-bye, but we are so ready to come home and start a new routine. Sierra seems to take each new hotel and adventure in stride. I just wish I knew what was going on in that little head of hers.

Today we spent some time packing and picking up the last of the shopping items. Tim went with our guide to the consulate to pick up Sierra's visa. When he got back to the hotel our guide called and told us that someone from Sierra's province had called and stated our Article 23 had 2009 on it and they needed to send us a paper to re-sign. They wanted our home phone number. OOOOKKKK??? Why do they need our phone number to send us a paper? And why was this not picked up before?? We signed those papers 10 days ago. Something just isn't adding up and we are not sure why? Guess we will find out when we receive the papers. Our guide did say that everything was fine with the adoption.

After all this, we met up with another family and headed out to Carrefour to stock up on snacks for the journey home. We ate out at Papa Johns and I must say it was pretty good! Now the girls are all down for the count and we are finishing the packing. We leave the hotel at 7am and it will come VERY early!

I have no new pictures today so I will leave you with some I haven't posted for prior days. It may be a few days before I post once we are home. I remember how hard the jet lag hit us last time!
See you in the WONDERFUL USA!!


Keith and Kelly said...

Have a safe trip home. Praying for you all as you travel and adjust - especially for rest! Blessings, Kelly

and Baby Makes 11! said...

I hope you got lots of rest, and you have an uneventful trip home! So happy you had a great trip...that is too weird about the paperwork...oh well who knows! lol
We LOVED Papa John's on our 1st trip, it is about all the older kids would eat!'s just REALLY expensive compared to the regular Chinese food.

Can't wait to see your posts from home!

J and J said...

It was fun to see your journey in China! Your family is beautiful! Blessings to all of you!

BrOwN CiRcUs said...

Hi Sandy...not crazy just not sleeping. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you stay up all day and night :) I will track down those pics we have of your family. I will send them in email. We so enjoyed you and your family and are grateful for our time together. Blessings to you!

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