Sunday, August 19, 2007


First of all, thanks for your prayers about the weather. It couldn’t have been any better. Our flight was delayed, however, because the flight crew had not been able to get the required number of resting hours necessary to legally fly. The delay was almost 2 hrs. We used this time to grab a quick bite to eat. DD used this time to make a new friend. This is a picture of our waitress. I’m not sure who was the most talkative…It was a close call.

DD out exploring the airport. She just couldn’t sit still.

The flight to Newark went well. DD entertained herself quite well and took a little nap.

Even with the delay, we had a few extra minutes before our international flight. We had a chance to meet the families that we would travel with…more new friends for DD.

Again, it was very difficult for DD to sit still. If she had really known how long the flight to China was going to be, she might have been standing on her head or swinging from the rafters of the place. LOL

Let me assure those of you who are waiting to travel to China that the ride is just as long the 2nd time as it was the first!!!!! Maybe even longer! DD was very good. She even slept quite a bit, but 15 hours of sitting is long no matter where you are going!!!

When we arrived in Hong Kong, we were greeted by Ben, the same guide that we had when we adopted DD…another new friend for DD.

Better yet, Ben brought his two daughters to meet DD.
They instantly became friends! Aren’t they precious?

Tomorrow, we will meet Ben at 9:00 and board another plane. We will be on our way to An Hui to meet our little Doodlebug!


Anonymous said...

We are so happy that all your connections worked out. How great for DD to get to meet Ben and his daughters. Thanks for the pictures and the update. We look forward to more. Love, Aunt Muh

ADELE said...

I have been checking your site frequently to see if you guys made it okay. Glad to see DD made some new friends. She looks like she had alot to keep her occupied on the trip. I am pure giddy about seeing Doodlebug in your arms. You all are being prayed for. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Team Mom said...

So glad the prayers worked! I have tears in my eyes thinking that at the time I am reading your blog, you are probably hugging DD for the first time! We cannot wait to see pics of the family together for the first time. Love to all!

Team Mom said...

Sorry, I wrote DD instead of DB!

Mommy Firecracker said...

Thank You Lord for getting you there safely.

LMF loves checking on DD, we are so excited that you are in China and will hold DB soon.

Love from us!

Panda-Mom said...

Don't you just wanna HUG me for this BLOG?????LOL!! I am sooo excited to get to watch every step of the way with y'all! Give DD a HUGE hug from PG and tell her we miss you already! Can't wait for DoodleBUG!!! LOVE...

Mommy Spice said...

I'm sooooo glad you've been able to update. We are thinking about you guys and praying for you every day!! I thought of you Saturday morning when the weather turned out nicer than thought. Can't wait to see pics of Doodlebug!!

Holly said...

Oh I am so happy for you guys. You must be so excited!!!! Can't wait to see pics of your little angel. Keeping you in my thought and prayers!


Olivia said...

I cried whenever I read this post! You are so close to your little miracle and she will soon be in your arms! I cannot wait and I am so anxious for you all!

Praying for you and your family!