Sunday, August 21, 2011


Today was mostly a day of travel so I don't have too much to report on. We said our sad goodbyes to Beijing and left with a complete feeling of fullness. We saw a beautiful side of her that we did not get to see before. Our plane ride to Changchun, China, Jilin Province was a little tough for me for some reason. I had a lot of anxiety and struggled through the flight. Thank God the flight was only 1 1/2 hours.

Once we arrived we met our lovely Guide Lillian and she took us to our hotel. First I need to say that we flew north of Beijing. The weather is so so beautiful. It's still warm at about 82 degrees but no humidity. Today was the first day that we didn't sweat. And tonight was actually sweatshirt cold.

There is a walmart directly across from our hotel so that could be a bad thing for Tony and I since we love to shop. But we were able to get supplies and snacks. We also ate dinner at a homemade noodle house. It was so delicous....nothing like what you could get from home. And dinner for 6 came to $20. Crazy!!!

We received some information today about Ava. We were told she is very very shy. And that she is afraid of strangers. The little boy that is being adopted with Ava tomorrow is Ava's friend. The both of them attend school together monday through friday. I thought that was neat and hopefully they can keep eachother company.

Well that is it for now. I am so tired and it's going to be a long day. We leave for the Civil affairs office at 8:15. I cannot believe that we are hours away from meeting our new daughter. Please pray that she isn't too frightened and that she bondswith us well. I have to say I am nervous.

There are no pictures to post today as it was mostly a travel day. But tomorrow you get to see Ava so I will make up for it!!

Ava....we are coming for you baby girl!!