Thursday, December 31, 2009

Hi from Korea

We have made it to Korea and are now waiting for our connection into
Nanjing.We had a wonderful flight over as we were upgraded to first
class. Not sure why we didn't ask we just said thank you. We are just
3 hours away from Nanjing where our son is I will update next from
China. Kate

Sent from my iPhone. All the Best Kate

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Finally On Our Way

Steve and I are all checked in and waiting to board our long flight to China via Seoul Korea. I still can't believe we are on our way and will soon be in the country of our son's birth. This trip is the final leg of a three year journey to complete our family. Matthew--- Mommy and Daddy are on our way and can't wait to hold you.We have been waiting a long time for you our beautiful boy and we can't wait to love you for always------ All the Best Kate

Leaving on a Jet Plane

We leave tonight for China. We amazingly are packed and ready to go. Next post from China(hopefully) KAte.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

We're Getting Closer

We are in full prep mode here and we are packing packing packing. We had a wonderful Christmas with our family and are now getting ready to go get our son. I'll keep you all posted Kate.

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Just testing to see if my mobile blogger works so I can post from China.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Plane Tickets Check Check!!!

It was a challenge because of the New Year holiday but we are all ticketed. We leave at 12/30am on the 31st. We are traveling through Seoul Korea from there we can fly directly into Nanjing and bypass Bejing. We will ring in the New Year somewhere between New York--- Korea and the international date line. I can't think of a better way to ring in the New Year. How fitting that we are on this journey to completing our family as 2010 starts new. We will be returning 1/15/10 finally as our complete family of four Kate.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Our fingerprints have cleared and we are bound for China. We need to be in China 1/3/2010. On to travel arrangements. We're coming Matthew !!!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Consulate Appointment

Our consulate appt is confirmed for 1/11/10 one week earlier than we thought YEAH!!! Alas our fingerprint clearance may hold us up as we have not yet received notification saying that our fingerprints done on December 3rd have cleared. I have sent an email to homeland security to inquire about their status and if they have not been cleared could they please expedite them Hoping the lovely people in Homeland Seciruty are in the holiday spirit. Keep your fingers crossed Kate.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

China Here We Come

We received our TA today Hooray !!!!! The final leg of this uphill journey. Homeland is scheduling our CA as we speak best case scenario because of a week long New Year holiday in China is that we would arrive in China 1/10/10 get Matthew on 1/11/10 or 1/12/10 and have our consulate appt 1/19/10 return home 1/22/10. Hoping we can make that all work out. We are relieved and over the moon that we will be on our way shortly and the next month will be busy with final preparations as we look forward to being a fun family of four All the Best Kate.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fingerprinted Again

Fingerprinted again as our immigration fingerprints expire on 1/1/10. Way too close for comfort so away we went one more time to our friends at the application support center. The security guard at the door actually remembered us from the last time. Steve and I are pretty sure now we have more fingerprints on file than an inmate on death row. Pretty sure I'm not going out on a limb here to suggest they probably haven't changed but we know at least for sure that this is our last time---- All the Best-- Kate.