Ok... so we have ONE MORE DAY!
Tomorrow we wake up and FLY TO SHANGHAI!!!!
So here is an agenda for all who want to see what we will be doing for TWO weeks!!
Friday, March 16 Fly to Detroit and then around 4ish... fly to Shanghai. 14 hour flight! ( movie and book time!).. and maybe some sleep.. actually, hopefully some sleep!
Saturday, March 17 Arrive in Shanghai around 7pm. Go to hotel and crash!
Sunday, March 18 Explore the land of Shanghai...... top places to see: The Bund at night! It glows with color and also see the French Concession ( just sounds fun because it has the word, French, in it.. yes, I'm a French nerd!)
Monday, March 19 GOTCHA DAY! MEET PIPPA!!!!! We will meet her and give her a lollipop to hopefully break the ice... and then it will be all roses and rainbows after that! Ha ha! Just kidding.. no, I'm sure Pippa will grieve.. and cry and we have no idea what to expect... please pray for all of us that day. It will be wonderful and emotional all mixed together!
Tuesday, March 20 Day to just hang out with our dear little daughter!
Wednesday, March 21 More time to hang out together as a little family and maybe explore some of the city ....maybe see some parks... cherry blossom trees?
Thursday, March 22 Our last full day in Pippa's hometown.
Friday, March 23 Fly to Guangzhou!
Saturday, March 24 Check out the land of Guangzhou!
Sunday, March 25 Explore!
Monday, March 26 Celebrating a milestone: ONE week with Pippa as our daughter!
Tuesday, March 27 Fun day! Shopping time!
Wednesday, March 28 Official consulate day and official adoption of Pippa!
Thursday, March 29 Take train to Hong Kong and spend the night in Hong Kong and fly home Friday morn.
Friday, March 30 FLy fly flyy.......... WE ARE HOME!!!! oh, HOME SWEET HOME!! 4:30 pm Birmingham Airport! Time to HUG MY KIDS.. HUG MY PARENTS... HUG MY IN LAWS... HUG MY FRIENDS....TIME TO CELEBRATE....yea!! PIPPA you are HOME!! ANd then we will SLEEP for a week!
ok.. whew! Just going over that schedule made me tired and excited! I already have banners hanging.....ready to celebrate Pippa being home!
And my dear friend, Liza, made this "Welcome Pippa" banner! Love it! Thank you Liza!
It is all becoming more real as each day gets closer!!!! ONE MORE DAY until we FLY and 3 more nights of Pippa sleeping in her orphanage.
It's really going to happen! Pippa is going to be ours!!!
"God is great- everything works together for GOOD for his servant.
I'll tell the world how great and good you are. I'll shout Hallelujah all day, every day!"
( Psalm 35) the Message Bible