Saturday, November 3, 2007

Saturday Update

Hello Everyone!!! We went to a meeting room here at the hotel to fill out paperwork at 3:30 today. This took over 2 hours, and I'm not finished yet. I had a meltdown because I didn't bring a form I need. Eddie had to print it off, sign it and fax it, and then he has to send it DHL or FedEx. It won't get her until Thursday, so pray that the US Consulate will accept the faxed signature and let us come home on Wednesday. Otherwise, we may have to stay longer. Soo, Please pray!!!!
We miss everybody so much, and we miss home. We're definitely ready to come home. Today has been a very hectic day. We were off this morning at 9am for the children's medical appointments and visa pictures. We should be used to the "It won't take very long" turning into it did take very long. The medical office was full of other adoption agencies, so we had to wait in line for awhile and listen to screaming babies and there was a sign that said "Quiet Please". Yeah right!! Then just when we thought we were finished, those that are adopting older children had to have more vaccinations and then a wait to see if they had a reaction which meant another 45 minute wait. After that we went to a Carefour (sp?) that is a Canadian version of Walmart Fontana told us. We were there around and hour and a half. We came back to the hotel and Leslie and I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Thank God for western food. Guangzhou is a lot more western that Beijing or Nanchang. There are a lot more automobiles here. In Beijing and Nanchang you see lots of bicycles. People carry everything on bikes. They will have them piled 7 ft high with bags, cardboard, or anything you can imagine. Even with 10 large fountain water bottles.
I'm pretty tired tonight. Leslie and Maylea are sleeping. We will be leaving the hotel in the morning at 9:30am to visit Shaiman Island. We are told this is shopping paradise.
BTW We had Trick-or-Treat tonight for the children, so I'll try to post pictures tomorrow. Leslie was Minnie Mouse. We had 10 kids that went around to all of our rooms. It was really nice. The newly adopted children had a really good time. It was so sweet. There are four older: a boy 13, boy 8, girl 11 and another boy 4. Another family adopted a 2year old boy.
Love You Guys!!!!



Angie said...

OMG what a crazy time you must be having. I can only imagine how you would freak out over that paper; being in a foreign country and not knowing if they will let you go home. DON'T WORRY!! God is on your side and we are all praying for you! Just try to enjoy everything you can and don't worry about the other stuff. Everything always works out in the end.

I Sooo would love to go to Shaiman Island with you guys. Be sure to take pictures of some of the stores and stuff. We all miss you very much too and can't hardly wait for you to get off that airplane on Wed. Have lots of fun and we are counting the days.

LOVE YA!!!!!
Angie, Kayla and Lindsey

Jess said...

I can tell that you were tired when you wrote this because you put Leslie was Minnie Mouse... and i think you meant your other daughter Maylea but thats alright we will let it slid this time! We are praying for that paper to be okay We all love you!

The Ferguson Family said...

I'll keep you in my prayers. There is so much paperwork to keep up with during an adoption. It is soo overwhelming! Enjoy your shoppping trip on Shaiman Island. Don't forget to barter!! We can't wait to meet your angel!