Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Meeting Eva - November 22, 2010

Early morning wake-up call!  4:15 and we were out the door and on the bus by 5:30 AM for a flight from Beijing to Jiangxi Province.  After a extended delay, we were more than ready to meet our babies.  David is glowing with excitement...  : )

 (BJ & April join us and 7 other families to meet our babies who are all from the same home.)

(And we're still not sure if this is really happening...)

   10:45 AM and we land in Nanchang.  We board a bus for a 45 minute ride and are told that we will go straight to the hotel where the babies are ALREADY waiting!   No unpacking, going to the room, freshening up or even brushing our teeth.  They weren't kidding when they said to be ready for anything,  because the schedule is "flexible."

So we arrive at the Galactic Peace Hotel and go straight to the 3rd floor.  As we exit the elevator and come up the stairs we can already hear them.  Guess which family is called first of the nine?  Bags and coats are tossed aside as we all search for the cameras.  This is all happening too fast... and then there she is.  Treva is crying, David is filming and Eva is just looking at us with her big brown eyes.  Then more families are called and there are LOTS of crying babies.

(Moments after Eva and Momma meet.)

(The first of many bottles to come.)

(It's already been a long day...)

     (Meeting one of the Poyang Children's Home Directors)

(The Official Paperwork for today)

(Civil Affairs Offices)

(Resting with Daddy)


  1. We almost have no words... how precious she looks with mom and dad. It's FINALLY happenend and she is at home in the arms of her parents. This morning Mark yelled up to me to hurry and come down because you had posted. Really, words can't express how joyful we are at your news. It's incredible and amazing! She is so precious as are you both as parents now. It becomes you two very nicely. Have a happy Thanksgiving together as a new family!
    L&M :)

  2. Hooray!
    I have posted these pictures outside of your work cube....everyone is thrilled for the 3 of you!
    Love, Melissa

  3. Wow. I am just so happy for you guys. Your little girl is adorable and looks so peaceful. I wish you well over these next few days and weeks! Love ya.

  4. I've been checking your blog multiple times a day for THIS post! You both know that we are SO extremely happy for you. What a journey this has been for your whole little family. She is precious!! Love, Erin & Vino

  5. Congratulations! She is absolutely beautiful! What an amazing family you make. Enjoy every moment!

    Kyley, Greg, and Grace

  6. This makes me so happy! What a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thinking of all of you! Happy Thanksgiving! Love Lisa.

  7. YAY! So happy for you all! What precious moments of awe and wonder for you guys. Enjoy and soak it all in. Thank you for starting out my Thanksgiving day with joy :) Hugs to you all.

  8. This is SO WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! We are so happy for you! How precious. So glad you have her in your arms FINALLY :) Eva is beautiful and she looks so right in your arms and resting with you! This is terrific. Thanks for keeping us posted!

    Love to all of you!!!!!!!!!!! A. Bette Sue and U. Bob