Thursday, December 20, 2007

Finally In Can Tho


After a short plane ride this morning, we were greeted by the Dillon staff and a very comfortable bus for the 5 hour ride to Can Tho. What an adventure! We stopped at a really nice outdoor resturant. The food was good and enjoyed the break from traveling.

We've now endured the ferry ride, peddelers, thousands of motorcycles operating without the benefit of traffic lights.

We have checked into the Can Tho Golf. WB and the Cline girls are swimming in the pool to burn off some energy. They all wanted to sleep on the bus. I think they were trying to get their internal clocks straightened out.

Tomorrow is our big day. We meet in the lobby at 8:30 am to go to the Center to meet Ms. DoriGrace! We are so excited, and yet so calm. It is just so nice to have the first half of the travel behind us. Every flight we had contains numerous babies screaming at the top of their lungs. (I'd forgotten how loud that can be!) At one point, I did look at JB and say, "Remind me again why I wanted an infant!"

Thanks for checking on us! Your support means the world to us!


Kelly said...

I'm glad you are safely there. Thanks for the email. I can't wait to see pictures of all of you together. Miss DoriGrace is in for a treat!


Dianna said...

Tomorrow is such a big day for your family! I can't wait to hear about WB and his baby sister.

Scott and Leslie said...

Yippee! Glad that you made it to Can Tho. It is an experience like no other. Isn't it strange to be in such a nice hotel and then look across the river:)).

Hang on Dori Grace, your family is coming!!!!

Nadra said...

Tomorrow is such a big day. I'll be thinking about you guys. And of course...checking your blog thousands of times for updates and pictures.

Vickie said...

My sister, Miss Val, directed me to your blog. How exciting for your family! God is so good!
I can't wait to hear more.

Julie said...

So glad to hear you made it. I can't wait to see those first pictures of you meeting Dori Grace. It's going to be an amazing day for all of you.

Heather said...

Leigh! I can't believe it is already Thursday and you guys are there. I'm so glad someone reminded me on the forum - lol! I'm so excited to see pics from your big day.

Jill and Bill said...

Yeah! We are so excited for you! Cannot wait to hear about your ceremony tomorrow. So impressed with how all of you are handeling the trip. Enjoy this final day as a party of three. As a long time member of a family of four, I can say it is awesome and you will love it!!!! Mom and Dad love reading the blog too! Love, Jill and Bill Hughes... and all the Q's!

erinlo said...

Wow, Leigh!! I am SOO out of it..for some reason I didn't think you were leaving until Friday, but it's your G and R that's on Friday- WOW!!!! I'm SOOOO excited for you! What a fabulous Christmas this will be. I simply can not WAIT to see pictures and hear all the details. Love you, girl!

jjm said...

Tomorrow you meet Dori Grace!! Tomorrow!! Woopie!

The Efirds said...

We are so excited for you and your family! Have a wonderful day tomorrow! Prayers that everything will be perfect!

krista said...

Glad you made it. We will be leaving for Ok. tomorrow wish I could see you on Sat. next month will do. Enjoy your day tomorrow with DoriGrace. It will be a couple of days until I can write, be ready to hear from Ga-ma and Leroy.krista

Bethie Q said...

Dearest Leigh, just try to remain calm, look around and take everything in. Ray & I are soooo excited for you. Hug the boys. Do they have red wine in Can Tho? :) Cry and laugh and take lots of pictures. Hugs-Beth, Ray & JoJo

Erin said...

I can't believe you are THERE! Congratulations and best of luck in the next day! I get teary-eyed just thinking about this experience for you.

LJ said...

YEAH!!! So close and yet so far. It seem like eternity(for me at least)! Glad you are having fun and WB has someone to play with. Got some stuff for sis today. More shopping tomorrow. 1 thing we need to know. Spelling?

2.) Dori Grace
3.) DoriGrace

1.) D B L
2.) D B G

let me know which numbers!

Can't wait to see pics and hear all about it.

Love from the Jones family!


Rachel said...

Yay! I'm so glad you made it there safe and sound. I can't wait to hear all about DoriGrace!!

Dan and Elisabeth said...

I am so glad you are there safe! Can Tho is so much fun. I can't wait to see you holding DoriGrace!

Adoption Timeline

  • 01/01/08 - Home at Last
  • 12/24/07 - G & R
  • 12/18/07 - Travel
  • 12/7/07 - Travel Packet/VISA Authorization
  • 12/06/07 - I-600 Approval
  • 11/16/07 - I-600 Received for Review
  • 09/26/07 - Referral
  • 03/23/07 - Log in Date
  • 02/23/07 - Dossier to Vietnam
  • 02/08/07 - Dossier to Agency
  • 08/08/06 - Switched to Vietnam Program from China Program