We are leaving August 5th for China!!!! We will leave Cincinnati on August 5th, go through Detroit, Tokyo and then finally arrive in Beijing on August 6th. We will tour Beijing for a few days. (We are still waiting on our complete itinerary.) After Beijing, we fly to Chengdu. We will meet Bella probably on the 9th or 10th, stay in Chengdu for a few days and then fly to Guangzhou where the U.S. consulate is. We will be there for probably a week and then fly to Shanghai on the 20th. Spend the night in Shanghai and then leave for the U.S. We will be home Friday, August 21st.
We have decided not to take Aidan with us. This was such a hard decision to make. We are going to miss our boys sooooo much, but are so excited to finally meet our little girl.
Now we are getting all of the last minute things done like making her doctor appointments at Children's hospital for evaluations, getting antibiotics to take with us (for the "just in case"), getting back to school things ready since we will miss Aidan's first week of school as a 1st grader, etc., etc., etc.
God has been so faithful (as always) through this entire journey. We pray for safe travels and that he watches over our boys while we are gone.
Will update everyone with the full itinerary once we get it. Can't believe this is actually happening!