Monday, January 29, 2007

We're in Beijing!!!

Well we had quite the day/night or whaver the heck you want to call it. We woke up at 3:30am and I never got a wink on the plane. Kirk was snoring away but I made my time useful! I was showing Olivia's picture to all the Chinese folk aboard and pulled out my little tranlation cards so I could communiate with them in "Debbie" Chinese. Somebody must have told the attnedant about us adoption cause they made an announcement to congratualate all us future moms and dads aboard who are going to China to get their baby. It was really cool!

We crashed last night at 7:00 and now here are the 2 of us WIDE awake at 1 in the morning. I am sooooooo glad we came early. We are all meeting our guide at 9:30 in the lobby. She has some tourist attractions planned for us 6 families that are here early - BONUS!!!!

Here's a couple pics from the Toronto airport and then CHINA!!! Yipee its really happening - we are in Olivia's country

I'll try to post if we have any exciting pictures later.



Blogger Doris & Dan Clark said...

Great news! So happy that you made it safe and sound. Enjoy and take it all in.

I am so excited for you!!!

Keep smilin!

1:46 PM  
Blogger Bonnie Brentnall said...

You made it! Great! Can't wait to see the pictures of you guys with Olivia.

1:55 PM  
Blogger a&mg said...

Glad you made it there! I am so excited for you!!

1:55 PM  
Blogger Phyllis said...

Debbie and Kirk you both must be just overwhelmed. Take it all in and just think another two days you will be a family of three. Give Olivia a big hug from all her extened Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
God Bless you both and soon to be Three.
Phyllis, Tony and Aunt Betty W.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Jill and Jaap said...

You're there! YAY!

Now the sleep countdown to Olivia!!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Deb,
So happy you guys made it there safe. Can't wait to see when you have Olivia in your arms.

2:15 PM  
Blogger PaulaBrett said...

That is fantastic news. Glad that you have arrived safe and sound.

You'll be with Olivia before you know it.

I can only imagine how excited you are.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAHHHHHH! You are there! I can't believe it! How exciting!!!!!!! Have a great time!!!!!!!

Janet T.

2:17 PM  
Blogger Lisa and Doug said...

So glad that you made it to China ok! I bet you can't wait to meet your baby girl!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Mommy-To-Channing said...

Good to hear from you!! Enjoy your last few days babyless!!! It must be such a AMAZING feeling to be in Olivia's birth country and getting closer to her!!! Only 3 more Canadian sleeps....then it is FOREVER OLIVIA DAY!!!!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Debbie & Kirk said...

I'm so excited to receive posts already. Everytime I open my computer now is going to be like another little fit.

Just a reminder that if you are posting as anonymous to leave your name. I have on that I don't know who its from :-(

Who still has not slepts. Breakfast is in 4 hours so I better try to sqeeze some zzz's in.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Phyllis Wiscombe said...

Good Luck you two and we will be watching your website right up until you have Olivia in your arms. Enyoy your time in China and see and absorb lots of sites and memories to share with Olivia as she gets older.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Kerry Mellish said...

Hi guys..
Its Kerry MEllish.. I met you at acrapbooking one evening.. WOW I havnt been on your site for a while and cryed when Isee you guys were in Beijing! I know how much this must mean to both of you! WOW congrats.. Its just a few days till you see Olivia! Wow.. just days! thats amazing! You guys are going to be awesome parents.. and I tell ya being a mommy is the best thing in the whole wide world. anyways.. i know a little early..but we could always have playdates! hehe.. my daughter is almost 2 now.. and baby #2 in the oven.. in Due in May!
Anyways take care.. Take LOTS of pcitures.. and just enjoy yourselfs and your baby girl! OHH and i was also soo happy to see olivias picture in the babys of 2006 alliston paper! What a cutie!
Take care..
From another VERY excited mother.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Laurie & Jamie said...

Yippeeeee! You made it! It's so exciting to know that you're on the same soil as Olivia. Not long now!

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Won't be long now! Enjoy your time.


3:09 PM  
Blogger Ryleesmom2004 said...

You're in China adopting a baby?? When did this happen?
Hurry up and bring my niece home would yah??

Love to you guys!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Can you believe you're there!?!
It's so exciting keeping up with you on your journey!

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Deb & Kirk. So HAPPY to hear you arrived. I have been thinking about you sinse you left Alliston. Exciting days ahead for you both and now soon to be 3. Love Aunt Betty

3:54 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I'm so glad to hear you made it safe and sound! Enjoy China and all it's beauty. I can't believe we will soon see pictures of you and your precious Olivia. I know how exciting this all is!! I am truly thrilled for you both. Michelle

4:04 PM  
Blogger The Carmodys said...

Hey Deb - great to hear you arrived safe and sound and glad we've been able to email back and forth. I miss you already!!! One more sleep for us and we'll be caught right up to you. See you very, very soon!


5:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deb and Kirk,

Absolutley awesome !! We can't wait to see you guys in Beijing ! Glad you made it safely, and have a wonderful time doing the grand tour - see you in Beijing in two weeks !



5:42 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Look how happy you all are!! I am so glad you are there safe. One step closer to Olivia!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

I'm so excited for you! I'm living vicariously through you guys. Can't wait to see Olivia.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

WOW! Congratulations guys. I can't wait to see you with Olivia in your arms.


6:54 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Glad you made it safe and sound...can't wait to follow you along!

C'mon Olivia day!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Ruby & Uncle Willie said...

Great news! You made it safe and sound. Can't wait to see pictures of you guys with Oliva. Enjoy your time in China, and take care. We are so excited for you.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

WHoo Hoo you are there, soon to have your little agel in your arms! I'm excited for you! I am also hanging on every post as we are LID 10/28/05

8:09 PM  
Blogger Samantha said...

OOPS don't know what happened to the n that was supposed to be angel.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip. Take care.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Steffie B. said...

Oh....I can't wait to see more pictures. It takes me back....I'm so happy for you.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Debbie! I've been thinking about you all day long! Our group isn't the same without you, but for very good reason! We are SOOO happy for you! Can't wait to see pictures of your precious baby girl in your arms!

LID 10/28/05
Wave the orange, sister!

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAGGHHHHH!!! We're so excited for you. thanks for the pix and keep'em comin'
love shelly and gang

11:36 PM  
Blogger A Special Family said...

So glad you are there safe and sound.

2:54 AM  

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