Journey to Caitlin

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Monday, July 24, 2006

We're Here!!!!!! con't

Hi All!

After a LONG flight (it was really not too bad, although there were only catnaps to be had - there was quite a lot of leg room, so that was not a problem...) we arrived at Beijing Airport. It was VERY busy, but uneventful - no problems with customs. We navigated our way through throngs of people all hurrying toward a destination, and boarded a bus to our hotel. We received our luggage in our room, and tried to get organized for the next day.

At 2:15, we met and went to a local supermarket to purchase some bottled water and other snacks, and went back to the hotel. Dad and I were pretty tired, having been up for many more hours than we were used to, so we took a quick cat nap.

Dinner was at a local restaurant, and it was delicious! Afterwards, it was pouring, so we took a local conveyance back to the hotel (see attached picture of Dad with the driver).

We went right to bed and had a good sleep.

Love and miss you all, especially you, daddy to be!


  • At 2:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Love you BRO!

  • At 8:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hello there Marie!
    Glad to hear that you arrived safely and that the flight was not too bad.
    I awoke about 430 am today and immediately thought "oh, they've got her!!". I can imagine how your life has changed in the most grand way.
    Keep those blogs coming...and we look forward to seeing some pictures soon.
    Take care,
    Susan, Edward, Maggie and Clara XO

  • At 9:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Marie, so glad that you made it safely. I am so excited for you! Keep the updates coming!
    Love you!


  • At 9:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey lady!
    Great to hear that you're there and that you're safe. We miss you and can't wait to meet Kaitin.
    See you soon and keep those pictures coming!!
    Marion and Darryl Vording

  • At 10:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…


    So glad you arrived safely with your Dad at your side. Hugs and kisses to beautiful Caitlin ....can't beleive you finally have her now!!!! Can't wait to see her, the whole street will be in love the second we see her !!! Jenn, Jamie ALlie and Katie

  • At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Marie,
    We're so glad to hear that you made it there ok and that things are moving along quickly...! It must be so exciting for you to know at 3:30 tomorrow you will be receiving your (our) little angel. I know you just got there but I can hardly wait for you to come home so we can all smother Caitlin with hugs and kisses..! We are all so anxious especially Jay..! You are in our thoughts and prayers always so be safe, take lots of pictures and try to get some rest! It's so amazing your Dad was able to fill in on such short notice so tell him we all said "Hi" and thanks again..! Much Love,
    Dan and Karen xoxoxoxxoxo


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