Friday, January 26, 2007

Kunming or Bust!

Can't even begin to describe the past two days. Absolutely came out of nowhere and took the wind right out of a good kinda way. But we've got tickets and a schedule! Now the test is to see how much we can get done before Wednesday! Yes - we've got to leave for New Orleans on Wednesday night. Early flight out Thursday, February 1st. We will fly out of Chicago and go straight to Beijing (13 hours). I'll post our itenerary later.

Pray that Ethan's visa's get processed in time or we're out $1K. His passport is "supposed" to be here tomorrow and we'll turn it around and overnight it to VA to get the Chinese consolate to stamp it. I'm trying to prepare lesson plans and get my classes taken care of - Mike has the store to secure. And there's our Michaela. She's so excited and is being so brave about the whole thing. It's gonna be a long 14 + days without her. Thank you to all who are cheering us on. We feel your love and support.
Mia, here we come!


amychriskylie said...

Tri & the gang,
We are so excited for you as we have just heard the BIG news. You will be in our prayers on this adventurous, nerve retching journey! I will be going through Kylie's closet as I am sure we have some great clothes to pass along to baby Mia. Can't wait to meet her - until then, keep us posted with pics!
Love to all,

Magi said...

What a whirlwind time for you. Congratulations on the quick TA, and have a wonderful trip.

Elliott Welford said...

I finally got this account so I could comment and such.
I'm glad that everything seems to be working out for Ethan. This trip would do so much for him.

Love you,

Anonymous said...

Hey Mrs. Katri!

We received your card today and I could not wait to visit your site! I am so excited for you and your family! We will most definitely be praying for you all tonight at MOPS!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you! We cannot wait to meet precious Mia Grace!

We love you!
Jamie, Michael,
Alex and Kara

Anonymous said...

We are so excited for y'all! Mom is here and we have been out toinight shopping for Mia. As excited as I am for all of you, I can't help but be MORE excited for Mia. What a wonderful thing... to go from China to being raised by a great Christain family in America in her future!!!!
We love yall..looking forward to your postings...praying for your safe return with your precious Mia.
We love all of you,
PS...Behave Ethan LOL