Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We Got Hugh's Visa Today

We got Hugh's Visa to travel to the United States today. Here's a picture of us at the United States Consulate in Guangzhou right after we got his Visa. We fly to Shanghai first thing in the morning and then from there to Chicago and from Chicago to St. Louis. We should arrive at St. Louis on the evening of Wednesday, March 18th. Heath and the girls are picking us up at the airport. I can't wait!! It's been a fun trip, but I'm missing the rest of my family and friends.

Monday, March 16, 2009


On Sunday and Monday, we had some leisure time in Guangzhou, which we all enjoyed. We did some shopping, let Hugh play in the play room at the hotel for awhile, and took a dinner cruise. The weather was perfect. Here's some pictures. Just ignore the first two pictures. They don't really go in this movie, but I'm too tired to redo it tonight. : )

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hugh's Medical Exam in Guangzhou

We had breakfast at the White Swan Hotel and then got Hugh's medical examination today. He is a healthy boy. Here's some pictures.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Our Flight to Guangzhou

On Friday, we flew from Nanning to Guangzhou for the final part of our adoption journey. Here's a picture of Hugh's first airline flight. Our guide picked us up at the airport and took us to our hotel. We're staying at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou, which is very nice.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Liuzhou City - Hugh's Orphanage & Finding Place

Today, we visited Liuzhou City. We went to the orphanage where Hugh lived. We were not allowed to go inside, but we were allowed to take pictures outside, and his nanny came out to visit with us. We had lunch at a local restaurant and then went to the park where Hugh was found when he was a newborn baby. The trip from Nanning to Liuzhou City was 3 hours each way, so we did not have time to do much else there. It was a nice trip, and we all really enjoyed it. Here's a few pictures.

Tomorrow, we fly to Guangzhou for the last part of the adoption paperwork. There's also lots of good shopping there right outside our hotel, so that will be fun, too.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Park in Nanning

On Wednesday morning, we visited a beautiful park in Nanning. It was tropical, and the temperature was perfect. Hugh and I rode a few rides at the amusement park there, and he loved that! We had lunch at Pizza Hut and then went shopping for a little while at Wal Mart. I could not upload the movie, so I just uploaded the individual pictures.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We Adopted Hugh Today

Today was adoption day. It's official. Hugh's ours now, and he's doing great! He's soooo sweet, and he's adjusting beautifully. I couldn't be happier. He's already calling me mommy and running to me when he's scared. It's wonderful. Here are a few pictures. As you can probably tell, I'm one happy momma!