Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Jude Is Coming Home ~ Day 11 {consulate appointment}


Today marks the day that all our adoption paperwork is complete!

We went to the American Embassy to submit paper work for Jude's visa.  This allows him to come into the USA!  We also took an oath that all the paperwork we have done and submitted is truthful and honest to the best of our ability and knowledge.   Jude will acquire US citizenship when we land on US soil.....that will be in Chicago!!!  Woot-woot to the Windy City!

Later, we went to Shamian Island for lunch and shopping.

We stopped at the famous Lucy's.  It is still good as ever!
The hamburgers and french fries were amazing!

We shopped at Jenny's and A Gift from China....plus a few others local shops.

We bought all the typical things:
Squeaky Shoes (oh, yes I did!)
Traditional Chinese Outfits

We had some coffee and dessert at Starbucks with our wonderful travel group.

Lisa really wanted to take a picture of Jude with the statue kids.....


Shamian Island is such a lovely place.
I really miss spending time here.

Our bus was waiting for us.....pretty nice, huh?

Back to the hotel room.
Jude really needed a nap.

This will be our last night here in Guangzhou.
(so many mixed emotions......I will be writing a blog post about this in the near future.)
We will travel to Hong Kong as soon as our guide, Aron, arrives with Jude's passport and visa.
It will take about three hours by van.

On Thursday morning, we will be boarding our flight to Chicago at 11:40AM!!!  Woo-hoo!!!

I can NOT wait to see my family.  I miss them so much.  I also can not wait for them to meet Jude!!!

It's been an amazing 14 days, but this momma is ready to be home and begin living our new normal.

No comments :

Post a Comment