"By adopting a child and helping them reach their potential, they help us reach ours. An adopted child is not an unwanted child; to the contrary. They are a child who was searched for, prayed for, cried for, begged for; received by arms that ached, making empty hearts full. Love is meant to be shared." Author unknown

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

2011 Nov 15 - Day 16 - Tegan's Consulate Appt

This morning was Tegan's US Consulate appointment; therefore, once we have his U.S. Visa tomorrow afternoon, he is ready to step foot on U.S. soil and become a full fledged citizen of the USA!!!!  What a joyous day. 

That was all we had this morning, though it did take all morning since there were a few other families with us who had later appointments. We came back to the room for some lunch and naps for the boys.  Ok, I took a brief nap too since I had been up since about 5 a.m.

After that we gave Corban a bottle , we went for a walk around the island. We some shopping to finish up so we did that, found the park with a playground where the boys went down the slides, several times then walked back to the room to play till dinner time.

I introduced Jason to the Cow and Bridge Thai restaurant that is located right around the corner from the our hotel. They have yummy sweet and sour chicken.  Service is a little sketchy as no one seemed to speak much English but we managed. Thankful for their Chinese/English menus.

After dinner we stopped by the little store that is located right next to the hotel to pick up our final small batch of laundry, another gallon of water and some rice cookies to take home with us.  Back in the room we fed Corban another bottle, showered the boys and got them ready for bed.

Tonight is Jason and Tegan's final night here in China. After we get Tegan's U.S. Visa they will join another family for a van ride to Hong Kong.  They will depart from there Thursday morning for their trip back to the states.  Please pray that Tegan does well on the van ride (his motion sickness is hit and miss) and that he behaves on the long plane ride to Detroit.  Once he steps foot on ground in Detroit, he becomes an official U.S. Citizen!!!!

Today again, momma bear came out - Grrrrrr. While sitting in the hotel lobby, next to the front windows waiting for our guide, an older gentleman just stood and stared at Tegan.  I finally waved my hand for him to move along.  Then, while we strolling the island , three young ladies were walking towards us, one had a camera and right in front of us prepared to take a picture of Tegan. Well I told her no, putting a hand in front of Tegan and told her to move along. That just drives me crazy. I also stared down three ladies who stared at Tegan while we were at the park.  How very rude.


  1. How exciting for Jason and Tegan to be coming home soon - and you'll be right behind them before you know it! I'm so glad to hear that Corban is adjusting better. You really are becoming such a sweet family already, and I'm sure your time with Corban after the guys leave will solidify that even more.

    I'm sorry you had to deal with such inconsiderate behavior from people while out this week. Ugh! People are awful sometimes.

    We're looking forward to seeing you all very soon!!!!

  2. I love the Cow and Bridge restaurant! I can't wait to eat there again!!


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