Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We are going to China!!!

Hello friends and family,
 On Friday Aug.12 we got our TA (travel approval). We just got our flights worked out last night. We leave Portland on Monday (Aug.22). We get to Shanghai on Tuesday evening. We have a day of rest and adjustment. Then on Thursday we get our Zackariah. We will be in Shanghai with him until Sunday Aug.28th. Then we will travel to Nanjing on Sunday Aug.28th. We get our Leah on Monday Aug. 29. We stay in Nanjing until Friday Sept.2. We fly to Guangzhou to work on their visa's to come into the country. We are there until Sept. 8th. Then we will go to Hong Kong. We will fly home Friday Sept. 9th. Which happens to be our 22nd wedding anniversary :) So, I will get to live that day twice!!! We are so HAPPY! Please keep us in your prayers. Pray for Zackariah and Leah's transition. Pray for our travel. Pray for the children left behind ( Ben, Johanna and Nathaniel). Pray for Clint and Felicia as they step in our place as we are gone. We will try to update as much as we can in China.
Love and blessings to you all~  Lauri

These photos are of our little Nathaniel! In the month of July, we marked the day that this sweet little blessing came into our family! It's been three YEARS! I am so thankful to the Lord for giving me such a sweet little man. Mikaela and him had such a fun it doing these picture's too!


  1. YAY!!! Fabulous news!! Can't wait to follow your journey of double happiness!!!!

  2. YAY!!!!! I am so happy for you guys! We will all be praying that all goes well =)
    Those pics are adorable, Kaela. You're such a photographer!
    Oohhh! I'm so excited for you all!!

  3. Where are you flying to on the 9th? We'll be flying from Hong Kong to Chicago at 11:50 am. Any chance we'll be on the same plane? We'll be taking our two dds (11.5. & 8.5) to bring home two 7 y.o. boys from Gaungdong. We'll be at the Garden Hotel from Aug. 28-Sept. 7...then we're going to spend two nights in their hometown of Shenzhen before flying home on the 9th. Maybe we'll see you. I finally bought my purple ribbon!

    Karyn (KnA92 on RQ)

  4. Our precious boy is also waiting in Shanghai. If you go to the CWI and you see him please whisper a little prayer over him and tell him we will be there as soon as we can. We will be DTC next week! :) You can see his photos on our blog.

    Safe travels to bring your little dumplings home!!


  5. Lauri...praying for an amazing time in China!! I so wish I was going to be in Nanjing with you...just think, you will be in the same city as our little Sophia :)))
    Please know that the other Mrs Hughes is praying for you and your family daily....Much love my friend!