Monday, September 22, 2008

We made it to Hefei!

I don't have any pictures today. We woke up at 5am to get to the airport for our 7:50 flight to Hefei. The flight went very well, but the airport was a different story. Our luggage was stacked on a cart outside and we just had to fight for it! But we got it, and our guide Frank was waiting for us. Hefei looks much different from Beijing, still many high rise buildings because Hefei is the capital of Anhui, but very poor. It makes me sad. Our hotel is the Holiday Inn and it is very nice. Sophie is looking forward to trying out the pool. It is hot and humid here and very smoggy.
Kristin, you were right, China is 12 hours ahead. We love reading everyones comments from home. We will be meeting our guide at 9 am to get Cate. We are nervous but excited. We miss home very much. As soon as we have Cate, we will post some pictures. Please keep us in your prayers.

41 comments:

PeggyAnn said...

you are so close...soon real soon God bless you on your first meeting with Cate...it will be very emotional I'm sure
in prayer,
PeggyAnn :)

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! This is Elly! Hope that you are having a good time in China. See you soon! I can't wait to see Cate!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! This is Bekah! I am happy about hearing about your new sister. I will see you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Sophie - This is Sydney! I am sure that Cate is really cute. Have a good time in China!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! this is Kylee! How is China? And how were the silk worms? Were they smelly or sweet? See you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - This is Anna. I miss you and hope that you are having a good time!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - I heard you are coming back, so will see you soon! Bye Homie - peace out player! From - Christopher

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! This is Austin here. Hope you are having home and will see you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

Hope that you are having fun in China. Have you got your little sister yet? She sure is cute! Love - Cameron

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Colson here! I hope that you are having fun in China. See you soon -

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - This is your friend Caroline. Hope that you have a good trip and I hope that you like Cate really good! Love - Caroline

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! We miss you and we miss playing with you at school. And we can't wait to see Cate. Love - Anna Banks

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie. This is Britton. You are lucky to be in Bejing, but not really cause you have to wake up so early! See you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - Hi! This is Chandler. We are at computer and we are looking at the website. Have fun and we will see you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Sophie - This is Val. Hope that you are having fun and we will see you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -
This is Jared. Did you go to where the Olympics were? What did it look like? Have fun and we will see you soon!

The Fogles said...

Kim & Sophie:

In a very short time you will have Cate. I know how anxious you are and am praying all goes well with her transition. I'm predicting she will jump into your arms and be ready to come home!

Keep posting those pictures--the girls and I have been checking your site every day.

Jacque

Dana said...

Waiting, waiting, waiting! There's been A LOT of that for you, but I can't wait to see the pictures of you finally holding Cate!
Blessings,
Dana (another IAAP & WCCSN mom!)

Lisa C. said...

Enjoy the noodle restaurant for me at the Holiday Inn!!! I am so excited to seeing your sweet little girl!!!

Blessings, Lisa C.
journeytocade.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

It made me smile when I saw all of the posts from Sophie's class at CA! What a wonderful school we have!

Kim, we are eagerly awaiting your news! Many friends are praying for you all over the world.

Cate is so loved already! Can't wait to see her running around in her CA cheerleader uniform very soon!

Love ya!
Sharon

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie! This is Aaron. I miss you and can't wait to see your new sister. Have fun!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Hi Sophie. This is Jesse. Hope that you are having a great trip. See you soon!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - Can't wait to see your new sister. I bet you are asleep right now - we are at school in computer class. See you soon - MC

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - It is me again! Now I am at school. We are waiting for you to come home. It is not usual not seeing you at school cause you are always the best part of the day. I miss you - Stephanie

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

School is the same, we are at computer class right now and we are looking at your pictures. Looks like you are having fun. Hope that you are having fun. Love - Harlie Anne

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

It looks like you are having fun in China. We miss you at school! See you soon and your sister is cute! Love - Kristen

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie

Madison here! When are you coming home? The pictures look good and looks like you are having fun. Can't wait to see you and your new sister! Bye!

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie - Hope that you are having a good time. You have been lucky to miss our spelling test! Looks like you are having fun. See you soon.

Clay

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

Hey Sophie! How is China? I can't wait to see more pictures about Cate. I really miss you and I hope that you are having a great time. Love - Mary

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

I hope you are having fun in China. Your sister looks so cute! Can't wait to see you.

Abygayle

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

Dear Sophie -

I hope you have a good time in China and have a safe trip home. your friend - Andrew

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

HI Sophie! What are you doing today? How are you doing? Are you having fun? Have you gotten baby Cate yet? See you soon - Dillon

Dawn said...

Kim,

I love seeing all the comments from Sophie's friends...that is so sweet.

I am going CRAZY...I cannot wait to see you with Cate!!! Hopefully I will see pictures before I go to bed tonight!

Praying for you and Cate!!
Dawn

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

I miss you Sophie! We just had a play named Chicken Little. It was very funny! Hope to see you soon.

Love - Morgan

Calhoun Academy 3rd Grade said...

HOpe that you are having a good time. I like the pictures, especially the one of the hotel. Hope that you are having a good time. Bye! Charlotte

Redmom2005 said...

Wow....Miss Sophie is quite the popular girl in her 3rd grade class, huh?!! So many messages! I hope it helps her stay "connected" to home!! Kim - I saw someone else mention Pizza Hut to you! My husband and my daughter both said it was the best pizza they've ever had!!! Check it out if you get a chance! Hefei is definitely a big change from Beijing and Guangzhou....you stick out like a sore thumb there!! But, hang in there....you'll be on your way to Guangzhou before you know it! You'll LOVE it there! Are you staying at the White Swan in Guangzhou?! Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to see pictures!

Hayley said...

"Miss" Kim, Sophie, and "Miss" Cheryl,
Can't wait to see pictures of Cate!! Have a great day!!
Love Hayley

bugs parents said...

Kim,
The long wait is almost over. Soon you will have Cate in your arms. Can't wait to see the pictures! We'll keep praying for you!
Pam

mom 2 many said...

I have been following you on my phone...tiny pictures!
For some reason the posts from me wouldn't post! We are home and ELATED that you are there, safe, have seen a ton of stuff, and you are getting CATE!!! TODAY!!! God is so good!!! I am staying up...if I can to wait for an update and pics. I am praying now for a smooth transition... WOO HOO!!!!
Blessings and Big HUGS,
Carla

Nicci said...

Kim, Sophie, and Mimi,

Congratulations! She is SO CUTE!!!! What a beautiful little girl. Sophie looks like she's got it all figured out already. I know you are all so glad to finally have her with you. Enjoy these first few days and take lots of pictures! We're excited for you! Nicci and kids

Wildman said...

hey sophie smith lane. This is Mr. Chris. Sounds like you are having fun. Congratulations on your new sister. Tell your mom hey also. Hope to see your sister soon.

Mr. Chris