The Road To Ren

Our adoption journey to our son Ren William.

Musings by Elaine and other Blitherings. This blog was origonally intended to document our China adoption journey to our son Ren. Now we are home and this blog is about our family. I would love to have you sign my guest book.

Scroll to bottom to see slideshow pictures.

Saturday, March 7, 2009


We know when we are leaving for China!! We've made our plane reservations and are packing our bags! Our itinerary looks like this.

Departure for Beijing China: March 25th!!!

Tour Beijing get used to time zone

Depart Beijing and fly to Nanjing: March 29th

Try to actually sleep

Gotcha Day!!!: March 30th

Meet Ren for the first time

Paperwork and meetings

Sight see in Nanjing

Celebrate Mark's birthday in China: April 2nd

Depart Nanjing and fly to Guangzhou: April 4th

Consulate appointment: April 7th

Enjoy Guangzhou

Depart Guangzhou fly home!: April 9th

This is 2 and a half weeks away! We are shocked and amazed at how good God is to us. This journey took a lot longer than we had anticipated but all the pieces are falling perfectly into place. We will be gone over Eden's Spring break so she will miss less school than I thought! This is a great blessing! On another note we were supposed to go house hunting over Spring break. It will be interesting to see how God works this out and finds us a house. He already knows where we will be living and how we will find our home!

We are blessed to be traveling with 7 other families! How fun is that!? I have had the pleasure of getting to know 4 of these moms, so I am traveling with very good friends! In the adoption world there has been a tradition to give your group a name. That's what happens when you have too much time on your hands. We have been dubbed The Posse. We are moms on a mission. I can't decide if I should work on a gang sign for us or maybe cowboy hats. What do you think?

Thank you for all the congratulations and good wishes everyone! I love reading your comments and e-mails! We will be posting from China and hopefully adding lots of pictures and videos to this blog. Please keep posting while we are in China! You can leave comments by clicking on the comment link below my posts or in the Guest book link on the right hand side of blog.

Did I tell you I'm excited?


Wuxi Mommy said...

I need to get myself one of those donkeys for my stuff, too!! I can't believe we're really doing this!! I barely slept a wink last night!!

shelley said...

Such great news about Eden's school. I know that is a load off your overloaded mind. We will finalize this week after hearing from our Wuxi friends on exact days they will be there. We are soooooo ready to get our boy.

One Blessed Mama said...

That's great news Elaine, can't wait to follow your journey. Blessings to you all and I will be praying for safe travels.

Djuna in MD

Flamingo Mama said...

i'm just so psyched to be going with The Posse. We will be like the coolest group ever:)

amy said...

Congrats! I am excited to follow along on your journey! I cant wait to go and bring my own little guy home!!

Tracy Peed :: Creator/ Designer said...

Congrats - Ren is adorable. Can't wait to follow your trip - I know you have waited way too long to get him home. Safe travels!

Follow XingFu Mama,


Mommy said...

The Posse. LOL! I haven't heard the name yet. I think you all should perfect your gang sign and include it in traditional red couch picture. Can't wait to follow your adventure to Ren.