A bit about the Himsels

In July 2011, we were drawn to a posting by our adoption agency of a little girl that was soon to "age out" of the orphanage in China, and they were hoping to find her family before her birthday in February, when she would no longer be eligible for adoption. After reviewing the information, giving it alot of thought and prayers, we knew she was to be our daughter. So we started the paperwork chase to bring her home. But God had a bigger plan in mind for the Himsels. Along the way, we decided to pursue adopting a little boy, and that journey actually led us to two little boys, who are 18 months and 14 months old. All three children are located in the Guizhou province. We are excited to be so close to bringing home Ella (Jinglan), William, and Ethan, and we hope you follow along with our journey.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sitting in the airport in Tokyo...

Whew - we made it thru our first 4 hour flight. The Hong Kong airport was a great frustration. First, they couldn't find Ethan's lap seat ticket in the system. We must have had 4 different people coming over trying to work it out. They finally did something and after about 45 minutes at the checkin, we finally were checking our luggage. Then they told us that the kids needed a transit visa for Japan. We tried to get them to understand we were just doing a connecting flight to Chicago, but they seemed to think we were going to have problems getting them thru the gate. They finally told us to work with ground security upon arrival, so we dashed to McDonalds for an "on the run" breakfast, and was nearly late for the flight. The kiddos did pretty well on the flight, except Ella got sick after we landed (it was a bit rough). Hope the next flight is better.

Sitting at the airport waiting to board so thought I would send off a few photos from our day at the pearl market. We are almost home...oh, and we didn't need the transit visas - thanks Cathay Pacific for stressing me out, and taking up more of our time at checkin - all for nothing.

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