Thursday, June 05, 2008

Monday in Xian - City Wall

On Monday we finished up some adoption paperwork and applied for Presley's passport. That afternoon we went to the city wall. It is quite old, I think it was built in 275 BC or AD??? Anyway, it's REALLY old!! The wall goes all around the city center and you can walk on the top of the wall. It can get really hot up there, but luckily the afternoon we went there was some afternoon clouds. Presley did great of course!!

View from our hotel room

Did I mention Presley is VERY flexible?? She can take her leg, completely straight, and put it up to her head and scratch her head with her toes!!!On the wallSome local kids "helping" with the strollerThe very fancy mall by our hotel


Anonymous said...

Finally some more pictures of ya'll. Kendall, Carson and I laughed and laughed at that picture of flexible Presley lol It's good to see so many smiles. Love ya and miss ya Mom

Amy said...

Thank you for posting! Your fans were getting hungry.

Anonymous said...

It is soo so good to see your smiling faces!!! Your time in Xian is bringing back wonderful memories as our daughter is from Yulin and we were in Xian for her adoption(2004). We visited these same places and it is great to see them again! Enjoy your beautiful baby!

The Fromme family (CHI)

Michelle said...

Presley is just adorable. Those checks are perfection!

Robin said...

Yahoo I am so glad to see that you are having a good time. Presley is sure a happy baby. OMG the mall picture is awesome.

Take Care and enjoy,
Robin Martin

Presley's Adoption Timeline

  • 8/15/2007 - Received referral for Geneva!
  • 9/13/2007 - Sent LOI (letter of intent) to our agency
  • 9/29/2007 - LOI was sent to China!
  • 10/08/2007 - LOI was delivered to the CCAA in China
  • 10/29/2007 - PA (pre-approval) was issued!!
  • 1/15/2008 - DTC (dossier to China)
  • 1/18/2008 - Dossier delivered to CCAA
  • 1/25/2008 - LID (log-in date)
  • 4/1/2008 - LOA (letter of acceptance)
  • 4/25/2008 - CCAA issues TA (travel approval)
  • 5/22/2008 - Leave for China!!!
  • 5/25/2008 - Met our sweet Lexi!
  • 5/26/2008 - Discovered Lexi had brain damage
  • 5/30/2008 - Met precious Presley!
  • 6/7/2008 - Arrived home

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