The Brichetto Girls

The Brichetto Girls
Gia and Jeannie

Happy Birthday Jeannie!

Happy Birthday Jeannie!
Jeannie's first birthday party

Monday, March 16, 2009

China itinerary

Only 4 more nights to go! We have been busy packing and re-packing.
Gia is getting more anxious and excited. Tonight she told us that she "wished her mommy and daddy were twins; then she would not have to share us with Jeannie!"

Our itinerary:

March 20th - Chicago to Beijing
March 21st - arrive in Beijing
March 22 - rest
March 23 - Fly to Nanning. Get Jeannie in the afternoon.
March 24 - Adoption registration and notarization
March 25 - free day
March 26 - visit park
March 27 - Receive all documents. Fly to Guangzhou in evening.
March 28 - Visa pictures and medical exam for Jeannie
March 29 - free day
March 30 - Visa appointment
March 31 - US consulate to take oath and pick up visa
April 1 - Home Happy birthday Grandma Jean


Sharie said...

Oh boy - sounds like a BUSY time. I hope Gia does well with the adjustment. Hopefully she will be a great help with Jeannie.
Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Wow...what a story! Congratulations...Enjoy your trip!

Cannot wait to see Jeannie with her family =0)

DiJo said...

What a blessing to read this today! I would love to know your agency, if you can share it! My email is

Blessings for a very special trip as you bring your daughter/sister home!


Doug and Terrye said...

Thank you for posting on the Gong group!!! I'm so excited to follow your journey.

Terrye in FL

Max & Lisa said...


Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!! What a wonderful journey you are on! And of course I remember you - I've been wondering if the package we delieverd to Shiyan got to where it needed to be, and obviously it did! I've been wanting to contact you, but had lost your email address, so I'm very happy you left a message on our blog. We'll be watching your blog every day to see how things are going! Wishing you and your ENTIRE family the best!!

Max, Lisa and Olivia Christensen

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007

Gotcha Day 1/30/2007
Beautiful Gia

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Gia on the left and Jeannie on the right.

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie

Fu Cheng and Jia Fan

Fu Cheng  and  Jia Fan
Jeannie and Gia March 2009

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie's beautiful smile

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

Jeannie and Gia eating macaroni at Omaha Zoo

First night's sleep in her clean warm bed. She loves her new home and forever family!

Jeannie, Ben and Gia at home.

Our travel group

Jeannie, Mama and Gia

Jeannie loves her Barbie

This is what it is like trying to work on the computer.

Getting ready for bed, and sleeping with their Barbies

Playing on the monkey bars at an outside playground. Jeannie could not do it at first, but after several attemps, she was keeping up with Gia.

Advertisement outside a restaurant. Looks yummy!

Dressed and ready for breakfast.

Three girls waiting for the immunizations.

Jeannie getting a shot and Gia holding her hand

Jeannie loves her hair in pigtails, Gia had to copy.

Sldeeping beauties. Notice their arms locked together.

Dressed like "twins" in $1.00 Walmart shirts.

Jeannie Fu Cheng

New back packs from Walmart

Gia helping mommy make blankets for the babies in the orphanage.

Happy girls. Notice Jeannie's pig tails. She loves to have her hair done.

Photo from Gotcha Day

I got my sister at last!

Jeannie told us through a translater " Now I won't be alone, I have a sister and a family"

After bath and ready for bed. Notice the hair clips in Jeannie's hair. She is a girly girl!!!

Close up shot of the nicest port-a-potty we have ever seen. Electronic sign to tell you if "occupied or vacant".

Bob and Gia in front of the "birds nest".

The Water Cube

The Olympic Torch

Beijing Airport

Our airplane over the North Pole

Look who we found in the suitcase.

Gia and Jeannie

Gia and Jeannie
Dancing girls

Foster Mom

Foster Mom
Gia, Foster mom and Jeannie

Our Family

Our Family
Bob, Theresa, Ben and Gia