Monday, October 05, 2009

Where we have been!

I have had a lot of emails wondering why we never posted from China and I am so sorry for those who missed my note that we would be posting at (it is our Baby Jellybeans site). We posted there as the site was not blocked in China. If you would like to read about our journey you can go to and click on China trip and there are posts from each day. We have been home a week now and things are going good. We had a bad case of jet lag and had a rough 1st week with sleep but it is getting better. Emma is doing good and we are still working on the bonding issues.
Mike had to go back to work today and Emma had a little meltdown this morning without her BaBa. I think BaBa had a meltdown too!
This past week we tried to just hang out and spend time with Emma. We did do a few little day trips to the aquarium and the zoo. We also had some wonderful visits from family and friends.
I will try to give a better update later but just thought I should address my emails and let everyone know what was going on!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

They Have Emma!!!

First let me say..... Life is Good! Kimmie and Michael have finally been united with Emma! SHE IS JUST BEAUTIFUL! My sister and brother in law look so happy! Emma just smiled as she sat in between her Mommy's legs, and reached for her daddy! THIS IS WHAT MAKES ALL THE WAIT WORTH IT!!! This beautiful little girl was meant to be a Kramer! Please check out Kimmie's other site at she has posted under the China Trip bullet! This is my last update as Kim will be posting on her other site for you to follow!

EMMA..... We are all here waiting and can not wait to meet you! We love you so much already

Gothca Day is only 2 hours away!

This is it, the day they have been waiting for! Its Gotcha Day! In just two hours the Kramer family will become WHOLE! The missing link will be placed in their arms, The Kramers will finally unite as a family!The Count down is on!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Kim and Mike had a great first day in China. They said the cities are beautiful! They visited the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, and much more! They are traveling with a couple that had previously adopted from China. They have their little girl on the trip with them and apparently Kimmie and Michael have really made up with this child. Emma will have her daddy wrapped around her finger in no time at all. It is now 9:25 in China and they have paperwork to finish before the big day! Gotcha day will begin very early, Wake up call is set for 5:00am! WOW.... in 7 and a half hours Kimmie and Mike will be getting ready to meet their DAUGHTER for the very first time! They will officially have her in their arms around 3:00pm (3:00am for us)
Thank you for the prayers and thoughts I know Kim and Mike really appreciate them! Im Sorry Im not very good with this updating stuff but Kim will have reigns again very soon!

Friday, September 11, 2009

They have arrived!

The Kramers are now officially in Beijing China! Thanks for all of the prayers, We will keep you posted on their journey as they meet their daughter for the first time!

We should have arrived!

It is now 4:49pm in China, Kim and Michael should have arrived about an hour ago! I am waiting for confirmation!! Emmas mommy and daddy are now just a day away from GOTCHA!!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Still in the air and 5:38am in China

Isn't it funny how hard it is on the people in the waiting room..... It is now 5:40am in China, this has been one long delivery!!!!

They are now on the 14 hour flight from Chicago to China!!!

They are on there way!! Flying high , Please keep Kim and Mike in your thoughts today ..... Wishing for a safe flight! Ill keep you posted!

And They Are Off!!!

Kimmie and Michael are officially on there way! Stay tuned for more updates!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

It's Almost Time!

We are now at crunch time, 35 hours and counting! How could that be? I still have so much to do! I still have a 12 hour shift of work to fit into that 35 hours! I had so much I wanted to share and now I am running out of time! I will try to post one more time tomorrow night! I wanted to tell you all about the wonderful shower our families gave us. It was amazing! I took my camera and then never got it out so I will have to get photos from my sister. I did take some photos of all of the wonderful gifts we received so I will try to upload a few of those photos! How have I had all of this time to prepare and here I sit so unprepared?! I want to thank all of my wonderful family and friends for being part of our amazing journey to bring our daughter home. I promise to post one more time before we go!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Our Itinerary!

China Itinerary
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 - Depart Louisville at 8am
Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 - Arrive in Beijing, China at 3:15pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009 - Tour Great Wall, Olympic Park, Forbidden City,...
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009 - Fly to Nanchang -- GOTCHA DAY
Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 - Civil Affair Office
Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 - Visit Tengwang Pavillion
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009 - Visit Anyi Village
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 - Visit local park
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 - Fly to Guangzhou
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 - Medical Exam
Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 - Church
Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 - Shopping
Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009 - Free Day
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009 - US Consulate to take Oath
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 - Fly Home - Arrive in Louisville 6:05pm