Trip Start Dec 05, 2008
Trip End Dec 18, 2008

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Welcome to our travel blog. Hopefully this site is easy for you to navigate and view our updates.  Our plan is to update this blog as often as possible during our journey to Vietnam to pick up Anelise.  She is currently located at an orphanage in Soc Trang province, south of Ho Chi Minh City. We are a little over a week away from the start of our trip.  The crib is up and all of the medications for the trip (wow that was a long list), have been purchased.  Visas were ordered and hopefully will arrive before we depart next week.  Travel plans will take us to Chicago, Tokyo, Ho Chi Minh City (henceforth known in this blog as Saigon), Hanoi, then back to Tokyo, Chicago and then home.  The list of items we were told to bring is huge, I think I may need a cargo plane versus a passenger plane just for the gear.  But it will all be well worth it in the end.  We are thrilled to finally get the little girl we have sought for over two years.  Her first and middle name are Anelise Xuan.  The name is a mix of German and Vietnamese.  Go figure.  We are truly a mixed bag of nuts here.  Let the adventure begin!

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lanfree on

cutie pie
hey y'all can sign up for auto updates by selecting get e-mail update on left. She is a serious baby ... but we will get her laughing soon.!

artartart on

What an Angel!
I'm so happy for you! Can't wait to meet her!
Good things are surely worth waiting for, eh?

kellyomara on

What a beautiful little girl!
She is adorable. She will be a very lucky little girl to be raised by your family. I can't wait to hear more about your trip. My thoughts and prayers are with you. - Kelly O'Mara

lazer1 on

Robert and Lan
This is a real blessing. Cindy and I will continue to pray for the process and the trip. May God be with you.


francesdinn on

She is so beautiful. I'm so happy for you. Have a great trip. Can't wait to meet Anelise Xuan when she gets home! Safe travels...Frances

roann1222 on

new pictures
mom and i looked at new pictures for an hour,cant wait to see her in person. the picture with the hat should be a poster for vietnam. 100 PERSENT ADORABLE AS ALWAYS LOVE TO HARRY AND ALL OF YOU.OMA OPA

frantz13 on

Hi Rob, Lan and Harrison
She's a cutie.We hope your trip has been great so far,keep the pictures coming.
Ron,Becky and Becca

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