I'll keep the writing brief, because I know you are all skipping it anyway and going straight to the pictures! We got Elise today around 11:30am on Monday May 23rd! It will be a day we celebrate every year as "Gotcha Day"! We were up at 4:30am in order to catch at 7:40am flight to Nanchang. Our guide Helen picked us up at the airport, and took us straight to the hotel. As we walked in, I saw a large group of families being united with their babies right there in the lobby! Helen said, "Don't worry, you will see your baby soon. She called someone (I assume the orphanage director) to tell them we were there, and she says to me "Oh, you get your baby now, your baby here!" Oh my goodness, I didn't have time to even put down my bags, Elise was in that big group of people!!! I followed Helen, as Scott scrambled to find the camera, within minuteds, Elise was in my arms! I didn't even have time to think about what was about to happen (probably for the best). I was just so excited to finally have this baby that I have dreamed about for so long! She is ours, FINALLY! She is perfect and sooo sweet. Not a sound from her the whole time I signed papers, and within an hour of having her in our hotel room she was smiling! By 2:00pm Scott had her laughing! She is amazing! I'm so in love with this baby! She has been a perfect angel all day! The only tears were when I left the room (made me feel good already!!)
Enjoy the pictures!! Many more to come!