Friday, November 20, 2009

Day 4-AIT

This morning we headed out to AIT to apply for Emily's Visa. We got there a few minutes before our 8:30 appointment time but were allowed to go upstairs anyway. We checked in Mr. Fu and had a seat and waited to be called. After about an hour or so ( I think) he called us to the window, asked us a few questions and then said that we could come pick up the Visa on Monday or have it couriered over later tonight or Saturday. We opted to pick it up Monday because, God forbid, the courier lost it, or someone at the front desk at the hotel did something with it, you can't be too careful with these documents!! Then I headed downstairs to pay the $400 fee and back up I went and checked in with Mr. Fu again. Then we got to wait some more before being interviewed. After a little while a woman called us to the window and pretty much asked us the same questions Mr. Fu had, but we answered them anyway. The good news is that she said we could come back today and pick up the Visa!!!!! So Alan went back and picked it up at about 3pm.

SO, this means that we don't have to stay til Tuesday anymore!! Alan called Un*ted and lo and behold they have business class seats for us on Sunday!!! So, we're heading home 2 days early which will be nice for lots of reasons: we save money on the hotel, we only had one more day of sightseeing planned anyway, we get to see Brady, (MAN, do I miss him!!!), we'll have a whole week to get time adjusted with my parents there, and I'm just ready to go home!!! The good thing about our seats being booked with miles is that there was no change fee, so that's a double bonus!!!

Tomorrow we are scheduled to go to the Gr@and Hotel, M@rtrys Shrine, the CK$ residence and to Y@mingsh@an N@t'l P@rk, but we're going to ask Mr. Yeh if we can change it up a bit. I really really want to get to the jade market (we had planned on going on our own Sunday) and we MUST get back to snake alley to see the scroll guy. I'm sure Mr. Yeh won't care, we had him booked for pretty much the entire day anyway!! I'm excited to get home to Brady and see how he does with his new little sister!!!

Here's some bonus pictures of Emily from this morning in the hotel room!!!
the jeans she is wearing are a size 3-6 months and they are big in the waist!!!

a little morning nap!!

hanging with Daddy!

11 comments:

Joyce said...

Precious!!!!!!!!She looks happy now. Glad to see you got everything done so quick at AIT.
Everything works out for a reason..
She is just so darn cute. Safe travels home early!!!!

heaven said...

so sweet! And how wonderful that you get to head home early! I bet Brady is super excited!! Safe travels & enjoy the rest of your trip!

Katie said...

Yeah AIT Done!
When you get back, let me know if you saw the sign in the bathroom at AIT. If you saw it, you will know. I could not stop laughing!

Joe and Jane said...

So so so cute! Glad you're heading home early too! Yippee!!!

Gladney Taiwan Team said...

Your little Emily is very sweet! Glad all went well at AIT and so wonderful to hear that the AIT apt. took place in one day! This doesn't happen often. Safe travels home!

Robin said...

Oh she is just so sweet. I can't tell if I am more in love with her cheeks or her perfectly pouty mouth. It is so nice that you are able to get home a little earlier.

Proud Mama & Papa said...

I love the paci pick! Her outfit is so cute!

Debberoo said...

Love the photos, Emily is so gorgeous and how cute are those tiny little jeans!

Joanna B said...

She's such a cutie! Congratulations, I am so happy for you guys!

Elena said...

Her T-shirt totally describes her!!!! She is such a cutie :)
Enjoy and have a safe trip back home.

Katie said...

she is so cute!!! So alert and "grown up" for a 7 month old! Congratulations! Lots to be thankful for this year!!