Getting ready to go home!

Posted: September 18, 2009 in Uncategorized

Good news! We have our son’s visa – AIT told us it would not be ready until Monday but we asked if there was any way we could pick it up today. They called us a little before 2pm and said we could get it today if we came before 3:30pm. Yippee! That means we can get a flight out on Saturday night rather than waiting until Monday. We miss our other kids so much and cannot wait to see them.

Today we had lunch at the infamous Din Tai Fung Restaurant. They are known for their dumplings and they did not disappoint. They were so busy we were seated at a table with three women on holiday from Hong Kong. (It seemed like a few other tables had people seated together that did not know each other.) They told us they love the dumplings so much they come there each time they visit Taiwan. We waited about 30 minutes to be seated. While waiting for a table, the hostess takes orders so when you finally are seated, your food is ready almost immediately. Very efficient service, and delicious!

Dining at Din Tai Fung

Dining at Din Tai Fung

Before we leave tomorrow we hope to return to the Taiwan Handicraft Mart to buy a few souvenirs, and also visit the weekend Jade Market.

  1. Patty says:

    Excellent news!!!!

  2. Tisra says:

    I LOVE your smiles, Mommy and Daddy!!!! And soon, that little guy will be more effortlessly offering up his smiles, too!

  3. nicky says:

    He is so cute! Hope the “baby” language we learned in class works! haha
    And I am glad you went to Ding Tai Feng. I have heard the food there is great! I will try that next time.
    Oh and if you’re interesting, try some fruits when you go to the supermarket. There are lots of delicious fruits which you are not able to see in USA! Enjoy.

  4. Karen says:

    Have a safe trip home! Your son is adorable!!!!

  5. Terry says:

    He is soooooo adorable!!! I have loved watching your journey unfold and meeting your son! Have a safe trip home – glad you were able change plans to get home sooner! Can’t wait to hear more about your trip and new son!!! Big congratulations and a BIG HUG!!!! 🙂

  6. bnpass says:

    Congratulations! I also loved watching your journey. Your son is adorable even if he is Mr Serious:)

  7. Sara says:

    Oh man…I remember how long the ride from the airport home seemed to take because we were so eager to see our children at home. Oh… you’re almost there. Ok… I LOVE Din Tai Fung … not only love it but crave it horribly where I am contemplating ordering bamboo steamers and trying to take 100 years to make my own. They seriously need to make a restaurant here.

    I so excited to hear that you are home! I still need to go back over all your posts (we’ve been sick here). Oh this is awesome! Congratulations again Mama and Daddy!

  8. Michelle says:

    Hi my name is Michelle I am very intrested in adopting and would really be greatful for any help or advice Taiwan is were I would like to adopt from.
    If you have any time I would really appreciate it very much.
    M_elle79 at

  9. Sarah says:

    I give Din Tai Fung two thumbs up, too. Watching those guys make dumplings so fast is mesmerizing.

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