Saturday, October 27, 2007

The Great Wall...

I was thinking about how best to describe our day because today we have fallen in love with our daughters country. It is so beautiful and so very different from home, we love the sites, sounds and people that are here. It is rich in culture and history and the people are curious, genuine and happy. There are bicycles everywhere and at all times of the day. It could be old men, young men, mothers or fathers with their children riding on the back, weaving in and out of traffic or carrying large boxes or even furniture! There are mothers carrying their babies that are wearing split pants - so cute! When we were in the rickshaw we saw one little boy squatting and peeing on the side of the road, split pants can be really handy I guess :) Today we saw a group of people with their new babies here at our hotel. Tomorrow it will be our turn!

The great wall was amazing and the fall colors are out. The smog was still pretty thick, but I still have pictures to post.

If you look really hard in this picture you might be able to spot Pat a couple of levels below Hanna and I (he is wearing a light blue shirt).

There were several people that wanted to pose with Hanna but she was not real sure about that. We did get a couple of them when she was willing. A few people tried to explain to Hanna that she needed to make a Victory sign for photos - she prefers bunny ears!

Many of you have emailed me to let me know that you are praying for Rylee's transition tomorrow and we appreciate that so much! We are praying that her heart is open to us and that bonding will start quickly. We do not want to see her hurting, but know that grieving will be part of the process and that it is actually a good thing. I hope we can be everything she needs...

Our guide said if the smog does not lift we may be delayed, so we are hoping the sky will be clear tomorrow! It seems to be clearing up tonight so we hope that continues and we can get there on time tomorrow! Thanks for the comments too - we love getting them! We will post from Nanchang!


  1. I love the big sister book!!! It is so cute!! Thinking about you guys constantly...big prayers for the big meeting!!! It will all be fine....Can't wait to see pictures of her the day you get her!!!

  2. Dawn, Only a few more hours and you will have your lovely daughter in your arms. I am praying for your family. Blessings, Tonya Lindsey (CHIer)


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