Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Consulate Appointment is Done!

Today was Wednesday in Guanzhou.  We were up really early as we had our Consulate Appointment at 8:30.  We should have Millie's visa back on Thursday in time for our return on Friday morning.  When we got back from the Consulate we felt adventurous so we tried to ride the Guangzhou metro.  It was a piece of cake and we went back to Shamian Island for a little more shopping and a grilled cheese sandwich at Lucy's.  

While Lisa was in one store, Don broke out some bubbles and Millie chased them around popping them.  all of a sudden she attracted about 6 or 7 people with cameras who started shooting her like she was a rock star.  I beleive they were photography students who were on Shamian to photograph various scenes.  You wouldn't beleive all the models and brides getting their pictures taken around the place.  We never get tired of that place. 

For dinner we went out with a family from Georgia who came to pick up two kids from two separate provinces.  They have seven kids total and now 5 from China.  They seem to be beyond building their family and are all about rescuing orphans that have a bleak future.  Very inspiring to see faith in action. 

We enjoyed the Brazilian steakhouse again as they didn't feel like Chinese food and were happy to get some real meat and desserts.  Tomorrow is our last day in Guangzhou.  We were told about a very beautiful park that is a couple of miles from our hotel.  We may try to walk over their and play around near the lake.  Thanks again for the prayers and encouraging notes.  Millie continues to grow closer to us each day and we can't wait for Lindy to meet her when we get back home.

Lindy - we hope you enjoy your field trip to the farm this week and can't wait to hear all about it.

 (on the metro)
(White Swan waterfall) 
 (Millie attracting the photography students)

(at dinner with a family from Georgia)
Don and Lisa


Jill said...

She is such a happy to be reading these updates. Hope you make it safely home, when you can finally all be together!

The Byrd's Nest said...

She seems to be doing so well, our prayers are being answered! I can't wait for Millie and Lindy to meet!!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

she is such a rockstar!! Doing so, so good!

Leslie said...

So fun to see the images of China now 5 years later! Millie looks great! Have a safe trip home!!!

Roberta said...

I check the blog every day - love the pictures of you and Don with Millie - glad things seem to be going well. Praying for your safe trip home to Lindy!! Love you all!!!

Roberta said...

Have been checking the blog every day for updates - Love the pictures of mom and dad with Millie! She's such a doll! Praying for a safe trip home to Lindy!!
Love you all!!

Jenn said...

Thinking of and praying for you!! Love all the pics!