Saturday, October 8, 2011

We made it to Beijing

Ni hao from Beijing!  We made it to Beijing on Friday with no problems.  We were able to get a fairly decent night's sleep and filled up on a good breakfast before hitting the traffic and sights of Beijing.  Last time we did not have a chance to see the Forbidden City so we were thankful to have the opportunity to visit it today with a few thousand of our closest friends.  Our guide, Sue, took more pictures of us together than we have had in 19 years.  The area was much larger than we had imagined!  After that, we saw a Cloisonne factory, had lunch, and then went to the Great Wall--which we didn't know was on the itinerary again.  We worked off our big breakfast and lived to tell about it.  For some reason there is always a 90 year old woman climbing that gives that extra dose of inspiration or guilt.  Today there were old women AND a man with one leg climbing.  Like most places of interest and history there was some vandalism on the wall.  However, one of my favorite pictures of the day--although vandalism--pretty much sums how we feel.

Don is super happy because the hotel has ESPN and we were able to watch some baseball and hear which team the Rangers will be playing.  

Tomorrow we depart Beijing and travel to the city of Urumqi which is where Millie is.  We are getting closer to our girl.  

We miss home but feel your prayers.

We will post again when we have the chance!!!

Don & Lisa 


kara said...

so glad you can post from china! that sentence about getting closer to millie gave me goosebumps :) can't wait to see picture of ya'll together :)

love! kara

p.s. love your camera bag! ;)

Jodee said...

So happy you arrived safe and sound. Can't wait for Gotcha Day! Enjoy your time in China.

Holly said...

I absolutely love the prayer list day by day. I might have cried a bit at one of the days' request. You should be sleeping now. I will be praying throughout my day here for your travels later on in your Sunday. I feel so blessed to be able to be on this journey even in a tiny way with you!

Elissa said...

So happy to have the update! You look great, btw, which should not be allowed after that long of a flight.

It's 6:15 Sunday morning in Beijing so I'm praying that you had another great night's sleep, for an uneventful trip to Urumqi and for a great last day without Millie! (I can't believe I just typed that!!!)

Love you,

The Byrd's Nest said...

Praying for everyone!!! You look gorgeous my friend:)

Jaime said...

Praying! And so anxious for you as the hours draw near for you to finally embrace your second daughter. I feel butterflies in my tummy for you. Love y'all!!!

Football and Fried Rice said...

Who looks so good after that long flight to China!?!

So happy you are there experiencing some new (& familiar) things! Let's get on to Urumqi!! Thats the best stop of all!!!!


DiJo said...

It's Monday morning in China!!!!! Praying for you on this long awaited day!!! We can't wait to see you with your precious daughter in your arms soon!!! God bless you as you become a family of four today!!!!

Diana, Jeff, Ainsley, Sienna, Ruby and Emme Jade

Doug and Terrye said...

Checking in to see how God is answering prayer each day :)
Terrye in FL

Jenn said...

Praying all is going well!!!! Can't stop thinking of you!!


DiJo said...

CAN't Wait to see Millie!!! Praying for an internet cafe or a great business office in your hotel!!!!!!!!!


April said...

Been praying for your precious family!!

quilt-n-mama said...

Praying for you and hoping that sweet Millie is doing well!

TanyaLea said...

So fun seeing you back in China ~ but cannot wait to see sweet Mei Mei in your arms!! Praying for you and hoping all is going well.

Love & Hugs,

Leslie said...

Praying that all went well today!!! Can't wait to see her in your arms!