Saturday, May 12, 2007

We made it!!!


After waking up at 3am Friday,we finally landed in Beijing at 2pm Saturday and walked into our hotel room at 5pm. Exhausted but happy to be here. As we write this, it is Sunday 7:48 am in Beijing(7:48 pm Saturday in South Carolina). We have slept for about 9 hours and are heading to The Great Wall and The Forbidden City in about 30 minutes.
If you are wondering, the little girl in the picture is not Lilly. She is an adopted child of another family. Her name is Lauren, and Shelby and Katie have become good friends with her. Her family is from Beaufort, and they are here to adopt a son who is 7 years old.
We are so excited to finally be here. Shelby and Katie did great on the plane. They met several new friends and had fun walking around, playing card games, and talking to all the other passengers. We will post again in about 13 hours.(get ready for the picture of us on The Great Wall)

4 comments:

AnnaClaire's Jie Jie said...

Glad you made it safely!!! Can't wait for the pictures from the Great Wall and then finally, Gotcha Day! Stay healthy and safe:)

Kim Sylvia said...

I am so glad to hear how our gracious God answered the prayers of His people! You have been in my thoughts and prayers since Friday early am. I hope you had a wonderful time at the Great Wall and in the Forbidden City! Happy Mother's Day. We love you!

Kim Sylvia said...

I am so glad to hear how our gracious God answered the prayers of His people! You have been in my thoughts and prayers since Friday early am. I hope you had a wonderful time at the Great Wall and in the Forbidden City! Happy Mother's Day. We love you!

Sharon said...

Ni Hao!!! :)
You all look great after that loooong flight! Can't wait to hear about the Great Wall. We didn't visit there on our last trip but might when we go to bring Bailey home. We passed by the gate to your house a little while ago on the way home from my mom's and I did a thumbs-up as we passed by! :) I am SO EXCITED that you will have Lilly soon!!!
Happy Mother's Day, dear friend!! Hugs to all of you!!!
Sharon