We made it home after a LONG trip home….24hrs of flights & waiting. 3hr wait in Guangzhou airport-check… 3hr flight to Beijing- check….. 6 hr wait in airport-check… 12 hr. flight home- check…. Paperwork completed at immigrations- check!!! It’s funny how God prepares our hearts for each step of the journey we are on. I … More Travel from China to the U.S…..so good to be back!!
It’s so hard to believe that we can finally say “We are leaving tomorrow!” I think we have all enjoyed the trip, but can’t wait to hug our family and friends (and sleep in our own beds!) On our last and final day in Guangzhou our family, along with Tracy and Kya, decided to visit Shameen Island, … More Day 14……Our Last Night in China!!
Merry Christmas from Guangzhou!! This morning I asked the kids what they were most thankful for today, and Ryan said “I’m thankful that Elyana is with us, and doesn’t have to be in the orphanage this year for Christmas.” We all agree and are so grateful today for God’s beautiful gift of Jesus to us, and … More Day 13…..Merry Christmas from Guangzhou, China!!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Christmas Eve so far!! We are sure missing our family today! Today two of the families left for Hong Kong. Our travel group. (We were so blessed to get to know these wonderful families) (left to right) Meyer Family (Chloe-2yrs old), Pilato Family (adopted their first child, … More Day 12…….Christmas Eve & U.S. Consualte
The city of Guangzhou….driving on our way to the Safari Park this morning. The city reminds us all of Florida. Day 11 was spent with 2 other families at the Safari park here in Guangzhou. The kids ALL loved it! We all agree it was the most up close we have been to so many … More Day 11……Good morning/Good night…from Guangzhou!
Guangzhou is like a breath of fresh air for us (literally) after leaving Xian. We had sunshine and blue skies all day! I think the weather has been really good for us all. Our throats are feeling better, and Elyana’s cough and cold seems to be improving. It was a full, but fun day….so lots … More Day 10…..Busy day on the town!
Yesterday before leaving Xian (the capital city of Elyana’s province) we made one last tourist stop! We saw the ancient wall of Xian. Here is our whole group before climbing the steps to the top of the wall. It reminded me of the city of Jericho in the Bible….our guide told us the wall was … More Day 9…..Guangzhou – Medical Exam for Elyana & Shopping