Saturday, March 29, 2008
I wanted to let you all know what I have been up to since we got home. I gathered all the pictures from Connie and Devera, and printed the ones I wanted. I will tell you that I printed 350 pictures, do you think I have enough to finish my scrapbook. Maybe I should go back get some more, hmm, maybe just a couple. Well I started my scrapbook on Thursday and worked on it from 8:30 am ~ 8:00 pm. I got 16 pages done..... I still have so much to do on it. I joked to a friend of mine that I would probably spend more money on the scrapbook, then I did on the actual trip. Well I cant wait to share the book with everyone. Hopefully I will have it done by next week. Thanks for checking in with me. Talk to you all soon.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I am feeling so much better. I have had a week to recooperate and I feel like I am back on track. I have not taken a afternoon nap in 5 or 6 days. Yeah! Not much has happen in my home, except the usual, laundry cleaning house, taking kids to school, and back into the sports routine. I was really surprised when I was talking to a friend and telling her that I had been going since we got home, everyday except Thursday, the day after we got home. I am really surprised that I am back on track.
Oh Ladena I can't wait to catch you up on everything that happen.
No problems with a bonding issue with the siblings. Kaeleb took to his bubba's and sissy's real fast. Laughing and smiling, and was eager to play with them.
How sweet, Kolton giving his sweet Kambry a big, long awaited kiss.
Even Kaylee was able to hold Kaeleb, and had the sweetest touch of the face. Oh how sweet.
Ashley and Kuyler taking in it all, oh yeah and helping with the luggage. We only had 10 pieces of luggage. Did we tell you that our limit was 10........
After many hugs, smiles, kisses, we had to catch up on everything. I am not sure what we are talking about, but I am sure that it was important.
Last but certainly not least......... Connie, we did it! We are here, back with our families, and on solid American ground. WOW, I love this picture it really does show how happy we were to be home, and how much we missed everyone. Thanks again to everyone that was there, to greet us. And Devera thank you also for capturing the sweet embraces, laughs, and reunion with all.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Well I can't begin to share my appreciation to my family and to Connie and Clayton for allowing me join them in the incredible journey. My God has given me so many blessings, to many to tell, but yet I give Him all the glory and honor for this trip of a lifetime. I thank the Lord for the experience, memories, China culture, and the many friends that I made on the incredible journey. THANK YOU LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well I will post more blogs later, when I can think more clearly. Praise be to my Father, for I love Him. He is awesome.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
My hotel room, or should I say my residence for the last 2 weeks.
Trying to fill daddy's shoes
The Shamian Island walking park through the shop's.
A picture of traffic, and this is not a bad one. They are usually alot closer to the other car then this.
Rebecca and Kambry having tea.
I have enjoyed my time in China, and thank the Lord for this experience. We will soon be home, love April, Connie, Clayton, Kambry and Kaeleb.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Hudsen, Max, Kaeleb, Emma, Jada and Maddie
Well first I want to share with you our morning, we started as usual with breakfast, and then at 9:30 we meet to take the famous red couch picture ~ this is the picture that every adoption group takes when staying at the White Swan. There is a red couch that they all put the adopted child on and take the picture of all of them together. There was many taken and we manage to get a few good ones, before we had crying babies and two little girls on the end appearing to start a fight between the two of them, not really but they were diffidently checking each other out. Then we headed over the the other famous waterfall and took a group picture ~ thats quite a group. There is 6 families represented in this picture, 7 including me. Of these 6 families, 3 have adopted before, and three are brand new adoptive parents. Two of the families have come with their entire family. Now off to our next destination, can you believe this group of 23 people going to the zoo and staying together as one group.
It was a great day, and we had beautiful weather this morning. Tomorrow we go back to the huge mall, and Rebecca told us to leave our husbands and kids at the hotel. She also told us she would take us to a luggage shop after we shopped. I think Clayton is really scared. Don't worry Clayton, I will watch Connie, but there is no one to watch me. We are also going to take a dinner cruise tomorrow night with the group. I have been told that it is wonderful and the food is good. Tomorrow morning is the Consulate Appt. Clayton and Connie don't actually go to this appt. but we are to wait in our room until Rebecca calls.
Being Sunday we really missed our church family today. It is so great to have a church that supports us and prays for us daily. Thank you Lord for so many blessings. We are so close to coming home, we are really ready to come home and are counting down the days. Blessing to all! Good night from Guangzhou. Love April, Connie, Clayton, Kambry, and Kaeleb.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Now on Friday, we had 4 more families join us at the White Swan, and last night we were able to have dinner with the entire group. As Connie said the adoptive children ages range from 9 mths to 3 years. I was able to get a picture of the group, and I got some closer pictures of the little girls that were down by us. We really enjoyed the time with the other families. The dinner was wonderful, and the fellowship was really enjoyed All six families are going to the zoo today, and Kambry and I are so excited.
This is Jada and her momma.
This is Emma and her aunt.
Friday, March 14, 2008
We were here for about an hour and half, while our "Rebecca" left to go to the Notary Office, to finish paperwork for the Johnson's and the "H" family.
Kambry and I were riding buddies, and by this picture I was the one having all the fun. I guess you could say that I was hamming it up. We rode the train, drove some cars, bumber cars, carousel twice, and the scary boat ride. We wont say that it was the highlight of the trip, but Kambry and I had alot of fun. We then went to McDonald's and had a much better experience this time. We got regular cheeseburgers, fries and a coke. It tasted just like home. I enjoyed the real tasting cheeseburger. Anyways enjoy the pictures below, I will try to explain them to you. I might post more later, since this was so filled with info. Love you all, April, Connie, Clayton, Kambry, and Kaeleb.
Me having way to much fun.....
This is all of us, Connie, Kaeleb, Kambry, Me, "H" family daddy and daughter on the slowest train ever......
Kambry and I on the bumber cars, we decided that we were the freak show at the park, because as we rode this ride all the Chinese people gathered around to watch us, go figure.
Kambry enjoy the cheapest ride in the park. She thought this one really fun, we still could not get Kaeleb to sit it and ride.
Connie and Kaeleb on the Carousel, Kaeleb seemed to enjoy the ride. But Connie opt out to sit on the sideline and watch us ride the rides to come.
Now this is Rebecca, she is the life of the party, and she love the kids so much. The "H" family little girl even calls her "her best friend" She is so accommodating to all of our needs, even if it is not adoption related.