Welcome to our blog...we hope to be pros at this in time to go to China so we can keep connected on the trip of a lifetime. Please see the end entry if you haven't been thanked for all the support over the last few years. Jenny

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Forgot one thing

Forgot to mention one thing in case any of you are coming to China (Sherry and Richie pay attention)...you can never take your eyes off of your feet.  Dumb me turned around to tell one of the moms something and don't ya know I missed a step and went crashing to the ground.  I think I did it in style though because Shelby never touched the ground and didn't seem phased by it at all.  I think every Chinese person in a 2 mile radius was staring at me.  Hopefully I'll be able to walk tomorrow...I hit my left hip pretty hard.  It feels ok at this point so fingers crossed.  So again always look at your feet the roads here change about every 3 steps from smooth to rough, steps, ledges, holes you name it.  Just call me Grace!

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Sherry and Richie said...

I hope you are okay... I'll definitely keep a watch out... I'm sure you are constantly looking at Shelby. I look forward everyday to hearing about your day. I'm glad she's leaning in to you and sounds like she's attaching. Wonderful news. Hoping you have more restful nights soon. I think your dream is to let you know your dad is thinking about you. He's on your mind. God works wonders like that. He lets us know it's all okay. Praying right now for you. Take care.

P.S. I really liked the pink flamingo outfit from yesterday---very summery!

Debra Crane said...

Hey, girls.

Just wanted you to know that we are thinking of you everyday. Avis & Gwyn gave us your blog address today. Now that we know we have a means of keeping up with you, we'll drop in from time to time.

Hope you are mending fast, Jenny. We don't want Shelby to out-pace you yet. That will happen soon enough ... from toddler to teen in a matter of mommy-minutes.

Take good care of each other. Can't wait to see you all.

Debra, Ted & Kathryn

Renita said...

So, happy that you are on the last leg of the trip. Just spoke with someone who stayed at the China Hotel in GZ and said it was really nice - so hopefully you'll enjoy your stay there - just no shops near but the island is a short cab ride away !
Let me know if you want some names of the shops on the island that are NOT pushy (most of them were last trip).
Have a great trip, enjoy the available American food and rest up for the long flight home.
Can't wait to see you all.

Still waiting for Shelby...

Our wait for Shelby began on September 13, 2005. We are now very close to being with our angel. We hope to travel in early 2009. This has been a journey filled with many highs and lows. I want to take this oppportunity to thank everyone who has stood by me and prayed for us. My mom-she has been on this roller coaster from the first informational meeting and we take turns keeping each other grounded, my family-my grandma who helped me have the best nursery ever and my LA gang-for not giving up that they will soon have another niece and cousin, friends-way to many to name but I'm going to try (and if I leave someone out don't fret we will call it a paper pregnancy moment)-Lauri (all the cards), the Wardskis, Jen., Lisa, Sheri, Tiffany, my Hillcrest UMC friends...always patiently letting me cry, vent, and forever guess at what China will do next, and last but not least my work family-I can't even begin to express how they have kept me lifted up...from Sally starting her hair bow collection, Chinese New Year celebrations, Sebrina always keeping up with the rumor queen and marking the days off as we get them, and finally all the cards and pick me ups left quietly on my desk at the most needed times. They always know when the end of the month comes (referral time) I need a shoulder and pep talk and never waiver in staying positive. So thank you all again for what you have done and all that I know you will do until we have "Shelby Marie from Tennessee" (from the famous ? my dad had for her in her quilt scrapbook "Shelby Marie are you really from Tennessee...you look Chinese to me")