Friday, July 10, 2009
FW: Low down on Beijing continued...
Subject: Low down on Beijing continued...
Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:26:53 -0500
After the bell tower we took a rickshaw ride to the Hutong Tour of a family's home. They made us lunch (Susan that picture is for you) and after we settled down we really enjoyed most of it. My favorites were the green beans and the steamed dumplings. The picture of the glass pieces is over a door way in the courtyard and we are guessing is a security measure...might be a redneck if...We ended the day with the flying acrobat show and wow was that impressive. Our guide told us for 10 minutes on stage that meant 10 years back stage. I can believe it they were so talented and strong! We ended the day with dinner at the hotel...we were to bleary eyed to think about going out. I'm off to bed so I can rest up for another full day. 1 1/2 days until we see Shelby!!!
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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")