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

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I'm back!

Did yall miss us?  Sorry we couldn't post yesterday but I've done it now I've kept it in order so you will have to go down for yesterday's adventures.  So lots of posts and pictures to get your withdrawal symptoms in check!  This morning was a beautiful thing...do you think it's the big bed she slept in?  She woke up happy and smiling (mom still got a few grunts but overall a happy girl).  We got dressed and rushed to breakfast (we had high hopes).  It was delicious-to good in fact!  Our whole group now feels we will survive this trip.  We left at 10am to go for the visa photo for Shelby and her medical exam.  She did great and didn't even need her sucker (guess I'll save that for her first visit to the doctor at home...Sheri do you remember you owe me?)  After that we had some free time to walk and shop on the island.  First things first a stroller and she liked it.  We also got a ball, a car, and a pair of squeaky shoes at the first stop.  Scary to think what we will buy when we really go planning to shop.  It's so humid here that most of the families found the Starbucks.  We were told that the ice is filtered here (as well as at the hotel) and we did a cheer.  That was the best shaken tea I've ever had (except for the maiden voyage with Tiffany in Oregon of course!).  We wandered around and I found 2 more pairs of squeaky shoes and it was time to go (don't worry Sally I found the Charity/Friendship store and will be checking it out Monday with your list and mine on Monday!).  She had a good nap and it was off to the pool.  We had room service and it was delicious- Shelby loves corn crab soup.  So now I'm off to see if Shelby will give me a corner of the bed since her and mom have been out awhile now.  6 more sleeps until we are home!!

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1 comment:

TheSipeFamily said...

I love her smile. Love the photos. Thanks for fixing my " I need Jenny and Shleby pics". What a great start to the day. Can't wait to tell everyone I see today about it. I love you and cant wait to see you. I am definetly planning a little trip to Nashville once you get back!!!

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")