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

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Our day

So we started off a little sluggish this morning and getting on the bus again didn't help.  But I need to backup.  She wasn't in to eating this morning so we came back up to the room.  Well 45 minutes later when we were getting ready to leave I realize I've left my purse in the dining room...passport, camera, wallet all in there.  Needless to say I wanted to throw up.  Of course the elevator took an eternity and when I got there the hostess thank goodness understood I was looking for a purse and there it was in her stand...with everything in it.  God was watching over me as I make what I'm sure won't be my first mistake while figuring all this out.  Back to our day...we set off for Qingyan Town and it's an ancient city about an hour away.  She feel asleep looking backwards out of the window and as you can see she feel asleep looking forward on the way home.  She had a grip on that chair (and was holding a sippy cup) and every time I tried to sit her down she woke up.  She eventually caved and leaned back for a nap.  The city was interesting and lots of sights to see.  I got Shelby the cutest Chinese outfit and we found a few other keepsakes.  We came back for a late lunch and nap.  Then it was time for dinner, bath, playtime, and bed.  We have a free day tomorrow and will only be getting on the bus to go to Wal-mart...can't miss a trip there! 

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Amy said...

Jenny, bless your heart. Exhaustion will make us forget things....I left my passport wallet with EVERYTHING in it on the plane from Changsha to Guangzhou!!!! The guide and I ran back down the concourse and we got it. I KNOW that sick feeling dear!

Your posts are bringing back so many memories....I wish blogs had been around when we went; I got to email home ONE TIME with ONE PHOTO of us....times change quickly!
Love to the 3 of you.....

Unknown said...

Does Shelby Marie from Tennessee understand English? I'm glad that you are having a good time being a 'new' mommy! Can't wait to see you and her sitting down front during Children's time. My prayers are continuing to be with you and Shelby M.

Unknown said...

h as in Houston

Renita said...

What a fantastic trip this sounds like. First, I'm so happy about the first "lean" into you on Tuesday ! What a wonderful day and moment to remember. As we would say at my house - that was your gift for the day!
I'm also so interested in the part of China you are seeing and can't wait to hear more about it when you are home. It makes me want to go back and see more.
Thank you for taking the time to keep everyone back home updated - I know it is exhausting just to get what you have to done much less keep us posted - so THANK YOU!

Alison said...

Jenny, Shelby is absolutely precious! You can see her little personality just shining through. It sounds like you are doing such a great job as a mommy and bonding so quickly. Leah looks at Shelby's picture and asks, "Is that me, mommy?" We can't wait to meet her. Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Alison, Doug, Tyler, and Leah

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")