Saturday, November 14, 2009

Two Years Ago Today...

...we left for China.  Here is what we wrote on our travel site once we landed in Beijing.   (We plan to update that site this week, for our two year family birthday!  The update is LONG overdue!)

This is in the kitchen at the crack of dawn after no sleep!  We were READY to go!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Well, we're here (Beijing). I still cannot believe this is happening!!

We did not sleep Tuesday night and left our house Wednesday morning at 4:00 am to go to the airport. It is now approximately 10:45 am Indiana time Thursday (11:45 PM Thursday in Beijing). We arrived at our hotel about 45 minutes ago. It is a very nice place. It has a huge bathroom with an awesome shower. The main room has a big flat panel TV with TV stations that speak English!! It is late here so not much is open, but there is a "Power House" across the street (probably not associated with my favorite Power House Restaurant back home).

We had a good trip. Almost 30 hours in airports and on airplanes, and it got old real quick. We met some neat people in Minneapolis, including another adoptive family (from another adoption agency) adopting a 10 month old. We may see her and her family again in Guangzhou at the hotel. We met some missionaries going to the Philippines for three years and a nice older couple just traveling places they have never been. They are touring Asia via a cruise.

We have much more to share, but with no sleep for two days now (except for come cat naps on the plane) is really getting to us. But, we just wanted to let you know we were here!! Tomorrow we'll be doing some touring so you'll want to stay tuned!!!

At the time of this writing, we only have 2 full days left before we meet the girls! GOD IS GOOD!

You can check out our travel site for additional pictures too...At this point, the anticipation is building!



Samantha and Woody said...

Looks like we both have lots to remember in Novembers!

Anonymous said...

To A GREAT FOREVER FAMILY,HAPPY SECOND YEAR HAPPY BIRTHDAY. We are so happy GOD gave us a chance to be a part of this blessing. WE love you all and wish for many many more happy family birthday.Love you all to the moon and back,Mom and DAD SADLER

Anonymous said...

memories are good

i two girls that are glad you went to china

and a whole lot of other people


Anonymous said...

I know two girls that are glad you went to China..

Also a lot of other people.


Mom Of Many said...

Oh I love anniversary's of such wonderful life-changing days!! Yippee Jesus!! xo

Adeye said...

What fabulous memories, my friend. I bet you can hardly believe that two years have flown by already.

Hope you celebrated heaps this weekend.

Love and hugs

christina said...

Sweet memories...God is so good. :)

Chris and Sarah said...

That is the one day I can always remember because of it being Amaya's B-day. I can remember how excited I was that day and very little sleep for me too.

Anonymous said...

Your blog brings back all the excitement and antcipation we all went through two years ago. It makes me cry! This week we are celebrating having our girls home for two years and God has truly blessed all our families and has give Abby and Laney a special home and special parents!!!