Welcome to our journey! The decision for us to adopt a child from China has been one of the most exciting things that we have done! We had no idea that a child half a world away could already be in our hearts....this is our journey to bring him home.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Be home soon!

We are leaving Guangzhou, China today and heading for Hong Kong.  We will stay there overnight so that we can catch our flight out tomorrow and head to Detroit.  This has been an amazing 2 weeks and I can honestly say I am a little sad to leave.....but, more happy to be heading home!  I can't wait to cook a home cooked meal and sleep in my own bed!   I miss my family and can't wait to see them!!

I wonder if Bret thinks this hotel room is his new home!?  He must think that!  I am sure that he will also be happy to get into a normal routine.  I am glad that spring is here so that he can experience all the outdoor things too!  He is very smart and I believe he will be communicating with us very soon.....he already knows alot of English words and it doesn't seem to bother him at all that we don't understand what he is saying! lol  He is pretty easy going and fits in with our family very well.   He loves watching TV!!! The minute that we get into the room on goes the tube!!  Don't try talking to him at this point because he won't hear a thing you say!! LOL

Better get going.....we are leaving soon to have lunch with our new friends that we have made here in China....our group was awesome!!
Our home away from home at the Garden Hotel....would definitely recommend!!

 A see through shower and tub......does have a shade that comes down ;)

 Of course he has to sit by big brother!
We are taking the train to Hong Kong.....another first time thing for us.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pearl River Cruise and other pics!

Last night we went on the Pearl River Cruise and it was so very nice!  We really enjoyed the beautiful views from the top deck of the boat.  We had a dinner buffet on the 2nd deck and they also had a magician there to entertain us.  Guangzhou has many beautiful buildings and they make them even more impressive with all the lights and things that they use to put on quite a show in the evening!!


Our hotel.....The Garden Hotel has a beautiful garden in the middle.  We took a walk there are some pictures.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Guangzhou, China

We have been doing some sightseeing in Guangzhou....our guide Simon keeps us very busy.  We went to a park not too far from our hotel to look at all the new construction and very unique buildings.  The weather here hovers around 80 degrees and is awesome.  There are very beautiful trees and foliage everywhere as they are sub-tropic.

Today we went to another is a very lovely park where lots of people come to walk and dance and play hacky sack.  We could learn alot from the people here.....they keep very active and take good care of themselves.  There were men and women playing hacky sack that were in their 60's and 70's!!

We then went to a market where there were many shops.  We stopped at the pearl market where there are all kinds of pearls and freshwater pearls.  Our trip is winding down to the last 5 days before we leave for Hong Kong on Friday so that we can fly out Saturday morning for Detroit on to Omaha.

Here are some of the pictures of things that we have seen in the last couple of days.

 Men hanging from our hotel cleaning it with brushes!
 Guangzhou statue of the Goats representing Gruangzhou.

 People playing hacky sack in the park.
 Several layers of shops in this mall where the pearl market is in.