Saturday, January 23, 2010

FIrst Full Day In Beijing!!!!







We just got back to the hotel after a very busy day. We went to the Summer Palace, the Jade Factory, The Great Wall, and then we had a Peking Duck dinner. We are exhausted!! I was so impressed with myself until about 5:00 when I completely hit a wall. I wasn't the only one... the boys fell asleep on the bus and just about everyone else did too. By the time we got to go to the dinner, all we wanted to do was go to bed!

The highlight, by far, was the Great Wall. We had a beautiful day, but it was FREEZING! The wind was whipping around a couple of times, I thought it might blow us over. The boys did better climbing the wall than I did. I had heard it was steep, but I could have never imagined that. It was really hard to climb. It was a lot of fun, and I'm sure my legs will be sore tomorrow! :)

We have another busy day tomorrow. We will go to church, the pearl factory, to Tianamen square and the Forbidden City. It will be our last day as a family of 5! It is so hard to believe. Even though we are here, I just can't wrap my mind around it! We're having a great time and enjoying getting to know the other families in our group. But we are ready for the next step, and the real reason that we are here!

Two more sleeps until Wesleigh Jane makes us a family of six!!!

13 comments:

3 Peanuts said...

I am so excited for you. It is wonderful seeing you enjoying China! My friend Karen (Dave's best friend from boarding school) is in Beijing too and yesterday they went to the Great Wall and the Jade factory!!! I am posting her photos of the GW right now:) Small world:)

I cannot wait to see your family of 6!

Love,
Kim

Linda said...

Wow! Really one more day as a family of 5! Glad it was a good day. Hope you all sleep well! Love you! Can't wait till Gotcha Day!

Football & Fried Rice said...

Isn't it unfathomable? Your family is adorable on the Great Wall - I can't wait for 2 more sleeps too!! Thanks for posting!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Oh my goodness! How exciting this must be for you all! I can't wait to see your little family all together :)

Aaron and Erica said...

Love seeing the pictures of you guys at the Great Wall!!! Can you believe you are actually there?? I don't think it really sank in w/ us until we'd been there 5 or 6 days :)

Have you stopped smiling yet?

Erica

Melinda said...

Great pictures of all of you at the Great Wall! It is such an exciting and amazing journey! Take it all in! I can't wait to see Wesleigh in your arms! Enjoy your remaining time as a family of five!

Denise said...

Great pics! Only 2 more sleeps!! I don't think that I will be able to sleep tomorrow night~

Ashley said...

Looks so fun (and freezing)!!! 2 more nights and you will have sweet Wesleigh in your arms:)

Blessings!!

carolinagirl said...

Yay! I cannot wait to see Miss W in your arms.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like an AMAZING day..
love the photos..
Glad things are going well and you are all enjoying yourselves..
can't wait to see Family of 6..
hugs..

elliotts said...

Looks like you had an amazing day!! So glad you are posting while you are there so we can all enjoy the journey with you. I can't wait until we are in your shoes!!

Diane

DiJo said...

Jen,
I just have to say, that you you look like you could fit right into the Northern Girl lifestyle!!! Or, Apres Skiing in Vail!!! Those Uggs look good on you!!!!

Less than 24 hours and you are moving on to "Tea Cup" territory!!!

YIPPEE for that! PRAYING for y'all!!! (And, The Vikings too!! :) )

~Diana

Everyday Mom Designs said...

That is so great. I love the pictures! It's so neat that you guys are there!

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