Friday, March 13, 2009

Trip Part 3

We slept well last night and both adjusted to the time change without any major issues. We crashed about 8pm local time and woke at 6:30 to get ready for breakfast and touring. We are taking many pictures and we will start posting them ASAP but we are currently having power issues in our room and are writing this in the business center.

Today we visited the Forbidden City and saw Tianimin Square. We also toured a "traditional" Chinese home with a courtyard and well that families owned about 50-60 years ago and finally we stopped at a silk factory and store and at a porcelin factory and store. Beautiful things, as I said, pictures to come.

A special shout out to LynnMarie on her 1st Birthday today and also one to God for the ease of transition to the new time zone and that my foot which has been bugging me for weeks was fine today.

Tonight we are going to a Chinese Acrobatic show and tomorrow is the trip to the Great Wall. Sunday morning we fly to the Henan province and face a sleepless night before we get our sweet baby!

Amy says to tell Kim Perry she was right. As soon as Amy got on the plane to Beijing, the stress disappeared.

We love you all and will keep you updated as power and technology allow!

Mike & Amy


Beth and Ryan said...

So glad to hear the time change was an easy transition! Can't wait to see LynnMarie....she looks like she enjoyed her birthday cake!

Jay, Angela, and Laney said...

Can't wait to see your sweet girl in your arms!!!

Special K said...

It's good to "hear" your cheerful voices. We are praying for you every day. Soak up Beijing and rest up for what is to come. Love ya!

Christine said...

Exciting things! We will be checking in often to watch your trip!

Truly Blessed! said...

Glad you're doing well. I saw the previous post of pictures of LM and thought I'd missed the all important big day! Glad I didn't.

Not too long now!!

Don and Be said...

The 3 of you rock!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Sounds like things are going sooo well.
I am sooo excited for you..
Can't wait to see LM in your arms..

Dan and Liz said...

Can not wait to show Zach and Michelle the pics when we get home from Childrens
All the best to you all for a safe and happy transition
Liz Dan Zach and Michelle

Carrie said...

Happy Birthdya little one!

Few More days!

Tammy said...

I got choked up reading this! I'm so excited for you both & your journey is so encouraging so keep the posts coming as you can! SO GLAD to hear of the smooth time change transition & the faded stress after boarding the plane! I'll count on that! This means I have about 2 more months of the stress! (ha!)
Praying for the three of you!

Kiy said...

What an amazing journey. It sounds like you guys had more time in Beijing than we did. Your trip sounds so much more relaxed, I felt like we were running a mile a minute from the time we touched down.

I am so happy that your foot is better Amy! All that walking would not have been fun - yeah!

Glad you are stress-free! I keep thinking about you guys.

Hugs, Kiy

Joan (Nana) said...

Happy Birthday to LM. Enjoy these last days as a couple. Family day will be here soon.

Briana's Mom said...

So glad you are enjoying Beijing. It is such an amazing city. You are so close to LynnMarie!!!

Kim said...

Sorry I missed your call. The phone only rang once and then went to voice mail - oh well, such is overseas calls. Sent you a PM. Glad all is well. We are praying for you.

redmaryjanes said...

I am glad to hear that you are adjusting well. I can't wait until you have LynnMarie!

Alyson and Ford said...

This is so fantastic! We have so looked forward to your journey to CHINA!!!
Enjoy and savor the experience!