Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beijing {10.20.2012}

Today we spent the day sightseeing in Beijing.  We walked through Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and then went to the Great Wall.  It is certainly grand, amazing to think that it was constructed by hand, minimal tools.  We set out and trekked up to the highest point.  Phew! Below are a couple of photos from today.  The photos of the Wall really do not do it justice, it is simply amazing!






And, one more shout out to Jack today on his birthday!!!  You are loved!  And, we are so thankful for all that is being done with you and for you today to celebrate you!!

We leave Beijing early tomorrow (Sunday) morning for Lanzhou to meet our princess!  Thank you for the sweet notes and love and prayers you have been pouring on us!  Until tomorrow ...

8 comments:

Paulette said...

What an exciting journey you are on! And tomorrow, you will see Nora's sweet face....makes me a little weepy here...... :) God is so good!

Karen Willard said...

Hi! My name is Karen. We are with America World too and just left Lanzhou on Friday. We adopted a little girl that was in your daughter's orphanage. According to the nanny, our daughters and another family's little girl were all best friends at the orphanage. I would love to connect with you sometime and have our girls meet again. I pray for your Gotcha Day today!!! I will be praying for your sweet daughter and your special day! Karen

Elizabeth said...

SO excited for your tomorrow which I know will be happening before 'our' tomorrow back here!!! It's almost time!!

Heather said...

Hi Karen, would love to connect with you! Do you have a blog? Here's our e-mail: jlilyquist1@wi.rr.com. At the Beijing airport right now, leaving for Lanzhou in about an hour!!! Amazing!!! Assuming you are in Guangzhou right now! Such a crazy exciting time!! Heather

suzie said...

Can't believe it....as I write you are probably landing or are already in the same province as Nora.....YAY....God is faithful....He has carried you all this far and He will be with you as you meet your sweet girl for the first time in a matter of hours now. I have butterflies for you. I am praying that the Lord will have prepared Nora's heart for meeting you, that it will be smooth and calm. Can't wait to hear how it goes. :-)

Kim said...

Cannot wait for posts of your union with Nora...I am praying, crying thinking about it, and hoping for a smooth transition for you. (((HUGS)))

Bethany said...

Love and blessings, Heather and Jason! Cannot believe your special day has arrived!

Nikki said...

Smiling with every thought of you...praying, rejoicing, eagerly awaiting pics of this joy-filled day. We love you!!! XOXO