Thursday, June 08, 2006

A big hello from Beijing, China. Our flights were some of the smoothest flights we have ever had. Our suitcases even arrived just fine. I always said that I would never fly

Northwest and they were wonderful. We arrived last night at 9:00pm China time. We are exactly 12 hours ahead of Michigan time. It is strange because in Russia I felt uncomfortable being their the first few days and here in China it feels like Home.

Heather was a huge trooper on the flight and did awesome!!! She was very happy as on our last flight she got to watch the movie 8 below on her own personal screen. She loved the whole experience and truly enjoyed her self. We had no melt downs at all and we were so proud of. She only asked one time we there yet one time and that was in the van on the way to the airport.

We were met at the airport by a nice young lady name Silena. She was quite perky and happy and talked non stop about the city and things we are doing. Today is a free day and we are going to leave in a few minutes to walk around Beijing and do some shopping.

We had a wonderful breakfast at the buffet which is included in our room price.

We felt your prayers so much. Last night I had tears in my eyes when I realized we are now in Hannah’s home country. Tomorrow is her birthday if you would stop and remember a small prayer for tomorrow that would be great. (or I should say on Saturday)

We love and miss you guys but so far its been wonderful to be here.

Nikolas here is your special message for the day. Congratulations on making it to the 4th grade and take special care of Aunty.

Katie, congrats on making it to the 2nd grade.

Caleb, Hope you had a really fun day fishing with Grandpa!!

Here are a few pictures. Our camera is not hooking up well but from now on we will share with Teresa's pictures and when we can get ours figured out we will share the few new pictures we got this morning.


Cindie said...

Hi Brenda,
It's Cindie. I must have missed something on the group in the past 10 months or so? I had no idea you were adopting from China until I read your post today! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR NEW DAUGHTER!! :) I hope you enjoy China & the precious time with your new daughter!


Donna & Joe said...

Glad to hear you got in ok and had such a good flight. Sounds like you're having a great experience already. Can't wait to see those Gotcha Day photos of Hannah! You know how us waiting parents live for this stuff!

Donna :)