I know I haven't been a very good blogger since we made it to GuangZhou, but between all the tours, adoption stuff, shopping with the kids, and being sick, I just haven't found the time! So today is Thursday, and it's nearly 5 pm. At home I'm guessing all the crazy shoppers are anxiously awaiting the arrival of their morning paper, and in just a few hours will be gathering with family to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Here, it's just another day, and that is a bit surreal. This morning we were able to sleep until around 9, partly because Matt napped super late yesterday and was up at midnight wanting to play, so we didn't get him back down til after 1! After breakfast we came upstairs, and finished packing. We realized we needed to get 1 more suitcase, just to be on the safe side with the weight allowance, so we headed next door, and found a great deal on one, then proceeded to the next stall where the twins got a new pair of shoes, and we bought Annabella a couple new pair. We bought some gifts for the kids classmates, and then headed back to repack!
We promised Andy when we were in ZhengZhou that he could have McDonald's every day while we were in GuangZhou, so we've made good on that. Greg and I finally had absolutely all we could stand and begged him to eat some papa johns for lunch. After getting our lunch, we've just been sitting around watching some old war movie, waiting on 5:30. From here we will have a van ride to Hong Kong, straight to the airport. We should arrive around 9-9:30 pm. After getting checked in, we will board at 12:55 am flight to Seoul, then have a 5.5 hour layer over before heading to Dallas, where Matt will officially become Americas newest citizen! After another 5.5 hour layer over we will board our flight to Memphis where we will be met by Greg's Dad and my parents at 3:30 pm. We then have a 2 hour drive to get home. So you can see it's going to be a loooooooooooooong journey! After we get home, and get back on our feet, I'll post more pictures and more about our time here in China.
It's truly been an amazing experience this time, and I know that some day we will be back again, and I just can't wait! Pray for safe travels for us, and especially for Matt. He wasn't too keen on the last flight, so we are a bit weary of how all this traveling will go over with him. Thanks for following our family through this amazing time, we pray that God blesses you each and every one!
"I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus" 1 Cor 1:4