Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red Couch and more...

Well, the trip is almost over and we fly out in the morning for home! Courtney took a picture on the red couch and some misc. pictures from the last day in China. Can't wait for everyone to meet Courtney! I miss everyone...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

It was there...right there...I know it was..

Well, for those of you who were there, or followed the blog of may remember the Italian restaurant that all of the families went to and had a birthday party for the girls..Well, its no more...The pic with Sandy and Courtney with the train statue is in front of a French restaurant that is next to the abandoned Italian restaurant. The other pic is Courtney in the swan room again...can't get enough of the swan room...Friday is the flight out!!!!

Swan Room

Courtney is getting the White Swan experience. She had a great time in the room playing with all of the toys...and holding onto her little security blanket (aka a hoodie).

Monday, September 27, 2010

Few more pics

Here are 2 more pics of Courtney...enjoying herself..

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Courtney got her check up today! Lots of shots!

Here are some pictures of Courtney eating at Lucy's and in her bed at the White Swan! The pictures of Courtney with the flower is from her last day in Hohhot.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A day in the park

Well, it stopped raining and we made it to local park. We had fun in the sun. Courtney is still adjusting to me.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The Great Escape"

The rain stopped!!! We walked to a 5 story mall today. I was able to get Courtney a new pair of shoes, as she was wearing a pair of shoes that were a getting a bit to small. While we were in the shoe store, Courtney was getting a little upset about not getting everything she wanted, and made a break for it! Uh-oh, she didn't get far. We made it to the grocery store, and we were able to pick up some snacks. Courtney is eating well and continues to bond with me.


September 20th, today in Hohhot China, the final paperwork was completed! Courtney is ours!Rain is keeping everyone inside the hotel. Courtney is starting to bond with me. Here are some more pictures from the hotel. Enjoy.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A few more sites.....

Today was a much shorter day with us being at the hotel around 2pm. We started the day with a trip to see the pandas, then a trip to a temple, which always strikes me as odd since you are there as a tourist and the others are there worshipping. We then did a rickshaw tour and had lunch prepared by one of the locals and it was very good. The best part of the day was getting back early enough to walk down the street to Starbucks. I got a piece of New York style cheesecake and a hot chocolate! Time was spent getting some packing done in the room, then walking down to McDonalds for dinner. We have been so late the last two nights, we have only had Pizza Hut, which is located in our hotel.

Anyway, we leave early tomorrow and get our babies as soon we land tomorrow. I am so excited! i can't wait to hold Courtney. I'm also thinking back to our time spent here with Kaleigh, and all the memories I have of that time. I want my time here with Courtney to be just as wonderful in it's own way. Next post should have Courtney Pics!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Great Wall and more!

Well today was another long day of touring and sightseeing. We left the hotel just after 7 am and got back to the hotel just before 8 pm. We did the Ming tombs and the Great Wall plus a jade store and a cloisonne store, lunch and a tea shop. I went to a different part of the Great Wall this time and it was extremely steep and there was no cable car to take you to the top. The bad part was that it rained all day here and the stairs were extremely slick.
Anyway enjoy the pictures. Tomorrow is another day with the zoo, Tibetan Lama Temple and a ricksaw tour of the hutong on the schedule. After the tours tomorrow we head back to the hotel to repack so we can leave early Sunday and go get our babies. I can't wait to go get Courtney!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let the tours begin!

Today was a great day, but long and busy. We started out at the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, followed by the Temple of Heaven, lunch, a silk factory tour, the Summer Palace, and finally a pearl store. I got some of the gifts on my list for Courtney!!! I loved both the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Both were beautiful! I have always wanted to see the marble boat and I finally got to see it!
Anyway, just finished a pizza hut pizza and getting ready for bed. We have another full day ahead of us tomorrow!