Thursday, December 29, 2011

In the swing china hotel

Katie on the bus!

Grandmas ready to go!!!!

Hong kong

Arrived in HK last night by train
At the airport ready to go Katie is a fantastic traveller does great and sleeps like a rock
Sorry if no posts arrived recently wifi was bad at last hotel and server wouldn't link
I did download 2 movies for the boys to watch on the plane!
See everyone soon off to Chicago at 11:00 12 hours of pure joy !

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

US Embassy

Off to the embassy today for oath and registration today
Boys are staying with Grandma and Mimi while we are gone. Guangzhou is a nice city easy to get around in and the weather us great!
Katie is doing awesome going to everyone and seems to be adjusting well, she likes to travel and shop

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Lunch at Lucy's

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Boys found a back alley store with jerseys today

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a happy Holliday of course we have all come down with colds this week
Definitely ready to head home
Boys need some space but are hanging in there
Pappa johns is my best friend along with the jar of peanut butter
Cab drivers are former Formula1 drivers I am amazed no one wrecks
Today saw a lamborghini dealership
Then a trifecta of a rolls Royce a bentley and a maybach
More to come

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing everyone a merry christmas!
Today we went on a city tour in Guangzhou
We saw the 6 banyan tree temple
Which has a 57 meter high pagoda over 1400 years old. Today was the first day if the Lunar calendar so there were 100 s of people there making offerings to buddha
Next we saw the Chen house which is 150 years old and built in the old style covered in sculptures and porceline tile
Katie is doing great she plays with Tommy and Matthew and is staring to go to other people which is good because she is a chunky baby and wearing me out!!!
We are all ready to come home!
The boys miss their dogs and Melissa and I miss our house
Tomorrow is the pearl market can't wait to see everyone

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Saturday, December 24, 2011


We made it in in the 24 very nice here!
Going on the city tour today
Survived the the clinic yesterday very hectic
I will blog later today

Merry christmas !!!!!!
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Great sleeper!

Shaolin temple

Went to Shaolin yesterday . We are ready for warmer weather!
Shaolin was incredible the temple and the kung Fu was very cool as well.
Travel day today Katie weighs a ton!
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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Katherine arrives

My apologies for the delay. Arrived in Zhengzhou sunday it us a very industrial town with bad pollution.
Monday today was the day we pick up katie took s bus to the government registration office and waited for babies to arrive. Of course Katie came last! When age arrived we found out she us afraid of strangers, so not the best beginning. We are with 3 other families and we had the youngest and chubbiest baby which was a good thing. First night was tough she us wary of me and Melissa but ate and slept. Tuesday doing better has attached herself to me. I call her my little bear. Starting to open up and laugh and play and talk as we went to the lotus market. Wednesday doing great posts with the boys smiles and plays with Melissa , but wants daddy when she is tired. Went to the park today and boys played soccer. Going to walmart this afternoon. Tomorrow going to Shaolin temple and them flying to Guanzhou Saturday. We miss everyone and could go for Fridays or Chilis but the beer is good! Glad to have both out moms with us they have been a great help. I shoul be blogging more now that things have settled a tiny bit

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Naptime again

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sunday in china

Today we go to zengzhou by airplane at least this flight is short!
Tommy has a fever but is hanging in there. Tomorrow we finally get Katie!
Broke down and found a Pizza Hut last night! Still quite an experience as was the taxi ride yesterday

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Today we went to the Jade Market which was amazing to see what they can create out of jade!
On the Great Wall today was absolutely incredible to see it and climb up it!!

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The great wall is a little steep !

On the Great Wall!

Jade market

Monday, December 12, 2011

Go time

It is midnight I can't sleep watching Kung Fu panda which seems oddly appropriate since Katie us from the same province as Shaolin temple where Kung Fu started

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Getting ready for china

Wednesday December 7 leaving in 7 days. Things are starting to come together!