Saturday, May 23, 2009

Day 2 - Beijing


Today was jammed packed full of tours. We were up and out the door, where we went to Tiananmen Square and then took a tour through the Forbidden City, stopped for some lunch and went to the Great Wall. It certainly is a 7 Wonder of the World. Much steeper than I ever anticipated. We sweated and climbed in the 91* temps and then to top off the night we had 30 minutes to shower and be back down in the lobby for an Acrobat Show. It was fabulous!

We are packing up the room and are off in the morning for Nanchang, Jiangxi..... where we've been told there's a 90% chance that tomorrow will be Emerson Day!

Need to get this room packed up and I'm hoping that the internet is better in the next hotel. I have not been able to log into blogger at all. But I'm thankful that I have some back up blogger girls in place.

To my 3 boys~ we love you and miss you and are going to try to Skype you in the morning before we leave Beijing. Be good and don't forget to brush your teeth =0) Smooches!

26 comments:

Sandra said...

You guys are looking great! Tomorrow Emerson day??? That would be awesome! I have to tell you how great it is to be following along after all this time :-)

Colleen said...

I'm sobbing! I just love that I am seeing pictures of you guys there. T - I can't believe your hair looks so good!! 91 is hot...but do you have the humidity? You both look so happy...

and tomorrow?? Maybe? Good god...I must prepare myself. Enjoy and soak this all in. Enjoy the slim jims...and oh yea... your bra strap is showing. Tee-hee!

Luna said...

I like Colleen, noticed how great your hair looks....Mine isn't going to know what to think in those temps! Your hair must be used to it! ;)

I heard they like to surprise you a day early in Jiangxi!! WHOO-HOO!!! I still can't believe you're in China. *sniff*

Diana said...

Tomorrow!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! Saying lots of prayer that it is TOMORROW!!
I agree...you do look great. You have that new mommy GLOW about you;)

jennifer from miami said...

Beautiful, everything looks awesome. Keeping my fingers crossed that tomorrow is the day. 91 and 100% humidity, honey you can do that standing on your head, its just like being at home......

Lindsay said...

Wow, I feel tearful just thinking of you finally holding your baby. How wonderful that this could be her last night without a mommy and daddy to rock her to sleep.

Thinking of you...

Briana's Mom said...

Tomorrow is the day! Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see you finally united with Emerson!

Fantastic pictures!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Yup...91 degrees is no prob for us South Florida gals...walk in the park!

You guys do look great and we are all eagerly awaiting Emerson Day!

thegreybullet said...

How exciting the possibility of Emerson day a day early! I am sure it will be difficult to sleep! Can not wait to see your precious daughter in your arms!!
Ellen

Daniella said...

humidity suits you - you both look fabulous and your hair looks so good. More importantly, Emerson day tomorrow - omg!!!!! It's 5:00 a.m. your time right now - thinking of you all,having a glass of chardonnay thinking of you ;) hoping next time I log on from island time here on Useppa I see E with youy both!!!! xo

Mom 2 six said...

I am so excited for you ! Can't wait for E day.

Laurie said...

I too noticed your hair looks fab T, but I must say this WI girl is a little freaked to see J sweating! I am thrilled to see the sun is shining for you two, it is almost always overcast in Bejing. I am thinking like Daniella, it is 5p.m. here, 6a.m. where you are-this is in all likelihood the first day of Emerson's life with her forever family!! OMG...can.notwait!

Doreen said...

How incredible for you guys! So close. I can tell you from personal experience that in Jiangxi, they like to mix it up a bit and yes, the babies can come early. After flying 26 hours, I got off the plane and was told by our guide that our babies were waiting for us in the lobby. I wish the same speed for you.

Doreen in Montreal single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan
BTW, how was the Great Wall(the wine!!!)?

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Looks like an AMAZING day..
I am sooo happy for you guys..
I can't wait to see Emerson in your arms..1 day earlier.. YES..
And love how you tell the boys to make sure they brush their teeth..KyLee goes.. MOM that is what you would say..
LOVE IT..
Hugs..
Have a great day..

Vicky said...

I can't believe you are actually THERE! Are you sure you are not madly photoshopping picutures somewhere??!

I am glad you are having a great time but the past couple of days must have been very distracting in the desire to get to lovely baby girl.

JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!!!! Hang in there!

(And get those photos up right quick, OK!)

Special K said...

Cracking me up how everyone is noticing your fabulous hair do. LOL! But it does look great! Can't believe you have it down in that heat. You go girl.

And love that J is wearing his OSU shirt on the Great Wall!!! Way to represent. Go Bucks!

Can Not Wait For Emerson To Be In Your Arms!! Finally!

Pug Mama said...

OH MY GOODNESS - MAYBE TOMORROW?????!!!!!

Island Girl said...

I agree your hair is super hot looking. You must look your best for baby girl though right!!

I so hope is Emerson day!!!

Bobbie

3 Peanuts said...

T----I am so excited for you...We just got back from the beach and the first thing I did is come check in o you...cannot wait to see Emerson...hope tomorrow is the BIG day!!!!

3 Peanuts said...

P.S> after all the comments on how good your hair looked...I had to go back and check and yes...it looks GREAT in all that heat and humidity:) Also. PLEASE post ASAP when you get your Emerson...we will be DYING back here:)

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

So I"m catching up and can't believe that maybe today has been your day! At least you got a fair warning that you might get to have your sweet Eme a day early. We had no idea about Maddy and I was not prepared for her at all with our little gifts etc. Can't wait to check out the blog a little later today and see if there are pictures up. Hope you get better internet service at this next stop. (we did in Nanjing)

Alyson and Ford said...

Possibly tomorrow...Wow!

Didn't you just love those steps at the Wall? :) All of them so evenly spaced and the same height and all. :)
peace
fm

Debbie said...

You guys look GREAT!!! Praying that tomorrow is the DAY!!! A day that you will hold in your heart forever!!! The day you hold Emmerson for the very first time a day that you have longed for so long!!! :) :) :) Can't wait to see pics!!!

Terri said...

The pic's are great & can you believe it you are just miles away from your daughter. You soon will be holding her & I can't wait to see it.

All my girlfriends are toasting with the "Paradise" drink today by the pool for you & Emerson!!!

Rhonda said...

I can't WAIT to see Emerson in your arms!

NoahsMom said...

Awesome!! She's beautiful and looks like she has always belnged in your arms. Congrats to you all and God bless.