Thursday, June 24, 2010

{We Have Landed!}

Well...after what seems like an entire day spent at either an airport or on a airplane flying over the North Pole, we finally landed in Beijing about 2:00PM! When we went to check in this morning at United's Ticket Counter, we were asked if we would prefer a direct flight with an upgrade. Oh course I said yes, but that meant spending the morning hanging out at Dulles International Airport. The good part of the whole thing was we arrived earlier at the airport in Beijing than what was expected. But as many of you know, the traffic around here is terrible and it took us almost 2 hours to arrive at our hotel, plus we were so hungry that we just had to have something to eat before I even thought about doing this post! After being fed {well}, taking a long over due shower, tucking Francesca into bed (while Keith was already fast asleep), I figured I finally got a chance to type up this brief message.

All is well here in China! After spending our first 6 hours back in China, it truly feels like we have never left ~ everything about the place insistently comes back!

I am going to make this short here because I too am truly tired. We all have been up for over 24 hours and it is really starting to hit me as well (and as you can see, it already hit the other two in my group).

We dearly miss everyone especially my mom and Annabelle. We love you all so much and are so looking forward to "skyping" with you all later.

Tomorrow is a free day for us which I am very excited about! Nothing big planned - just headed out among the streets of Beijing to do a bit of self-exploring. I'll be back some time tomorrow with a few photos to share and one very special BIRTHDAY WISH!!!!!

LOVE & MISS you all...!


Love Letters To China said...

So glad to hear you arrived safely. Enjoy your time in Beijing. Can't wait to hear all about your adventures.

Theis Family said...

Prayers answered on your safe trip....can you believe you are going to have your son in a matter of days!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I have been watching for a post to pop up....... HOORAY!!!!

So glad you made it safe and sound. Enjoy your "free day" and try to get your rest!! Can't wait to see Benjamin in your arms:)

Be safe~



Courtney said...

So happy you landed safely and are getting settled in. Get some rest. It won't be long until little Benjamin is in your arms.

Teresa said...

Get some sleep! You have some big days ahead!! Can't wait!

Krista said...

Yay! Thanks for the update. You all have been in my thoughts. Rest up - you have a big day coming up!

Anonymous said...

Glad you all arrived safely and survived the long day of travel. Looking forward to all your posts and especially to seeing Benjamin. Hugs and kisses to all of you. Love, Amy

Lisa G said...

Hi to all, so glad you made it safely. I can't tell u how excited i am for you and look forward to reliving China through you guys. Praying for your safety, health, and bonding with baby Benjamin. Love, lisa