Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July 7th ~ Another day on the Island....

Today was another day spent on Shamian Island and while I can actually say I AM COMPLETELY DONE WITH MY SHOPPING (well according to Keith he thinks I can still find something to buy....) and if you know me, I LOVE TO SHOP but we are all so longing for home...

{and yes ~ besides eating our meals & swimming at the pool, all we did was shop today!}

Here are a few photos that were today of us inside the White Swan near the waterfall...it is truly one beautiful hotel!





While all is going well, Benjamin is still having some issues (well I guess that is expected). He is truly one amazing little boy who has stolen our hearts and showed us what loving a son is all about! I still can't believe I am a mother of now 3! I know there are mothers out there of more (a lot more) but I never expected to have one child ~ let alone be BLESSED with three by the miracle of adoption!

Tomorrow is our Visa Apppointment at the US Consulate here in Guangzhou (that's why we are actually here). While we don't physically have to go (our guides from CCAI handle all of that) we are still "told" to stay in our rooms (from 9:30AM to 11:30AM) until we receive a phone call from them telling us that everything went well. As for tomorrow night, we might be going on the Pearl River Dinner Cruise. It is the one thing I have wanted to do for so long ~ and it just might happen (we are waiting to see how the little guy is going to be feeling).

Well, that's it for tonight! Hope you enjoyed the photos! Only three more days until we come home...


LOVE & MISS YOU all ESPECIALLY OUR SWEET & SPICY ANNABELLE...

6 comments:

Valerie and Jeff said...

He is SO sweet! I just love his smile! It is not hard to see how you all fell so head of heels with him. What sweet joy! Blessings and wonderful thoughts as you prepare to come HOME!

Jodee Leader said...

It sounds like you had a successful shopping day! Cute pictures of your little man!

Football & Fried Rice said...

can't wait to hear about the pearl river cruise!! did ya go??

I love that waterfall - brings back so many memories! Lucky girl, at the White Swan! Now, hurry up & get home!!

mncfi said...

He is such a little sweetie! I can see why you are smitten. How wonderful it will be to get all of your children together in your arms...soon!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I love seeing all of you in these pictures......and I can tell that Benjamin is about as special as they come. There is definitely a twinkle in his eye!! I know you have been thrown a few surprises, but it seems like you have quite a little trooper on your hands!!

Good luck with the VISA appt and I hope you get to go on the pearl river dinner cruise.

Hugs to you all!!

Miss you:)

xo,

Lisa

Courtney said...

What a fun day shopping. Glad you only have a few more days until you come home.