Thursday, August 7, 2014

We Are Here!!!

We have made it to Beijing!!!! I know we said we were leaving on the 6th, but that quickly changed with a phone call from the hubby!  In the past week he was home for a day and the day he arrived back home he gave me a phone call on his way home from the airport and told me that he would like to try a flight that would be leaving in 4 hours and oh by the way we need to pack in a carry on! Say what???? That about wrecked me! After preparing all week by myself with 4 kiddos to look after, I wasn't sure I could take the news.  But that's what comes with flying standby!  You save A LOT of money, however, you take on A LOT of stress....maybe not everyone, but I do!

We  dropped off the kiddos at my parents house and were off to the airport.  Luckily the plane was running a tad bit late and gave us enough time to get there!  Not only did we make it on, but they upgraded us to first class!!! At this point, this was exactly what this mama needed. I felt like a was amazing!  A regular size pillow, down comforter, free drinks (as in wine, beer, cocktails...), 2 meals, snacks, and movies galore!  Oh and the seats reclined all the way back, so when you sleep you can lay down flat!  It was an 11 hour date with my husband that went by way to fast!

Sitting next to me was a sweet woman and her 7 month old baby who was so precious and so so cute!  I felt like I should be helping her with something....being without your kiddos is weird.  I really didn't know what to do with myself at first!

We made it to our hotel by the airport.  My godparents said that they would get us a hotel if we were going to be arriving early.  It was such a blessing! Because they are "diamond members" they upgraded us to a was lovely!!!

We have been able to facetime the kids twice already....and they don't seem to be missing us at all! They've already told us some pretty fun stories about being with "mimi" and "papi" and.  Hoping this time with their grandparents will be something they'll remember forever!

We made our own arrangements and took a taxi downtown to our hotel where we will be staying with 6 other families who are with our agency.

We checked in and decided to do some exploring and it was definitely an eye opening adventure!

We walked around to see if we could find the "noodle place" that our guide had mentioned to us over the phone, however we had no such luck!  We found a McDonalds and decided to try it.....all they had was fish! So we decided to pass and keep walking!  Came to another McDonalds....decided to see if they had anything else besides fish and they did!  I had chicken nuggets with fries and a coke and Morris, he had a grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a coke.  He took one bite and about threw up! Apparently it wasn't quite like the picture, so he just ate the fries!

I'm sure y'all are probably aware of how hot and humid it is over here. Men over here seem to think that pulling up their shirts and letting it rest on their bellies, helps...Morris decided to try it too!!! Such a great look, don't ya think?

Notice the gentleman holding the stroller has his shirt up!

We also ventured over to what they call "snack street" and all I can say is WOW!!!!  I loved how it had so much's what I think of, when I think of China.  However, the smells that lingered on this street were HORRIFIC!!!  I don't know how people can walk up and down this street and be hungry for a snack!!!

 Reminds me of  Nacho Libre....

 I'm not sure what type of bird this is...
Out in front of the entrance of "snack street".
We are looking forward to eating at the "noodle place" since our guide has showed us where that is.
All in all, it was a great day exploring and we are excited to do some more sight seeing in the morning!

 A catholic church next to our hotel.
 All the women walk around with umbrellas!
 Out in front of our hotel.

Only 4 more days till we meet our little man.  Please continue to pray for us! I will do another update tomorrow evening after our day of touring some more of Beijing! Love to you all!


  1. Love this!!!! Teary thinking about you being so close to Jett!! Looks like an amazing time- enjoy every minute! Can't wait to see him in your arms!

  2. Thanks Shannon!!!! Missing you!