Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Going to China!!!!!!

Ni hao,

Jeff, Eric, Michelle, Julia and I will be leaving for China on Friday, October 23. Michelle, Julia and I will be there for two weeks, and Jeff and Eric will stay on another two weeks to go to Tibet and on a river cruise.

It's been nine years almost to the day since Jeff and I were in China getting Julia. It's going to be so much fun to go back to China, and to get to see some other cities that we didn't see before. I hope Julia enjoys her birth country and has a fun time shopping, and seeing all the sites. Hopefully she's old enough to remember this trip.

Here's where we're going. Chicago to Beijing, 13 hours......can you say, "OMG, I want to get off the plane now!!!!!" I'm sure I'll hear, "I'm bored" about a million times!!! In Beijing, we will see the Great Wall, Tianenmen Square (sp), Summer Palace, etc. then we fly to Chengdu to see the giant pandas. Next will be Xi'an to see the Terra Cotta Warriors. Then we go to the Changsha, the capital of the Hunan Province, and take a day tour over to Julia's birth city of Loudi. A small town we were told, only 4 million people! We then go to Shanghai, and that is where Michelle, Julia and I will fly home from on November 6. Jeff and Eric go on to quite a few more cities, one of those Lhasa, Tibet. How cool is that? I'd love to go to Tibet, but I don't think I'd do well with the altitude.

November 5 is Julia's "Gotcha Day" so we will get to celebrate that special day in China. Nine years ago on November 5 is when we got that gorgeous little baby! She was so frickin' cute, but cried when her nanny handed her to me. After we got everyone to leave our hotel room she settled down, we gave her a bath, (she loved that), put new jammies on her and gave her a bottle. It didn't take long and she was asleep. The cutest little baby I'd ever seen! Love ya, Jules! My life has never been the same since.

Well, I have some last minute packing, my suitcase is already at 38lbs, and we are only allowed 44lbs for the in-country flights in China. Guess I'll be paying extra baggage weight charges.

Stay tuned for lots of photos when we get back! I'll be back home on November 7.

Until then,

This is one of the referral photos we received in August 2000 of Julia. Isn't she cute? My little Ju Bean!

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Miss J ::Senior::

Michelle and I got to photograph gorgeous Miss J today. Hello.......Can you say "stunning!!" Look at those beautiful eyes and pouty lips! J is so gorgeous and she's a natural in front of the camera. I had so much fun today with Michelle and Miss J. Miss J is Kelly's niece. I'll be posting more photos of gorgeous Miss J soon.