NC to China and back in 2 weeks
"One joy scatters a hundred griefs" ~~Chinese Proverb~~
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Thursday, December 28, 2006
What an amazing journey this has been, we have met families who are now connected to us in such a powerful unique way that in my eyes make them a part of our family, watching the other families be united with their daughters at the same time, watching a family be born in front of my eyes was truely the most amazing time of my life. They are such good people and i feel blessed to have them apart of our travel group!! Much love to you guys, you know who you are ;-]
This trip has changed my life forever, this country has changed my life forever, and i am so glad that we were able to come here to see Chloe's birth country so that one day when she is older we can tell her what a rich country China is. The people here are really nice and many have become our friends, that in turn has made it even harder to say goodbye. Out of all the experiences of my life, the moment i first saw Chloe in person has to top them all. I fell in love with her, and i fell hard. That day, "Chloe day" will forever live inside me, and everytime i watch the video of that moment i will be reminded of how God has changed my life. The emotions have been overwhelming and my life FINALLY has so much more meaning to it, making this trip the hardest yet best trip of my life! We (my parents and i ) cannot thank the Chinese people enough for trusting us to raise one of their precious girls.
So now it is time to finish packing and load up the laptop and fly home, so Chloe can start her new life in America. Much love to those who have prayed for us and continue to pray for us, we will see you in North Carolina!! Next time i post, Chloe Madison Xian Jones will be an American!!
Chuck, Pam, Lindsey and Chloe Madison Xian Jones
and now for pics of our last day in China..the country that gave us this sweet girl!!
Dad and Chloe giggling in the Swan Room
Our new friends from The Home of Love..we will miss them
Yet more friends who have been so very kind to my family
Some preschool kids me, mom and Chloe saw today before lunch..they can say hello in english!
I love making her laugh and love the way her nose curls up
Bonding while viewing the Pearl River
Chloe took her first steps (with help from mom) during her last visit to the Swan Room
Packed and ready to go...Chloe wanted to make sure we didn't forget her..lol
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
p.s-angel and blake-Everyone LOVED Chloe's outfit today, thanks a bunch for it..she looked like a pink snow bunny in it..hehe =)
Got flowers from WS workers..soo sweet
And of course flowers and a address book from Elvin
A happy family of 4 at Lucys!
I think everyone had a great time at Lucys!!
After we got done eating and got back in the hotel room Chloe was soo sleepy but i managed to get her to laugh for a few pre-bedtime pics in the pj's i bought her..lol!
She just started doing that thing with her tongue..lol
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Daddy and sissy took me to play in the Swan Room after breakfast
**proof that dad has been in China waayyy 2 long..he's kissing Elvin our guide hehe**
Dad's surprise cake brought in my yours truly..lol
we had a fun little celebration!
Sissy gave me my first taste of cake icing..not bad...lol**Chloe LOVES music and 2nite me and mom put on ms. new booty (chloe LOVES it) and "danced" with her..sooo adorable we made dad video it..hehe..so here it is im not sure if u will be able to hear the music very good but look at that giggle..yea that kid is sooo cute!
Monday, December 25, 2006
And if that wasnt enough of a torture for the babies, at 3:00 we were to go down for the famous red couch picture...muhaha right when nap time hits, so as you can imagine 7 tired cranky babies who had already been poked and picked at dressed up in chinese outfits left to sit on a couch with about 15 people watching them of course ended up in pure torture for the poor little things...and yes Chloe cryed the whole time, but we got some great shots of me and her in our matching chinese outfits.... im soooooooooo tired so no captions tonight..i will do that when im not so sleep deprived....
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Chloe says "My sissys personal fav!" =)
Chloe matchin with one of the WS staff She still LOVES her stroller!
"Sissy your funny!" "I wanna be just like my big sissy!!"
Chloe and mommy playing and laughin
"high 5 sissy!"
"Just wait till i grab them glasses daddy!"