Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Closer and closer to Home!

Lily Wen by the water fall in our hotel.
Lily Wen (Graeme was still eating breakfast!)
Our family
The Children of our group....this is always a crowd pleaser!
Ling Li Jun - Graeme Wilder Li Miracle
Lily is warming up to her brother.

Our whole group!
Lily Wen
Our guide, Bruce with Aurora, Wyatt and Lily
Our Anhui Province family
Madison and Lily at their Pizza Party
They are so sweet.
Daddy and Graeme

Our paperwork passed the review at the Consulate. Tomorrow we will go for the ceremony and then pack to head home!!! We had a great but rainy day here again. We had to wait in our room until our paperwork was completed. I got to spend time with my friend Allie and her beautiful daughter, Quincey, while we waited. After that, all of the families in our group took group pictures on the infamous red couch at the White Swan. I think we got some great pictures of all of the families. We were supposed to shop but Mother Nature had other plans. There was a major storm dumping tons of rain so we did the next best thing and all took a nice long nap. As soon as we woke up, we shopped!!!! We had a nice time visiting some of the places we went when we were here before. Many of the places have closed which is sad. There are just less families coming through and the shops have to close. We did find some treasures at one of the official Olympic shops and can't wait to share those.
After our shopping, we were going out to dinner with Madison's family. This was Mark, Holly, Madison and Makenna's last night in Guangzhou...they leave tomorrow. With the rain and the mess, we decided a pizza party in the room was our best bet. The girls had pizza and a movie while the adults chased toddlers and had some nice conversation. We so enjoyed meeting them and we had a great evening. We just all wish we lived closer. One more day and then we head home!Lily told us today that she wants to stay in China. We asked if she would miss our house or our dogs and this was not convincing her. Then, I asked her if she would miss Lily D., her best friend, and now all she talks about is going home. Lily D., Lily Wen really misses you and can't wait to see you in a few days!!!!


Donna said...

Margaret, I'm really enjoying your blog! It brings back sweet memories of our trip. Honestly, Graeme is the CUTEST kid! And, Lily is just beautiful. I know you'll be glad to get HOME...hoping that plane ride is uneventful for you!

amy said...

amazingly beautiful pictures!

Melody and Brian said...

We can't wait to see you guys. We are praying for safe travel. I am glad things seem to be getting better and better. We are excited to see pictures and hear all about the trip.



FHL said...

Love the family photo! :o)

Will be praying for you trip home!

Cora said...

Sounds like a pretty good day. You got some great pictures.

Heather said...

Lily Wen, I love you and I miss you too. I want you to come home now.

Lily D>

Janelle said...

these are wonderful photos -- Lily & Graeme look so perfect together!

Waitingfaithfully said...

I have so enjoyed following your journey, Margaret, and now it is coming to a close. It doesn't seem that long ago that we were both caught in the agonizing wait for our LOAs--Now Graeme is on his way home, and we celebrate one month with our Teddi tomorrow! God is good!

Praying for a smooth as possible flight home for all of you. Enjoy your last day in Guangzhou!

Graeme Wilder Li Miracle is comin' home!!!!!



Truly Blessed said...

I know it doesn't seem like it to you, but your trip went really fast!

Love all of the pictures and the recaps each day.

Look how strong you are holding both of the kids in the group picture!

We leave on Friday -- I'm SO READY!!!