About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hello from China!



We managed to fit all this and MUCH MUCH more in our 2 suitcases and 2 carry ons - quite impressive!
 
 Of course we found Coke in China
 Umm this was my large coffee?  I am going to have to find bigger cups for sure!!
                                Beijing Airport.. we spent about 11 hours hanging out in here!
                             Not hard to spot my hubby the only Pittsburgh fan around!
             Also isnt hard to spot me, just find the only tall blond in Jinan today ahahh
            Just moments before we took off for Jinan to land in our sons hometown!

We are here in China, it was surely quite a travel experiance and I am not sure I know what the word SLEEP means, but we are here safe and sound. Our flights were all great and smooth no problems at all. We were met in the Jinan airport by our guide Missy and she is adorable and sweeetttt!  She got us checked into our hotel.. (after a scary as heck car ride.. I might have to apologize to my hubby for picking on his driving as WOW, there is some scary driving going on here and it isnt exactly safe being a pedestrian either! ) we are checked into our hotel, ate some authentic Chinese lunch.  Our guide took us out to lunch and it was one of those places where if  you didnt live here, you would never find it. There were all kinds of neat food to see and some that didnt smell to pretty, but our lunch was great! We hit Walmart (whew it is croweded here, not used to seas of people) and got a few snacks for our room. We are going to chill for the rest of the day as it is almost 4pm here and we havent slept in days. We meet Luke tomorrow at 9:30am. We are so excited we dont know what to do with ourselves! We promise to update you when we  can! Pray for us and our son tomorrow!

11 comments:

China Dreams said...

Glad you made it safely, if a little sleep-deprived. I laughed at the coffee cup photo because that's the size coffee cup that our restaurants used to use, too, until the super size trend started.

Hope you get some rest before the big event!

Ruby

Anonymous said...

So excited for you all. God bless u. Feels like I am right there with u, especially since I started reading ur blogs. Tears of joy run down my face as I can just picture how awesome ur seeing him will be! God bless and a safe journey HOME!

Anonymous said...

Sorry trace, couldn't leave my name on mt comment, its Kim Rockhold-McAllister

Anonymous said...

Tracy and Tom,
I am so exzcite for you and can't wait to hear every minute detail. Blessings for rest, peace and utter joy. Hugs!
Amei

Jewels of My Heart said...

How fun! I am so excited... I can't get the smile off my face!!!!!
Isn't riding in a car a TRIP! lol Hang on to your hat.... it's Mr. Toad's wild ride! Even going to Walmart is fun in China! lol
Praying you can get some sleep tonight... Tomorrow is one of the most beautiful, amazing, precious days in your life!
Thank You Jesus!
praying for all your children,
Love,
Daleea

Shelly said...

YaY!!! So excited for you all and can't wait to see you with your new son! :)

Aus said...

So glad that your travels went well - you arrived at a decent time of day - you may even have gotten some sleep on the right time zone!! I did forget to mention driving and traffic - note that none of the cars have any damage on them - they may drive crazy - but they never crash! When out on the street on foot - the key is to 'show no fear' - don't be stupid - but they won't run you down! :)

Coffee cups (your husband is like me!!) Just keep getting re-fills - and you'll have to live with the coffee or switch to tea - they just can't get their heads around a good cup of coffee there!

My bride just asked me who I was 'typing too' when I told her you - she laughed - "I just got to their blog!" - we're pulling and praying for ya'll!

By now you should have met your son - so looking forward to hearing about it - great joy for you guys!

hugs - aus and co.

A Brothers said...

So happy you are in China! I cannot wait to see Luke with you! I'm praying, knowing it will be a huge transition! God has prepared you for this journey and I am so blessed to get to follow along.
Hugs!
Joy

Kendra said...

I am so glad you guys are safe and sound in china, I am filled with tears, (tears of joy) as I look at you in china, I can't believe your finally there. I am so excited god is so good. Praying for you guys as you are to be meeting luke VERY soon!! I can't wait to meet him myself. I miss you tons.... sending hugs....Kisses your way!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOX

God's Grace said...

ooops! forgot to mention the maniac driving in China! Oh I am so happy....so close! :)

Patti said...

Seas of people & driving rules I will NEVER understand - sounds like China! Thinking of you and your son - can't wait to see you are together! ~ Patti

Our little boy!

Our little boy!
Opening up my care package from my family!

Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
Checking out my Family for the 1st time ever! (this pic is of my new Brothers and Sister!)

His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!

福新

Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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