Mar 27, 2009

Sightseeing and such

Lighting incense while praying

The outdoor market we visited.

Buddas with incense to buy.

The entrance to the market

These were in our closets. Masks to wear in case of fire. 40 min of air

Look Hannah it even happened in China

Even though the the weather is cold and rainy we went sightseeing today. We went to an outdoor market and discovered many chinese treasures and yummy treats. Our hotel is really wonderful and it was hard to leave this am but we went out to discover our son's homeland. It feels so good to be so near where he is. I can't believe our lives (his and ours) will change so much in just a couple of days. It is wonderful how the Lord makes things happen. He truly is the deliverer of our souls.

We tried dumplings today...with chopsticks. Interesting....they were steaming hot so you really couldn't put the whole thing in your mouth...we would try to hold the dumpling with our chopsticks and try to take a bite. Did you know that dumplings are filled with juice? We didn't either until we bit into one. They were yummy delicious and so fresh.

Yes, Hannah we have received many stares, just like last visit. I think we received more stares this time because everyone is bundled up and your dad is walking around in shorts. He now just smiles and waves at the stares. I still believe he will be tired of all the gawking by 2 wks end.

Please enjoy the pictures and continue to pray that the Lord will give our boy peace on monday when he joins our family. Tomorrow we will do more sightseeing and probably more shopping.


jack_whiddon said...

Hi Duane and Shelley, I am so thankful you made it safely to China. We will be keeping you in our prayers. Jack and I went to Panda Express today in honor of Kevin. Can't wait to see your gotcha pictures. Everything looks amazing there. We will call Hannah and Claire tonight and see how they are doing. Take care of yourselves. Renee

Hannah said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe that even half way around the world you guys can get sludge all over yourselves. (Dad, you'll have to snap a picture of mom when SHE gets something on HER shirt!) Glad to hear that he is still embarassing himself. HOPE YOU GET HOME SOON!


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