Sunday, September 25, 2011

We are in China!

I will keep this short since we are running on about 3 hours of sleep in the last 50 hours.  Deanne and I are in China, however, we are about 500 miles apart at the moment.  She is picking up Bria in Changsha tomorrow morning at 10:00 and I am picking up Hyrum in Guangzhou tomorrow at 2:00.  We will be reunited Friday night at 9:00 back here in Guangzhou.   The flights went great - we had 45 mins to make our connection in Hong Kong and the airlines, Cathay Pacific, said it would be no problem and it wasn't.  They sent an agent to meet us and escort us to the other flight.  We went ahead of everyone else in security and felt like VIPs (for a few minutes anyway).  It wasn't very fun sending Deanne away to another city after being here less than an hour, but it's what we had to do to make this happen this week.
We can't wait to get back together, so we hope this week goes fast.

I got settled in the hotel room, took a 3 hours nap and went to dinner (an authentic mexican place!)with the father of another family who is adopting 2 children also.  He is here without his wife, so between the two of us "bachelors", we will be navigating this in-country adoption process that our wives know much more about, while trying to also navigate new relationships with our new children - a process they also know much more about.  Heavenly Father new what he was doing when he gave women the larger assignment in the family building businsess.

Deanne at the Cathay Pacific ticket counter in LAX.  Is she happy to be on our way, or what?

We're not in Utah anymore...

Roughing it in China!

Roughing it....again....

From the hotel window.  14th floor.

Just before touchdown from the camera monitor on the seats.  Pretty cool...but I know...its a guy thing.


  1. Yipee! I just called your house to get an update! I was told you were already gone so I checked your blog right away! I can't believe you are really there! I got chills just reading your post. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    love you both!

  2. I hope everything goes smoothy for you guys.

  3. Thinking of you all and hoping everything is going well!