Thursday, June 19, 2008

We're HERE

Yesterday went smoothly even with the 2 hour mechanical delay taking off. The only major snafu was mom forgetting her camera USB connector so she cannot charge or upload any pictures. I forgot the "Where you were born in China" book I wanted people to write good wishes in. We arrived in China at a little after 4pm local time and were escorted to our hotel. Mom crashed and I went out to dinner with James, who I did business with when he lived in NYC. He and his lovely wife picked me up for dinner at a beautiful authentic Chinese restaurant where they ordered a buffet of items for me to try. In addition they gave a lovely tea seat for Emme and I and a watermelon they got at the market special for us. Sweet, eh? Today we are meeting our group at 1pm and going to Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City and then an acrobtic show at 5pm. Emme's arrival has been delayed until 10pm tonight. Poor thing :-(


Rhonda said...

Glad to see you made it there safe and sound.

Not too much longer now...can't wait!

Yoli said...

I am so excited for you!!!! I can't wait to see you with Emme!!!! I am glued here!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

Glad to see you got there ok... don't worry about the camera cord... I am sure you could either buy one over there or get someone to take pictures on their camera and down load it onto your site or whatever... take care

Anonymous said...

I am counting down the minutes dear Lisa. Whoo hoo baby. Have a fun day touring. You will be glad you did

Jen & Bill said...

Yeah you made it! RE the cable - I'm sure you can find one in China! Most camera's take a standard USB cable.

Cannot wait to see your little girl!!!!

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Look at CHINA!! I can't believe you're there! Your friends look darling, and so sweet of them with the gifts. Show us your girl as soon as you can...I have been so looking forward to seeing your faces together!!
(And thank you SO much for Flynn's beautiful gift, which arrived today!!)

Anonymous said...


I'm so happy to see you and your mom made it there safely. I can't wait to get home and check the computer...I'm so excited for you!

Wish I was with you.


Snowflowers Mum said...

you're ARE there!

she's there and you have her!!!



Debby said...

Oh! Not long now.....We will be thinking about you meeting Emme in a few hours!! Our plane developed mechanical problems 5 hrs out...turned around & went back. That's 10 hrs in the air going NO WHERE....That delay caused additional delays & I even missed our Gotcha Day...but I eventually caught up with Jami....=) So, I know that was stressful, but it all works out eventually.

mom to Lindsi & Jami

kris said...


TWO years and then some we've been friends. And I'm seeing pictures of you IN CHINA. I remember when we both thought it would never happen for us.

SO surreal. And it's June 20th in China as I type this, noon. She's with you.


Mamacita said...

Yay! You're in China!!!

Michele said...

One new Momma doesn't have to wait any more. I am over the moon happy for you.

Gloria said...

Happy Birthday and WHERE IS THAT NEW DAUGHTER???????????

Trenton, MI

dreamer said...

Happy belated birthday and by the way, in case I haven't said it enough, I am so thrilled for you.