Saturday, November 15, 2008

You want pictures? I got pictures!

659 of them to be precise. I knew Wilda wouldn't disappoint me in the photo department.
There is no way I can post them all on my blog, so here are a few pictures from the many. I will, at some point, upload them to flickr and you can click over to them.
Suzanne and Wilda in Tienanmen Square on day two of their Beijing tour. (Those of you in Wilda's family, be sure to ask her about her misadventure at the luggage claim in Beijing airport! She swore Suzanne to secrecy about it...)

Money talks--when adopting a baby in China, it says "Goodbye!" But in all honesty, Suzanne was relieved to get rid of all those uncirculated c-notes. She was looking rather lumpy, carrying all that money around under her clothes. Here she is in their hotel room at the Majestic in Nanning. the morning before she went to the registry office to get Frances.

This is just an interesting shot of Suzanne in China. Wilda loved the blue stroller, so she bought it for Frances, and it worked out really well for them.

Here they are, going for Frances's medical appointment in Guangzhou. Frances did not care for the Chinese doctors, and reports indicate that she screamed through most of it.

Suzanne, Wilda and Frances in Yuntai Botannical Gardens near Guangzhou.
I believe the woman with Suzanne in this picture is Ann, the proprietor of Red Thread China, who Suzanne and Wilda retained as a shopping guide. When Ann says she can get pearls and jade wholesale, she's not kidding. You should see the haul they brought home.

Wilda and Frances, decked out in their Chinese silks, in front of the waterfall at the White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou.

Frances and her momma in their silks at the White Swan Hotel.

Another shot of the white couch photo at the White Swan Hotel. The babies in the group would soon be going back to their respective home towns in Michigan, Texas, California, Massachusetts and Arizona.

Photographic proof that Suzanne and Frances have indeed set foot in Japan. Here they are waiting for their connecting flight in Tokyo airport.

1 comment:

Alyson & Ford said...

Wonderful photos!
Now you can post all her "BTDT" advice. It really does help other be prepared!
Congratulations on your new family!

Alyzabeth's Mommy