Two China Dolls and a Prince!

This blog chronicles the story of 2 of our adoptions, both older children when they came home. It begins in 2008 and will continue in the hopes we can be of encouragement and information to anyone thinking of older child adoption.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Off to Guangzhou today...

Last night, we went to the Flower/Bird Market, though it was raining. Jr stayed in the hotel with Judi just in case so just Dad, me , and Jazmin went . I thought it was very cool, lots and lots of stalls with everything imaginable. There weren't many flowers this time of year, but just a really good look at the not-so-flashy parts of China. Then we went into this upper-scale store right around these tiny little stalls , literally from rags to riches. Did I mention I love the shopping here?? We got some really great deals; Jerry is a great haggler and he and I were getting on the same wavelength of what I wanted to pay. He says I am a "crazy shopper"!
After that, we went to Pizza Hut! Their pizza was wonderful and nowhere near as greasy as the USA's. Their menu also has salad, shrimp, soup, hot cocoa, etc, etc, We had a 9" pizza (6 small pieces), one hot cocoa, one yummy twin berry smoothie (a must try!), soda, and grilled cheesy chicken and rice dish, and a bowl of mushroom soup with chicken all for 184 RMB!
I'm going to run now, we're going to visit the Green Lake Park one last time, then get ready to fly to Guangzhou. I will miss Kunming, but ready to move on. I had a bit of self-pity last night, worried about how much this was affecting Jazmin, that now our ordered lives have been turned upside down; but I realize it could have been much, much worse, so I am very thankful that she is healthy, happy, and full of fire! I keep thinking, I'm 40 and she's only 3 - I can do this!


Betsy said...

So glad that everything is going well. She is adorable and you make such a great family! Could you please email me at about the Heritage project? Just need some pictures if you'd like to be in on it (it's a surprise thing so don't want to write more, just in case) Enjoy Guangzhou! Betsy

Shelli said...


You don't know me but I am another Heritage mama. I also have 2 beautiful girls. Adopted in April 2006 at age 4 and September 2007 at age 3.5.
I just saw your post on Heritage's site and had to visit your blog...I miss China.CONGRATULATIONS on your second adoption!!!!!
I am so glad Judi is doing so well.
Neither of my daughter's use their English names....but what caught my eye is that Judi has the same name as my older daughter.
Her name was Yang, Shu Rou and she was called Rou Rou ....Rou means gentle of soft.
She is almost 7 and still uses her Chinese name....I wasn't sure if you knew what it meant...and that if she calls herself it it might sound like Wo Wo.
Have a great TRIP! It goes by so fast.
All the best- Shelli

Aus said...

Wow - good stuff all around - and now you're off to one of my favorite places on our planet - enjoy your time in GZ!

Oh - and the 'heritage project' is a collection of pictures from adoptive families that Betsy is setting to music and eventually a DVD for Vicki and the folks at Heritage as a 'thank you' for all their kindness in helping us build our families. Did that help? You can e-mail her anything you'd like for the project.

hugs - aus and co.

Mom 2 Joe, LilyRose, Mason said...

Hi Debbie

Thank you so much for all the info that you posted about Kunming. It will make our trip a lot easier.

I hope you enjoy GZ and just think, you have frineds waiting there for you. Have lots of fun and I will be following you guys all the way.

Both your daughters are beautiful and we wish you all the best.

Love to you

Lisa C.

Mom 2 Joe, LilyRose, Mason said...

Hi Debbie,

We just got the call from Barker, We have TA!!!!!! they said we might be able to leave for China by March 20th.

Let me know what the weather was like in Kunming and GZ. I have to start to pack this weekend.

We are really happy today.