First Day In China

We enjoyed our first day in Mackenzie’s city with some resting, relaxation, and a little sight-seeing. We are in Xi’an, in Remnen square, which is in the heart of the city.

Drum tower

Bell tower

It is beautiful, and we enjoyed our day, but we are also anxious to meet Mackenzie! Tomorrow, we will walk down the street just a few short minutes, to the Civil Affairs office, where our lives will be forever changed!
Thank you for all of your prayers, especially tomorrow, as we meet our daughter for the first time!


  1. The Kramer Angle on August 14, 2010 at 3:04 pm

    How exciting! Congratulations! I'm so happy for all of you!

  2. Beth on August 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    YAY!!! I'm SO SO happy for you guys!!! I can't wait to see the next post!!!

  3. Beth on August 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    By the way, the Terra Cotta Warriors are AWESOME!! It's truly a sight to be seen!! You'll love them!

  4. lorabelle on August 14, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Keeping you in my thoughts…You will forever be a changed woman after tomorrow.So happy for you and excited too!Can't wait to see you in each others arms!

  5. Robin on August 14, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I am so excited for you. I cannot wait to see your pictures tomorrow. Such an amazing day. Keeping you all in our prayers. Best wishes!!!

  6. michelle on August 15, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I can't believe tomorrow's the day. I'm on pins and needles!! It will be the most incredible feeling to finally have Mackenzie in your arms. I still can't describe how I felt when I first set eyes on Lexie and then having her placed in my arms. It will be such an amazing day for you!

  7. w8tn4 on August 15, 2010 at 1:16 am

    Oh, how exciting! China is amazing!! Our Jenni is from YangXi, Guangdong Province. Take in every single moment! Take every single picture … even the ones you think you don't need! YOU WILL!!! They will be the memories of your favorite days! I can't wait to see your pictures! Are you staying at the White Swan in Guangzhou?

  8. Debberoo on August 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

    OMG! OMG! OMG! Its 9.30pm here so you may already be on your way to or even at the Civil Affairs Office to meet your daughter for the first time!!! I hope everything goes really well and that your sweet girl isn't too dreadfully overwhelmed, its such a huge transition for them. I'm getting butterflies for you, remember don't worry if there are lots of tears, or tantrums or if she is just \”shut down\” its all totally normal and she will come through. You are all about to start your new lives together and its going to be amazing!!

  9. Proud Mama and Papa on August 15, 2010 at 3:23 am

    I'm so jealous – I want to see the Terra Cotta Warriors!More importantly, I was hoping….maybe, just maybe, you may have her in your arms before I go to bed and you would have some quick pics up.It gives me goose bumps to think about it as I know how amazing the moment is for you right now and the hours, days and weeks to come…..the lifetime of love and beauty with your daughter that starts today!xxxHeather

  10. Amy on September 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Congratulations to your beautiful family!!!

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