Melody Joy

Melody Joy
Melody Joy

Friday, April 27, 2012

We've been home 8 days

Sorry we haven't posted anything since our first day or so in Guangzhou.
We weren't able to access our blog from there.
We are home safe and sound.  It feels great to be home.
Here are some pictures from the last couple of weeks....

After getting Melody, our next best part of this trip was meeting Jordon
from Jordon's Place on Shaiman Island.
Unfortunately, his shop is no longer there.
For now he will be working from home by setting up a website to 
sell his items online.  
While we were there he took us to his home to meet his wonderful family.
He made some beautiful calligraphy for us and then took us out to eat.
It was an amazing experience.

Jordon took us out to eat at a local place...DELISH!
(sorry this is sideways)

(sorry this is sideways too) 
We are in front one of the murals in one of the parks in 

Visiting a temple

Our Consulate Appt.

Home forever!!!!

Jumping for Joy that we are HOME!!!!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

 We left Shanghai to go to Guangzhou on Friday. Guangzhou Airport closed due to  thunder storms so our flight was delayed big time.We ended up waiting in Shanghai for 8 hours until the next available flight.melody was a trooper!
 we got to our hotel room at 3am this morning.  it turns out a lot of other adopting families' flights were delayed. we heard about one family having to spend the night at the airport and arrived at 6am.  talk about rough.  today (saturday) we had melody's medical exam and tb test. the medical exam bldg. was bustling with tons of other families who were adopting. it was a beautiful sight to see all the children with their forever families!!!!!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last few day in Shanghai...

A visit to the Shanghai Zoo

Ice cream monsters at the mall...

Pizza for dinner, thanks to room service, woo hoo...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Happy Song

Ok, so we're dying out here. not that kind of dying. like, this girl is so funny. she has alexis gasping for air funny. we told her today that her name in amerca is melody joy, ( in chinese happy song ), and she loved it. today we had to get our official chinese adoption papers and interviews with officials. she had them all cracking up. we're so blessed to have her.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday in China

Alexis and I spent the whole day walking and exploring the city. We had yummy street food and delicious Chinese pastries for dinner. Planning to Skype our kids, go to sleep and in the morning pick up Melody. She is going to change our world forever!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter morning in Shanghai

Happy Easter! 
We are in a big bustling city here in shanghai.
So amazing to be here and be sooooo close to meeting melody. We are beyond excited that tomorrow is the big day,
We are going out to explore the sights of our dear daughter's city! should be fun! across the street from our hotel is a temple, a mall and haagen daas ice cream shop.  i think 2 of the 3will come in pretty handy! wish we could post a pic...maybe later once we figure out how.....

off to explore....