On the Road to Shanghai

Tricia's sleeping, so I'm on blog duty tonight.  Here goes.

After 24 hours of traveling, we made it to Shanghai and are safe and snug in our hotel room. Shanghai is huge. We haven't even begun to see the full scope, but there are about 40 skyscrapers in view from our window. Can't wait to explore the city a little tomorrow.

The day started early, getting the kids up and Sam off to school before heading to the airport. Mom and Dad are holding down the fort in our absense. It was hard to tell the kids goodbye but it's a huge relief knowing they're in great hands with GeeGee and Da. 

We got to see Derek, Rushton, and Mei Sims in Detroit on our/their layover. They'd just completed the 15 hour flight home from Hong Kong and were catching a few minutes before their last leg home. God is so gracious to give us that chance to see them and hug necks! Here are a few photos from our trip so far. 

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Mei Sims and Derek... beaming.

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Mei Sims has the sweetest little cry. Breaks your heart, but she didn't stay at it long with mom and dad around.

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Rushton and Mei Sims and blancake.

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At our gate, getting ready to get on the plane for 14+ hours. The flight was long but went fine.

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This is the bridge that crosses the river and connects 2 large areas of Shanghai. It changed colors every few seconds. This city is covered in lights. 

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View outside our hotel window. Can't wait to explore more tomorrow.

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Unpacking Pippa's shoes. Notice a common color?

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No girl can have just one doll! Can't wait to meet her on Monday and see what she's like. 

Thanks for all your prayers. Tricia will have to take over and give a full report tomorrow. Dreamtime.