Friday, September 14, 2007

Our last day in China :(

Actually posted on Friday, September 14th at 11:30PM

It was our last complete day in China today and we are all very sad that this incredible trip is coming to an end. We are, however, happy to return to our home, to our country and to our families and friends. Three weeks is a long time to be away from home so far, far away!

We started our day with one last shopping spree at the Yashow Market. This place is crazy. There is much stuff under one roof. We still didn't get to visit every vendor. We did, however, buy 2 more suitcases to cart home all the stuff we managed to purchase in this wonderful country. It's a good thing that we were busy with the children, busy touring and completing documents. If we had more free time, we'd need a container to get everything home. It is all so cheap!

We returned back to the hotel to say goodbye to our group that left today. We managed to take pictures of every family as well as a photo of the babies. Aren't they cute?!? Seconds after the photo shoot which lasted a minute or so, they were all in tears!

Once they were gone, we had a quick lunch and then it was dodos for little Alexia and downtime for Cara-Li while we started packing. We are trying to keep each bag under the weight limits as they are now very strict about such things.

We had a very special dinner tonight as it was our last night in China but also because I will be turning 40 years old on Monday the 17th. Yep... the big 4-0! After the most fabulous dinner in the Chinese restaurant in the hotel, we went for tea at the Tea House. It is always such a lovely ceremony!

We will be arriving in Montreal via Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 15th at 9:15PM if anyone wants to come meet us. Well, actually to meet Alexia. You'll see... she is such a sweetheart and a charmer. You'll love her instantly! See you at home in a day or so.

Bye for now!


Doris & Dan said...

Enjoy the last moments in China. Have a safe and calm trip home.

Wish I could be there to greet you...father in law b-day so no can do.

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see Darling Alexia and Cara-Li!
Safe journey home,
Brigeen, Gerry & Katie

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your journey with us. Wishing you safe travels as you return home.

RoLo said...

seeing these smiles made my morning. Have a safe trip home

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to Canada and home to the four of you!
And thank you again for having had the generosity to share those so precious moments with us.
Much love from us 4 in Laval

Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for creating and posting this blog site. It was like my family was with you guys for your Journey to Alexia, and China. Looking forward to speaking with you when you return home.

Heather, Hailey & Brandon :)