Thursday, September 25, 2008

Trip To The Pearl Market

A video of our trip at the Pearl Market and back. As usual. No editing. For us, the trip rated a success as we are not the best of shoppers! I tried to post earlier today but the video was taking forever so I shortened it somewhat in hopes of finally getting this posted. As you can see I originally tried to upload at 1:30 PM but it wasn't happening. So here's our next attempt at 7:55 PM our time!

Continuing with our edited post :)
We have completed the US Consulate oath and we are ready to fly home in the morning! Once Alyzabeth gets her visa stamped by Immigration in Chicago we will have a NEW US CITIZEN!!! The one, the only, MS ALYZABETH AN!!!
Talk with you all soon!
peace
ac & fm & aa
posted Friday @ 1:30 PM (or we should say - we tried :) it's now 7:55 PM)

25 comments:

Sammi said...

Have a safe trip home. Thanks for allowing us to follow along with your journey. We've truly enjoyed watching the transformation of A.A. She's amazing! You are amazing parents! Remember, it's a long trip home, so be patient. We'll be praying for you all!!

FinsUp said...

Congratulations. I hope you all have peace on the flight and that everything goes smoothly. Remember to pack a change of clothes and toiletries in your carry on. Some of us forgot that. Some of us ended up living in Newark airport and the surrounds for 24 hours without those necessities. Learn from the stupid people.

All of Alyzabeth's fans will be waiting for her at home report!

Billy and Maggie said...

Another great video! Hoping your flight is a smooth one. Much happiness to you guys.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Amazing video... you did a wonderful job.... I am sooo glad you have had a Great time in China... And have a safe trip home..
Can't wait for Alyzabeth An to see the rest of her family and her little fur-baby..
Hugs...

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Have a safe trip home!

katie said...

Enjoyed the video today! Actually, I've enjoyed following your trip and all of the videos so far. What an amazing journey! Have a safe trip home. We are so happy for you.
Love,
Katie, Barrett, and Stella

Elisa. said...

Have a safe trip home, I loved following your trip!

redmaryjanes said...

That is so different than what I envisioned. I envisioned a roadside little shop, not a huge mall. Very cool.
Alyzabeth will love her pearls once she outgrows the cheerios stage :)

Truly Blessed said...

I love how you kept that camera going so much of the time, capturing so many of the sights and sounds of China.

We shopped at the same store in the Pearl Market and the same gals worked there during both of our trips.

Anyway, I know you're anxious to get home (but no so anxious for the flight!). Safe travels to the three of you!

Leaa said...

Love you guys! See you soon!
love,
Leaa

Monica said...

Congratulations!!! So glad to know you are in jetting your way HOME as I leave this comment here! I hope it is a smooth (peaceful!) trip...hopefully your little one will be a happy flyer!

Catherine said...

What a fascinating trip to the pearl market! I've heard about it from so many people but this was the first time to actually experience it 'with' someone. What a treat! When the gal was working with the necklace was she stringing it for you? Whatever she was doing she was so quick! Beautiful, beautiful treats for your baby girl and your family. I noticed you purchased pearls for 'Catherine' Really...you didn't have to! lol!!

Praying for you precious friends as you travel home.

Looking forward to hearing more once you've had time to get adjusted to being home. We'll do our best to be patient so take all the time you need.

Love to all of you. Catherine

Shane & Irma said...

That was a great video.
Have a safe trip home.

Blessings

PIPO said...

Drat! First time I can't get the video to load. Your videos have been such a pleasure.

Safe and speedy travels!

Doreen said...

Your trip went too fast!!!!! WAAAAA!!!I sure hope you keep us up dated...daily(!) when you guys get home.
Safe travels and thank you so much for allowing me a quick but rich cyber-trip back to the home of my 2 girls. It has meant a great deal to me.

Doreen in Montreal single Mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan
p.s. can you believe that last week at this time you were all suffering so much? What a difference a day makes...

hiltonsheadeast said...

Your journey has been an inspiration. Thank you for sharing it with us who are still waiting.

Hugs,
Lori H
LID: 2.16.06

Melissa said...

Have a beautiful & safe trip back to USA & FL!!! I know Mom will be there w/open, grateful & loving arms! Some from Maine too!
I Love You ALL & wish I could be there when you step off the plane & be there to help & most of all what Aunti M is best @ is being silly & playful!
All my love,
Mel
xoxoxoxo, etc.........

Beeb said...

I love the video - feels like I'm there.
Safe travels on your way home & thanks so much for sharing this trip with us.

Suzie said...

I have loved watching your videos about all the places we read about. It gets me all the more excited to go! What a great journal you have kept and thank you for sharing it with all of us. I look forward to seeing your posts from home. Safe travels!

kris said...

Oh my gosh this is so awesome, congrats- by now you are on US soil and maybe even already home and totally exhausted and jet lagged :O) Hope you all get back on track and adjusted quickly... can't wait to meet you all in person when life settles in and get some photos of that beautiful little girl of yours!! It has been an honor sharing this first chapter with you!

Jimh. said...

Congrats on getting your lovely daughter at last! We have been following your journey and enjoying every post.

Melissa said...

Flaps those arms & get on home!!
Can't wait!
Love Mel

Nina said...

Thank you for taking us with you on your amazing journey!!

Can't wait to see Alyzabeth An at her new home!!

Julie said...

I believe I had the exact same speech from the exact same lady about the quality of pearls @ the Pearl Market. Loved hear Alyzabeth saying "momma.

cougchick said...

I'm wishing for an uneventful flight home for you all. Thanks for sharing your journey.