"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Friday, April 13, 2012

China- Day 2

Today we toured Beijing.  We did the Hutong Tour first with a Rickshaw ride.

The boys loved it! Very fun...
Then, we visited a local Chinese family in their home.  

We visited the silk factory next & learned all about how silk is made. Very informative for the boys to see!

These jars show the stages of the silk worm.

Stretching the silk...

Next was lunch.  It was great! And abundant!!

After lunch, we visited Tiananmen Square & The Forbidden City.

This is our entire group together.

Our guide, George.

We saw an acrobatic show last, but most of us slept through it  :) It was a great, but very long day. We were blessed with absolutely perfect weather!  And considering that the boys woke up before 3 am.... they were very out of it by the end of the day.  Hopefully we'll sleep better tonight & wake up rested in the morning.  Tomorrow, we will see the Great Wall & visit the Jade Factory.  Then another family & ours plan to visit New Hope Foster Home where Naomi was for a couple of years.  She had both of her cleft surgeries while there.   VERY excited about going there!   Only 3 more sleeps till Naomi!!!


  1. Good Morning to my sweet children
    Looks like everyone had fun yesterday. Can't wait to hear what it was like visiting that family. The restaurant looked so nice! I know your excited to visit new hope today I know they will remember Naomi. Won't be long now, prayers going up always
    Love to all,

  2. Glad y'all had a wonderful flight over and a great first day. Enjoy the Great Wall. We are praying for everyone to get a little more sleep and for the day you meet Naomi.
    God bless from your new "Hebi family" friends,
    Dave and Robin