August 31, 2006

We have arrived!

Good morning USA!

We arrived safe and sound to Beijing. What a cool place. A tiny town of 15 million people (less than half of the largest city in China!). Our guide, Anna was at the airport to meet us and took us to our personal van for a ride to our hotel.

The flight, though long, was pretty sweet. We flew right over the North Pole. It is 5:30 PM in China ... we have been in our room for less than 30 minutes and Kate is already sawwing logs :-) I am soon to follow. We may skip dinner "tonight".

Obviously the Olympics are a pretty big deal. One example of what kind of impact the games are having on Beijing ... their pretty decent sized 2-terminal airport will become a collosal 10-terminal airport before the games begin. We could see the construction as we were taxiing in and it looked huge.

Tomorrow we will have breakfast in our hotel and then we are off to see some sights. Only THREE MORE DAYS until we meet Sheehan. It hardly seems possible.

Thanks again for everyone's support ... keep the prayers coming!

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  1. Aunt Kim6:40 AM

    WOW!!! I am so amazed with this whole experience. I look forward to reading your blog everyday. Did you tell Katherine about our phone conversation? I told Carolyn and we both cracked up laughing!! Love you guys!!! Take plenty of photos and movies. Especially when you meet my new nephew!!!

  2. Anonymous9:48 AM

    Hurray! Yes, we've been praying for you. I think I was even still awake when you arrived in Beijing. :) How's the time change? They say you should try and get to the "real" time as soon as possible although that is hard when your eyes are closing! :-) Dave won't admit it, but he was sitting in your cube yesterday for awhile - I think he missed you. Love the pictures of Beach Bash.

  3. Cindi9:49 AM

    I'm not anonymous...I've never done this before.

  4. Paige W.3:47 PM

    OMG guys, I didn't even get to say goodbye to you! (Party because I was confused and thought you were leaving today...) But omg I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for you!!! Ahh I can't wait till you meet him. It's all so amazing. Hope you are having a great time. Praying for you!!!!!!!
    Dog Bless,

    p.s.-How's your Chinese?

  5. Melissa7:42 PM

    I love you guys!

    I am glad to hear you made it safely and it's cool you got to fly over the North Pole.


    I woke up this morning at 4:30 AM and thought, Katherine and Steve are in China, and I wonder what it's like? I wonder if they are tired?

    I can't wait for the next post! I am so excited!

  6. Anonymous8:02 PM

    Thanks for the birthday wishes....Love


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