I'm on a journey to finally get my little sister Maylee! I'm fourteen years old, and I'll be keeping a blog to help you see how I view this journey from a teenager's point of view. I hope this blog can help anyone at any age.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Family Love

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Beautiful Day, Beautiful Animals, Beautiful People, Beautiful Zoo


"What A Wonderful World"--Guangzhou, China

After we were finished with everything in Nanjing, we left for Guangzhou.
Maylee was sitting across from me on the two hour plane ride there, and she was was very wiggly! =)
Guangzhou is an amazing, isolated island. We all love it and our hotel!


Maylee is two years old! And she has had her happiest day yet on her birthday! I'm so glad that her birthday was while we were in China, so we could celebrate it all together; also so she could have one last birthday in Nanjing. We went out to eat for dinner at a traditional Chinese restaurant.
The food was very good, and our travel guide, Anna, surprised us with a lovely and very delicious cake! Maylee really enjoyed her big night!

Nanjing City Wall

Still on our sightseeing day, we went to the Nanjing City Wall.
It's the largest city wall in the world!
It was beautiful and definately my definition of fun!
The view was INCREDIBLE!
We actually counted the steps too--158!

Nanjing Museum

Here are some pictures from the Nanjing Museum on our sightseeing day.
The museum was BEAUTIFUL with pieces of art like jade, porcelain, and lacquer. I learned a lot on this trip to the museum. It was really fun!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Forever Ours

Here's even MORE updated pictures!!
Today we visited the orphanage and the street where they found Maylee.
It was a very sad and important part of the trip.
We are thankful that now she is forever and ever ours.
She gets happier by the second!
Tomorrow is her birthday, and we can't wait to go out to eat at a Chinese restaurant and take more pictures!
Enjoy! =)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Updated Pictures

Here are some updated pictures of Maylee; she smiles more now!
Today we are going to visit the orphanage to see where she has been living for the past year. Tomorrow is Maylee's birthday! We are going to celebrate at a very nice Chinese resturant. The driving is VERY dangerous over here, and everyone stares at us, because most of them haven't seen an American in real life--some have asked us for pictures. We've eaten nothing but American food so far, ( Burger King, McDonald's, Papa John's, KFC ) and Maylee loves to eat! I hope you enjoy some of the updated pictures I'm putting on! =)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Gotcha Day!

Today, December 1, 2008 is so far the best day of my entire life.
Today I got my sister Maylee. She loves to laugh, smile, and walk/run.
Enjoy some of the pictures from today! =)