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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Shamian Island~

The paradise island of Guangzhou. Our first trip to Guangzhou in 2006 was spent on this island @ The White Swan which is now being renovated~
 We asked our two FAVORITE shop keepers when it would be done and they both said... WHO knows???~
Jennie~

  
and Michael... both here all the times we have come~
 Shots from around the island and our travel group~
 









We were all going to eat @ Lucy's but wouldn't you know they were closed for renovations and would be open tomorrow SO we opted for a snack @ Starbucks which made for the perfect photo op~












Our precious babies... we are still in AWE of God's blessing!!!

On the way home Miko took the dads to a local market to buy each of a wok!!! Can't wait to try it out!!! Scott took the camera and shot a few photos on the way~









 A wonderful day for sure!!!
HOME tomorrow!!! Yay!!!
 

28 comments:

  1. Yay! Yay! Yay! I see lots of smiles and giggles in these pictures. I love it so much!!!!!

    xo

    Lu

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  2. Wow! It has been such a blessing to experience this whole transformation from a distance! Praying for your travels home! Love you all!

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  3. So glad you are coming home!!! What a month!!! Love Evie's shoes :) Have a great flight. Can't wait to see pictures of them all together!!
    Love you,
    Lyn

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  4. I can't get enough of seeing those two playing happily together!! Can't wait to talk!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Does my heart good to see their sweet smiling faces!! Speedy and safe travels to you tomorrow!

    janet

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  6. Could Payne and Evie Claire be any cuter? Oh my! :) Love their sweet, sweet smiles and love the street pictures of China. Your journey has made Kevin and me want to hop on a plane bound for China right away!

    Will be lifting your journey home in prayer. Have a great trip back.

    Hugs,
    janet and kevin ang gang

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  7. A joyfilled day and look at those grins and giggles, love, love, love!!!! Prayers and blessings your going home!!!!!!!! Thanks for taking us along, blessed our hearts to see God's hand.

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  8. Oh My Goodness, those smiles!!!!!!!!!! Precious! Longing to return to the Island. Sigh.
    So glad to see everyone happy! Blessings!

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  9. Oh, how I love those smiles!!!! And I love Jennie! We spent a lot of time in her shop when we were there. So happy you are headed home. Praying for safe and speedy travels for you all :))

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  10. It is AMAZING to see their transformations just from pictures. You and your family are completely wonderful and it is so nice to know and see people like you guys adopting and giving back so much! I'm so happy you get to go home tomorrow!!!!! :D

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  11. My fundraising idea for Ivy Joy was to be the spoke person for Doritos to help defray her medical costs. Seriously, though, could you just charge and let those of us in cyberspace kiss and squeeze your little one's adorable cheeks. Oh my goodness I can't get enough. We love to follow along on travel blogs while we are desperately waiting. No kidding that Evie Claire is probably one of the most transformed kiddos I have watched. Safe travels home where the fun will just begin. I am sure you all cannot wait. Blessings

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  12. God's love thru you and Scott has been shown so clearly in Evie! What a sweetheart!!!
    What a privilege to watch this unfold over the last few weeks.
    Safe travels home and look forward to seeing the love between all the kids

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  13. OMW, their faces have already changed to pure happiness. So, the WS is now totally different on the outside? How cool to actually buy a wok in China! I may have to try and do that next summer when we are there. I'm also wondering if the WS will be open by then? Great pics you posted today.

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  14. LOOK at those SMILE from Evie Claire!! Of course, Payne Curtis always have had that beautiful smile and it's no doubt that GOD ORCHESTRATED this adoption journey to be this way. It's no "trickery" or "hiding the truth".

    This is PURELY a MIRACLE and God's handiwork at it's best. Thank you so VERY MUCH for taking us along and we look forward to you reuniting with your family.


    Best of travels and "see" you back on AMERICAN SOIL soon!!

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  15. I just love the huge smiles on Evie's face! AND... Payne is such a handsome little man and seems so happy go lucky. I agree with the above comment... "God's handiwork at it's best". Praying for the travels as you journey back home. Love you!!

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  16. Love their sweet smiles! It looks like the two of them have formed a sweet bond already!
    Courtney

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  17. They are both so beautiful, and it's wonderful to see those big smiles on both their faces. Blessings!

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  18. Congratulations on the BEAUTIFUL new additions to your family!!! I am just catching up on this whole trip. I have been so absent form the adoption blogging community that I must confess...I did not even know it was happening. Evie Claire and Payne Curtis are darling. He looks like he is such a calm sweet protector and nurturer. ANd Evie is looking like she will reveal herslef as she trusts more but what a cutie. Love seeing you step out in faith and love. Best,
    Kim

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  19. Wow! What a photo op! They are just precious! So happy for you!

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  20. I know you cant wait to get home to your other babies!!! What an amazing trip you all have had!!!!!! much love from the Zinn bunch

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  21. Wow! What an amazing day! I love the picture of Payne holding Evie's hand. It looks like they are BFFs already! So cute!

    Thanks so much for taking us with you! I have enjoyed each and every post!

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  22. Looking at these pictures of Evie, I can't believe that it's just been a week since she had those sad, scared eyes. What a perfect brother-sister duo you've got. Would love to be at the airport when they get to meet the rest of their siblings! I've so enjoyed following your trip while we wait and languish (okay, maybe that's a *little* exaggeration) for our LOA. Wishing you safe & speedy travels! ~ Jackie

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  23. Almost there! Can't wait to see the reunion. Have a safe flight home!

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  24. I'm in love with your babies faces! pure sweetness!

    It was great to see some of the other families!

    Yay you're almost home!

    xo ellie

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  25. I just found your blog fairly recently and have loved seeing you travel for these two precious children! The change in sweet Evie is remarkable - something only a Heavenly Father and 2 precious earthly parents could orchestrate. Can't wait to see her blossom even more once she's home. You have a beautiful family and I know you are so anxious to be ALL together again! Prayers for safe and uneventful travels.....I know that longing to journey HOME!

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  26. Such beautiful children! The Lord has blessed you. I love little Evie using her "Peter Pointer" finger. I wonder if their beginning together will mean they will always have a closer bond.

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  27. Loved Shamian, The White Swan and the precious store owners in the area. So thankful that you all are almost home!!! Payne and Evie are too precious! i know that they will be loved dearly by their new sisters and brother! Prayers for a safe trip back home!
    The Brooks Family

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