Thursday, June 9, 2011

We Are Here

We arrived in Beijing and were heading to our hotel at 12:15 am this morning. We got checked in and all took showers and brushed our teeth and finally hit the bed at 1:45 am. It felt so good to stretch out but not so good on the rock hard bed. I had read that the beds here in Beijing would be hard and they were not kidding. It reminded me of laying on the boxsprings without the mattress. I kind of felt like we were back in Bedrock, staying with the Flinstones.

We were up around 5:30 this morning, unable to sleep, so we just got up and got ready. We came down to eat our first breakfast. It wasn't bad, pretty traditional. We are meeting and talking with the other families in our group. Eli is already off exploring with the other kids (with supervision, don't panic). We will be having our orientation meeting this morning at 9:30. After our meeting we will head out to the store and stock up on bottled water and anything else we feel we need, which I can't imagine what since I've got it all covered.

We will be doing a lot of resting today and then we meet aroun 4:00 this afternoon to go to the acrobatic show.

We will post more later. We love you all.


Anonymous said...

Grandma and I are staying at your house tonight, Ethan is fast asleep! He has been walling around the house saying Eli's name :). He went and sat by his door a few times. I'm sure he cant wait to skype and see you all! Love you!
Courtney and grandma!

Becky and Chad Wesselman said...

Glad to hear that you made it safe and sound!!! Enjoy the sites. And the acrobatic show...those are real glass plates those girls are spinning...I only know because one of the girls dropped one and it shattered!! Take some benadryl tonight and try to get accustomed to the time change!!

Krista Will said...

So glad to hear you made it there safely! That's too bad you don't like the beds. At least you will be switching hotels in a few days. Maybe you will have better luck with the beds at The White Swan. Enjoy the sights!


John Boggeman said...

Yay! You made it safely. We continue to pray

China Dreams said...

Glad you arrived safely; take advantage of any downtime you can get in the first day or two.