First up, a pearl bracelet for Hannah.
She loved it so much she gave me a hug...all on her own. :o) Although, she should be hugging her sweet daddy for them.
Next up, my pearls.
LOVE THEM! Thanks Honey!!!! These are my 1/2 birthday present for tomorrow.
Then I had some simple drop earrings made, and a special gift to set aside for Hannah one day before my CPA told me the bank was about to close. :( I guess if you spend enough money in the store you get a free gift, so the lady brought me a sweet little neckless with 2 pearls together in a locket to represent Hannah and I being together forever...AWWW!!!!!! For some reason Charlie did not find this as sweet as I did, I think he was still hung up on the fact that we spent enough to get a "free" gift.
Then we walked back to catch our bus to take us back to our hotel, but not before taking this cute picture...sorry, but I do not know how to flip it around.
Oh hey, remember the time when our family went to China and our whole family got sick? You all know about Hannah and Charlie, but listen to this. I was literally typing a praise this afternoon about Charles and how well his body has adjusted to his terrible diet the past two weeks when....Charles throws up pizza all over the floor and fancy couch of our hotel room! He then complains that his throat is hurting, which makes me pretty sure he has Strep.
Have you ever tried to communicate to a Chinese doctor about antibiotics and medical terminology? Not easy people! So we've started the whole family on antibiotics that I had prescribed before the trip. I just hope they will kill Strep! Please pray for Mark's health. He is notorious for getting croup and we really don't want to deal with that here. The devil really seems to be attacking our whole travel group through our health. There are other families dealing with health issues as well. But we are praising God through it all because we know he is able to deliver us and we are already seeing improvement in Hannah and Charlie.
So we decided to skip the traditional Cantonese dinner our guide planned and stay in and eat Subway tonight (thanks Kevin and Amanda for the food run).
On a final sweet note, we realized this was our first family dinner with just the five of us! Oh, the big giant fan in the picture...that could be a whole blog post all by itself, but basically it's to dry the fancy carpet after Charles spewed all over it. :(
Y'all, please pray Hannah starts sleeping through the night better. It's normal for her to be going through this phase, but with such busy days, someone always sick, AND the waking up 4-5 times a night, well let's just say I'm a walking zombie! Honestly, we are ALL just exhausted!!!!
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light>.”