After thirty hours of travel, we made it home to Richmond. What an incredible journey we've been on. We left Guangzhou at 6:00 a.m. (read that 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday) and travelled to Beijing. From Beijing we flew to Chicago and then on to Kansas City, arriving at 10:00 p.m. to family and friends. During it all, Noelle was a real trooper and only fussed a few times. Actually, Noelle was the free entertainment wherever we stopped. Her laughs and friendliness won over everyone we met. I think, friends, that God's brought a strong willed, outgoing, why walk when we can run kind of little girl into our lives -and she's thorougly won over our hearts.
We slept in until about 4:45 this morning and then Noelle decided she needed to explore. So while Jennifer's catching up on her rest (I'll let her tell you about what a difficult trip it was for her), Noelle and I've been calling friends and baby proofing the home. Silly me for thinking we were done. She's such a delightful child (did I already say that?).
Anyway, I've got to go for now. I'm sure Jennifer will fill you in on the rest.
Thanks for all your prayers.
Eric (with Jennifer and Noelle!)