Friday, November 28, 2008

Leavin' On a Jet Plane

Here is my beautiful eleven year old, Karen, with Todd. They left at 5 am for China. They are flying into Beijing and then heading down to Tianjin for the trip of a lifetime. Karen was invited by a family friend to visit this past summer. Todd's good friend, John, married Yuan a few years ago. One of the things that Yuan wanted to do was share her culture with Karen and bring her home to China. This has been in the works for a few years now, and she was supposed to go a few months ago. She was unable to go over the summer because of the Olympics. We decided as a family that we would feel more comfortable if she went with Todd, so the two of them are going for 9 days starting TODAY! They are scheduled to visit the Great Wall, attend Yuan's parents anniversary party and see all kinds of wonderful Chinese landmarks. I want pictures of the Birds Nest (Olympic Stadium) and just about everything else! :)

You can imagine that preparation for the holiday and preparation for this trip has been on my mind for the past few weeks, so if you are waiting for design work, please send me an email and we can get it completed this week!

Hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend!


diane mcvey said...

That is super exciting, I hope they have THE most wonderful time! You are brave to let her travel, and I'm sure it's VERY comforting that her Dad is with her! They will have SUCH great memories of this trip...what a wonderful experience for Karen! She's just beautiful, too :D

Savor the Journey said...

Beth ...
I can barely imagine the excitement in your household! OMGoodness! I'll be praying for a safe & wonderful trip & cultural learning experience!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness! What a wonderful opportunity for your daughter! I'd love for my girls to be able to travel the world. What a great time she will have with her dad. Blessings of safety to all of you!


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