Monthly Archives: January 2008

It's Official

She’s ours in the eyes of both the U.S. and China. Today we went to the U.S. Consulate to receive Violet’s Chinese Passport with U.S. Visa. As soon as we pass through Customs in Newark, Violet will be a U.S. … Continue reading

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Day #10: Guangzhou Zoo

Guangzhou has an incredible zoo complete with a combo Seaworld-Oklahoma-Aquarium facility called Ocean World. Wensi took us there this morning before our consulate appointment. We didn’t see nearly all of it because of the cold, but it was still great … Continue reading

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Day #9: Shopping around the Island

We didn’t do a lot yesterday. Wensi took our paperwork to the U.S. Consulate, and we stuck around the hotel area and did some shopping. Here are a couple pictures we’ve taken around the area. The first is the hotel … Continue reading

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Violet Laughing

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Progress

As everyone knows, Violet has been very attached to Shannon. It’s with great interest we’ve watched her assert some independence at mealtime and sit in her own chair. Previously, she would only sit with Shannon and would wail at the … Continue reading

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The Coat Saga

When Violet came to us, she was wearing a pink Minnie Mouse coat as you’ve undoubtedly seen in the pictures. On Sunday, it was so cold that Shannon wanted to layer her more for the trip to the Qing Temple. … Continue reading

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Day #8: Shopping Guangzhou Style

Did everyone miss us? Seems Violet was cranky, and I was tired so we crashed last night. And today, I have a server in disrepair that has kept me occupied. I’ll try to get back on track since we have … Continue reading

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Day #7: Qing Temple

Yesterday our travel partners finally made it out of Guizhou and into Guangzhou. Not only was their original flight canceled, but their new flight was some 4-5 hours late. The problem turned out to be an ice storm not unlike … Continue reading

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Guangzhou Restaurant

As everyone knows, Shannon’s an adventurous girl. On our first day here, she asked Wensi where we could go eat real Guangzhou-style food. Wensi recommended the Guangzhou Restaurant (makes sense, doesn’t it?) and wrote the address down in Chinese for … Continue reading

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Day #6

Today we had to take HuaHua to a medical check and take a VISA photo. Neither of those sounded like any fun to us. The VISA photo required HuaHua to sit on a chair by herself, and the medical check … Continue reading

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