Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's Official!

We went to the Jiangxi provincial notary this morning, and it's official...as far as China is concerned, Lily is officially our daughter. Today was a cakewalk compared to yesterday. Just a few questions, basically that I would promise to take care of Lily and love her and educate her properly.

After that we went to WalMart. Yes, you read that right...WalMart. The bus dropped us off for an hour of shopping. We bought some more drinking water, some pop, and a box of Cheerios for "you-know-who." It was quite an experience in there...the deli cases didn't have their familiar lunch meat, cheeses, salads, etc. Rather, they were full of pig snouts, birds feet of all sizes and varieties, and other assorted unidentifiable items. Outside waiting for the bus we were all quite the attraction. People would come up to us and ask "How old is she?" and "Where are you from?" A young man who spoke a little English outside translated for us...it seems as though fewer people speak English here than in Beijing. Most people give us a smile. Others give some suspicious stares.

We returned to the hotel to rest and bond some more. I'm going to keep trying to get a smile out of that girl!


Mark said...

Hi Kurt,

Your pictures are all of 20 minutes old -- yes, I'm checking your blog at midnight. (Can you tell I'm excited too??)

She's beautiful!!

Linda & Rick said...

Hey, She is one pretty special little girl. She is so cute I just want to hug. So Kurt give that little girl a hug for me please. I am hoping to be able to see that little girl this summer. Take care and thinking of all of you everyday. God bless to Julie and you.

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