Friday, October 4, 2013

5 years ago ... The last day as a family of two.

Our one full day in Beijing was rainy and busy. We were going from one spot to another — Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. We enjoyed it thoroughly, especially spending time with our travel group — the Burns family from Texas who were in China to be united with their daughter in Inner Mongolia.

But, through it all we also couldn't get over the realization that the next day we were going to become parents. We had an early morning flight to Xi'an in Shaanxi Province and were going to finally meet Jake.

It was crowded around Beijing when we were there because we were there during the National Day holiday marking the founding of the People's Republic of China.

The line to Mao's tomb in Tian'anmen Square was long. We didn't go, we didn't have time to wait in line.

The Great Wall was truly a marvel, my favorite part of our visit to Beijing. It also gave us a final chance to get a self portrait of just the two of us.

It was hard to sleep that night, the excitement of what was in store was almost too much to bear. ... Kevin

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