Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunday Snap Shot ~ China...

In honor of celebrating China's 2010 Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Tiger, I found it only fitting to dedicate a post about this one country that my family & I hold so dear to our hearts.


Oh China...

Some people out there will never understand what "China" means to me & my family...

This coming summer will be our 3rd time to visit this amazing country...

It will also be our 3rd time traveling on the adoption road to our 3rd child, Benjamin James...

Oh China...

Disney 2010 Photos 177

Now I bet you are all wondering if this photo was taken when we traveled for Francesca back in 2005 or if it was taken when we traveled in 2008 for Annabelle...

Well the answer to that is neither ~ this photo and the others I will be sharing here with you all today was taken at Disney's Epcot China in sunny Florida!

(almost had you there...didn't I)

Anyway, as I mention before (on previous posts) we LOVE China at Disney's Epcot!

While it is not exactly the same as being in the heart of CHINA, for us it is close enough...

Disney 2010 Photos 175
(Disney's Temple Of Heaven)

Disney 2010 Photos 176
(a waterlily pond in Disney's China)

Oh China...

How we are counting down the days until we will once again return...


{{{{{And just in case you haven't heard ~ WE GOT UPDATED PHOTOS OF OUR BENJAMIN ON FRIDAY!!! Click HERE and check them out for yourself ~ they are truly amazing!}}}}}




Ni Hao Y'all

8 comments:

Football & Fried Rice said...

Ok, first of all - I LOVE China too, truly. The child of my heart came from China and my travels there left me forever changed - that saying...

I KNEW that first picture wasn't taken in China - NO SMOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:)

And I am heading over to Benjamin's blog JUST to look at him some more!! I could eat him up! Have you considered betrothal?

Terri said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to travel to China!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You funny girl..... you had me fooled!! Beautiful photos......I bet you cannot wait to go back!! I am dying to get there myself:)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.....I can't get enough of the cuteness in those new pictures....Benjamin is such a beautiful boy!!

Call you this week!!

xo,

Lisa

Stefanie said...

China holds an incredibly special place in our hearts as well... can't wait to see pictures of your trip there this summer :)
Those new pictures of Benjamin are SO sweet, I bet seeing those makes the waiting just that much harder!!

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Just looked at all the pictures of your son. Awesome!!!

I think you'll take some amazing pictures of China this summer because I think you've learned to love it even more than the last time you were there!!!

Great post, Shelly!

xoxo~
Lisa

3 Peanuts said...

Beautiful shots of a country I hold dear as well.

Colleen said...

these are so gorgeous my dear : ) It's amazing how China holds a special piece of our hearts forever...I still smile every time I see a picture our trip there...I miss being their and often think about going back. : )

Chris said...

I really like your blog!!!!

I do believe I want to be a follower!!!!! :)

China has a very special part of my heart, too!!!

Can't wait until you travel to get your sweet Benjamin!!!!