Monday, January 09, 2006

What day is today anyway?!

Hi again, I'm (Sharon) finally able to steal away for a few minutes to "blog." As Tom has mentioned, it's been difficult to get a free moment apart from Danielle. Although today she started to make more progress in terms of trusting Tom. She actually let him hold her for about 10 mins. at the airport w/o screaming the place down. Yahoo! We left Changsha, Hunan this afternoon and headed for Guangzhou, about an hr. away, where we will spend the next 5 days. (Guangzhou is where the US Consulate is located and thus where we will be til we get Danielle's visa to travel home. Until then she is still considered a Chinese citizen.) Before we left Changsha today, we had a chance to tour a really cool embroidery museum; Hunan Province is known for their incredible embroidery. Steven Curtis Chapman's first daughter (and second??) was from Hunan and he has commissioned the embroidery factory there to stitch portraits of each of his 3 adopted Chinese girls; we got to see the "photo" of his youngest adopted daughter being stitched while we were there today. It is absolutely incredible what they can do; it looks JUST like a painting. It takes them about 1/2 year to complete an embroidered "photo". Amazing. We got to Guangzhou late this afternoon and had Danielle's photo taken for her passport. Then we headed for dinner at a cheesy "American" restaurant for some pizza. Danielle devoured scrambled eggs for her meal. (Oh, and just for the record, my daughter actually chose to eat vegetables at lunch . . . ok, I was in heaven. Her grandmas would be proud.) Took a while for Danielle to settle in for bed then woke at 11:45pm for her late nite bottle (they fed them at 11pm in the orphanage--what were they thinking?!). It's a lot like having a newborn again . . .


Anonymous Steve Jones said...

Dear Tom and Sharon,
Congratulations!! What an amazing event, and what a cute little girl! I've enjoyed reading about your adventures to date. (Rekindles some memories for me, Tom.)
May you know joy, safety and peace in the remainder of your stay in China, on the return trip, and the adventures ahead for the Nutter family!
Steve Jones

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tom, Sharon, and Danielle,

Glad to read and see that every one is doing well. Enjoy the rest of your time in China. You've taken some great pictures, had an exciting journey, and received a beautiful new baby girl.


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