Sunday, February 27, 2011


These are homes that families live in. Our guide told us that there are no kitchens or restrooms in these homes. they will have a main kitchen and restroom located somewhere on the property that over 100 families will share... one bathroom!!! I just have a facination of all the bicylcles. they're everywhere
Laundry hangs from every window and balcony

I know this photo is blurry, but it captures the sights all over the island. all of the elderly exercise and dance. there are beautiful gardens and areas for the people to get their exercise.
just a sight from the van. this is a shopping area in the city

These houses can be seen as far as the eye can see in every dicrection

the island we are on is just amazing. we spent the morning walking around and exploring. at 2:00PM our guide, becky met us to take us to the Chen Academy. The drive there was just incredible. we have never seen so many people. It made NYC look like Mayberry. Lambert said there is no way to even describe all the sights. I've really tried to capture the city and not just the tourist attractions. The living conditions are so different from the US. I want Libbie to know where she came from and what daily living looked like. We didn't get out of the van in the city so most of the photos were taking from the van. I did get some shots of housing while we toured the academy. I hope to capture more of the city later on this week. These photos will be all that Libbie has to recall where she is from. We've bought a couple souvenirs to bring home and a few keepsakes for Libbie's future birthdays. As we prepare to meet Libbie my prayer is that her little heart will receive us. I've been overwhelmed with emotion today. i can't believe were actually here. I can't believe that we will meet our daughter tomorrow and our lives will be forever changed. She has no idea what is about to happen to her little life. she has been through more in her short three years than I have experienced in all my life. Now she will have a family that will forever be there for her through all her pains and joys.

"The Lord God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing!" Zephaniah 3:17
Goodnight from Guangzhou,
Love The Lamberts


  1. All that comes to my mind is WOW! Your dad and I also pray for you all and that Libbie lets you all into her little heart quickly and bonds are made. Give Owen hugs for us....what an awesome adventure for him, I hope he is old enough to remember this time forever!

  2. Praying for an easy adjustment for all of you. Loved seeing the pictures of Guangzhou.

  3. are so close! I LOVED China sooo much...maybe because it is Lucy's homeland...BUT Shamian Island was so special and easy to be there...oh cannot wait to see pics of your Girl!! Hoot looks darling doing is Tai Chi!

  4. I am so happy for you! I am crying! I can't wait for the pictures of her!!!!

  5. I cannot wait to see pictures of your daughter. I can only imagine what kind of day God has planned for the four of you! Praying for you.

  6. I keep thinking about y'all and wondering what anticipation you must be feeling knowing that you will meet your daughter tomorrow! Today you are a family of 3 and tomorrow you will officially become a family of 4! I can't wait to see picks of your newest family member!

  7. I am so proud of my family. I love yall so much. I may not be there physically but my heart is totally attached. I can't stop crying!!!! Woke up at 1am and have not gone back to sleep. Bella woke up and started screaming with joy when I told her Libbie was here!

  8. I am so excited for y'all!!! I am hoping that Libbie is in your arms now and that she is adjusting well.

  9. Hope all is going well. Thinking of you:)