Matt picked these photos for me to post.
Yesterday we traveled to the countryside and was able to go see how the country folk live. We were greeted by several people who were very curious about us and wanted their picture taken. Several of us had candy for the kids but I couldn't find the gum that I had brought. The only thing I had was the ladybug bows that were in Chani's hair. So, I took them out and gave them to two little girls. They were thrilled with them after I showed them what to do with them. After we toured a family's house and came back to the bus, I noticed that the one little girl had both of them. I wish I would have brought more candy or things for the kids, even more clips. We had to give four gifts and then the rest are for whomever we choose. One shop owner gave us a tassel thing and said that he'd give us her finding ad for free. He didn't push us to buy and even offered laundry service with the baby's laundry free. We left without spending a dime. The next day, the hotel put a note and her finding ad under our door as a gift from him. It was such a gracious thing for someone to do something like that so we went back over there, brought him our laundry and bought several items from him. We had two custom dresses made for her. One was through him and we'll pick it up later today. We also went to the zoo and that was so depressing. They did a show with lions and they were tortured so much that they just cowered. It was too much for Matt and I so we got up and walked out. I couldn't handle it. Just a few minutes later, the rest of the group did the same thing. It was just sad. We took another trip to Wal-mart and bought a suitcase so now we have room for all our goodies. We leave for Guangzhou tomorrow. I'm so excited to go there. Can't wait to go shopping!!
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Posted by Chani's Bow Making Mama at 1:16 AM