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God's Plan For Us

This is our journey - God's incredible plan for our lives. When we followed the moving of the Holy Spirit, He opened the windows of Heaven and poured out upon us blessings we never dreamed of! Indescribable joy!

" For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another Great Day

Just an update on the day. It's been a really good one. Elli has behaved better today than any other. We left this morning at 10 and went to a pearl factory where we bought pearls for Emily's and Elli's wedding days. Afterward, we went to a music/movie shop and bought Elli some Disney DVD's in Chinese and English and also some traditional Chinese music to listen to.
Then on to our favorite part of the day - the market where the locals do their shopping. You could find everything from squid to scorpions to poisonous snakes and everything in between. From cooked already to still crawling around waiting to be bought. One of the men with us tried the scorpion and said it tasted like potato chips. Believe it or not, I didn't try it :). They had all kinds of animals for sale - the cutest puppies. Also dried fruits, veggies, herbs, mushrooms, etc. It was a lot of fun to walk through.
Once we got back to the area where we're staying I was treated to a foot and shoulder massage. -70 minutes for $10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I may not be able to leave here. The lady was great and said I should come back tomorrow ;) We did a little more window shopping (Elli fell asleep in the stroller) and then went out to eat with the other families. We had a really good ham and pineapple pizza.
Elli is quite skilled already at getting Baba to buy her a toy wherever we go. Fortunately, they are really cheap. Virgil told her 'I love you' today and she repeated it back. He can open his arms wide and she'll run into them and give him a big hug. When I try to do the same thing she shakes her head no. Guess we can't all be her favorite. We survived another squatty potty - this time for Elli - and lived to tell about it.
At this moment she has found the ramen noodles and opened a package. It's after 10pm and she's eating again. We're all trying to stay awake until she slows down.
We love and appreciate you all. Thanks for all the prayers!!!!!!!!

Here is a little clip of Elli singing with one of her favorite TV shows, "The Pleasant Goat and the Big, Big Wolf."


  1. Cindy, Virgil, Emily and Elli,
    We are so thrilled for you! Ellie is precious and beautiful! You all look soooo happy! I just devoured all your entries and pictures- they made me laugh and cry. We will be praying for Elli's transition to the States though it seems she is happy as a clam!
    With love,

  2. Such a sweetie girl! Can't wait until we can all sing together. Miss you all. Love you bunches. Momma