April 04, 2007

Some Highlights





The gate of a Temple we visited on our last day



Outside the Temple



Inside the temple



At the night market





St. Lucy's Grand Opening





Dinner with David, Tien and Mei Ru





My Dinner -- a beef hotpot


We are home. Safe and sound...and sad. Here's some highlights of our last few days in Taiwan. It really is great to be home because I missed Ila so, so much but I can't wait to go back and do it all over again. I am hoping that we will travel again by June...keep us in your prayers!

Peace.

9 comments:

Monkhouse3 said...

Lani & Scott!!
WelcomeWelcomeWelcome
HomeHomeHomE!!!
Glad you're home with your Ila.
Wishing for speedy court process
so Ya-Ya can come home soon!!
Sally

Anonymous said...

Love the update. I am glad to hear you are home safe and sound. We will pray for a fast travel call. Thanks again for sharing your journey...just think it was just about a year ago that we first spoke on the phone about adoption:) So happy for you:)

Andrea

Susan Hughes said...

Glad you are home safely, although I know your hearts are sad to have left your precious little one behind. May the next few months go by quickly until she is home with you!

BTW, which of the girls is Tien, and which is Mei-Ru?
Susan Hughes

taiwanbaby said...

Welcome back!!!! What a wonderful trip. Looks like you guys had a great time. Can't wait to see a picture of all of you together as a family. Lets get together, I want to hear ALL!!!

Kevin said...

I'm glad you had a great trip and got to meet and spend time with Ya-ya in Tainan. Fingers crossed for a quick trip back!
Kevin

PS. Looks like you also made it in time for the end of "hotpot season". It'll be a bit muggy for that when you get back there by June. You may want to consider making that Chinese New Year's tradition at home...

joan said...

can't wait to talk to you. Are you jetlagged? Ila must be so happy to have you back. That Ya Ya is sooo precious, my heart overflows with joy for you guys, which I know sounds really corny but it does!

Amy, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren said...

Welcome back! It was great following your trip and I hope you can go back soon soon. I have never seen Tien, so thanks for posting a picture of her. Mei-Ru was our guide when we picked up Lauren last month. Susan, Mei-Ru is the one with the glasses.

Amy from the JOH group

TaiwanMommy said...

Hey Hey, Lani-

Mei Chun said she had a great time with you! That little Ya Ya is a peach! Gotta love her!!

Kevin mentioned the Mitsukoshi in Taipei- it's NOT as good. So get your shoes in Tainan, baby!

When you get your travel dates, will you let me know? I'd like to send a small package along with you, if I could. It's for meichun and Spring Peach and would fit in a plastic grocery bag.. could you do that for me?

xoxo
Val
(of Mitsukoshi fame, and of course, Happy Girl(s)! )

xoxo

Anonymous said...

Hi. My name is Jennifer. After a lot of research, my husband and I have decided to adopt a baby girl from Taiwan. We are very excited! In researching Taiwan adoption, we came across several informative websites and blogs, including your’s. I noticed that you guys used Journeys of the Heart agency. This is the same agency that we are thinking about using. We don’t know much about the different programs yet, but are thinking about going with program #3. It sounds like this program might be the best fit for us. I was wondering - did you guys like working with Journeys of the Heart? Would you do it again? Did you like the program you chose? We appreciate any information you can give us. Our email address is james.woods@insightbb.com.

Thanks for your help! Best wishes to the whole family! I hope you get to bring home Ya-Ya very soon! : )