James 1:27 " Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. "

Saturday, January 4, 2014


We made it to Beijing Thursday evening late after an almost 4 hour delay leaving Chicago. On Friday we went to Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City. Today we went to the Great Wall. We have enjoyed our time in Beijing, but we are ready to move on with the next part of the trip. Tomorrow we leave Beijing and head to Guangzhou where we will be for the rest of the trip. We will meet Avery Monday afternoon.

Carsen is doing pretty well except his body is not accepting the time change very quickly. He was up at 2am on Friday and at 1am on Saturday and we finally got him back to sleep around 3 and then he slept to a normal time of 7.

The view of the plane getting ready to leave Chicago, it snowed all day.

Carsen watching the plane in Paducah

Carsen loved the Great Wall he would have climbed to the top if someone would have helped him. He loved to lean over the edge and look around.

The whole gang at the Great Wall.


  1. So happy you made it here safely! Surprised we haven't run into you guys. Keep running into Amy!