Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Goodbye Olympics

I feel very torn about the Olympics being over. Most of me is very happy they have finally past - I pray that the theory of the Olympics slowing down referrals is true and we will see a speed up of the pace finally. But a small part of me is kind of sad.   First off, I love sports and I love to see the athletes, especially the ones that are not going home to a pro career, that have spent their lives for the dream of the Olympics, lay it all out there for a once in a lifetime experience.  It is all very moving to me.  I loved watching all the sports and learning about the athletes. But also, I felt closer to China in a weird way watching every night. I so look forward to going to China; of course to meet our daughter but also to see her birth country. I have fallen in love with China over the last couple of years and want to be a part of it.  I have loved the coverage of the Olympics as they also showed the country, the people and places around Beijing.  I am proud of the great Olympics that the Chinese people put on.  But now come on referrals!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trip to the Zoo - take 2!

Mike, Zane and I headed to the zoo again (the first trip was when Zane was 4 months old) and it was so much fun! Zane is getting old enough to see the animals and enjoy them.  Mike and Zane feed a giraffe, which was very cool, but the winner was brushing the goats.  Of all the wild beautiful animals, the goats made him laugh the most.  Of course it was the one thing he could touch.  What a great family day!

Mike and Zane at the same spot - what a difference 6 months make!