Oyler children

Oyler children
...He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. Phil 1:6

Monday, November 10, 2014

Mon 11/10 - Shamian Island & Boat Cruise

We have been blessed by a lovely day! Our guide took a group of us adoptive families to Shamian Island. It is not really an island but an area with water on one side. Old tall buildings line the cobble stone streets with small shops to poke around in.  Mostly we enjoyed the quietness of the area....sort of separated from the hustle & bustle of the city. We strolled through the park and enjoyed lunch at Lucy's before returning to our hotel. 
                    Shamian Island

Kian was pretty excited about his new panda!! But then gave it to me to sleep with at nap time!?!?

Tonight we took a boat cruise along the river. It was beautiful! The shore line was lit up and many of the skyscrapers had spectacular light displays! Pics don't do it justice but we will share a few!!

                       My favorite 


  1. Oh our favorite spot.....Shaiman Island!!!!:):) So glad you could go and have a good day with no rain!!! I love your panda Kian!!:) Love the pictures...you can never post too many;)!! The light show sounded very amazing!! And I am sure pictures can't capture it!! So so glad He has sent you another family to connect with.....a true blessing from above!! Just a FEW days and you will be HOME!!!:) All are ready here!!!;) So thankful for His faithfulness to you and for the ones here also! Always such a blessing to observe and experience.....He is worthy of all our praise!!! We love you all and hold you often before the throne!!!
    LL for all

  2. So glad that you had the opportunity to get away from the city a bit today and see a different area of China. The boat cruise looked spectacular!!! At your house, the chain only has 4 links left!!!!!! We are counting down the days! Praying for sweet rest tonight and looking forward to more pictures of your activities tomorrow...and possibly skyping ;-). The kids are all doing well, it seems, and carrying on with their normal Monday routine. We all miss you and love you lots!