Today we went to an old Chinese village about an hour and a half outside of Nanchang. It was the bumpiest ride I've ever been on. Robert comented that it reminded him of the Indiana Jones ride at Disneyland! It was so interesting walking through these streets (if you could call them that) made of stone, and homes that were hundreds of years old. And even funnier was walking by one families home who had their door open, and they were in there watching TV! Most of the families that live there are rice farmers. They are extremely poor and I'm quite sure Lily was born in a place just like that. The people were very friendly and came outside to watch us all. They were all smiling and waved to us as we passed by. As we passed each home, most people were inside playing cards and we saw a few people basket weaving. We were there for about an hour and saw lots of little boys playing around...but only 1 little girl.
This home is over 400 years old. It was huge...there were many rooms before we got to this one and many more on either side. It belonged to a very prosperous family back then...until China's new government took over and reclaimed all of the land.
Me and Lily on the day she was officially ours.
Our first "official" family photo.
Mommy and Lily walking in the rain.
A family at home in the village we visited.
One happy baby. She is always happiest when she is eating!
Sleeping angel. She looks so tall in this picture.