Friday, August 08, 2008

8-8-08 Opening Night



Today is the opening of the 29th Olympic games. China has been preparing for this very auspicious day for more the 7 years now. The date was chosen because the number 8 is a very lucky number in the Chinese Culture. The Olympic games will begin on 8-8-08 at 8:08pm (this has already happened) and will air on NBC in the USA starting at 7:30pm. We have been dreaming for years about watching the Olympics with Sophia home with us. Tonight we will be home the 3 of us have dinner and then settle in to watch what China has put together for the opening ceremonies. We are really looking forward to seeing the big event and all the hoopla of the Olympic events. We have always watched and look forward to seeing the Swimming events along with my favorite the Gymnasts. I have to admit that I am sort of pulling for the Chinese team here. I have read and watched so much about their team. They give up so much of their young lives to be part of their countries team. I hope that the games go well and that people see the true spirit of the China that we have grown to love.....


Remember 7:30pm on NBC



The Pictures are from when we were in Beijing in June. We were fortunate enough to get to see the Olympic Stadium in person. It is spectacular and bigger then you can imagine. The Olympic count down clocks were allover Beijing. We rode through the Olympic Village and got to see many of the preparations for the games. It makes it all the more exciting for us knowing we were just there ourselves.....

3 comments:

Kevin & Kimberly said...

I enjoyed your pictures!

It sure is SUCH a great feeling being at home tonight as a family and watching this on TV!! I SO miss China!!

Stephanie and Jamie said...

Hey! Just wanted to let you know that we are keeping up with you guys. We feel the same way! Wasn't the opening ceremony just beautiful! China had everything so perfect- just like their children!

Christine said...

Mary Anne is a Jiangxi girl to!!!!!! :) I went to Sophie's referral photos and Mary Anne and Sophie have similar eyes. Did you get any sleep from referral day to Gotcha day? I can't stop looking at her photo. I am going to go back and read all your stuff about Nanchang b/c I am sure that is where we will be staying! YAHOOO!!!
Sorry this post was all about me! tee hee Sophie still melts my heart every time I see a photo of her.
God Bless