2010-08-05 00:00:00 , Beavercreek, United States
Thinking of you!!! Almost time to head home. I am sure you are all getting really excited now. Have a safe trip!!!!
2010-08-03 00:00:00 , Beavercreek, United States
These pictures are just wonderful and it is so great to follow what you are doing. What interesting things you are seeing and doing. I am so glad you are able to do all of this and to be able to document it all for the future is awesome. Abbey and Nathan you are doing such a good job. You are going to be a great help to your parents and your new little sister. I'll bet you can hardly wait to come home and show her off to everyone!!! We will be excited to see all of you soon. Love, A.Jean
2010-08-03 00:00:00 , Dayton, United States
Congratulations to you all! Melayah is absolutely beautiful and is such a perfect addition to your sweet family! Praying for enjoyable final days in China and safe and pleasant trip home. Can't wait to meet her! The girls were excited to see pictures of her - we will have to do a play date when you get settled in. God Bless, Lori
2010-08-02 00:00:00 , Tipp City, United States
Nathan, I would love to have been with you to see the pandas. They are a favorite of mine, too. I have a few stuffed ones but seeing a real one is exciting. I saw them at the Toledo Zoo years ago. The picture of the rats gave me shivers. No thank you! Abbey, I think I would have had a hard time not petting the animals, too, especially the puppies. Lynna, you are doing a great job at keeping up with journal writing and pics. Thank you so much. Hugs all around. Love ya lots.
2010-07-30 00:00:00 , englewood, United States
Hi Lynna - congratulations on your new daughter, how absolutely wonderful and she is just beautiful. Your pictures are great, the scenery is gorgeous and the Great Wall of china, how magnificent!!!! How long did it take you to climb to the top? Can't imagine myself getting more than a few feet!! Teri e-mailed me your blogs which were really interesting. Hope everything is going well for you and your family of 5!!!!! Congrats again. God bless!!! Carol Raker
Kari & Corey Hept
2010-07-30 00:00:00 , Vandalia, Ohio, United States
So great to see you as a family of five! She is beautiful and she fits right in! Can't wait to meet her. what a great joy for you. Many Blessings and safe travels with your sweet family.
2010-07-29 00:00:00 , Beavercreek, United States
For some reason we were not getting any of this so was so excited to see the picture Todd had posted. He then sent us the link. I have been thinking about all of you so much and am so happy all has gone so well. She is adorable and you all look so proud and so happy. We are so happy for all of you!!!!!! Love and prayers, A.
2010-07-28 00:00:00 , Tipp City, United States
Abbey and Nathan,
You are going to be a great big sister and brother. Keep up the good work. She will need your support and love to settle in once you all get back home. Enjoy all the neat things that you are getting to do and see. It is a trip of a lifetime. Wish I were there with you.
Love ya lots,
2010-07-28 00:00:00 , Dayton, United States
Thanks SO much for sharing this wonderful event with SO many people!! And the look on your face Lynna in the photos - beyond happy - "blissful" comes to mind. And what a writer you are! Melayah is quite fortunate to become a Burton and she will be thrilled to one day read all that her new mommy wrote about her. Looking forward to meeting the 5th family member real soon...
2010-07-27 00:00:00 , Clayton, United States
I haven't looked at the pictures yet. I can't see anything for the tears that keep pouring down my cheeks. Just like us with Elena, you have found the missing piece to your Burton Family puzzle. I can't wait until you get your family home on good ole U.S. soil and can relax and start to fall into a routine.
Oh no, here comes the "crying headache". I don't care, I'm looking at those pictures!!!
2010-07-27 00:00:00 , Beavercreek, United States
Hi Lynna and Ronnie-
It is awesome to read and see all of these pictures of your trip here. It is very exciting to read the Gotcha entry and of course to see the pictures of Meleyah!!! What a story and she looks absolutely happy and beautiful. It looks like you all are having a great time. I like the picture of Lynna and Meleyah on the bus and the caption in my head was "I am NEVER letting you go". Keep updating us...
2010-07-26 00:00:00 , Tipp City, United States
Thanks for sending the pics. Really envy your experience. Uncle Jon wondered if you would see the Great Wall. Loved teaset in the teahouse and the silk factory. Malayah is an angel. She seems so happy which helps all of you. Looking forward to meeting her. Love ya lots.
2010-07-26 00:00:00 , dayton, United States
Julie shared your note regarding picking up the baby. I cried and cried. Just looked at all the pictures and cried some more!!! Just incredible! She's beautiful! Family looks awesome together!!!
2010-07-26 00:00:00 , Springboro Ohio, United States
What a wonderful experience - seeing her for the first time, holding her, laughing and playing with her, Nathan and Abby there with you to share in that experience. Tear jerker...
2010-07-25 00:00:00 , Clayton, United States
Oooooh, I'm so excited for your family, which is probably a little bigger right now! All our hopes and prayers are with you.
2010-07-25 00:00:00 , Falls Church, United States
Hey Burtons. What an amazing trip so far. Your kids look absolutely great - comfortable and confident. Your new baby is so flippin blessed to be entering into such a great family. Thanks for including me! Keep the posts coming. i love you guys. Later...
2010-07-24 00:00:00 , Tipp City, United States
Wow!!! What a great experience for all. Really appreciated getting to read about your travels. Keep up the good work. Glad I don't have to drive in that "mess".
Love ya lots,
The Haws Family
2010-07-23 00:00:00 , Dayton, Ohio, United States
It's so great to hear from you. Glad the first couple of days have gone well for all of you. The girls ask all the time what time is it in China and what are Abbey and Nathan doing right now?! Hopefully we'll get a lot of updates the next few weeks! Have fun!!
2010-07-22 00:00:00 , Armpit Dayton, United States
Guess I should have read your entry first....big plane to Beijing
2010-07-22 00:00:00 , Armpit Dayton, United States
Hey Dudes - wow did you fly from DC all the way to Beijing in that small jet? That's amazing! I figured you would be in a 747 or at least an L1011. Thoughts and prayers from the Metcalfe crew!