Sunday, February 28, 2010

A Wonderful Day and Evening!!

Sarah, Louisa and Nikki

Kaia, Nikki, Lee Lee, Louisa, Anna and Sarah

Jim and Robert (we're missing Daryl- he needed to stay home with the other kids) We are hoping Daryl will join us NEXT YEAR!!

Anna, Lee Lee and Kaia

Jean, Cathy and Laura

All the girls!

This weekend has been such a blessing! Two and half years ago we traveled to China to meet our new daughter Anna. It was an experience of a lifetime! We were so blessed to share it with 2 incredible families. One family went through the same agency as we did and the other family was with another agency but they did not travel in a group- We made our own group!

Our hubbies clicked right away and so did the mom's! Our new daughter's were within 4 months of each other! We each had 4-5 birth children! If I could have brought al of them home with me I would have!

Over the past 2 and a half years we have tried to get together but it is hard with busy lives and kids going in different directions.

Hubby and I decided it was time for me and the little girls to visit Mark at school in Denver. I haven't been able to attend the parents weekends or any others of his college activities because of our adoptions and it will only be getting more difficult in the future. One of the families lives in Boulder and we took a chance in hopes that the other family may come too!! It was a happy day when Cathy said she booked the flights!!

The two families each have a birth daughter Sarah age! Wewere so excited for ALL of the girls to get together!!

We met in Boulder and window shopped and walked with all the kids! Then it was dinner at their home! It was such a wonderful evening! Thank you Laura for having us all over!!


From the Erben Gang..... said...

Couldn't have been nicer! Thanks for getting the ball rolling.
Can't wait til next year with two more girls to join in the fun!

klm said...

too cute!

Sally-Girl! said...

Looks like fun!! You are such a jet-setter!!!!

The Heald Family said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I was just sitting down to write on my blog from the weekend, and you beat me to it! I should just use your pics - they are great:) What a special last minute trip that would have been more confusing if we tried to plan it months out. Thanks for starting our yearly or year and half trips :0

Adeye said...

That looks absolutely wonderful. I am so glad you got to connect with friends. How absolutely wonderful, friend.

Leah said...

Oh that looks like so much fun. I love the connection that adoptive families have with each other. We just "get" each other.

Laura L. said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time. Glad to hear of it. :)

Mary Kate said...

Wow, those are all some cute girls...looks like a BLAST!!!!

TanyaLea said...

Oh Wow!...what a fun little reunion! Love the girls in their matching "life is good" tees!! :)

Difference2This1 said...

Oh...I'm SO jealous! Greg and I grew up in the next town over from daughter was born in Boulder and I used to put her in the jogging stroller and take off down the numerous beautiful trails around there...we had to leave due to Greg's job when she was almost 4 yrs (although I can't complain about moving because that is when I got to leave MY 24x7 job to stay home with her). I miss Boulder so much!!! Lucky lady to visit there! God bless, Jennifer