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Sunday, August 21, 2011


For the past three summers we have gotten together with some of the other families that traveled in our group over to China to adopt.  At that time, it was the first adoption for all of us.  Since then, 2 out of the 4 of us have gone back (some multiple) times, to adopt additional kiddos.  It is always so fun to get together, reminiscence, hear about upcoming and future adoptions, compare notes, laugh and of course marvel at how the Lord has used the beauty of adoption to grow families in ways none of us could ever have imagined.
It was a busy day filled with jumping on the trampoline, a loose interpretation of a volleyball match, climbing on the jungle-gym, driving around on various riding toys, and of course chatting.  I was sure the Noodle was going to konk-out in the car on the way home...nope, she stayed awake!  I wasn't so sure about J--I think he played just as hard as she did :)
To all the families--we had so much fun catching up and seeing you!  We can't wait until next summer to do it all again!

As a side note, this was the first time the girls would sit for a group photo and that everyone seemed in a happy mood.  In years past, there was always someone having somesort of melt-down!  Ha!!


David,Lois,Austin, Darrell & Leila said...

It WAS a great day, wasn't it?! Leila stayed awake ALL the way home too! (Wasn't sure I was going to though.) After a couple of pit stops - we didn't get home until about 10:00 either.

Susan said...

So glad you all made it & the weather was cooperative. Talked with Nicole today & she told me about the offer she made you regarding & I would absolutely be willing to help her with that! :)