For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Reminiscing...pt. 2

More fun pictures from our journey 2 years ago...

Can you tell that we were waiting, not so patiently? The girls were over an hour late in arriving because the van had gotten caught in a traffic jam.


The Arrival... we caught the van pulling up from the window upstairs.
One of my favorite pictures... Momma has her girl... she takes one look at mom and screams...
Finally, a smile of sorts...she loved her Ge Ge
Officially Ours!!! This was the official adoption day... we were on cloud nine.
Our visit to the orphanage... The nanny asked Mia where her Ba Ba was? Mia was in her element...she ran around the place and visited with all the kids... we were a bit nervous at this point that she wouldn't want to leave with us. We need not have worried. She reached for momma and held on tight.
Nolan was enthralled with his baby sister... he had been wanting, praying and waiting for a sister from the time he could talk. This is one of my favorite pictures.Interacting with the local people in the park. The "bigs" learned to play shuttlecock,a game similar to hackysack.Mommies head over heels in love with their babies. Another of my favorite pictures... the youth of China are much like those of the USA. They were so friendly and fun loving. The girl next to Nolan(black and white shirt) just thought he was the handsomest. He said,"Mom, I'm a chick magnet." (Don't have any idea where he heard that before)Travel group mommies and by this time fast friends. We were all waiting for the girls physical exams.One of our favorite shopkeepers on Shamain Island...Michael. We were able to visit with him again on our journey for Mandy.Exploring... Nolan says that they were counting the "dead" fish in the waterway,ugh. Our group...

Definitely a trip of a lifetime...

1 comment:

blessedbeyondmeasure said...

LOVE THE PICS~ I don't think I have ever seen that one of us and the girls together! THANKS FOR SHARING! We are all excited to celebrate tomorrow night!

Blessings~
Wendy