Thursday, January 22, 2009

Time with Friends!

It's about time I post these pics. They were taken at Christmas as we visited with dear friends. First we visited with Mary Grace and her parents, Kim and David. We all became friends when we waiting for our referral for Lily Wen. We had some wonderful discussions that kept me going during that first wait. We also got to spend precious time with Mary Grace as we envisioned our future. Our time with them is precious and wonderful and we can't wait for our next visit.

Graeme, Mary Grace and Lily Wen

Lily looking so FABULOUS!!!!

Mary Grace and Lily Wen in their fashion show!

A few days later we headed to visit with our friends in Pride. There are three families on one street who have all adopted from China. We all got together the first time a few months after Lily Wen came home and before they had received their referrals. One of the Mom's to be, Roxanne, and I had gone to high school together and she found me through our travel blog. That first visit forged a bond between our four families that is special. I look forward to seeing them each time we are in Louisiana. This trip was special as we got to meet Sophie for the first time and introduce Graeme.

Makenna, Lily Wen, Graeme and Hannah

Sophie, Lily Wen and Sydney

All 6 together for the first time, Lily Wen, Makenna, Hannah, Sophie, Sydney and Graeme

A tradition....we have to do one upside down shot every year!

Graeme and Sydney....I LOVE this picture. You see, knowing Sydney helped open my eyes and heart to Graeme!
Hugs and Love to all of our special friends in Louisiana....until this summer!


Waitingfaithfully said...

What a post full of sweetness! Love the Lily Wen, Mary Grace fashion show! And the upside down picture is hilariously perfect. (I think I am going to have to borrow that tradition the next time we are home with cousins!)

What a beautiful bunch of friends you are blessed with! Thanks for sharing!

Blessings ~


Anonymous said...

I love the upside down photo!

Denise said...

I love it!!! Isn't wonderful to connect with old friends? Looks like you had a wonderful time.

FHL said...

There's a whole lot of cuteness in this post!!!! Such special friendships!

Prayers and Hugs,

Kristy said...

Margaret all of these pictues are so special and just beautiful!! The children all look like are having so much fun together. thank you so much for sharing. Your children are just beautiful.

Love , Kristy

Waiting for Mia Hope! said...

What beautiful children! Isn't it amazing the friendships that are weaved together thru the red thread? LOVE the upside down photo!

Have a great weekend!

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