Gwen Gwen, Maddy Maddy, Mommy Mommy
I met Lynne back in 2005 when I did a random (but somewhat predictable) blog search for blogs that mentioned China adoption and the name "Gwen". Since the name "Gwen" isn't very common, I wasn't sure what I might find but I was happily surprised to find another family adopting a little girl from China! Like us, they also intended to name their new daughter Gwen but even more surprising was that they already had a daughter named Madelyn. I emailed her and we've been Blogger Buddies ever since. How could either of us have ever dreamed that the first time our families got together we'd ALL be in China!?
Here are the fun pictures of our afternoon together at Century Park in Shanghai: