42 posts categorized "Adoption Community Friends"

March 25, 2008

Blogger Buddy Visit

Buddalicious_friend_visit_2After three years as Blogger Buddies, the moms and kids finally meet!  More <here>

September 16, 2007

(tickle tickle) ACCEPT Picnic

Each year, our adoption agency (ACCEPT) has a picnic.  There were hundreds of families with kids of all ages.  It was fun to see old friends - and some new ones too!  The girls had a blast playing in the sand and water.

June 30, 2007

Such amazing friends. Thank you all so much!

  • Sincerest THANKS to everyone who commented or emailed me privately to tell me how much they've enjoyed and will miss our blog.   Your comments have touched me very deeply.  I wish I could respond to everyone personally but I'm afraid I would only have time to type a few words and that wouldn't do justice to how I feel about the love and support and friendship you've shown me over the months (and, in some cases, years).  Some of the nicest families I've ever known are in the China adoption community and there are many of you that I'd love to meet someday so please email me if you're ever planning to be in the San Jose area.  It would be my pleasure to get to finally meet you face to face and watch our kids play together.  If you survive my home cooking and my overly affectionate cat, I'll give you the password to our private blog.  You're all wonderful! 
  • Updates -- I'll post tiny updates on this blog just to "tickle" the RSS feed so people will know that there's something new on the private blog.  So don't cancel your subscription if you want those updates.
  • Family Foto Fun Friday (FFFF) will be taken over by Lissa (from Loving Lydia).  I've known Lissa for two years and I have no doubt that she'll do a wonderful job with it!  If you've never seen her blog, I promise you'll fall in love with Lydia.  She's one of the most animated little cutie pies I've ever seen!  If my kids let me, I'll try to participate in her FFFF challenges from time to time too.
  • China 2008, anyone?  We'll be in Beijing for the WWW conference next year so we decided to spend an extra week or two touring China.  We don't have any definite plans for what we'd do or where we'd go but thought it would be fun to get a bunch of families together for this.  We could arrange something through Lotus Tours.  If you're interested, post a comment here or email me and we'll put our heads together and figure out how to make this really fun.  The only date that is solid is that we'll arrive in Beijing April 20, 2008. 

June 23, 2007

Maddy's QinZhou Cousin comes to visit!

Chloe_and_pearl_smMaddy was excited to put on her prettiest dress this morning!  She knew that it was a special day because Chloe and Pearl were coming to our house to visit.  And this visit was extra EXTRA special because Chloe is from the same city in China that Maddy is from:  QinZhou. 

This was the first time since leaving China that she would see another child from her SWI.  Of course, she didn't know about this particular detail (and, at this age, wouldn't have cared if she did know) but we knew so it was really fun to see the girls together.  We just wish they would have cooperated and actually SMILED for our cameras! :)

Thanks Lori and Pete for coming to visit!   We appreciated all of your travel advice and experience and hope we'll see you again really soon! 

May 07, 2007

Two Cuties from QinZhou!

Kasey_sherryHere are two little cuties from QinZhou (Maddy's SWI).  They're looking for a family.

You can find Kasey's information <here>.

You can find Sherry's information <here>. 

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