Friday, July 22, 2011
It's been a fast week! We arrived home from Shaelani's China reunion on Monday morning and had to be back to work the same day. We had a wonderful time with 4 very special families that we cherish so much. It was great to see how the little ones had grown, their sweet little personalities are all just as cute as can be. It was certainly hot in the midwest, but my memories won't be of the heat, but of all the fun that we had. Emily was able to meet up with her buddy Tyler. They were a little shy the first couple of hours, but it didn't take them long to pick up where they left off from this spring. Emily had big old tears in her eyes Sunday night, and when I asked her what was going on, she told me that she missed Tyler. They are very special friends. It didn't take them long to make new friends with Viny and Angie. Everyone was super nice to each other.
Shaelani was excited to hang out with Nancy as well. They always have a great time, and I love watching their sweet friendship. Nancy is a pretty good swimmer, and Ms Shaelee was a bit inspired to work a little harder at learning to swim a little better. They loved the pool, they loved the ice cream and they loved spending time together. We loved seeing Mei Mei and Kaylee too. They have just blossomed with their families. We hope to see everyone again next summer, this time for some beach time and a little cooler temps!
Thank you Chloe for coming with us, you and Claire are very special cousins, and you guys were great with all the littles. I think you had some fun too.
Claire Quinn and Shaelee and I are off to Claire's reunion in Seattle next weekend. We always look forward to spending time with our wonderful friends through adoption!
We were incredibly blessed to be with one of the families as they received their referral of their new daughter while at Shaelee's reunion. Simply amazing.