Saturday, February 17, 2007

Chinese New Year with Great Friends!

We had a great evening with great friends. We went to P.F. Chang's for dinner and to one couple's house for dessert, a craft, a dragon dance and red envelopes. It was snowing but a perfect night - well mostly as my hubby was a little under the weather.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Celebrating our 3rd Family Day with Olivia

February 3, 2004 was one of the happiest days in our lives. We were given final approval to adopt Olivia. It was a day filled with joy for not only us but our travel group - 14 babies all from the same orphanage. We were scheduled to get them on the morning of February 3rd but as with most agencies warn plans can (and sometimes do) change. We toured the Jade market, had lunch at the Friendship Store and then toured The Great Wall that morning. It was so cold on the Wall that we took a few pictures and climbed back down. After we left The Great Wall, we went to the airport. Once we separated from some of our group (they were all SN adoptions and went to other Provinces), our wonderful guide Peter said he had some news and he could be bribed for some ice cream. (Fortunately, there was a Haagendas stand near by) I looked at him and said "We're getting our babies tonight, aren't we?". He looked at me and said yes! Of course, I was excited and nervous and had never wanted to get on a plane so bad. So at 9:30 pm we were handed our children and from that moment she has been everything we could have asked for and more.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Finally, we have.......SNOW!!!

Well, we finally had some snow last night, only about an inch but the girls loved going out in it for a little bit this morning. Sophia was so upset to have to come in.