Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Back on the blog!!!!

Okay, so it has been a while since I have posted. I started back to work on June 1, after 3 months and 3 weeks off of work spending some wonderful time with my girls. Summer is officially here in Seattle. It has been a beautiful one and we are busy and happy. Here are a couple of recent pics of the girls

Friday, March 6, 2009

We are back!!!

We are back in Seattle safe and sound. For those of you wondering where I went, thank you so much for your concern. I caught pneumonia in China. I still have it but am now just feeling like I can function somewhat normally (although with little energy). After the last post, we headed down to GZ. The day I got there I tried to post but had tech difficulties w/ the computer then got hit with pneumonia so I never did fix things. Needless to say, despite it all, we had a GREAT trip!!! The baby and Mia are both well and knock on wood did not get sick. When I picked up Marika she had a terrible cold, so I am assuming it all started with that, coupled with lousy weather in Nanjing and lack of sleep, etc. Anyway, as soon as I find my power cord I will transfer all my pics and post more! Great to be home. Marika turned two yesterday and the most important thing is that she is home! Thank you all for your wonderful posts and encouragement. More pics coming!! Kathleen, Mia and Marika.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

More friends

The beautiful Miss Chu Xia, LL being her wonderful self, and a beaming Juni waving to her family!

A few more pics

The beautiful (and very tall) miss Chu Xia is in the walker

A few more pics of Mari's friends

Group photo of the sisterhood and my daughter Mia, Ms. LL who had the run of the place without a doubt, and sweet Juni enjoying photos of her family

Orphanage visit day!!!

Today we visited the orphanage and Marika's finding spot!! It was an unforgettable day and the orphanage staff were most welcoming. Ms. Tang and the nannies are true gems and there is so much love there. So, Trena, Erin, Sue and Sheri will be happy to know that I gave lots of hugs and kisses and snapped a ton of photos. Here are just a few. I have lots more that I will email each of you privately. The orphanage staff treated us to a wonderful Chinese lunch, then we visited the orphanage and M's finding spot. It was an emotional day, and one that we will never forget. Mari was happy, happy happy, especially when she got to play with her friends again. She continues to be sweet as pie and I am the luckiest mama on earth. I will post a few more pics. Thanks to everyone, Kathleen, Judy, Mia and Marika.