Friday, May 15, 2009

Two Years Ago Today...

Two years ago today we dropped the boys and the dogs off at my parents, said our goodbyes, headed to LAX and then boarded a plane to pick up our baby girl. This day 2 years ago was the beginning of a journey that changed our lives-- that brought us across a sea to finally meet the our baby girl that God had planned for us since before time began. I remember being so nervous but so excited. Lots of nerves- do I have everything- what if she cries constantly- will she shut down? Lots of nerves but totally overshadowed by the excitement of meeting our baby girl for the first time.

Saying our goodbyes to the boys. It was so hard leaving them but they got to watch us on our blog and every night we skyped and got to picture chat. It was fun for them to see us while in China and great for us to get to see them.

The final goodbye picture

At LAX waiving by to my sister Cass who was nice enough to drive us into LA (only actually 45 min drive with no traffic).

Remember Kevin had broke his hip in February so he was still on crutches while in China. He actually climbed the great wall on crutches.


  1. How fun to relive the memories and those feelings of what will she be like? I remember those same feelings with such clarity.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Congrats on two happy years together! Mia is absolutely adorable and you are soooo blessed to be her mama!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Wow -- two years already!! That had to be one unbelievable trip with Kevin on crutches! So sweet to remember all the details, isn't it! Have a great weekend!


  4. Can't believe it has been 2 years..
    I sooo remember watching you .. This is when I first started stocking your blog..LOL...
    AMAZING memories..
    I sooo can't wait to follow.. are you going to do day by day???
    have a great weekend..

  5. I cannot believe it has been 2 years already!! I remember meeting you around this time...a little before...and sending you all the ladybug stuff for good luck! :) It seems like last week. :)


  6. Yours was the first blog I started following. I found it through RQ while you were in the middle of your trip about 3 months before our trip to China. I watched your videos over and over hoping that our experience would be just as magical.

    Congratulations on 2 years with Mia and thanks for sharing a bit of your life with me!


  7. Happy Anniversary Mia. It seems like yesterday that we were following your blog in China. You are such a blessing to your family and have grown into such a beautiful amazing little girl.

  8. Amazing that it has been 2 years! What a blessing. Enjoy all the memories in the days ahead.

  9. It's so hard to believe it has been two years! wow!!! Time sure does fly!!! Look at all of us now! We have these beautiful little blessings in our lives! God is so faithful and so good!! I can't wait to follow the next year!!

  10. Happy 2 years! I remember those butterflies too! Partly from leaving the boys, partly from the flight ahead, but mostly wondering if our girl would like us!!

  11. Doesn't it just seem like yesterday???
    Hugs, Jill