Monday, September 22, 2008

Colorado Pictures!!

A few weeks ago, we went to visit our friends in CO. Gracie and B are from the same orphanage in China and the Bs were in our travel group. G and I met on a message board before we travelled and didn't know we would be in the same group! We keep in contact via email everyday and she has became a wonderful friend. I really wish we lived closer to each other.

We had a really great time in CO and Gracie had so much fun playing with the Bs children. We did tons of things and it took me a week to recover from the trip. We miss our friends dearly and can't wait until our next visit with each other.

Nothing like a healthy hamburger from McDonald's before take-off

So excited to be on the plane

The not so exciting part. When we were to land in Denver, there was a huge lightening storm and the dark cloud was by our window. We could see lightening from the plane window and the turbulance was bad. We had to circle for 15 minutes before we could land. Poor Gracie, didn't like it one bit and everytime Jerry tried to open the window shade, Gracie said noooo, and would cover her head with her blankie.

Gracie and B having fun playing the piano together

We finally got to visit our adoption agency CCAI who is located in CO. On their walls, they have tons and tons of pictures of children they have placed. You can see some of the pictures in the background.

We got a grand tour of the facility from the owner himself Josh. We also met his wife Lily. Here is the very expensive bronze statue ( I won't say how much) that was donated by a board member. I think it's cute how Gracie is holding the girl's hand.

Kicking back

M, G's son was so great with Gracie. He kept the girls entertained and Gracie loved him.

M made crowns for the girls

Don't worry, not that you would but I have more pictures to post. I didn't want to wait forever for them to upload so I am going to post a little at a time.


Mom of Three said...

We miss you too! I don't think that we can wait a year to visit again. We'll have to work something out. Love the pictures!

Jay, Angela, and Laney said...

Those two are so cute together! How fun that you got to visit them and CCAI too! Can't wait to see more pics. :-)

Christy said...

How fun!!! I am so glad you guys had a good time with your friends. I totally love that you were able to visit your agency. I love the picture with Gracie holding the statues hand-- very cute!! Great picture and when I saw Gracie covering her head it reminded me of Dland at the fireworks when she covered her head there as well. She must not like the loud noise and the shots of light-- funny!!

Chrisyt :)

William and Bobbie said...

they are both getting so big :)