Wednesday, October 08, 2008

An evening with Echo

With Echo October 2008

With Echo February 2007 White Swan Hotel Lobby
Preparing to leave for the airport on the way to Hong Kong then the US

This weekend Echo, our ISS Hong Kong guide for our China adoption, spent some time in Springfield for a Lifelink get-together. Our family was thrilled to have the opportunity to visit with Echo and some of our Lifelink friends. Echo looked so beautiful and I got choked up just seeing her again. She was such a fantastic help in China and we all have many fond memories of our time with her. Amazingly enough she remembered quite a bit about us, as well.

She was shocked at how much older Mikaela looked and commented on how she was about the same size as Mikaela last time. Not any more. She wanted to know how Maimie's surgeries had gone and reminisced about getting "western" food with the boys.
While there we visited with several families including Lily's family and Olivia's family.

Lily and Olivia

Maimie, Lily, and Olivia playing Hungry Hippo


Gina (Caleeo) said...

Great pictures! It was soooo awesome to see Echo again, and very fun to see you. I think Mikaela has changed a lot just from when we saw you guys a few months ago.

Anonymous said...

So glad you had the opportunity to see Echo again. I could tell from your voice the excitement you were still feeling. What an awesome experience for all of you. What a big change in all 4 of the kids in the two photos with Echo. Hard to believe how grown up they are all getting. Loved the photos of the three little "China Dolls" playing Hungry Hippo!!!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa

Anonymous said...

How exciting! I wish we could see in person those that helped us on the other side of the world bring our daughter home. Love the pictures you got. Great shots.

Love, Beckie