Thursday, September 27, 2007

Love Thursday...

I don't know where the idea of Love Thursday originated, but I am happy to continue the idea of it in our own family blog. So what do I share as part of the MacDonald family's initiation into Love Thursday? Why, a picture of course!

What is love? For me, love is looking at the utter and complete joy in Nicholas' face. Yes, Nicholas is the one on the right with the big ol' goofy grin. While both of our children are amazingly cute, and absolutely wonderful, it is often difficult to catch Nicholas with a smile. That's because as soon as Nicholas sees a camera, he immediately dives for it, no matter where he is in the room.

Love is also knowing that the day this picture was taken, it was our first outing to the park as a family of four. We dressed the boys up, got the diaper bag loaded, everyone fed and changed, and right before we left we snapped this shot. We went on to the park and had a great time.

Love is spending time together as a family. And love is two sweet boys in complementary outfits! ;-)

Three Months!

Can you believe it? I can't believe that we have been back in the United States for three whole months! It seems like both a lifetime ago that we were in Vietnam, and just yesterday at the same time.

Today Nicholas, Matthew, my mom and I headed out to the airport to greet our friends, the Dullmeyer's, as Ed brought their daughter Jesse home from China. It seemed fitting that on the three month anniversary of our arrival home from adopting that I be at the airport on the other side of the experience. Although words can't describe what it was like to be greeted (at the gate!!!) by my parents and then come off the tram and be surrounded by friends, it was almost equally amazing to be a person watching a family be united for the first time.

Those who know me know that I am not much of a crier, but I found myself watching Laurie hold her little girl, and the tears welled up. What an amazing experience it was, not just for them, but for me as well. How unbelievably blessed Dan and I are to be the parents of Nicholas and Matthew. My experience at the airport today just cemented that for me. :-)

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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