We have talked about this happening for months and months but -- I have to admit -- it felt like it would never happen. But yesterday, it did! Five incredible girls from Taiwan and their families, all united at the fabulous home of Tiffanie, mom to Gracyn and big bro Peyton. (more on the festivities when I have more than two minutes on the computer)
Here are (from left to right) Peyton, Gracyn, Jaden (Lucy's former roomie), Lucy, big bros Jacob and Brady, Samantha (another former roomie), big sister Sierra and Kimi. Missing from photo: Mikey, Jaden's big bro, but he's in the pic below.
Here's one with all the happy -- albeit exhausted -- mamas: Tiffanie and Gracyn, Lucy and me, Ramona, Jaden and big bro Mikey, Lori with Samanta and Sierra and Megan with Kimi. (For immediate and amusing accounts of the day, along with more pics, head on over to Tiff or Ramona's blogs.)
This comes just days after Lucy was reunited with her friend Sarah, who I have to say, has just blossomed being home with mom Marina and her three big brothers.
Later today: more on the Taiwan shindig and Lucy meets Grandma and Papa...