July 10, 2009

Chinapalooza 2009

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We are in West Virginia for Chinapalooza 2009 -- our annual travel group reunion.

Four years ago tomorrow we were all in China meeting our daughters for the very first time. It was amazing to look around tonight and see how much all of the girls have grown and changed during those four years . . .

Tonight we kicked off the weekend with a BBQ that included lots of kids running around outside -- there are 13 little girls from our travel group here plus their moms, dads, brothers and sisters, including two little boys and one little girl who have come home from China and joined their families since we were together last summer.

The kids had a ball jumping in a moon jump, whacking not one but two pinatas, eating cake and roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.

It was a great start to what I'm sure is going to be a wonderful weekend!

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6 comments:

  1. Sounds like such a special time for all! (and I am in love with your girls' outfits! O' so cute!)

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  2. I love that you all do this every year. What a special way to celebrate....and what incredible memories your girls will have from Chinapalooza!!!

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  3. So great to see all the happy, beautiful children.

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  4. My girls love your girls' outfits too! We had a great time visiting with you!

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  5. Beautiful pictures! My favorite is the pinata one. Can't wait to see the rest.
    It was great to see you all again after so many years!

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  6. Looks like everyone had a great time!!! I hope our group will do something like that soon.

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