It is truly amazing how many wonderful friends I have met through Katie's adoption. During our homestudy class with the social worker, Dan and I met a couple that was also adopting from China. They were also using the same adoption agency as us. They live fairly close to us and we became fast friends. Luck would have it that our paperwork went to China at the same time as theirs and we were in the same travel group. While Karen and Kevin were waiting for their daughter Mia from China, Karen got pregnant and had their daughter Maddie at 26 weeks. Maddie spent several months in the NICU. Kevin and his Mom traveled to China for Mia while Karen stayed home with Maddie. A year ago Karen had a baby boy named CJ. Now Karen and Kevin have a 3yr old(Mia), 2 yr old(Maddie soon to be 3), and 1 yr(CJ's birthday happens to be today). Karen's sister Carolyn was also adopting from China at the same time as us. Carolyn and her husband Kevin already had a daughter from China and were adopting again. Karen and Carolyn were putting their paperwork into the agency at the same time so they would travel together. So we all traveled together and our daughters, Katie, Mia, and Grace Ingram were all adopted the same day but from different provinces.
Karen and I decided to take a road trip to Georgia to visit her sister Carolyn and get the girls and CJ together.
We left my house on Tuesday night and drove halfway to Roanoke, VA. We slept over in Roanoke and then drove the rest of the way to Georgia on Wednesday.
The kids were so excited to see each other and play. We stayed at Carolyn's house and the kids had a ball. It was a big sleepover party for 4 nights.
Wednesday was GiGi's Birthday~this is Mackenzie and Grace Ingram's Grandmom. We celebrated with ice cream cake.
Thursday with went the the Outlets and went shopping.
Here are a few pictures of Wednesday and Thursday. I will continue to blog about our trip this week.
Pictures left to right: Mackenzie with Gigi, Maddie, CJ, Katie, Grace Ingram, and Mia
Grace Ingram and Katie were buddies the whole trip
Katie Min Min
Katie and Grace
What Beautiful girls! Left to Right: Maddie, Mia, Katie, Grace