Today, we celebrated multi-cultural families with our Seattle AGCI/Ethiopia Group Potluck!!!
***Disclaimer: I'm STILL learning names...I tried my best...please correct me if I got some wrong. There were a LOT of new people to meet =)***
There was GREAT food...
(Love those "Adoption Rocks" tshirts like I do???
Purchase one on Shannon's blog and support their adoption!)
Shannon - It was so wonderful to finally meet you and your wonderful family! You're just as wonderful as you seem in the blogsphere! ;) Looking forward to many more memory-making get togethers!
It was sooo fun to meet new people and put names to faces!
It was even funnier to have people know me from my blog!
Naomi and Amber with their little cuties!
Thank you ladies for joining us today...I had SO much fun talking with both of you!
Thank you LORD for a beautiful day!!!
Darcee brought these baby grapes for the little ones...Monkey was IN LOVE!
Darc - you are a woman after my own heart with such a love for food! Not to mention you and my hub's sense of humor could keep me laughing for days (not to mention the both of YOU)! I have so enjoyed getting to know you and your family and I'm excited for girls close in age (probably).
Oh. My. Word. Good food!
Loved this conversation....Arvin and Janice were exchanging stories about Hannah's Hope while Justin and Niki soaked up the information and gathered tips (they are next in line for a referral in our group and #7 on the boy's list - woot woot!!)!
Niki - I have loved getting to know you more and more through the last few months and your heart for adoption is inspiring! Thank you for becoming such a wonderful part of our lives. I am so excited to celebrate WITH you on this next leg of your journey...I get tears just thinking about the excitement to come! Like you said, next get together is a REFERRAL celebration! =)
HAVE to add some pictures of MY little kiddo here you know! =)
This waterpark was amazing...
Can I hear a playdate in the works SCC ladies!?! ;)
Janice - your little guy is just precious and his expression never fails to put an ear-to-ear smile on my face! His politeness, his sweetness, and his sharing is such a great testiment to your parenting! And it is SO sweet to see him with his little sister. Just in love over here ;) Thanks to you both for being so open and honest about the whole journey and walking the rest of us through what is to come. Shaya is such a joy and we just can't wait to be in your shoes! =)
Loved seeing the guys enjoying conversations as much as us ladies did!
The Amelie Apology =)
Ann-Marie - thank you for bringing your beautiful family and getting to know us more! I can't believe we live so close and never knew!!!
Amelie made a new best friend in Maggie!
This woman is AMAZING with children (of ALL ages). She just gets down on their level like none other.
Tarah, you are going to make an incredible mother! I cannot wait to see your life transform by expanding your family. Thank you for becoming such a BIG part of our lives and being such a blessing to us.
Monkey chasing around the bikes...
Niki has a group photo we took (we didn't want the kind stranger who offered to take our picture to be overwhelmed with 17 cameras...lol) and I'll be sure to post it when it makes it over this way.
Thank you to all the families who joined us in this fun day and helped make memories to last a lifetime! We look forward to MANY more...