Wednesday, March 05, 2008

One Year as a Family of Four!

Today marks the one-year anniversary of our meeting Lauren in Taiwan. This has been the absolute fastest year of our lives and she amazes us every day with her beauty, intelligence, sense of humor and sweetness. Her latest thing is asking for hugs (by saying "hug!" and putting her arms out) many times a day--to Ryan and me, Aidan, Bethie and her friends and teachers. Aidan has, just in the last couple of months, really warmed up to her and most of the time seems to truly enjoy her company and be amused by her antics. We feel so lucky to have been able to adopt both of these wonderful kids!

Here are some pictures from tonight. We had dinner at our house with Bethie and our old family friends Lily and Chase. I made some Sneaky Chef brownies and ice cream for dessert to celebrate our Lauren Ling-iversary.




13 comments:

Jeff, Abbey, and Reed Land said...

Congratulations! It is hard to believe that you all have been family for 1 year! That's so exciting though.

Bethany said...

A very happy one year anniversary to you guys! I can totally relate to what you said about it being the fastest year of your lives. Where does the time go?

Sarah said...

Congratulations, happy family!

I-Chwen said...

Wow it's been a year since Lauren came home?! It seemed so fast, but then I look at the picture, you guys look like you've been a family forever! Happy anniversary!

Jackie said...

Congratulations! So weird... I was doing a search for something and it brought up your post from a year ago- exactly a year ago!

Your family is beautiful and I love following your journey.

-J
taiwanlucy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

God has truly blest my life by adding you, Ryan, Aidan & Lauren!

Thank you for the blog. We love keeping in touch with what's happening out in Oregon with our cousins!!

Lots of love to you!!

Karen (Kevin, Quinn & Logan too!)

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

Happy Lauren Ling-iversary! It is amazing how quickly that first year flies by (and is it me or does it seem to go even more quickly with second child?). So glad you guys are doing well. The landscaping looks great. The kids must have gotten a kick out of watching the progress. We are going to be in Portland later this week. Send me and e-mail and hopefully we can meet up.

taiwanbaby said...

wow, the time flew by!!! you guys look so happy sitting at the table. Our one year with Cormac is in just a couple of months. Wow, time is flying by for us too!!!! :)

Just Us said...

Finally found your blog. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary of meeting Lauren. The time surely flies by fast. She is such a cutie and you have a beautiful family. Kristie

R... said...

Congratulations on one happy year and many many more to go! You all look so happy!

R...

Joe and Jane said...

Congrats!!! Time does fly, doesn't it? Love your cheerful pictures!

marina said...

Wow - I can't believe it's been a year!

Tisra said...

Congratulations on ONE YEAR with Lauren. I've been in process long enough that I *remember* when you travelled to get her!

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