Tuesday, March 23, 2010

2nd Hubei Family Reunion

In Austin Texas at Ray and Angel's house the first night. A couple of the girls weren't there yet, so are not in the photo. Big Emma and little Alex are siblings of two of the girls. We had a great Chinese dinner and we all enjoyed catching up with each other. The girls weren't shy and immediately were best friends again. They had so much fun playing together!

In downtown Austin the next morning by the river.

All the girls at the Austin Children's Museum where we celebrated all their birthdays together and exchanged gifts. We all had a blast!

Outside the museum. We caused quite a stir wherever we went. We are a crazy bunch!

Next, off to some good ole' Texas barbecue. The girls were super silly after dinner and oh so tired!

The party didn't end there. It was back to the hotel for a quick stop to get into our pj's and back we went to Ray and Angel's for a pj party. The plan was to stay over but the girls ( and moms) were wiped out so we left a bit before midnight to get the girls in bed. The guys had a boys night out so the came in soon after us. We were wiped out from the day!

The last day of the reunion was a farewell Dim Sum brunch. All the girls wore their traditional dresses and looked so pretty. They sure do know how to pose!

Next, the moms and then the dads. We are picture happy bunch!

We had a wonderful time! It is always sad to say goodbye. This group is like family and we enjoy getting to know each family better each time we reunite. The girls love being together and we hope they form lifelong bonds and friendships with each other as the years go on.

The final stop before we headed home was a stop at our adoption agency Great Wall China, which is located in Austin. We were very lucky to have a chance meeting with Ms. Snow Wu. She was super nice and accomodating, taking time from her morning to talk with us and take photos. It was great to show Alexa where it all started.


Jboo said...

Wow!! What a fun time! So nice that you could all get together! Those are some beautiful girls!

Michelle said...

Looks like a fun reunion! They are all gorgeous!!

Courtney said...

What a fun reunion trip. Cute pictures!

Kate said...

Oh gosh...how I love seeing these pictures! I keep asking Jen if I can slip my Shaanxi gal into the Hubei mix...but I guess it just doesn't work that way! :-)

I can't believe you got to meet Snow Wu...that is so cool. We revere her in this house...kind of like our stork!!

Sounds like you had a great time...so fun!!!

Take Care!!!


Georgea's Mommy said...

LOVE the photos from Texas. What a bunch of cuties!


Hannah said...

That looks like a great time!!

Such beautiful families :)