Friday, January 04, 2008

First Friday Review

Another enjoyable Friday. We started at La Dolce Vita for dinner. We were the last ones there but still had a good time. Oh my, we had a crowd tonight. I hope someone took a picture. It was like one big happy family. This may be our normal dinner place. Everyone loved it. There were so many sweet babies there, I loved it. I had the honor of sitting next to Miss Shelby who is still not sure who I am yet, but I hope that will change one day. Her mom Donna answered lots of questions about China for us. It was nice to talk to Rebecca as well..I cant even remember all the names of everyone but if you were there, it was great to see you. Yummo food. We said our goodbyes as we knew we would not see each other for a good 10-15 minutes HaHa!

We entered First Friday and I was shocked by the turnout! There were soooo many people there. I met 2-3 couples who were in the "thinking about it" phase and what a great night they chose to attend. After an introduction, Rich and Denise Hall spoke to us. You see, they were featured in the CHina's Lost Girls video by National Geographic in 2004. They gave us some background and more info during the video. If you are thinking about adopting, are actually adopting or have adopted (heck, if you have never seen it at all), go get the video. This is the 4-5th time we have seen it and I am amazed each time. You can get it at Amazon here!

Our "story" actually involves the Halls and it was wonderful to hear their story and their visit to China!

We had another surprise at First Friday, our SW! Miss Joan got back from China with Mia just a few months ago and it was soooo nice to see her. She was very honest about her trip and how life has been since shes been home. Its been a long time since we have seen her and we know we will see her when we need to do our updates.

I didn't get to visit with everyone like I wanted, but I am so glad so many people were there.

FF friends, thanks for being a part of our journey. You may not think you are, but you are. Every month, we visit with you and we love your honesty, your smiles, your tears, your joy, sometimes your disappointments. Thanks for "getting us". Family and friends, I hope that next time you are in Atlanta, you can come with us.

5 comments:

Christine said...

Yes, it was a big crowd with LOTS of news faces. It was fun as always - I am so thankful for this group.

Wendy said...

I'm a little late but I wanted to wish you a happy new year!!

Janet said...

You have the BEST First Fridays!!!!!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I love that DVD 'China's Lost Girls'... it is sad but good... take care...

Janelle said...

what an amazing resource for connections! It sounds wonderful & I'm so happy that you have these experiences while you wait.