Monday, December 18, 2006

Referral Party...

Yesterday evening we had some friends over from our local FCC Waiting Families group to celebrate Nancy's and Brian's referral to their beautiful daughter Lily. Most of us met over the past year at our monthly meetings and have been getting together as a smaller group once in a while. It's really nice to have a local group of friends who are all going through the same thing and who truly understand the ups and downs of the adoption process.

From left to right we have Kim & Scott and their daughters Jenna and Jadyn, Nancy & Brian, me and Joe, Laura & Dan, Michele, and Heather & Damon. We have a great group!


Check out this beautiful cake that Heather brought. It's designed to match Nancy's nursery decor. Besides looking great, this cake tasted great too! The Chinese characters say "forever family".

I was so glad that Kim & Scott were able to make the party with Jenna & Jadyn. They have only been home for a couple of weeks and the girls are doing SO well. They are totally adorable and as sweet as they are cute.

Here's Jadyn...

and Jenna...

It was so much fun to see the girls....it always give me hope when I get to see a family who has been to China and back. Maybe this really will happen for us!

Michele is next up in our group for her referral. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will come with the next batch. If she doesn't make this one, she's definitely up next month. I can't wait to see Ava.

9 comments:

Connie said...

What fun! Seeing Jenna and Jadyn and celebrating Lily...oh wow, that's great!

Lily is a cutie pie too :0)

That cake is really pretty! Hope it was as yummy as it looked.

Kim said...

That is one beautiful cake! I wouldn't be able to cut into it!

P.S. - I hope you're feeling a little better about things. I've been thinking about you.

Doris & Dan Clark said...

What a great group to be a part of. Really helps.

Gorgeous cake!

Keep smilin!

Dawn and Dale said...

WOW!! That was sooo cool to have a refferral party like that!!

It will happen for you guys Donna!!! I KNOW it will!!!

Journey to Mia Lin said...

How fun!!! Our FCC group doesn't meet regularly and we are the only ones LID right now. :(

Anonymous said...

We had a blast and are blessed to have become your friends! Great food, beautiful house and fun company! ;)

tracy said...

That sounds like fun and that cake is beautiful!

I also like being around those that have come back from China...it reminds me that it might just happen!

Anonymous said...

Those kids are BEAUTIUFL! And that cake! WOW! Glad you had a good time and got some hope too! I know just what yo umean about that!

Jenn said...

Hi Donna,

Looks like a great time! I hope you'll think about coming to our Desert Dwellers get together on the 13th of next month. It should be fun! Email me (azboutons@comcast.net) and I'll get you some details-as soon as there are some, that is. Hang in there!