Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Has It Really Been Five Years?

Has it really been five years that we saw this handsome face for the first time?

As we celebrate Five-Years-Home today, Joshua was so anxious to 
look in his China tub.

Oh ...... the smell of mothballs that still linger on the FIVE LAYERS of clothing
that he came to us in.  Remember Courtney?

We arrived in Wuhan a day late due to airplane troubles, so we had our own
private meeting with the nanny and the orphanage director.

Poor Joshua was not a happy little boy at all.  The tears, the sobs, the
total fear of the strange people that were trying to take him.

But by afternoon after a good bath and a fresh change of clothes the smiles were forthcoming!

He loved Courtney from the beginning!


Have fun reminiscing little man.......we are so glad you are part of our family!


  1. 5 Years?!?! Time flies! What sweet memories and a sweet boy! You are perfect for each other.

    After all these years, I am still craving whatever sauce was on the noodles in the hotel....I am hunting our Asian market trying to find something that comes close. But I can get those kola bear cookies and the coffee packets and I have such fond memories of this trip when I see them. :)

    1. Hey Lesley! That was a GREAT trip and it was so fun to have you with us. Yes, I still buy the Koala cookies for the boys on occasion - our local Safeway has them in their Chinese food aisle!! If you ever find the noodle sauce, let me know!!