to bring you this message...
18 months ago today, our kids stepped off the plane in Charlotte and became US citizens. That was a long day. Life was so different then, just a year and a half ago. I love looking back, but I don't really miss that time. It was very chaotic because we were trying to get to know each other, trying to communicate, get organized, settle into our new routine, and still have fun with family and friends.
Their grammar isn't perfect and they are still learning English words (just today Sophie asked me what a lightbulb was), but we are a family through and through. Life is so good and we thank God for our many blessings everyday.
I know that I had the best of intentions for staying on top of everything in those days, but I know I never got out all the thank you notes I wanted to in the last 18 months. So to all our family and friends who have spoiled us with your vacation time, bringing us meals, prayers, friendship, play dates, hand me downs, gift cards, listening to us brag about our sweet kids, and every other little thing you have all done for us, THANK YOU!
My friend Emily came to our house today (coincidently) to take some family pictures. I will post them when I get them later this week. :)