Monday, September 28, 2009

A great time

Sunday after church we headed up to Great Salt Plains again. This time, we were meeting a family from Kansas who have four children — two of whom they adopted from China. We had "met" them before on blogs and various message boards, but this was the first time we met them in person.

Gayly brought the clan down from their home near Dodge City to check out the fun things at Salt Plains, including crystal digging (which we did earlier this year) and the beautiful scenery. Unfortunately, her husband, Shawn, couldn't make it, but it was great to finally meet those we could!

Their latest addition, son Nate, is from Shaanxi Province, but is from a different orphanage than Jake. He is 5 days older than Jake, and he's a cute little guy. Their daughter Abigayl is from Hunan and is a doll. Their other two kids, Lenna and Eli, are precious, too.

We had a great time just taking it easy and enjoying their company. Hopefully, we will be able to get together with them again.

Our Shaanxi princes

Jake flying

Climbing the steps to the top of the dam at Salt Plains

Looking at the lake

Hopping like a bunny


Journey To Eden said...

What a great connection for all of you! Love the "flying" pic!!!!

quilt-n-mama said...

We had a great time with you guys, sorry I have been so long in getting back to you. I have some pictures to send you as well. Thanks for taking the time to come hang out with us, hopefully we can do it again sometime!
Gayly for our crew