It's our anniversary!
Not the most glamorous of shots. We had just rolled out of bed a couple of mornings ago, both still in our pjs.
Mike hugged me, and Q - needing a piece of the action - slipped in between. Peanut butter to our sandwich, as we like to say.
This is a better shot of us - taken by my mum a few days ago at the lake. Q still had tubes in her nose.
Our wedding day, five years ago! Those are not our children, btw. They are our nephew and niece, ring-bearer and flower girl at our wedding!
On horseback, just before the ceremony, September in the Vail Valley.
But I can't really talk about our anniversary without talking about our adoption of The Q, because we married with the idea of adoption in mind. We had already been together four years when we wed, and our main motivation for making it legal was the right to start our legal adoption process. This is us in Beijing during the days preceding our first meeting with the child who would be our daughter.
And here I am with Q in my lap on adoption day, holding up our adoption certificate along with Ms. Tang, director of Q's orphanage.
|Mike feeding Q on the streets of Guangzhou during our first days as a new family.|
Returning from the spice markets off-island in Guangzhou.
My new daughter inspecting my jade necklace.
But oh, how far we have come!
Here is Q today (literally), a few days after her 4th birthday, two weeks after her third major surgery, on her way to a party in her new Anais & I tulip dress.
Happy anniversary to my beloved husband and daughter.
How far we have come!!