Sunday, July 11, 2010

One Year Ago

One year ago on this date, we brought Miss Madeleine home from China, and our family of four was whole.

Time is a funny thing. On the one hand, I can't believe how fast the past year has gone. On the other hand, it feels like Maddie has been with us forever. Hearing her language develop and watching her dynanmic personality emerge over the past several months has been a true delight, and witnessing the ever growing love between Maddie and Isabel has many times brought me to tears. Just last weekend, they were hugging each other, each saying, "This is my sister! This is my sister."

We aren't going to mark the day in any special way. Well, that's not actually true. We did do something new and interesting today. The girls have their first t-ball game on Tuesday night, so we spent some time outside this morning playing catch, the girls sporting their brand new baseball gloves. From the looks of things, Tuesday night ought to be very, very interesting and most certainly entertaining.

And now, an apology. I have been the worst blogger. I keep meaning to post pictures and anecdotes about our two girls, but honestly, time gets away from me every single day. We've had a busy summer thus far, and I can't seem to find a spare minute or ten to post some updates. I promise to be better. I don't know if there is anyone out there who's still tuning in...well, except for Grandma Sandy...but I promise, promise, promise to get some pictures and perhaps even some video up very soon, like this week. For sure.


LynnieB said...

I still tune in and I want video! :)

Sherry said...

I'm still around too -- when I can find a few minutes here and there. Would love to see new pictures of the girls.

Lesa said...

me too. I do understand though. It is something else keeping up with two the age mine are, but you have twins practically.
Can't wait for video.

Cynthia said...

I still tune in and I want pictures and video. I can't believe it has been a year already. You are did go fast and it does seem as if Miss Maddie has been with you forever. It has been a big year for her and she has come through marvelously.

Keep posting!!!!!

Melissa said...

Hey you! So glad you posted on your blog again. I know it is strange that it was a year ago that we were commiserating with each other about the swine flu and delays. It was all worth it though and just seems like ancient history now doesn't it? Can't wait to see more updates of your sweet girls and I love to hear that they have bonded so well.