Monday, May 11, 2009

just pics of an amazing celebration honoring Emerson Grace

It was a blast & everyone that helped pull it all together did such a beautiful job.
I am hoping to get more photos from other people because I did not have my camera.
Colleen had hers, so as soon as her plane lands, I'm sure she'll be sending them my way.
I miss my girls already & am so thankful they were here to party with me!

very cute quote with a full bowl of rice

cupcakes that say "Daughter" on them in Chinese
party favor tree for guests to take a little Chinese box full of Chinese candies on the way out

Random photos from K's camera.
Pam & me
My amazing neighbor, Michelle, who coordinated the entire shindig.

K & Col





The bar providers & my very dear friends: Ann & David
Leah & Ryan who have a December LID.
J's fab~u~lous parents
Jason's beautiful sister, Ann with dh Terry...J's other brother & wife was there as well, Quent & Chelle, but I don't know if there is a photo of them floating around.
Alison & Mali
Ann brought this hat home after a Chinese wedding she attended last fall in California. I think it was on every head that entered & some really bad karaoke
Besides this party, I had an amazingly fun weekend with K & COL, I can't even describe what it means to me that they flew all the way down here to spend a weekend of celebrating. I will try to get some photos up soon, BUT.....
we received confirmation that all of our appointments have been confirmed in Jiangxi & GZ.
Our flight dates are also confirmed.....& I need to get busy!
WE LEAVE FOR CHINA IN 10 DAYS!

31 comments:

Leanne said...

WOW looks like a FUN time was had by all. How cool. I was especially excited to see a picture of Leah & Ryan. I have been a long time follower of their blog. I was so surprised, when one day I was reading her blog, and she mentioned YOU !! I had already been following along on your Journey. Small Small World. Needless to say I was thrilled that you two knew each other. She hasn't updated her blog since FEB !! I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU LEAVE IN 10 DAYS. WOOOO HOOOO !

Leanne

Suzie said...

10 DAYS!!!!! OMG - I'm so excited for you!!!

Looks like the party was a HUGE success. Glad you got to celebrate with so many friends.

Diana said...

OMG...10 DAYS!!!!!!
I am so excited for you!!!
It looked like a amazing FUN night:)

Island Girl said...

10 DAYS!!! OMG! Thats too great!!!

Looks like you had a blast and you guys and Emerson deserve it!!

Bobbie

Daniella said...

omg 10 dayse!!!! I am happy to read that your all confirmed - I know there were some rumors about that so in addition to your fabulous weekend that was also very very good news!!! omg 10 days.

sandra said...

10 days? Holy crap. This is exciting!! I love all the pictures of the party; it looks like such a great time and how awesome that K and Col were able to be there!

Meg said...

so glad you had a good time celebrating your little girl! it is about to be a whirlwind of activity.....take deep breaths and enjoy every minute/mile to get to her.......Congrats!!!!!!

Liene said...

Looks like it was a blast. The cupcakes are really cute!

Looks like you are going to be one busy lady for the next 10 days as you get ready to leave. I'm so looking forward to following your journey.

Dawn and Dale said...

10 DAYS!!!! Can you even believe it!! That's so great!!!

Lindsay said...

Looks like your party was a great celebration - and send off! Ten days - so happy for you all.

Shannon said...

10 days!!!!! Wooo-hoo!!! Looks like it was a fabulous celebration! SO many beautiful favors/treats and SO many wonderful guests! Isn't this an amazingly fun yet excruciating time?! =)

Dawn said...

10 days OMG. That's all I gotta say.
Day freaking days. Oh how I love it.

thegreybullet said...

Wow! 10 Days, Fabulous!!! Take a deep breath and prepare for an amazing journey to your precious Emerson. Try to enjoy each moment as it flies by so quickly. So happy your great friends came to help you celebrate!
Ellen

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

I sooo can not believe that you leave in 10 days..
YEA...
I am sooo happy for you girly..
Love that the girls came down to have an AMAZING party with you..
Have a fast 10 days..
Hugs..

Mom 2 six said...

10 days - how exciting ~!~

A Beautiful Mess said...

your time is here....hey what are you doing reading comments...get your ass movin' you leave in 10 days!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a special weekend....the party looked like SO MUCH fun...and I see your still wearing your ring....so glad that you like it:)

OMG....10 day....I am so excited for you guys....get busy packing!!

Best Wishes to you!

Lisa

Glinda said...

Blessings beyond measure...so much love surrounding you...what a wonderful thing to behold.

P.S. Could you e-mail me I don't see yours on your site...I would like to send you some pretty things I've gathered hither and yon...

inthebubble39@aol.com ;)

Briana's Mom said...

10 DAYS! Wow! How exciting!!!!

Looks like a wonderful party with an amazing group of people!

Melissa said...

Wow! It is all comming together. I cannot wait to read about your experience in China.....geez it is hard to believe I have been reading your blog for 3 years. Wishing you the best and safe travels. Post lots of pictures

Michelle said...

So very excited for you...I so can't wait to see Emerson in your arms!

Noemi said...

It looks like a fabulous time was had by all! I love the cupcakes and the favor boxes. Can't wait to follow along! WOW 9 days now....

Rhonda said...

Great pictures!

Wow, ten days...that's fantastic!

Mandy said...

So Happy for you!!!!! Adoption is one of the GREATEST Joy's you will ever experience... 10 days WOW!!

LaLa said...

What a FUN time!!! So excited for you....10 DAYS.... YAY : )

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

Looks like everyone had a blast...

10 freaking day... 10 FREAKING DAYS !!!!!

I'm so excited for you and can't wait to follow your journey through China for your Sweet Emi!!!

Dawn said...

Just in case you forgot it's only 9 days now. Ok so there is no possible way you forgot but I am counting down with you cos I am so excited.

Special K said...

I had a fabulous time in Paradise.. as always. Missing you this morning. So glad I got to come spend some time with you for the last girls weekend pre-Eme.

PS. Me & Col in that pic... uh can you say "drunk much?" LOL! I think I'm still a little hungover. :P

Julie said...

10 days... I'm so excited for you! Looks like a fabulous party to celebrate Emerson!

3 Peanuts said...

WOW! Tracy,
what a fun surprise and it loks like a BEAUTIFUL celebration!!! So happy for you. And so excited for your travel.

PIPO said...

Fab pictures..looks like a perfect get together to honor your girl.

Heh, I never knew it was a secret that K was coming until it was sprung on you. Good thing I don't tend to run off at the yap or I would have ruined that and not even realized it. Gulp!