This past weekend the children and I went to Nashville to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with our group of friends we met while we were in China getting Ivy. When the adoption agency sends you to China to pick up your child they try to send you in a group of other families who are also picking up their children. When we picked up Avery there were 4 other families as it was during the New Years Eve holiday weekend. In Ivy's group there were 13 families. We have since kept in touch and every so often a small group of us meet in Nashville as that is the closest for all of us. Anyway, this past weekend there was a China Light Festival where there were these light displays, Chinese food, and cultural dances. It was so wonderful seeing everyone. It feels like coming home. We have become such a tight knit group in the past year. We have celebrated much and cried when Rickie was diagnosed with CP, but she has come a long way since that diagnosis and we are watching God heal her and help her meet some mile stones. After the festival we headed to the local mall where the children played and rode the carousel. On another note, we leave for Germany in two days! Eek! I can't believe it! A whole year in Germany! Well, I better run, I need to go finish packing. Have a great week!