Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Way Back When-esday

Tracey and the Twins

Last week, as I was composing a piece for the wonderful How Do You Do It? blog (what an honor it is to be a part of that group--if you haven't yet, go check it out!), I was screening images from years gone by and realized rather than adopt a "Wordless Wednesday" tradition here (I'm not so good on the "wordless" tip), a regular mid-week reverie seems like more fun. And so we begin...

The above image is of one of my dearest friends, Tracey, with our then mere days old twosome. Doesn't she just look like a natural?

Tomorrow, "Aunt Tracey/Mrs. Malkie" and her husband Scott leave for China to collect their precious son, Van Martin. Darren and Sarah (and their mom and dad) are beside themselves with anticipation. For weeks their conversation has been peppered with Van-centric interest:

"Do you think Van is celebrating Chinese New Year's today?"

"Will Van be at the Malkies' superbowl party next year?"

"When we are seven, Van will be three, right?"

Thankfully, Van and his playmates have been confirmed as safe from the horror of the recent earthquakes; our hearts and prayers go out to those in the devastated areas of China.

Likewise, our hearts and prayers are heading to Dulles Airport tommorow morning and traveling all the way to Guangdong province as our friends joyously to add to their family this week.

The Malkies' "Way Back When" is just beginning...

[*Be sure to check out Tracey's blog "Handsome Van" and share their excitement.]


Terri O'Laughlin said...

Love the When-esday idea!! Mind if i steal it?
On the adoption front. I have friends right now waiting for their Ethopian court date to finalize their adoption. It is very hard to wonder how your child is doing so far away. I will pray that Van Martin comes home safely!

Cheryl Lage said...

Feel free, any fellow fan of wordplay is a friend of mine... plus everything about twin motherhood is better shared!

Thank you for the prayers for Van...and I'll remember your friends' situation as well!

PS I'm adding you to the blogroll here as well! Thanks for coming by!