Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Way Back When-esday: The First and the Second

Way Back When, our very first Way Back When-esday acknowledged the love we feel for our beloved friend, Aunt Tracey. Then, she and her husband Scott were off to pick up their son, Van. Today, they are once again off to China; this time to go bring home their second son, Van's brother, Zak Miles.

We wish them Godspeed, and republish the very first Way Back When-esday in their honor!

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.]
What glimpse into the past makes your mid-week wonderful?

Play along with Way Back When-esday!

Dive into those digital photos, scan a scrapbook find and join in. Be sure and link back to participate in the web-wide reverie, pop in to visit other players' pasts...and leave a comment when you do!

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Terra said...

Pictures from the past have been sneaking their way onto my blog lately - something about the fall gets me looking back..don't know what it is. But it is nice.

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

What an amazing story! I am definitely off to read her blog. What a beautiful picture - yes, she does look like a natural!

Double the Giggles said...

What a great story! The long journey for Zak will be well worth it! Congrats to her, her husband and big brother Van!

cat said...

What an exciting time for them! Can you believe they were so small - I have also featured my new born twinnies.

Meagan Halquist said...

What a sweet tribute. I will add them to my prayers for safe travel and love for their newest addition!

Jeremi said...

I always enjoy hearing of adoption travels ...... thinking of your friends in China!!
: )

Jeremi said...

I always enjoy hearing of adoption travels ...... thinking of your friends in China!!
: )

Mo 'Betta said...

awww, how awesome for your friends!

Barbara Manatee said...

wow! what an incredible story! Best of luck and congrats to your friends!

Tracey said...

We are truly blessed to have you as our dear friends and we CANNOT wait for Zak to meet your amazing family! Van has lately decided that he is Darren and I am Sarah as we practice not getting scared at Halloween.
Thank you for this wonderful tribute. Can't wait to hug you on upon our return!! LOVE LOVE LOVE you all

Safire said...

What a beautiful story! Loved reading through it.

Mom of the Twinkies and Tot! said...

What excitement is going on through their minds right now! I could not even imagine the anticipation they are feeling! Can't wait to hear more about them and their new addition!

Honey Mommy said...

Look at those two precious bundles! I love looking through my old photos!