Tag Archives: Anniversary

3 years together!

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3 years ago in Xinjiang we met you for the first time!

It was the day our family became a family of 4, the day I had a son and the day Ms M became a jiejie.

It was also the day you met new people, new languages, new cultures, so different from what you knew.

I hope despite everything you lost, you earned something as much as we did!

We love you!

sushi boy





7 years with you!

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Today we’ve celebrated 7 years of hapiness with the most amazing little girl.

We love your kindness with your friends, your patience with your brother, your talent and graciousness on the piano and at ballet, your smile and your enthusiasm, your little notes and presents that you give us so often, your intelligence and your hard work, your love of books and of music, your curiosity and joie de vivre, your beauty, your native country and language, your first family and all that makes you you!

In fact, all of you is a treasure that we cherish every single day.

We love you my love!

1 year ago…

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we met you in Xinjiang and our lives have changed like we could have never imagined.

We hope yours has changed for the best and we want to tell you we’re trying everything we can to make it work.

We love your smiles and your laughs which are many and often, we love that you are so affectionate, we love that you are full of life and energy, we love when you count to five and say nine instead and when you say toggoban instead of toboggan, we love when each time you see a plane you still cry feiji over and over, we even love your stubbornness and the « toad face » you make when you are upset!

We think about your Chinese parents, your foster family and your country everyday. We are so grateful that you are in our family. We love you Mr E.


6 years with you!

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Yes it’s been 6 years we kissed this sweet face for the very first time. 6 years we felt in love. 6 years you changed our lives.

Thanks Ms M to be our daughter. You have the most amazing smiles and contagious laughs. You are so affectionate and sensitive. You are full of life and spirit. And now a great big sister!

Thanks to China to trust us and place you in our hands.

Thanks also to your first parents who gave so much but have nothing in return. They are in our thoughts. Always.

For last year’s post and links to the previous years.

15 ans! Happy Anniversary to us!

6 years we’ve seen you…

and our lives have never been the same!

We love you Ms M


5 years as a family

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Today is a very special day for us 3: a sad day because 5 years ago you lost part of your identity and your story, and at the same time, a happy day because you found new parents after more than 8 months in a foster family and we found a daughter.


These past 5 years went really fast, so fast, too fast.

You are a wonderful little girl Miss M and we could not be prouder of you. You are our ray of sunshine and I love when we sing together  « you are my sunshine, my only sunshine… ».

Know that if I am the happiest Mom, China is in my heart every day as well as your first parents.

To see posts from past years click here

On this day 5 years ago

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We discovered your sweet little self

And look at you now:


You are still the most beautiful little girl!

We are so proud of you Love

Maman & Papa

For you my love

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Time flies so fast. Too fast… 4 years together.

Today we celebrate the beginning of our life together , the beginning of our adventure, the beginning of our love story with you. I forgot how was life before you.I can’t imagine my life without you.

Today as everyday I have a thought for your other parents who think about you, there, in China.

We love you my love!

To see posts from the previous years


2006 (seems that with of the move to prepare, the house to sell, the difficulties leaving appart and all the changes, daddy forgot to mention the anniversary in this post).


What I love…

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I know, not a lot of news. But we are still here. Just busy and a little tired to be honest. The cooler temp and the gloomy weather don’t help (our first winter storm is forecasted for tonight). Sickness and deaths in our friends families. And family troubles reminding us we wished we were closer to be with our loved ones…

But let’s forget all that for once and let’s focus on the positive. In the mini serie of what I love:

  • The sweetness and light « pop » of the foam of my home made Lattes,
  • Great memories with friends for a Thanksgiving weekend full of life and beauty,
  • Listening and watching Ms M play the piano: she has started mid-September and of course I found she is natural and super good!
  • Dropping Ms M at Ballet/Jazz class and after a good exhausting hour at the gym hiding to watch her wiggling and twirling,
  • The good news of people I love: first surgery and recovery, old loves who found each other again, first child arriving in the family…
  • and especially 13 years (today) that we are married, 13 years building our family, 13 years of happiness and also sometimes struggles, but always together and always looking forward to the next day and next adventure: I love you mon chéri!