Two years ago today, we returned from China with our new daughter. As soon as the plane touched down at O'Hare, Ting Ting was an American citizen.
This has to be one of the worst photos ever taken of me, but I'll treasure it forever because it was taken by my sister Kay, who shocked the heck out of us by flying all the way from Nashville to Chicago just to be at the airport when we arrived. She brought us a balloon and homemade cookies, took a few photos and some really bad video (she was too excited to focus, so much of the footage is of her sweater or the floor) then got back on the plane to get home before her son came home from school. She's crazy, but that's why we love her.
My parents were waiting for us at home when we returned, so Ting Ting got to meet her Lao Lao
and her Papa.
Then, in one of my favorite photo ops of the day, she and her Daddy sneaked upstairs to recover from jet lag:
Sweet, sweet memories.