Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Black and White Wednesday and "The Pink Connection"

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We've called our little "gang" the 'Pink Connection' since before our families travelled to China for our first daughters.






Dan and I were at the court house, awaiting the final approval for our first adoption (Dahlia). I heard someone say my name and whipped around to see someone who I knew instantly that I would know very well.






Instant C.L.I.C.K. !!





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We travelled to China together and became Mothers together.....in the very same moment.






Our first daughters - Dahlia and Angel had been waiting for us in the same orphanage......together.






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And about four years later we returned to China for our second daughers.....together.






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The bond that Dahlia and Angel have is stronger than sisters (they call themsleves soul sisters). They absolutely adore each other.






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And a beautiful thing is happening again. Milana and Georgia are becoming such good friends. Of course they share a few other things in common.





Like....they're both nutballs.






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But then.....we like nutballs around here!






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We sort of all go together like a well worn pair of warm slippers.






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Long live "The Pink Connection" !







21 comments:

Kayce said...

Oh Wanda! These pictures are beautiful!! The girls are beyond beautiful and their friendship is life strong! Love this post so very much!!

Vhen said...

oh my, very beautiful! i love them all!

http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/05/36542-45-black-and-white-wednesday.html

Sharon said...

This is such a cool post! Those girls are stunning together! What a bond!

redmaryjanes said...

GORGEOUS PHOTOS! I love the entire shoot!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness Wanda. This is too adorable : ) I love these pictures. What wonderful memories!

Raymonde said...

Gorgeous pictures and I love the story of how you met and how the girls are so much more than friends or sisters.

How do you get such fantastic black and white by the way? Do you shoot in B/W or when you process what do you use?

Have a great day. xxx

Love Letters To China said...

Wow Wanda! These are amazing. We need to talk regarding the use of your flash. I would love to learn how to use mine a bit more.

You really have captured the special bond your girls have with their friends. So beautiful to see.

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!!

xoxo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your pictures perfectly show the special bond that these girl share. The beauty that is on this page is mesmorizing! It also looks as though they girls had just as much fun posing as you had shooting:)

Wonderful use of light and contrast Wanda...... BEAUTIFUL in every way~

xoxo,

Lisa

Jaymi said...

wow these are all just beautiful! I love your black and white treatments!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

That is one amazing story & even more amazing photos. They are the most gorgeous group of girls - EVER!!!! WOW- you did a great job capturing their personalities!

Casey said...

That is one amazing connection!!! I love this story. And the girls are ALL GORGY!! Love those pics.

Gail said...

I love the special bond and connection the 4 share!!! They truly are best friends and sisters to each other. I know you'll nurture their friendships forever.

Beautiful pictures, love them ALL!!!

P.S. We have a very similar bond with Grace's friend from her China travel group (Julia and her younger sister Emily). And the moms are bff too. ;)

xo

the greek chinese connection said...

WOW and WOW...our girly girls are something else!!! Wanda these pictures are amazing as are the beautiful models. We are so blessed , not only with beautiful children but with a friendship that really compares to no other. I so look forward to watching all four of our girls as they grow up and the bond they have gets stronger. As you know I have always been in awe of Dahlia and Angel together...and now our 2 little "nutballs" seem to be finding their own unique place in our "PINK CONNECTION" I thank God for our friendship... a true gift from above.

luv u

me

the greek chinese connection said...

I just can't stop looking at these pictures!!!

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Our family said...

Two beautiful families. What an incredible gift you have been given.... So happy for you. XO

Mahmee said...

Wow.
M.

Tamar SB said...

These are stunning, stunning! Little gorgeous models!

Light Trigger said...

your pictures are something! perfect! love it!

(via (Long Road to CHina)

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Mary Lou said...

Those are the most beautiful photos of beautiful girls. Congrats to you.

Life with Kaishon said...

I am glad I am not the only one who has been MIA : )
Sending love!
This month has been so busy, hasn't it?
How much longer do the girls have school?
Kaish has it until June 21 and he is not too happy about it at all!

Ellie said...

Pink Connection - LOVE THAT (my favorite color is pink :) how amazing your connection is! all the girls are just gorgeous - and your photos lovely!

xo ellie