Dressler Family...
After leaving North Carolina, we drove up to Virgina to meet up with the Dressler family. It had been two years since we saw them so it was great to be able to hang out and also to get the meet the newest members of each of our families. Anelle has decided that Katie is her "Kazakh cousin" and we think that is a great way to describe their relationship. For those of you who do not know, Anelle and Katie were from the same Baby House in Astana, Kazakhstan and were adopted at the same time. We spent almost two months in Kaz with Jen and Jesse and share a bond that can only be formed when you experience something like that together. We have been fourtunate enough to see them two other times since we got back from Kazakhstan and hope to keep up the tradition for. Thanks Jen and Jesse for making the long drive to meet us in Virgina. It was a lot of fun.

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Katie and Anelle in the matching shirts

They were so happy to see each other again.

Jen and Julia having fun at dinner

Julia loved smiling for the camera

The girls are growing up so fast

Mama and Katie play in the hotel pool

Daddy teaching Eli how to swim

The Daddy and Kids train

Katie was "washing the floor like Cinderella"

Daddy and Katie playing around in the pool

Our tall girl

Katie and Anelle goofing off together

Say "Cheese!"

All the kids on the tire swing

The Mama's and the Girls

Wow, look at how strong Katie and Anelle are!

Pretty Kazakh Princesses

Fun times on the tire swing

Julia and Jesse on our hike

The kids switched Daddies on our hike

Two crazy families...

And two happy families!

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