Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sunday, August 16, 2009

India Festival 2009 - Portland

My boys and I walking towards the festival.....(my husband took all the photos)
Today after church we headed downtown for our first India Festival. This is an annual event, but this is the first year we attended. We had a wonderful time. I felt like I was in India again. All the beautiful colors, clothes, music, dancing, food, etc. I was really excited, because I was able to meet in person one of my "blogging friends" at the festival. Cheryl, her two daughters and friend were there. Cheryl has been home from India with Adia for 2 months. Adia is beautiful and looks so happy. It was fun watching her take in all the sights and see here interact with her older sister, too. How fun to find somebody that lives in Oregon who has adopted from India!
Seeing their family gives me hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and it will happen!

Sitting at the festival made me miss India, remember my friends that are currently in India on a mission's trip, and make me long for my little Indian princess even more. Hopefully next year we will have our little Alesha home and we can attend the festival as a family of five!

First sight of the festival...looks fun, huh?

Tons of people were there.

Here I am with Cheryl and Adia.


The dance teams were great and were having a blast!