Maybe we were all feeling crazy because it was Jude’s ‘big day’. Or maybe because it was Friday night. And the weekend was here. But, I really think it was the fries. Photo and video editing at www.OneTrueMedia.com We celebrated Jude’s fourth birthday in his favorite spot on the planet: McD’s. Eating his favorite food on the planet: fries. And… Read More
A very special package arrived. It might have been addressed to me, but inside was all Jude. He’d been waiting for this day for weeks. The day his new pillow would arrive. I’d intended to hold out and not tell him until it was delivered, but I didn’t. I cratered when he was heartbroken over the condition of his old,… Read More
Jude doesn’t like to be cornered. So I knew my efforts to capture him for this Sunday Snapshot post would have to be cunning. Fast. And in his own element. So I took him to the playroom. And he was happy. Jude came home at 19 months, in the summer of 2007. It took he and I about three weeks… Read More
I could positively, absolutely, drown in this boy’s eyes. Can someone tell me why most people who adopt from China prefer girls? It’s a rhetorical question, of course. I know the answer, because I once was ‘most people’. I’m so grateful God changed my heart.
I know. I just posted about Jude. And I was just thankful for him. But this is something completely different and totally unexpected. He gave us quite a scare last night. We were, again, at football practice. And all the littles were playing on the bleachers. Yeah, the ones Isabelle busted her lip on, just in time for school to… Read More
Watching Jude run fills my heart with joy. Like just about any mama, watching her child. But it also fills me with indebtedness, gratitude and thankfulness. Jude couldn’t even stand on his own when we met him in China as a 16 month old with uncorrected bilateral clubfoot. His ankles were bruised from his attempts to try and stand, and… Read More
Chris and I took the littles to Old N@vy the other day. It just so happened to be “Military Appreciation Day” and well, we like it when Chris’ job gets him a little somethin’ somethin’. That and the fact that they were having a huge sale made the scenario ideal for some serious shopping. So we did. Chris found himself… Read More
More beach pics. Surprise. Another day hanging out on the Atlantic… cool breezes, warm ocean, a multitude of shells. These pics are a bit more overexposed than I usually take, but I thought they were worth keeping. Especially considering they are of some of my very favorite subjects. On the entire planet.
Okay, not quite wordless. One word: irresistible.
I’m back! Figuratively and literally… we just got home last night from a quick trip to Iowa City. It was recheck time for Jude and Shepherd at University of Iowa, and even though it is 3 pit stops, 4 videos, painful, an 8 hour drive, it is always worth the effort to get there. In fact, the kids really surprised… Read More