A week for spring break is just too short. When you’re crazy about someone. Sure, he can drive us a little nutty sometimes. Because in many ways, he’s the same goofy prankster he was when he was little. But, honestly, that just makes him more fun to hang out with. And that’s speaking for all of us. His younger siblings… Read More
For obvious reasons. I have more pictures to share of my first-born boy, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. For more favorites visit my friend Lisa’s blog, The Long Road to China and Back.
I finally, finally got my laptop repaired. Which explains why I’ve been posting only photos taken with my phone for the last week. Which also means that I finally, finally was able to download and edit the last set of pictures I took of Zach. Which makes these (I know, I’m just posting one tonight because, well…. it’s almost Saturday)… Read More
My first born boy turns 17 today. He was actually due near the end of December. But he decided he preferred to have his birthday in January. My only child that had to be induced – I did all sorts of crazy things trying to get him to make his entrance into the world a bit early. Things I’ll never… Read More
Here are my favorite photos of 2011. In chronological order. 1. Sophie Lu in her silks at Chinese New Year. 2. Vivienne loving the snow. 3. Asher, growing up. I thought he seemed big in this picture but man, has he grown since then. 4. Remembering – and missing – Esther. 5. Chris at his fini flight getting soaked. Much… Read More
Happy day. All my babies. In one place. My jammie-wearing, unbrushed-hair sportin’ kiddos. And to this mama, this sight could not be any sweeter. Hoping y’all are surrounded by those you love this New Year’s Eve!
I don’t usually get things done early. In fact, most times, I’m not even on time. But this year, trimming the tree came early. Early being a completely relative term. Victoria had to leave in the evening which meant we had a long afternoon to find a tree, bring it home and decorate like crazy. And that’s exactly what we… Read More
It was our first Thanksgiving here, in our new place. And it was a good one. My sister, her husband and their four kiddos made the drive for the long weekend. Which made for a crew of 18 people. We adults were way outnumbered. The dinner turned out as well as I could have hoped. Especially considering we were cooking… Read More
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. – Elizabeth Stone Soon my heart will be whole again. My babies are almost here.
When trying to determine who would be my travel companion on my trip to China for Poppy, I had a large pool of willing candidates. Namely, each and every one of my children. But having been to China, traveling as the solo parent and having full knowledge of the realities of an adoption trip versus a vacation, I knew I… Read More