Jude’s Big Day!

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Yesterday was Jude’s readoption day! Thankfully here in Georgia you are allowed to represent yourself, which saves us about $1500 in lawyer fees And the readoption was at the top of our list of things to do since we came home with Jude. Because I traveled alone, the adoption was final in China’s eyes, but […]

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First week: PLANNED!

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I’m doing it! My friends Hayley and Barbie had inspired me to get organized in the kitchen and get planning with my meals for the week. Since I shop at the base commissary, which is closed on Monday, I do my shopping on Tuesday. So my ‘week’ is a bit off with Monday being the […]

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Enlightening and heartbreaking

Very sobering article posted on Brian Stuy’s blog. Subject matter: “We all are aware of the abandonment stories of our respective children. Each of our children represents, as it were, a single tree in the overall forest of China’s abandonment problem. In these essays I will attempt to elevate our view from the individual trees […]

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Finally, a trip to the pumpkin patch!

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Geesh, it was always so easy to find a pumpkin patch when we lived in Illinois! Heck, we could have walked 1/10 mile down our road to our nearest neighbor and picked a pumpkin out of HIS pumpkin patch. But around here, pumpkins are hard to find. Unless you’re interested in picking one out of […]

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Beautiful bedding giveaway!

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I’m entered, how about you?!? Click here to learn more, the winner will be picked October 23

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Voting ends tonight at midnight!

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**UPDATE…JENNY WON!!*** Yeah for HTS and the precious children chosen to run with her!! PLEASE, if you haven’t voted yet, do so today! Voting ends tonight at midnight. Jenny is still in the lead, but by less than 800 votes! Click here to cast your vote

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Fall festival

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We drove up to a fall festival today that was held where Isabelle receives her hippotherapy. Actually, we had to go, since Isabelle’s therapist had mentioned to Sophie earlier in the week that they would be offering pony rides. Sophie talked about riding that dang pony all week long. She could not wait to get […]

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Soup’s on

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It wasn’t too long ago that we couldn’t get Jude to stand up on his own. His feet were still sore from being casted and he, frankly, didn’t want to stand when kneeling and crawling would do just fine, thank you. So it’s just been in the last several weeks that he is standing regularly […]

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Last swim of the season

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Hard to believe it’s October down here in the south! It’s been close to 90 for the last few weeks… to say I’m ready to feel a hint of fall in the air would be quite an understatement But the lingering warm weather allowed us to have one final swim of the season at G.G.’s […]

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Quilt contact info :)

If you’d like to get in touch with Sandy, the lovely lady who make our quilts, her email is: pnowlin@hotmail.com

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