Score one for the children

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From Jenny Bowen at HTS: To all of our dear, dear friends of Half the Sky – YOU made it happen! This week in Beijing we got some wonderful news. Thanks to the concertedefforts of our most extraordinary HTS family, I am going to carry theOlympic Torch in Beijing!! http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/2007-11/02/content_6224493.htmhttp://pub1.chinadaily.com.cn/cdpdf/olym/http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/olympics/torch_page.html I do not yet know […]

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Happy Halloween!

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We had a great time! My sister and her family drove down from Atlanta to come trick or treat in our ‘hood. It IS a great area for heavy duty trick or treating… flat, homes close together and lots of families with small children (which means lots of candy for the taking!). This year there […]

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Meal Plan Monday

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Ta da! I have done it again! It really helps to organize my grocery shopping when I have already planned out my week of menus. And organized grocery shopping saves me big $ because I have a slight tendency to not only overbuy, but then have to go back for things I’ve forgotten A quick […]

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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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