Tag: adoption

a window to the soul

The eyes are the window of the soul English Proverb On February 18th, I saw a picture, yet another picture of a little one without a family. Around the same time, I found out that the little one who had previously grabbed… Read More

it’s a good Friday

March 14th – 18th was Spring Break. Then a few days back to a more normal routine. Then a three-and-a-half day weekend. I’m not going to lie.  When I first saw that this long weekend was right on the heels of Spring… Read More

A Control Freak and Her Bucket List

I shared this over at No Hands But Ours last weekend… ahh…last weekend I was at the Created for Care retreat and the control freak in me got to take a break for a little while and just breathe. One week back… Read More

Created for Care {2016 thoughts}

It’s difficult to process something like the experience I had this weekend.  There are so many layers to it; peeling them off needs to be done gently and with care as to not disturb all that I want my less-than-stellar memory to… Read More

llama lovin’

We had several of the “Llama Llama” books before we had Julianne, but out of all of our four children, she is the one who has bonded with Little Llama the most.  She LOVES the llama.  Loves him.  Every time she has… Read More

happy! {the Chinese New Year post}

Last year, Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) fell on February 19th.  We arrived home on the 5th.  Needless to say, our minds were far from a celebratory mode; we were more in, “please let this child fall asleep in less… Read More

knit together {then & now}

It has been 365 days, little family of mine. One full year since we were all together for the first time. I was privileged to grow three beautiful babies who kicked at and stretched me from the inside before they were born…. Read More

the hardest day. ever.

Our trip to China for Julianne was challenging in so many ways. Culture shock?  Yes. Jet Lag?  Oh yes. Food challenges & wondering WHY Red Bull in China is not carbonated?  Yes, yes. Of ALL of our 13 days there, the most… Read More

happy j-day!

January 26th… ONE YEAR since we first saw our Julianne! Some call it “gotcha” day.  Nope.  I’m not going that route.  That day was HARD.  Hard for us, hard for her.  We got something, and it was a lot of anxiety.  So,… Read More

mommy & daddy

I was unloading the dishwasher (oh, the glamour!) and happened to overhear a sweet voice playing in the room next to the kitchen. PS- Locating the playroom right next to the kitchen?  Pure gold.  I LOVE being close to where my kids… Read More