Tag: family

Baseball. Blogging. Bravery.

This week has been a whirlwind.  So many things happening at once, events I don’t want to forget.  So a brief post, mainly because I seriously won’t remember some of this later on.  This is for real.  My memory is SO BAD.  I’m chalking it up to a lack of sleep and freakishly busy season …

there is nothing wrong with her

You saw my daughter today when we were out at Costco.  I was just by the meat counter when I noticed you, noticing her. A few steps further, I picked up a container of blueberries, my daughter’s favorite, and noticed you, noticing her. A few steps further and you were right beside us, staring down …

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 a chance to choose a book, you can be assured that at least …

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 time than an hour” mode.  For the record, it didn’t happen. 😉 This …

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.  The labor and the pain to bring them into the world… it was …

*nearly* wordless Wednesday

Because, I’m not very good at “wordless”… I snapped this pic, because these moments are the ones I need to imprint on my mind… These two.  They are buddies. Sometimes. Other times?  They are mortal enemies. So when they sit together, and snuggle under the same blanket without fighting about who has more blanket coverage, …

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 difficult, but far, was our Adoption Day, January 27th.  This is how it …

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, no. Some call it “family” day.  We’re saving that one for the day …

oh, my heart…

I need some help, friends.  Like, big time help. Not so long ago, I saw this little cherub’s face pop onto my computer screen. And just like that, a piece of my heart was gone. Stolen. Just. Like. That. I’ve seen many an adorable face waiting for their family, and they all wreck me.  But …

Decrease in dinnertime whining… courtesy of the Weekly Menu.

I don’t have very many “mom hacks” to offer the world.  In fact, I often tend to make things more difficult than they need to be or should be. I dunno why. It’s just how I roll. So yeah… it’s quite possible probable that this will be the ONLY “Mom Hack Monday” I have to …