Tag: post-adoption

Julianne {6 months home}

HALF A YEAR, Y’ALL!!! The other day the autocorrect feature on my phone made me giggle a bit… I was sitting in a chair in the playroom with two other empty chairs to my left.  Julianne came over and was insistent that I move over and let her squeeze onto the chair with me. “Mommy, move!” Of …

July Gifts {Day Nine}

Did you notice that I didn’t really do a “gift” day yesterday?  True story.  And, that’s okay.  Three gifts of water seems easy, but when you live in Texas, and it’s July, the only thing I could think of was the pool.  Because that plaster-lined oasis is the best gift of water when the heat …

Protected: pink shoes & cake

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Julianne {four months home}

Today is the day we celebrate FOUR months home with our girl!  It seems like no time at all, and also a really long time, you know what I mean? At four months home, Julianne, you can understand much of what we say.  You are learning more and more English words, and have taken to …

spontaneous can be fun (occasionally)

It’s been crazy rainy and cloudy this May.  Like, record-breaking rainfall in many areas around where we live!  This weekend was no different, only on Sunday there was a miraculous break in the weather and the sun decided to peep its face out for a good chunk of the day.  It was glorious.  The glorious …

May 14th, 14 weeks home {attachment and bonding so far}

Normally, Mondays are a little rough here.  The excitement of church on Sunday for Julianne tends to result in some recovery time every Monday.  She LOVES going to her class and playing with her friends on Sundays, but the getting-out-of-routine does tend to rock her little world, still, even after fourteen weeks home.  This past …

blessings piled high

Mother’s Day 2005:  I was beginning to think that maybe being a mom was something for me.  Up until this point, I wasn’t sure that I really wanted any kids at all!  I taught middle school kiddies all day, and by the end of a day was ready for a kid-free zone at home.  But …

Julianne {three months home}

We landed, home-sweet-home, on February 5th of this year. Today is May 5th… so we’ve officially made it through a quarter of a year! Seems a little surreal to me… that we’ve been home with this girl for three months.  They have been the most beautifully challenging days of our lives.  Laughter-filled, frustration-filled, tear-filled, hug-filled, …

a wonderland

Yesterday I mentioned that it was good that we had two days of filling up the love tanks because today was going to be a new experience.  And, as per the norm, new experiences are FUN (until they aren’t any more!). We had the chance to hang out with other Texas EB families today.  It …

filling the love tank

What is it that people say when they’re sorry but not really sorry about something? That’s what I am. Sorry for the back-to-back posts. Not sorry at all because it’s cuteness that MUST be recorded. Another great day?  Yes.  That is what is going on here. We have had “mommy hold you” happen… at her …