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“Mom why are you crying?” ~ Kimberly “Because I am going to miss you so much.” ~ Mommy “Me too!” ~ Kimberly through sobs Such a hard moment for Annie and Kimberly this afternoon when dropping Mommy and Daddy off at the airport. Annie started crying right away and that made me start. Mimi didn’t [...]
“Mom did you put all your love in here?” ~ Annie We gave the kids their lockets today and talked about how to take care of them and to be super careful. We told them that anytime they are sad or missing us to open it up and that our love was in there for [...]
One of the things I really enjoy each year is the early morning rush of shopping the day after Thanksgiving. After Thanksgiving dinner my Mother and I plan our attack plan and figure out what insane hour we will be waking. I love how it kicks off the holiday season. I like to think that [...]
I haven’t written much about the other side of the coin in this adoption. The most amazing thing is having our son, but there is also an amazing experience that will happen as well. I am going to be going to Africa!!!! I put this dream on my 50 by 50 never really thinking that [...]
I have much to be thankful for this year. Honestly, every year of my adult life has been great even with the ups and downs. My wife and I work very hard at living consciously and deliberately, so I feel like I’ve really earned whatever success and pleasantness I’ve experienced. Here’s a smattering: My wife: [...]
Enjoy your family today. They are the most precious gifts in your life! I am not going to make a long post about all the things I am thankful for today. If you have been reading this blog consider all those posts the things I am thankful for. Blessings!
Yesterday we went to preschool to enjoy the feast. Each class made something different to share with the group. Annie and Kimberly made pumpkin bread. It was so cute to see them all sitting at their “tables” Annie and Kimberly made great candle centerpieces that we will be taking to Grammy’s for the holiday dinner.
We are leaving for Africa on Sunday. Last night we were asked by Sharon if it was possible for us to move up our travel plans and have our embassy appointment on the 4th of December rather than the planned, 11th. At first I was overjoyed with the possibility of being united with my son [...]
Mr. Paul will be coming home earlier than expected. Wouldn’t you know it even with this one I can’t not have pre-term labor. We are frantic, overjoyed excited, tired and overwhelmed.
These are some of the best bar cookies ever. A one-on-one aide I used to teach with made these every year around Thanksgiving. When I was leaving teaching I had to get the recipe from her and she gladly shared. Trust me if you like a nice oatmeal, dense crust, cheesecake and a fruity bite [...]
I have only touched on the subject of Paul’s birthday here and there in my writing. The fact of the matter is that it is incredibly amazing to me that I am going to meet my son on his birthday. That is the day that I met all my children. We were there for Kimberly’s [...]
We found out we passed court on Tuesday and that night a wonderful gift arrived. Christi couldn’t make my shower but wanted to give a gift. It was so special and thoughtful of her. Christi makes the most gorgeous necklaces. I was luck enough to receive one two birthdays ago and I love it. The [...]
Our children are rarely classified as picky. They will eat most anything and take polite bites of everything. When it came to shopping for their brother they were so picky. They want everything just right. It was so neat to shop with them and see their choices. Mimi was the most concerned. She really hopes [...]
“But Mom, how will I give you your good morning hug?” ~ Kimberly Since I have very little to worry about on the adoption front now, all worry efforts are put into leaving the girls. It has nothing to do with worrying about their physical care, I know they will have fun with Grammy. It [...]
In 17 short days Bill and I will going to get Paul. It is crazy how much time we have waited and how little we did during that time. We are the type that work well under pressure, that is going to be helpful during this time. I have an ever growing list of things [...]
Annie and Kimberly had their preschool pictures about a month ago. They came out so stinking cute. Annie Kimberly
Grammy finally got her etsy shop up and running. She has so many great ceramics you can purchase and paint on your own. Stop by and check it out! Maybe you will find something you like. Here is the link!
As you may have guessed we passed court. We received the phone call at 8:12 this morning. Since we have to leave for preschool around 8:40 you have to assume two things. #1 we knew all of you would be checking in here and wondering how things went for us so we had to post [...]
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