Tomorrow is the Big Day.

Tomorrow is Poppy’s big day.  We’re set to arrive at the hospital at 7am and Poppy will be in the OR by 8:30.  Her surgery is estimated to last two hours.  She will then spend some time in recovery, and hopefully, be home in time for the kids to come home and cuddle her as Read more…

I See One Find Security, One Struggle, and One Begin To Fail.

When you’re mom of ten, people often think you don’t know your kids as well as someone who has two children.  I don’t know.  Maybe I don’t.  But, I can say, that there are some things that are hard not to notice.   One would have to be remarkably thick not to see how much Read more…

The Boy in the Little Yellow Coat.

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While I was in China adopting Poppy, I was forced to come to terms with the fact that, for the foreseeable future, Poppy’s adoption will be our last.  We are out of room in this house, and FullPlateDad is DONE.  I won’t lie, it’s not cheap to adopt, and we’ve used all our savings now Read more…

Why This Picture Was So Important.

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Tomorrow will mark one month since Poppy was handed to me. The day after that will mark one week until we have to remove her eye.   There have been a range of emotions that come with choosing this for your child.  I now understand what the parent of a child who has to have Read more…

There’s A Little Thrill That Comes With It.

If you know me in real life, you know that I’m an adoption junkie. I live and breathe it. It wasn’t always that way.  When we adopted our first son, I didn’t want to be the poster child for any of this.  I didn’t want our family to be, in any way, shape or form Read more…