With One Red Thumb.

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I signed the papers that allowed us to adopt our girl officially. There’s a 24 hour period where we could have changed our minds.  This is the point that Mighty’s second family declined to move forward with his adoption.  Knowing that and then having Poppy for the mere 24 hours that I did and loving Read more…

And Then She Became Ours.

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I’d like to start this with a rocking shout out to my dad for being my photographer for the day, and to Responsiboy for being our videographer.  And then to the both of them for spending the next four hours driving all around attempting to change money and do all the other things adoption requires. Read more…

On Top of the World

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Today was the day ResponsiBoy got to cross the Great Wall of China off of his bucket list.  He was RIDICULOUSLY excited when he woke up this morning.  I haven’t seen him that excited since he discovered United’s in flight personal entertainment system. I had hired a nice air conditioned van to take us to Read more…

She Probably Won’t Remember This.

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We saw Poppy today!!! Live!!! In person!!! Pretty sure we didn’t make much of an impression though since this is what she did the whole time. I tried so hard to avoid her nap time and we failed.  It took everything I had not to snatch her up.  She had a nanny sitting right next Read more…

Beijing Baby!

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ResponsiBoy, FullPlateGrandpa and I made it to Beijing!  I didn’t really doubt how awesome a traveler ResponsiBoy would be, but he exceeded my expectations.  Because the personal entertainment system on the plane was WAY too exciting for his poor TV/electronics-restricted self, I think he slept a total of abut 15 minutes.  That means that when Read more…