A Better Me.

FPD and I have always been cognizant about personal fitness, him more so with all his marathon training.  I am a reluctant runner.  I do it to spend time with him and so that I don’t weight 450 lbs.  My problem is in the way I eat.  I feel awful about it.  I am a Read more…

My Boys are Not What the World Wants Them to Be.

The Boys

I have been working hard to get as far as I can with Poppy’s adoption this week.  Our paperwork is currently being processed to gain her U.S. citizenship.  As soon as that is done, I will get to go and hug her up.  I can’t wait.  I am elated about that.  Seriously, cloud nine over Read more…

The Road Uncharted.

Poppy Painting

Mountains are moving for our girl!  Can I throw up a Hallelujah?!?  Because I feel like we deserve it. On Sunday night, I received an email saying that our dossier was showing up as ‘Reviewed’ in China’s tracking system for adoption paperwork.  Holy Moses!  That means that between 7/31/14 when it was logged in to Read more…

The Whirlwind of Last Week.

Poppy

In the last week, we’ve had quite the adoption roller coaster.  First, Poppy’s foster home was going to rush her to surgery.  Sad.  She’s going to have her eye removed, and we’re not there.  Then, we found out we weren’t going to be able to get any details on the surgical technique being used, where Read more…

When You’re Ready to Give Up.

Poppy

A couple of months ago, we got word through a third party that Poppy needed to have her eye removed.  She was in terrible pain and her eye tumor was growing rapidly.  Then…nothing.  I got picture updates and she looked better.  Through their Facebook page, I could see that the foster home Poppy currently lives Read more…