Five Years Later.

Bubbly's Birthday-1

We adopted you when you were almost three.  Earlier this week, you turned eight.  EIGHT!  I can’t believe it.  Where did the time go.  I want you to know how very proud I am of you.  I know it doesn’t feel like that all the time.  I tell you all the time, but I know Read more…

Poppy’s Big Day in Pics

Poppy Surgery-8

Thank you for praying, sending healing thoughts, and in general, surrounding our girl with love on her big day. She did beautifully! This day that was filled with so much anxiety and worry for me as her mom, went wonderfully.  We’re approaching 48 hours now and she hasn’t shed one tear from pain.  The worst Read more…

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…

The Boy in the Little Yellow Coat.

Louie-1

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…