Race To The Finish Line.

Our quiet Christmas season ended with a bang as everything in Isabel’s adoption fell into place as the government in Colombia came back from the holiday vacation.  We are now racing to the finish line of Isabel’s adoption.  Our last few steps were all checked off the list in the last four weeks. I800 Approval […]

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Where Is The Adoption At?

Life is moving at a breakneck pace here in the FullPlate House.  The holidays are upon us.  These days of preparation and family time have been a welcome distraction from the slow moving paperwork that will, hopefully, bring Isabel to us. We have sent an application to the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) […]

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They Will Always Be This.

I have been wrestling with something lately. It’s a nagging feeling of shame. I couldn’t figure out where it was coming from, but it was there, and it seemed centered on our family’s finances. My teens are starting to exist in spheres where your economic class is more noticeable amongst peer groups and, therefore, discussed […]

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Thankful For Changes

This year was our first year eating Thanksgiving dinner with just us.  “Just” is relative term when there are 13 people in our immediate family.  On Thanksgiving last year, my extended family decided we were no longer welcome at their holiday celebrations.  By Christmas, it was decided they would no speak to us at all. […]

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