Homecoming.

My amazing friend Sarah of Mustard Seed Photography captured our homecoming last night at the airport.  We’re not big ‘join us at the airport!’ folks.  It stresses me out.  But, Sarah is an adoptive mom herself.  She understands the madness.  She stayed back so respectfully, took photos, and congratulated me, and then disappeared.  It was […]

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To My Boys, at the End of our Adventure.

Hi Boys, It’s mom.  I always write these letters when we’re either heading headlong into, or beelining it out of, adventure.  This time, we’re on our way out.  And we will have to make a beeline, straight for the airport tomorrow morning, and straight onto that plane if we’re going to make our connection in […]

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The Privilege of Being American.

I’ve written about the day my foreign born children were handed their visas to America MANY times. Here is Cate’s post from last year. And Bowen’s is here. Tess’s can be found here. For anyone who hasn’t read our Ghanaian kids’s stories from 2009-2010, we had to fight like hell to get their visas out […]

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It Gets Better.

Today was full of more touring.  It was BEAUTIFUL.  The weather was perfect.  The boys were funny.  It’s just…good. Had you told me one week ago, when we were waiting nervously to meet the divine Miss Gigi that we would be doing this well just seven days later, well, I would have kissed you. Yes, […]

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Testing All the Limits.

Today we decided to try taking Gigi to a more pedestrian-friendly area of the city to “let her roam.”  I didn’t bring our toddler carrier, or a stroller.  I thought letting her run would be a nice change for her. She loved it. I nearly had a stroke. This tiny girl has never needed limits, […]

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