Made It!!!

We’ve made it to Shanghai safely!  Let the adventure begin.  I don’t have a ton of photos of a rather uneventful, thankfully, but also uncomfortable, not unexpectedly, plane ride.  The boys were absolute troopers.  We ended up on a plane with no personal inflight entertainment system (seatback screens).  Bummer.  I told the boys how sorry […]

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Here Goes Nothing.

In five short hours I’ll get up (3:30am) and the journey to Gigi will begin.  Tomorrow we’ll fly to Chicago and then directly into Shanghai.  We’ll tour for three days and then ride the bullet train to Gigi’s province.  We’ll meet her on December 14th and she will be adopted on December 15th. I am […]

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Owning the Nerves.

We are now less than 72 hours from wheels up for Gigi.  I am so ready in so many ways, and so totally unprepared in others.  My house is clean, three of the four of us are packed, and presents are wrapped in anticipation of landing back in the U.S. right before Christmas.  So, physically, […]

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Rise With Us.

I wrote a post recently about all of us, as a family, rising to new heights by having absolutely no expectations of Gigi, but by learning from her.  I wrote about how adopting Tess, Bo and Cate has changed me as a human being, and about how I know adopting Gigi will change me all […]

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