My heart might actually burst. Of course, I’m biased, but he really is the most amazing kiddo. Our Little Man was one of three kiddos already at the Civil Affairs building when we arrived there this morning, which we did not expect. He was in pink overalls, so I didn’t actually spot him right away, Read More →

After an early morning departure and short flight from Beijing, we arrived in Zhengzhou this afternoon. It’s been a long day of logistics and settling in, in anticipation of the culmination of our trip here: Meeting our son. We are exhausted and heading to bed soon, but tomorrow morning is the moment we’ve long been waiting for. We’ve packed Read More →

We were served a generous helping of our son’s rich Chinese culture today. Though it obviously wasn’t our main motivator in bringing them, I’m thankful to have our girls along for this incredible opportunity to see a unique region of the world. We spent another full day in Beijing with our travel group today, three more adoptive families from Read More →

Today we toured some of Beijing’s most famous landmarks. Everywhere we went, we were a spectacle. Tianamen Square Chinese from all over the countryside take their holiday in Beijing, and many have never before seen Caucasians until such a pilgrimage. We were a spectacle because we were clearly Americans, speaking English, and had two blondish, female children in Read More →

We’re there, Man. (-spoken with Jim Carey inflection, circa Dumb & Dumber) If the relentless paperwork chase is the “pregnancy” of adoption, then the 13 hour travel we just endured was most certainly the labor. It was mentally and physically exhausting, unglamorous, uncomfortable, and absolutely worthwhile.  And, as is true with most pregnancies, my feet are Read More →

Off we go. We covet your prayers… Pray for Patient Husband, as he strives to corral and direct a small gaggle of squealing orangutans (myself included) who can hardly contain their unbridled excitement. Pray for our girls, that they would sleep on the plane, so that I don’t have to drug them with Benadryl can actually get Read More →

You guys. I just saw a real life angel. It came to my house and rang the doorbell. It was rocking some snappy workout capri pants with keyhole cutouts on the back of the legs. It also had a perfect manicure with sparkly teal accent nails and a trendy ombré. It came bearing a wholesome Read More →