Category Archives: Adoption

Tales from our journey through adoption/building our family

Mommy Brag: Photo Friday

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I couldn’t resist sharing. The facial expression on Rory’s face just about had me rolling off the chair with chuckles.  She is NEVER so expressionless but the camera/lights/etc freaked her out.  Poor little thing.  And Zoe?  Don’t be fooled!  That smile is all thanks to a the bribe of Smarties (gluten free, by the way).  (WTG, photog, huh?)!

I am a lucky woman.  I NEVER would have even thought to guess at the joys in my life just two short years ago.  It was at the end of June in 2009 when we FINALLY found an adoption agency… and NOW look at my life!  AMAZING GRACE, indeed!


Hope your Friday is as lovely!

Happy Birthday, Baby!

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Two! Two! Two!, originally uploaded by Kate Chan.

Today you are two!

You’ve been our baby since our dreams collided and brought you home.

You are an absolute joy and you make us happy everyday.

May each year of life bring you happiness, adventure, good health, great friends, and time to love it all.

We adore you, our child!
Mama and Baba

One Year Ago Today

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One Year Ago Today, originally uploaded by Kate Chan.

Forgive me… I *do* have recipes to share…but THIS is consuming me.

Today is our One Year Family Anniversary.

One year ago today, we held our little imp on our arms for the VERY first time. She played with my jade donut-shaped necklace (worn in honor of my in-laws who could not make it to see her) when we first met. She would slide the necklace in/out of my mouth. And then, she met her daddy… where she decided she would like to get a little more up-close-and-personal… so she slide her fingers in to his mouth and played with his curly dark hair with her other hand.

So much has happened in the year since this bright, little light came in to our lives. And so much more is yet to come.

I have never been more thankful in my life.

Happy Family Day, Chicklet!

Mama & Baba

Here’s a picture of her from this morning… one year later.  She raced down the stairs ( fast as 23 month old legs can carry you) and had to check out the window bird feeder.  And then she turned around and gave me this grin.  Gotta love that grin.  (And forget the hair…. LOL… I tried!)