Category Archives: ADOPTION

All I want for Christmas

I’ve always hoped one of my kids would lose their two front teeth at the same time.  I don’t know why, butView full post »

Six and three!

November is a big month for this little guy!  Not only did he celebrate his sixth birthday on November 4th, we alsoView full post »

The time we made sensory bottles

Yes, with 20 of our best xiǎo péng yǒu, we made sensory bottles.  It was such a hit.  It was also a little bittersweetView full post »

Two Years

It was two years ago that we walked into the infamous Guangzhou civil affairs office as a family of five, and walkedView full post »

We could have missed this

Yesterday was World Adoption Day.  I’m a day late.  Whoops, mom fail.  Oh well, my #worldadoptionday2016 postView full post »


We had a super big day today!  We hosted our 2nd Orphan Sunday, an event that is recognized internationally to bringView full post »

Oh Happy Day

Received our #OhHappyDay tees in the mail the other day, which definitely meant I needed to snap a few pictures in theView full post »

Northeast Adoption Summit

Do you live near the Pennsylvania area?  If so, please consider joining Bethany Christian Services for the 2ndView full post »

Rite of passage

Her first loose tooth is officially lost!  Daddy was tickling her at bedtime last night when it popped right out!  SoView full post »

Summer school

We are moving right along in our Empowered to Connect Train-the-Trainer course!  We just started Week 3 and I have toView full post »

Saying Yes

Last week, one of our assignments for the Empowered to Connect Train-the-Trainer course was to spend a day sayingView full post »

Back to school

Yes, that’s correct!  For a short time at least.  Hubby and I were selected for the Empowered to ConnectView full post »

Sensory Bins 101

Over the years, we’ve had a lot of fun with sensory bins.  A few of my little loves are sensory-seeking (oftenView full post »

The IEP Rollercoaster

It’s been 9 months since the journey began to request county services for my littlest guy.  After assessments,View full post »

We were. We are. He is.

This past weekend, DH and I gathered with 100 other adoptive, foster, and pre-adoptive couples for our 4th annualView full post »