Nǐ hǎo, and thank you for stopping by! I'm Nicole. Wife, mama to 4, by birth and adoption, homeschooler, hobby farmer, chicken wrangler, sourdough baker, photographer, blogger, bookworm, orphan care advocate.
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I’m home. And I’ve been awake since 3am thanks to jet lag. I gave up trying to fall back to sleep atView full post »
Christmas Eve marked the two year anniversary of my Daddy’s passing. Two years seems like a long time, butView full post »
I went through some of my picture files (the year 2012 actually) this morning to make space for my China trip. View full post »
After the littles were put to bed and we binge watched several episodes of Once Upon A Time, we pulled out the monopolyView full post »
Mr. Lovebug achieved black belt back in August, but he finally got to lay eyes on his new trophy and certificate lastView full post »
Our newest black belt! Even battling a serious cold with lots of sneezing and just being plain tired, she nailed it. View full post »
A few weeks ago, we hosted my Uncle and cousins from my Daddy’s side of the family. It was, sadly, the firstView full post »
It was two years ago that we walked into the infamous Guangzhou civil affairs office as a family of five, and walkedView full post »
Yesterday was World Adoption Day. I’m a day late. Whoops, mom fail. Oh well, my #worldadoptionday2016 postView full post »
Happy Halloween from Paw Patrol’s Marshall, Hermione Granger, a skeleton, and a strawberry shopkin! The kids hadView full post »
It was the kind of afternoon where everyone was quietly and peacefully playing. So glorious. I sneaked upstairs toView full post »
He asked for Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate Cake and homemade pizza for his birthday.
Make a wish,View full post »
Nine years ago, this precious soul entered my life after 3 hours of labor and 3 pushes. He has been such a delight andView full post »
I did a lot of fall yard work over the weekend that included preparing flower beds and planting spring bulbs. We wereView full post »
I was searching through my iPhone to find pictures for Dumpling’s two-year post placement report, and I foundView full post »
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