The week in Denver was unexpected, fun, and full. Even with all the fun, it didn't take long that our motto for the trip came into play. "Be Where our Boots Are," is a phrase that Blake learned on his trip out west with some other guys last summer in the San Juan Mountains. Their … Continue reading Be Where my Chacos Are
We slept great on night one waking just long enough to hear one LOUD storm that we thought may be the tornado that took Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz. We landed in Denver after day 2 day of RVing it over the mid west. The kids and I had a blast playing games, reading … Continue reading The Trip West
After many years of dreaming of going west the time has come. We are: -Excited -Nervous -Pumped And a little ..... - SCARED But we have chosen to seize the day. The kids aren't getting any younger and this is the time. A few things that we have been preparing : •National park packs getting … Continue reading Let’s Go RVing!
It was the month of Theodore's 3rd year home and we never dreamed we would get to spend it with the ones where it all began..... In the middle of the night, over the Pacific Ocean I met a stranger who has become one of my best friends. She was standing in the huge jet … Continue reading Gotcha Day, Year 3…. It just Keeps Gettin’ Better!
When the email arrived from our agency, Madison Adoption, I found myself excited. I wrote Heather, the precious worker that sends out reminders, back to let her know how I was looking forward to filling it out. Up until now our social worker has been required to do it but at year 3 I am … Continue reading Paperwork Time for Theodore
"This Valentines will be a bit different this year, kids!" I said as we were leading up to Valentine's Day this year. I have perhaps created a monster for holidays around here. The kids typically know what to expect on Valentine's Day. A few goodies at their breakfast seats, a heart laden table of decorations, … Continue reading A Different Sort Of Valentines
These were the words that rang out from little Theodore's mouth on Thursday morning while we were snuggling on the couch before starting our school day. Alexandra, our oldest, was to my right. I was SO glad to have another set of ears to make sure I heard correctly. I made a quick glance to … Continue reading Whenever You Left Me In China……