There are two reasons that our Easter was a different "sort of one." First, this is our first Easter to have Theodore, our adopted child from China! Which makes all of us want to shout, "hallelujah!" It brought me much joy to wake up and think how grateful I am to have him "home" with … Continue reading A Different Sort of Easter
The blog title words are the words I heard loud and clear as I sat in ICU this Monday morning with my dear mother-in-law, Becky as we looked at my precious father in-law with tubes, masks, and beeping noises from machines that we all wish would just go away and Mr. Jimmy would be able … Continue reading “You’re a Giant of a Man”
"Mama, I need help with gluing these shapes down," says child #4. A few seconds later... "Mama, I need help please," a little louder says child #4. Several seconds later..... "MAMA, are you hearing me? I need some help," officially frustrated speaks child #4. I am about 20 feet away washing dishes and hear only … Continue reading Face Time
I am pretty sure that when a girl gets a chicken coop complete with a lovely set of Rhode Island Red chickens as her Valentine's gift then a city girl has for sure gone COUNTRY! ••••••• ••••••••••••• A yearning came over me about a month after we made the move to our "Hilltop Farm." It … Continue reading The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever💗
Is one to celebrate!! Oh how we ached for him this time last year. We talked of what he may or may not like to eat, whether he drank from a sippy cup, what made him happy or sad we wondered. Does he sleep well? Will he have a sense of humor like the rest … Continue reading This Chinese New Year…
We celebrated BIG with Chinese New Year during school this week!
We were at Blake's parents house doing our annual "Soup Night- Decorate the Tree" night. Our children were here and there hanging ornaments, playing, and looking at the cartoons in the daily newspaper when I overheard Mumsie (Blake's mom) ask Calvin (5th born) to teach Theodore (6th born) the Christmas story using the Little … Continue reading “I Don’t Know Anything About the Christmas Story”