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Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

Trusting my mama-bear gut

As if he hadn't had enough trauma and change in the last month, unfortunately Ru broke his right arm last Saturday. Lest my caseworker think I was neglectful or even worse... he was in our b...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 3W ago

"...little bit baseball and then sleeping."

I've been trying to get some video of how we're communicating. 21 days since we've been home and this is a pretty good example of how much he's talking these days. We were at a restaurant ha...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

The little gardener

One of my very favorite things to do with our kids over the years has been gardening. Now I'm using the term "gardening" liberally. What I really mean is grow things in pots. Ish. I am not a...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

How's he doing? (16 days home)

I had a big ol' post typed up. Murphy's law dictated that it disappear, so you now get the Reader's Digest condensed version. I'm not sure anyone even remembers those, but I remember my gran...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

To school or not to school (13 days home)

He asks to go to school every day.Actually several times a day.Every day we drop Tess, Jude and Mimi off at school and every single day we drive back in the afternoon to pick them up. Ru was...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

Finding our new normal (12 days home)

I wish I could post more often and tell you how things are going.  I want to for those that follow in our foot steps. But my hands are full and my hours are full. And my head is full. And li...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

Baby birds

Today is Good Friday so no school for my kiddos so we are hunkering down and doing lots of being together as a family.At this moment there are 3 teenage boys ages 14, 17 & 18, our 4 littles ...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

Final day in Guangzhou and the Chimelong Safari Park

Not much time for writing much. By this time this is posted we'll be in the airport waiting to board our flight to the U.S! Eeeeek! I miss my family so so much and can't wait to be with them...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

2 wonderful things happened today!

Somehow I got a little behind on our photos. Right now we are waiting to leave our hotel for the train back to Hong Kong, but I wanted to post pics about the final step in the adoption proce...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 1M ago

Chen Clan Academy & 6 Banyun Temple

We had no appointment yesterday, so our guide, Molly, took us on some sightseeing on our off day. It was a holiday, and she asked ahead of time if she could bring her absolutely adorable 7-y...