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Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2d 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 · 3d 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 2W 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 · 2W 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...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

On the playground

I've had several people ask me how Mimi is doing, so I thought I'd go ahead and write about it here, especially since I know that families often consider bringing their adopted child back wi...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

Baiyun Mountain and the

We visited Baiyun Mountain and the Yuntai Gardens. The gondola ride up to the top of the and the view from up there were wonderful. It is a Chinese national holiday here, Tomb Sweeping Day, ...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

2 pictures

The reason I'm blogging right now in the middle of our very busy trip is twofold. First it keeps our family and good friends back home updated on our journey. We miss them like crazy and kno...
Ordinary Miracles & the Crazy 9 · 2W ago

The pearl market

When we came to China to adopt Mimi, I didn't have a chance to go to the pearl market. So on this trip one thing I really wanted to do was go shopping for pearls, pearls for Mimi's wedding d...