Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

Meeting Stanley… There Are No Words

There really are no words. I’ve tried writing this post four or five times now. I don’t know how to start or what to write. Or how to describe any of it… How do I write about the culture shock of Haiti? How do I write about the sounds and the smells and the...
We Have Some News…

We Have Some News…

Sooooooo…. we have some news. 😍 As many of you know, Mark and I signed up to adopt from Ethiopia in February 2008. After numerous home study visits with a social worker, endless amounts of paperwork (bank statements, letters of employment, reference letters,...
The 180

The 180

The ability children have to do a 180 never ceases to amaze me. Smiling to frowning, happy to sad, content to infuriated all in a matter of seconds. One minute the birds are singing, the sun is shining and all is right in the world. The next minute the gates of hell...
Always Hold Her Hair Back

Always Hold Her Hair Back

Sometimes you are able to teach your children things that you know will benefit them in the future. You impart your wisdom onto them. You share your life experiences with them. You teach them things like how to study for an exam, the importance of sunscreen, good...
Listen to Mrs. Claus

Listen to Mrs. Claus

“No no no,” I insist. “We’re not dressed for photos.” After 20 minutes in line (a very reasonable amount of time- thank you Richmond Centre for your reservation system!), we’re finally the next family to meet with the Big Guy. While...