Summer is here! Summer is our favorite time of year. I anticipate the beginning of summer vacation nearly as much as the kiddos do. In the summer we play, we swim, we create, we read. In the summer we have lots of family time. We relish the LONG days, the early mornings, the warm weather.… Continue reading Summer Summer Summer TIME!
Many people tell August that he is a VERY lucky little boy. They look him in the eye and tell them he has joined a wonderful family. Mike and I are humbled by the compliment that comes from these simple words. BUT…I am certain that the LUCKY ones are us! We are so very lucky… Continue reading The Lucky Ones (and a VIDEO, too!)
June 5, 2017 August is 11 months old today. This is the first monthly milestone we are able to celebrate, photograph and enjoy with our son in our arms! I do not spend this day in sadness at the months and milestones missed with our fiercely loved son. Rather, I am filled with joy at… Continue reading A Milestone Day
When I look back at the past month, May 2017, so many things run through my mind. The first days of May were a whirlwind, spent frantic and nervous trying to prep for an unexpected early travel. The middle of the month, May 5 through May 20, were possibly the most intense days I have… Continue reading Reflecting
We have been HOME for less than 4 days. This is not a long time in the world of adoption adjustment. Nor would it be considered a long time when bring home a new child, under any circumstance! But we are grateful that our time home has been full of many more RAINBOWS 🌈 than… Continue reading Many More Rainbows 🌈!
Our family circle is now complete! We are home. We are reunited with Danika and Callum. The Fitzgerald Family is together at last. The flights all went well. As long as we kept giving August food he traveled well. We made it to Washington D.C. around 8pm Saturday where August officially became an American Citizen. … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
A week ago, here in China, I was so emotional and was brought to tears nearly anytime I looked at a photo of Danika and Callum. As soon as we had August in our arms I was ready to hop on a plane back to Massachusetts. China was fine, but I wanted to be HOME!… Continue reading Saying Goodbye