The big surgery we have been anticipating is now behind us. This was not August’s first surgery. Nor was it his first time in the hospital. But it WAS the first time August had “HIS PEOPLE”, his Mama and Dada, his family by his side. The surgery went off without complications. Several procedures were done… Continue reading August’s First Day of August
We knew this summer would be BUSY BUSY BUSY! And BUSY it has been! Before we even left for China we had several medical appointments lined up. After we came home, many more were scheduled or warranted. Add in orthodontist appointments and regular check-ups for the other kiddos and I feel like my summer… Continue reading Appointments and Arts & Crafts
Tomorrow our precious son, August MinXian turns one year old. Literally, in the blink of an eye…he is one! We cannot express how excited, relieved and emotional we are to be able to celebrate this day with him in our arms. This day, though, is not without sadness. Ten months of our son’s life we… Continue reading Becoming “Mama”! – A Birthday Surprise
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