Monthly Archives: June 2014

rain, rain.

As much as I hate that it’s not super Texas summer hot right now, I can’t complain about the rain. Nothing beats a summer thunderstorm. The littlest happened to be napping during the storm so I put on my awesome mom hat and let the kids go outside. Eli started off first with the orange […]

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One month.

Today marks one month since Ming was placed into our care. From a hot, sweaty and tiny building in the center of Guiyang to our home in Austin, what a month it has been. I think back to the day that we met Ming. In the office on the 15th floor he was hot, tired […]

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10 days home.

Well, I had hoped to update when we were home for a week but then that didn’t happen so 10 days it is. Before we traveled, I would read a ton of blogs of people who had walked a similar path before us. One thing I noticed and that most people completely stopped blogging after […]

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My daughter.

My daughter. My sweet girl. My one and only. She makes my heart melt every second of the day. Truth be told, Teagen really wanted a sister. When we were referred Ming, her heart instantly grew for him. I have never seen a bond like she has with him. It borderlines on motherly but what […]

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Fathers Day 2014.

This fathers day is a new one for us. Not only are we celebrating our fathers, the kids wonderful daddy and my husband but also Mings father. The first daddy who gave him life. The one whose DNA is deeply embedded in him. And, for that, we are so incredibly honored and grateful. Because when […]

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72 hours back. The nitty gritty.

First, I should start this off by saying that these feelings are my feelings, they aren’t Mings feelings. I can’t pretend to know how he is feeling or what he is feeling but what I can be certain of is that whatever we are dealing with, the things going on in his mind are a […]

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rhythm and peace.

Tonight, our Ming2014 journey to China comes to an end. My sweet boys last night in his birth country and our last night in the city where he has spent the majority of his life. Tonight I fed Ming his bottle. Cuddled in my lap, I watched his little hands hold onto his bottle while¬†drinking […]

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Clinic. Day 11.

First, apparently I have my days all mixed up so just kind of ignore that. Hopefully when we are back home I can backtrack and get the days all right. So, our week in Guangzhou is for 2 reasons. One is to have his clinic appointment and the second is to get his US visa […]

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Shamian Island. Day 11.

Years ago, the US consulate in Guangzhou was on an island called Shamian Island. Apparently it was a booming island because this was the time when China adoptions were many and all the families stayed on the island. A few years ago, the US consulate moved off the island to the city and with that, […]

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Hodge Podge. Days 8 & 9.

    I feel like my last few posts have been downers. I just want to document everything so that one day Ming and I can look back and reflect on all of this. Sometimes it’s so easy to be consumed by the hard stuff that you kind of forget about all the awesomeness. Although […]

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