Happy Birthday post.

You know, I spend a lot of time reminding folks to do stuff. “Remember to shut the front door!” “Remember to do your spelling homework!” “Remember to practice piano, flush the toilet, finish your chores, feed the darn cat…”... Read more...'

Addis Journals, part one.

So, after debating how I could possibly write about our recent trip to Ethiopia to visit with our kids’ birth family and then to Rome for gelato-fueled sight-seeing, I decided to do a small series of excerpts from my journal.  8/6/12 After a long plane... Read more...'

Countdown to Lift-off.

We have official passed the tipping point; we are now so close to our family trip to Ethiopia and Rome that there is not a single thing more I can do. Simply put, it’s out of my hands, and I couldn’t be more relieved.  Despite my absolute best... Read more...'

The Cleopatra of the Midwest.

Last night I slept the sleep of the just. Or at least, the sleep of the justifiably exhausted. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks here, and yesterday signaled the end of our exertions.  Spring is insanely busy for us; lots of family birthdays proper, and... Read more...'

Knock, Knock… who’s there?

Reverb broads #7 Who or what makes you laugh so hard that milk shoots out of your nose and why? (Thanks Kassie!) What has red hair, two thumbs and cracks me up? This gal. Behold! Miss Teen Wonder in all her wisenheimer glory. When the child isn’t driving me... Read more...'
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