Archive for December, 2014

Saying Goodbye

On Saturday morning, we woke up for our final hours in the foster home.  I spent those hours torn between needing to run around the house packing and wanting to just sit and take in the scene around me.  Baba, Jaja, and Baba’s mother could hardly tear their eyes away from Elliott, and he took […]

The First Week: A Timeline in Facebook Posts

Our first full week with Baby W was spent living with his foster family.  It was a truly life-changing experience that we will treasure forever!  The only downside was that we were so busy spending time with them and bonding as a family, we didn’t have much time left for updating the blog.  This past […]

Meeting Him, Part II

Part I … We rounded the corner, and there he was.  He was sitting in a baby walker looking out the glass patio door at a cat sitting in the backyard, exactly like a video of him that I have watched a thousand times.  He heard us approaching and curiously turned to look at us, unaware […]

Meeting Him, Part I

We woke up yesterday expecting it to be a fairly unremarkable day.  Our attorney (Anna) was picking us up to take us the the adoption center, to sign something or talk to someone (fun fact: you rarely know what the heck is going on in adoption).  We wore our nice clothes anyway, partially because we […]

Our Wroclaw Apartment!

Hello from Poland! We have finally made it to Poland, and are wrapping up our second full day in this awesome country.  Hopefully in the next day or so I will have a chance to share updates about our experiences so far, but for now I wanted to share a quick peek inside our apartment! […]

Adoption Travel Medical/First Aid Kit

So, this post is mostly going to serve as a non-mental note for packing for future adoption trips, because let’s be real – ain’t nobody in this house going to remember minute details about packing more than about a week from now, so mental notes cannot be counted upon.  Maybe someone else about to travel […]

Hello, stranger. Thank you for raising my son.

In addition to keeping friends and family up to date on our adoption process, this blog is also serving as a sort of digital scrapbook for us to look back on and remember our journey.  FYI: this particular post falls more in the category of the latter. When we found out that Baby W was […]


Many months ago, I asked Alex: “What are you most looking forward to?” I was talking about in terms of our adoption, but that didn’t need to be said.  Alex’s answer was immediate and adorable. “Snuggles.” He went on to describe snuggling Baby W late at night in the rocking chair in his room, or […]

The Very Best Day

I’m laughing already as I write this, because I can’t think of another time that we shared two posts in one day.  Not only that, but they are going to be about as night and day different as possible. Here’s what happened on The Very Best Day. I had literally just posted this post from […]

The Art of Distractability

Last night after dinner, Alex and I were sitting on the couch scratching the dogs, trying to put into words how we are feeling these days.  Weirdly, we don’t talk about it often.  It’s like the air around us or the wind blowing or the sun coming up each morning.  It is just there.  All […]

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