Posts Tagged ‘Traditions’

April & May

Hello, friends!  I know we have basically dropped off the map these past couple months, but that’s mainly because life has been ca-ray-zy.  I have been telling myself that one day when things calm down, I will sit down and blog posts for different highlights of April and May.  However, I’ve determined that the likelihood […]

A Guide to Thanksgiving for the Emotionally Exhausted

Oh, holidays.  Depending on the season of your life, the holidays bring the very best or the very worst, don’t they?  You could probably safely go out on a limb and guess which side of the spectrum we found ourselves in leading up to Thanksgiving this year.  For the most part, I had done a […]

The Lamb Cake

One thing we enjoy doing each holiday is researching the traditions of Baby M’s country.  His country has a rich and beautiful culture and holds its traditions and heritage in very high esteem.  We want to raise Baby M with an understanding and appreciation of his own heritage, and a fun and easy way to […]

A Day in Des Moines

It has been a long and busy week for us in the adoption department … and somehow the week is not over??  Through the weekend and early part of this week, we were in grant application insanity mode.  We had about 5-6 grant applications that we had been working on for weeks and weeks finally […]

The Happy/Heartbreaking 1st Birthday

I was recently talking to a friend about the nature of adoption.  “It’s both happy and heartbreaking,” she said, and she couldn’t have been more right.  It was a good talk, the kind of adoption talk I love because it was with someone who I can tell really gets it, who doesn’t require an explanation […]

Hope for the Holidays

The holidays fell at an interesting time in terms of our adoption process.  Christmas and New Years are natural times of reflection – moments to look back over the past year and imagine all that is ahead in the coming year.  Of course, we have a lot we can imagine for the coming year!  2014 […]

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