Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

Won’t You Save Me, San Francisco?

Dear Friends & Family, We have some big family news to share … … we’re moving to San Francisco!  Home to the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, year round great weather, Silicon Valley, plus a lot a of truly great Train songs.  And soon … the Lairds! To share with you how we came to this major […]

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 […]

Being Home: My Adjustment

How was the trip home? What is it like being home as a family of three? How is Elliott adjusting? How are you adjusting? How is attachment going? Is there anything you need? As time allows, I will answer these questions and just post them as they are completed (click links above for previous posts). […]

Being Home: Elliott’s Adjustment

How was the trip home? What is it like being home as a family of three? How is Elliott adjusting? How are you adjusting? How is attachment going? Is there anything you need? As time allows this week, I will answer these questions and just post them as they are completed (click links above for […]

Being Home: The Trip

How was the trip home? What is it like being home as a family of three? How is Elliott adjusting? How are you adjusting? How is attachment going? Is there anything you need? These are questions we are asked on a daily basis, and questions I have been dying to answer here on our blog! […]

Our Toddler Adoption Travel Must-Haves

When we were preparing for our potentially two month long trip to Poland to complete our adoption of Elliott, I was at a loss as to were to begin on packing.  Not only had I never had a toddler, I had never had a toddler dealing with the unique circumstances of adoption.  There was so […]

An Orphan No More: Elliott’s Gotcha Day!

“Come and see what our God has done, what awesome miracles He performs for His people!” Psalm 66:5   Every day for the last 605 days, a sweet little boy fell asleep at night labeled as an orphan.  Last night, that little boy may have gone to bed an orphan, but he woke up a son. […]

A Typical Day In Poland

7:00 – Good morning!  Elliott usually sleeps about ten hours to the minute, and is almost always up between 7:00-7:15 regardless of what kind of night we’ve had.  Hopefully we have had no night terrors in the night and are all feeling well-rested.  No matter how Elliott slept (or didn’t sleep) he always wakes up […]

Parenting: A Crash Course

Well, we have officially survived a full week of toddler parenting!  Like any new parenting experiences, be it through adoption or birth, it has had its ups and downs, its victories and its defeats … but we made it! After our brief but emotional goodbye with Baba and Jaja, our life as a family of […]

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 […]

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