Tom Hanks is Working Hard. In My Neighborhood. Really.

Hollywood is Back in a Big Way. In Albuquerque. Actually, in My Neighborhood. Vans and Trucks Parked Everywhere. Caravans of Vehicles Line the Alleys. Cameras and Lights and Food Trucks Work Non-Stop. Crews and Security Guards. Cables and Wires. Hollywood on Location. They Put in Long Hours. Everyone Seems to Stand Around and Then There […]

When is it Spring?

Now. Of Course. But Shoot, I Almost Missed It. Work has been Intense. Long, Long Hours. Up in the Dark. Home in the Dark. Lunch without Windows. Dark. But Surprisingly Productive. That’s All Good. But…No Time to Catch My Breath and See Spring. Until We Spent a Sunday Lunch at a Teppan Grill Decked Out […]

Family Day…Ten Years of Surprises

Family Day. The Day an Adopted Child Finds Their Forever Family. A Celebration of Being Together. Being Loved. For Us, a Table for 4. Morning Celebrations are Perfect as the Sun Peeks Up Over the Mountain. Table Set with Sparkles and Silliness. Cinnamon Rolls Smell as Sweet as Warm Family Hugs. At Each Place Setting, […]

F-21’s Make Me Blue…

Roses are Red. Washing Machine F-21 Codes Make Me Blue. Mr. Doodle You-Tubed a Solution… Happy Valentine’s Day to Me and to You! Silliness in the Early Morning. A Bit of Sugar to Celebrate. Hand Made Cards filled with Love. Early Morning Hearts and Flowers Party. Sending Happy Valentine’s Day Magic to You!

Don’t You Just Love February?!

Ahh, February. Shortest Month of the Year. Yet Loaded with the Most Holidays! Of Course, I’ve been working my Butt Off which is why you haven’t heard from me lately…But it’s All Good and We’re Here in the Middle of February! February is a Great Time for Early Yard Clean Up for Spring. The Groundhog […]

Guangzhou – The City that Creates Families.

Our Next Leg. Beijing to Guangzhou. 1000 Miles. 3 Hour Flight. Temperature Change from Frigid 10 Degrees to Balmy 60 Degrees. It Feels Very Much Like Going Home. And in a Way, We Are. Sun Peeking Up. We’re Off to Guangzhou. A City of 16 Million. For every China Adoption, Guangzhou is the mandatory destination. […]

China Day 3 – Lama Temple and a Wild Rickshaw Ride

Pass through the Lama Temple Gates out of the bustle of Beijing. The Quiet is Intoxicating. A reflective, beautiful place. 85 Tibetan Monks live and worship here. Frigid with Brisk Winds from the West. Typical Beijing in January. We are Filled with Wonder and Enlightenment. And Frozen Solid. Next Stop..the HuTong Rickshaw Tour of Old […]

China Day 2 – The Great Wall.

Today, Miss Doodle’s Wish Comes True. A Wish to Dance on the Great Wall of China. But It Is So Much More. It’s a Wish for Sisters to experience their Birthplace, China. To Be with Chinese People. To Learn Chinese Culture. To Experience Chinese Food. To Speak Chinese. To Hear Chinese. To Live for a […]

China Day 1 – The Forbidden City with a Side of Noodles…

First Full Day in Beijing. 4 AM and We’re All Up. Just in Time for Breakfast. The Poly Hotel has an Incredible Buffet Breakfast. Included with the Room. Offerings of Chinese Delicacies and Everything Else. We are the only ones in the dining room. It’s That Early. 🙂 Get Ready for an Incredible Food Overload…Since […]

2019 Off to China…A Magical Wish Comes True

Happy New Year! A Brand New Year and a Wish Granted. Together as a Family We Traveled to China…Beijing to the North and Guangzhou to the South. A Trip we had done two times before for China Adoptions. But Now as a Family with Teen Girls, We Will Experience China through Their Eyes. A Trip […]