Trying On China.

China. We Tried it On. I’m Glad We Did. Strikingly Beautiful. Fascinating. Steeped in History. But Difficult, if You’re Not Ready. Our limited Mandarin was Not Enough to Breeze through China. Hello. Good Bye. Thank you. And Wo Ai Ni…I Love You. That was it. Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

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. Read More …

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. Read More …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …

Fairy Lights…Only Batteries Required

Sometimes Simple is Fun. A Mantle Garland of Twine and Paper Coffee Filters. A Gaggle of Nutcrackers all at attention on the banco. Wreaths with pine cones, berries and dried citrus oranges and grapefruit. All tied together with Fairy Lights. Thinnest wires speckled with LED Read More …