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 […]

9/11…3 Mothers…2 Daughters

17 Years Ago.  September 11, 2001.  The World Changed. It was a Tuesday.  Same as This Year. For Me.  9/11 will be a Story about 3 Mothers.  And 2 Daughters. Striving to Live in a World that Suddenly No One Knew.     3 Mothers with Life-Changing Events that Happened as the World Swirled Around […]

So What is Family Day?

Family Day. The anniversary of the day when a new member joins a family in the adoption process. Family Day for Us is the Moment We Became a Family of 4. The Moment 2 Girls Became Sisters. March 2, 2009 in Guangzhou, China.    A Moment Forever in Our Hearts. It Began with Tears. Lots […]

A Family Created in a Day

Today is a Special Day.  Our Family Day. Seven Years Ago a Frightened Little Girl Became Our Daughter. In Far Away China. It’s a  Story That I Know Will Be Told Forever. A Story that We Will Never Forget. A Day When We Saw Magic… On this Wonderful Journey that is Life.