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, […]

Almost Spring. Shake It Up.

I’m Done with the Cold and the Grey and the Hum Drum…Both Inside and Out…I Bet You are Too. So for a No-Cost Fix for Spring, I tried Flip Flopping the Great Room… Nothing Else Changed…Just Moving Stuff from One Side to the Other. The New Arrangement Does Breathe Light into the Room…But the Green […]

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!

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. […]

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 […]

A Make A Wish Send Off…

Four Little Words…Your Wish is Granted. Miss Doodle’s Wish. To Dance on the Great Wall of China. Her Wish is Coming True.  This is Really Happening.  And Soon. We are in Awe.  And So Thankful that We Can Share This Together. Thank You Parnall Law Firm and Make A Wish New Mexico Foundation. Thank You. […]

Simple Trick to Keep Cats Out of the Christmas Tree…And It’s Working!

We have a Naughty Cat.   And this Cat is Smart.     Naughty and Smart…a Disastrous Combination Anytime…but Especially at Christmas. Enter This Year’s Tree.     Sparkly and Glittery.  Gloriously Dressed In Silver.   Graced with Heirloom Ornaments.  Lovely.     But No Matter Live or Fake…     With a Christmas Tree […]

Could be the Last Trick or Treat…

Or Not. To Celebrate, We are Preparing a Memory-Making Meal Before Trick or Treating. Human Guts and Severed Fingers.  Perfect. And Quick and Easy to Create. Care to Try it?….Here’s What You Need: Ribs.   Red Pepper. Green Olives.  Biscuits. Linked Sausage. Hot Dogs. Green Beans. Mashed Potatoes. Hot Dog Buns. To Prepare the Hot […]

Carry Me Away…Far, Far Away

Magic at Home.  In My Own Backyard. The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.  An Uplifting Event. 🙂   October 6 – 14, 2018. When Albuquerque is at its Loveliest. Cold Mornings.  No Wind.  The Day Warms with the Sun. The Bluest Blue Skies. Please Join Me.  Hold On Tight! The Fiesta Begins Early, Early Morning.  Way […]

A Simple Fix When Missing the Sea

July 4th, for Me, was Always, Always at the Ocean.  Fire Island, Long Island.     Crack of Dawn Morning till Dark.   3 Meals.  With the Entire Extended Family     Tons of Sun.  Running with Sparklers Along the Shore at Day’s End.     New Mexico Doesn’t Offer the Same Perks.     […]