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A Fairy Godmother’s Garden

This Summer was Hot. Triple Digits Every Day for Three Months. In all this Heat, We Attempted a Vegetable Garden. Rather than using our Clay/Soil, we went with Huge Bags of Organic Soil. Thank you Costco. A Raised Bed is a Good Way to Deal Read More …

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 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 …

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 …

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 Read More …

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 Read More …