Friday, April 12, 2013

China's Special Needs Kids

Here is an article from NBC that is pretty accurate about special needs adoption from China

Monday, April 01, 2013

The China Special Needs Program

Here is an excellent explanation of the China Special Needs adoption program.

Monday, January 21, 2013

New Challenge with China Adoptions

Why adopting from China matters.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Birth Defects increase in China

A significant rise in birth defects in China,

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Adoption of Boys in China

More boys are available from China than ever before.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Changing Attitudes about China Adoptions

Part 2 of an excellent series about China adoptions.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Changing Face of China Adoptions

Read this excellent article from Love Without Boundaries if you would like to learn more about adopting from China.  The process has changed a lot in the last 10 years.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Red Thread

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that says:

"An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break."

Friday, August 31, 2012

Wow! 2012!

Another year past! 2012 was great.  Rachel is 7 and started 1st grade.

We took our first trip to Disney in the fall of 2010

We took our second trip to Disney in the fall of 2011

We went to Hershey, PA and Wildwood, NJ in the summer of 2012

Rachel turned 7 and started 1st grade

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Highlights of 2011

Where has the time gone?  I just can't keep up!  2011 was a fun year!

Rachel finished preschool

 Rachel turned 6!

Rachel started Kindergarten

 And we had an exchange student from South Korea- Yi Seul

Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Summer Summer!

This has been such a fun (and hot!) summer. We did a lot of fun things and we went swimming a lot too. Rachel really turned into a water baby this year.

Playing soccer

Picking strawberries

Cleveland Zoo

Idlewild & SoakZone

Swimming lessons

Akron zoo


Birthday party!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

2010 where have you been?

Yikes I've been neglecting this blog! Here's a re-cap of the first half of 2010, enjoy!
January was Disney On Ice with Papa & Mamu- which meant cotton candy of course!
February we went to Great Wolf Lodge- it was fun to swim inside with 80 degrees and snow coming down outside!
In March we went to the Akron Zoo on a rainy day to see Animal Enrichment Day- the tigers had a great time!

In April Rachel had her gymnastics Spring Show at Riverfront Y!

And Rachel started riding the bus to school!

June meant last day of school- boy the year went by fast!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

We celebrated early with my family on December 19- then we went to church on Christmas Eve. Rachel was thrilled to sing her two favorite songs- "Hark the herald angels sing" and "Away in a manger". Santa did bring the hair salon- all is good! Have a very merry Christmas!

"Glory to the newborn King!"