Jian got a puppy!

On : 30 December, 2014 | Category : 2014

For at least a year now, Jian has been begging me to get her a puppy.  After the initial shock and fear of Mina, our great dane, Jian decided that she needed a dog her own size.  She saw other kids in the neighborhood with their little dogs and loves to go visit my family in […]

ESL Holiday Party

On : 12 December, 2014 | Category : 2014

Jian got into the car last week and handed me an invitation to come to her holiday party in ESL class.  This is the first time in a year and a half that she has allowed me to come to her school for an event.  And she didn’t want her dad or anyone else to […]

Giving Thanks for the Kindness of Strangers

On : 1 December, 2014 | Category : 2014

We spent the Thanksgiving weekend in TN.  I heard a while back that this would be the last year the Rockettes would be performing in Nashville and planned to take Jian to see them.  We ordered the tickets ahead of time along with tickets to do a carriage ride around the Opryland Hotel to see […]