Dear Younger Me: It’s Your Wedding Day!

On : 11 July, 2016 | Category : How this all came about

  Dear Younger Me,   Look at you!  You are absolutely glowing!  You are so excited that this day has arrived, you can hardly believe it is happening.  This man you are about to marry seems too good to be true.  He is exactly what you have been praying for, and then some.  He puts […]

Paleo With Chopsticks

On : 5 July, 2016 | Category : How this all came about

Welcome to our updated blog!  If you have just discovered the blog or have enjoyed it for a while and want to share it with a friend, I thought this explanation of who we are and why we do the blog might be helpful.   I am Stacie, the Paleo half.  Paleo is a lifestyle that focuses on eating  foods such […]

What if things had been different?

On : 8 December, 2013 | Category : How this all came about

I know this is a futile game to play, and I do not allow myself to go down this slippery slope when wishing things of the past had been better in some way.  But recently I have found myself connecting the dots to uncover many of our life events leading up to Jian’s adoption, and it […]

Jian Jackson: The Prequel

On : 11 August, 2013 | Category : How this all came about

It has occurred to me that most of you have followed our journey while in China and after coming home. Some of you followed somewhat the year before bringing Jian home.  But many of you have never heard the story of how Jian came to be a part of our family.  In case you are […]