This Year Was Really Fast!

On : 19 December, 2017 | Category : 2017

  On December 19, 2016 we awoke in a Chinese Holiday Inn and prepared to go meet our second daughter.  She lived in northern China, and the weather was very cold.  I was still getting re-accustomed to the Chinese breakfast buffet, but Jian made sure to finish multiple plates before we headed out.  Our guide, […]

This Gotcha Day Won’t Soon Be Forgotten

On : 18 June, 2016 | Category : 2016

I am a rule follower.  On our honeymoon, we stayed at an all-inclusive resort in Jamaica.  One afternoon, Daniel and I decided to take a little catamaran out into the ocean.  The staff at the resort gave Daniel a 5 minute crash course, and we were on our way.  Just as we had gotten a […]

Look How Far We Been!

On : 26 June, 2015 | Category : 2015

Last week we celebrated Jian’s 2 year Gotcha Day.  It is really hard to believe that she has been home 2 years, but on the other hand, it feels like she has always been with us.  I asked her what she wanted to do to celebrate.  She chose going to the zoo, choosing a toy […]


On : 17 June, 2013 | Category : China

We left yesterday morning around 10 am to go meet Jian.  We arrived at the building about 30 min before she got there.  We sat in a small room with one other family.  They were there for their fourth adoption.  I had built this moment up in my mind like time would stand still and […]