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 […]

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 […]

Preparing For Our Big Trip

On : 21 April, 2016 | Category : 2016

When we came back home from Baltimore, we had 2 months to let things sink in and get prepared to leave for the surgery.  That two months has flown by! I can’t believe we are scheduled to leave next Saturday.  Immediately after coming back home, Jian was so much at peace and “felt so good […]

Cutting to the Chase

On : 6 February, 2016 | Category : 2016

I am not really a morning person. I never have been. After becoming a mother and getting into a new set of routines, it is becoming easier to wake up earlier, but it still takes a few minutes initially.  Usually I set the alarm on my phone, and when I hear it, I reach over […]

Puppy Training and Piano Lessons

On : 3 February, 2015 | Category : 2015

Several weeks ago, Jian got in the car after school and told me she wanted to start taking piano lessons.  She is very smart and a fast learner and has very good fine motor skills.  We already have a small guitar and amplifier at our house (because Daniel decided years ago that he would take lessons, […]

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 […]