Author Archives: Jennifer

Birthdays

Today is our big kid’s 6th birthday.  Yep, turned 6 on 6/06.  That means he was born on 6/06/06!  Yowza, hello Damien!  HA.  He couldn’t be more the opposite. The sweetest most easy going kid ever.  I don’t know about you all, but on birthdays, or really starting a few days prior, I get all sappy remembering the day my kids were born and all the sweet moments between now and then.  And it’s funny that I can’t think about [...]

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What made you want to adopt?

Well, folks, we’ve heard it all.  Well intentioned, or not, and everything in between. Real Question #1:  ”So what made you want to adopt?  Did you just want to do something nice that you felt good about?” Real Comment #1:  ”Oh, you’re adopting?  That’s so honorable.” Real Comment #2:  ”Well that’s a perfect way to get a little girl since you have 2 boys!” Perhaps these types of questions and comments aren’t meant to be as off-putting as they seem [...]

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How much Macey is too much Macey?

That’s the question that’s been circling around in my little head.  When I was visibly pregnant, it was an obvious topic of conversation.   Even strangers would engage in the “So, how far along are you?” or  ”Do you know if you’re having a boy or a girl?” talk at the supermarket check out lane.  But this time there’s no belly, it only comes up because I bring it up, and more and more lately I have found myself wondering [...]

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Finding the funny…

Heads up – if you will be offended by my making fun of the “witness” crowd, please stop reading now.  If you don’t like my point of view, that’s okay too and please stop reading now.  And if you happen to be from Mill Valley, I apologize, and please, please friends stop reading now! Tomorrow I will post some puppy and rainbow commentary about the goings on with Miss Macey so check back then if I haven’t deeply offended you [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day

We celebrated Mother’s Day today. I have a lot to be thankful for this Mother’s Day, and those thoughts helped me find more joy today than I’ve felt all week.  I wouldn’t be celebrating today if I didn’t have 2 awesome boys and a beautiful little girl to afford me the title.  I also wouldn’t have met my friend Lisette if I hadn’t become a mother. Parker got up with the boys, who were so excited that they woke up [...]

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Rest in peace my dear, sweet friend.

I lost a friend.  A dear friend unlike anyone I’ve ever known.  I was blessed to cross paths with her and am eternally grateful for her friendship and love over the past 6 years. My sweet Lisette fought a brief, yet courageous battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.  I’m still in shock.  She was diagnosed just shy of 3 weeks ago. When I heard the diagnosis, I was heartbroken and hoped beyond hope there was some big mistake.  How could someone [...]

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DTC, now what?

I almost don’t know what to do with myself.  I have free time and no longer obsessing over documents and deadlines, waking up in the middle of the night with the thought one little detail I need to take care of, etc.  It’s a strange, yet welcomed feeling. Now we wait patiently for LID and LOA, the next two big hurdles.  All the while doing nothing on our part but starting to actually prepare for Macey to come home. It’s [...]

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The Dossier has left the building!

Yesterday was a marathon of errands and somehow everything fell into place.  Not in quite the order I would have liked, but the end result was achieved, and that’s what matters the most. I headed into the city with our little guy directly from our big kid’s drop off.  Not even a stop for coffee.  Mommy meant business!  We got to the consulate in about 40 minutes, found a parking spot up front and headed in. Everything was looking great [...]

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Macey will understand

I had planned to go to the Chinese Consulate in the city on Thursday morning but I had a little setback.  I was just about to get into the shower when I hit the button on my phone simply to do a time check.  That’s when I saw that I had a missed call and voicemail from a good friend.  I knew something was up just by the fact that she had called so early.  After listening to her voicemail, [...]

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To Sac and back!

Made it to Sacramento and back in record time. I had this whole crazy a$$ time budget only to blow it before I even made it out of town. And this is why – you know those people that each and every freaking time you run into them, they totally time burglar you?  Well, I got time burgled alright.  Now, don’t get me wrong, the woman I talked to for 30 minutes is super nice and we had a great [...]

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