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Here We Go Again!

We’re going to China! Again! We’re going to have four kids. FOUR!! I still kinda can’t believe it myself, so if you’re shocked you’re in great company! As soon as we got home from getting our sweet Lila in June of 2015- well maybe even in China- we started talking about if we would ever adopt again. Those conversations would …

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One Year Ago, Today.

It’s LILA MEI DAY!! One year ago we walked into a government office in Guangzhou, China to get our girl. I remember every detail of the room- the purple couches filled with many other families, some that were already holding their new child and others who were still anxiously waiting to meet their new little one. I remember being so …

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Post Adoption- 7 Months

This crazy girl has been with us 7 months! I can’t get over that! The time really is flying by and she is changing SO much! I would say this last month was her biggest month of growth yet. She is a completely different girl from the scared, timid, bug-bite-covered girl we met on June 29th. The last 5 weeks …

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New friends.

Yesterday was such a special day! I have a good friend {hi Kristi!!} that introduced me to a friend of hers last summer that was also in the process of adopting from China. They brought their little girl home not too long ago, and yesterday we were able to meet up for a fun play date for Lila and her new friend! They …

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Post Adoption- 5 Months

It’s been 5 months since we met our sweet Lila Mei. So much has changed in 5 months. We have settled into the groove of being a family of five. I’ve finally begun to live with the idea that we’re never going to be on time anywhere, and that we ALWAYS forget something wherever we go. Other than the big …

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Post Adoption- 4 Months

  This smile says it all… Four months in our arms. Four months with a home, a mom, a dad, a sister, a brother, and a family. Four months with fuzzy blankets and stuffed Minnie mouses and pizza and friends. Four months with love and tickling and M&M’s and slides. Four months experiencing new things like pumpkins and pumpkin bread and candy …

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Family of FIVE Photo Session

We were so excited to have Stacie of Stacie Tatum Photography come to the house to capture our first family of five photos! I found Stacie through Red Thread Sessions, an organization made up of photographers that are willing to donate sessions for adoptive families. She blogged about our time together here. Thank you Stacie for your time and talent! We are so thankful …

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Post Adoption- 3 Months

Where do I begin? This little cutie has now been with us for 3 months! Three months! That doesn’t seem possible, but at the same time, China seems like SO LONG AGO…truly a lifetime ago! Our sweet Lila Mei has changed so much since meeting her for the very first time. The timid, shy, bug-bite covered, skinny little thing is …

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Post Adoption- 2 Months!

This girl. She has captured our hearts. I have fallen head-over-heels, deeply in love with this tiny Chinese human. I LOVE HER. Sometime between June 29th and August 29th, my heart has been knit with hers. She is my daughter, I am her mother, one-hundred-and-fifty-million-percent. I can’t imagine our life without her. She is so perfect in every way. Before we met Lila Mei, the …

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Post Adoption – 1 Month!

Can you believe we met Lila Mei one month ago today? I can’t! It has gone by so fast! Lila continues to amaze us. She is still doing great and we are all adjusting well to our new normal. This month was full of so many firsts for Lila Mei! Here are a some of the new things she’s been doing. …

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My hero.

Two years ago today is the first date that we know anything about Lila’s history. July 24, 2013, our sweet girl was found abandoned. Two years ago, her birth mom gave up her tiny baby girl. Two years ago, a woman whose face I will never know this side of heaven became my hero. I don’t know much about this …

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Hearts full.

We are so happy to be home! My parents came in to welcome us at the airport and asked if they could stay a few days to help out. Um, yes!! So, they wore themsleves out serving us this week! They took the big kids wherever they wanted to go- putt putt, movies, McDonald’s, nail salon, Target for toys, Claire’s …