Thursday, July 31, 2014

God Sets the Lonely In Families (Pslam 68:6)

Our family is officially waiting for 
a little BOY in China!


Hannah has a brother! (That's all we know right now).

Our wonderful agency has been so helpful and understanding throughout our long paperwork chase.  While most families go immediately on the waiting list after being DTC (Dossier to China) and LID (Log In Date), we chose to wait and be matched with a "partnership file" which will be ready in a few months. 

There are a couple advantages to this route.  Earlier this year our agency staff and two American trained physicians visited numerous orphanages in China.  At the orphanages, the physicians noted medical information and photos/videos were taken of the children available for adoption.  After speaking with our agency, we felt like waiting for a partnership file would be a great option for us to know as much as possible about our son. As far as international adoption goes, we will know as much correct medical and social information as feasibly possible.  

Our agency will choose a match for us of a little boy 0-36 months, with a minor physical need. We will be able to review the match and all medical information (with our physician who specializes in international adoptions) before commiting. While this is typical in the international adoption world, the amount of solid medical information is not. Therefore, we are very blessed to be waiting on a partnership file with our agency. 

Hannah could be a little sister, a twin, or an older sister!  Regardless, they will be roughly the same age because Hannah will be a big one year old next month. Adding another child to any family (at any time) is an adjustment, but Adam and I value our siblings so much that we are excited for Hannah to have the honor of being a sister. 

Travel time from our match date is hard to predict.  A rough guess would be that we can expect to travel in mid-Spring 2015.  We will be in China for two weeks and then our little guy will come home with us right away. 

As far as special needs go, yes, there is a reason that our child was placed in an orphanage and our son will have some type of minor physical condition.  

It should be noted that Hannah herself has THREE conditions that could have landed her in an orphanage had she been born in another country.  First off, Hannah was born severely premature weighing 2 pounds 11 ounces.  She is doing great now because she has had the medical care she needs here in the US. She also has salmon patches on her face and head.  While you may not think this is a big deal (we don't), there are places in other countries where it is reason to leave a child in an orphanage. And lastly, she has a grade 3 VSD (Ventral Septal Defect). This is the most serious and requires her to see a pediatric cardiologist every three months for an ECHO and an EKG. Children in China are placed in orphanages because of VSDs and other heart conditions. 

I think about how much we love Hannah, regardless of her present or future medical needs, and I know without a doubt that we can love our son just as much. 

The most important thing is that these waiting children in orphanages are fearfully and wonderfully made. They need capable and loving families like ours in order to thrive. We already know that he needs a Mom to kiss his forehead and a Dad to tuck him in at night.  He needs grandparents to spoil him, cousins to play with, and a sister to laugh with. 

  Let's celebrate the fact that a tiny little guy in China has a family!!! 

A mom who can't wait to hug him, a dad who will teach him how to play baseball, and a sister who can show him the ropes. 

He has a family. 

He is loved. 

He is ours. 

And he is coming home soon! 

Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Happy 4th

Hannah has been a busy girl visiting family and going on trips! Here we are on Adam's birthday at the Florida Aquarium. Hannah loves fish, doggies, and watching other kids play! 

 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Four Generations

Hannah has been a busy girl this summer. In May she traveled to Alabama to visit her Great Grandmother and we snapped a 4 generations photo with Adam and his Mom. 

Just last week Hannah and I flew with my Mom to South Carolina.  We visited with my Great Grandparents and were able to snap another 4 generations photo.

Hannah is a wiggly little worm these days and is hard to photograph.  We have seen a good portion of our extended families this summer and we have more people to visit next weekend!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy 1st Father's Day Adam

Hannah can be crying, will hear the key in the front door, and then all the sudden a HUGE smile spreads across her face because she knows her Daddy is home.

Hannah watches her Dad when he walks from room to room and will always turn her attention to see what he is doing.  He sings to her and does funny dances to make her laugh the most incredible baby laugh I've ever heard.  Her first word will surely be "Da-Da".


 She is such a Daddy's Girl! We love you Adam!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Bug Activities

Hannah has eaten her way through level 1 baby foods and is on to level 2 now. Her absolute favorite is squash followed by prunes.  If you finish a jar of either of these foods you better have a warm bottle of milk to give her immediately afterwards to make her forget that the baby food is gone.  This girl loves her food.


She also loves to play with her toes.  In early May she started rolling tummy to back and in early June she started rolling back to tummy.  Crawling shouldn't be too far behind because she is now a baby on the go. 

 
This week we are in the middle of a fussy week due to teething. I hope they pop through soon so we can have our sweet and smiling bug back!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Summer Time


This girl loves bath time so I thought she needed a pool to splash around in.

I think she likes it! 

She is a very curious and active little bug these days!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Little Bug Goes to Pittsburgh

This year the research conference that I attended for work was in Pittsburgh, PA.  At the last minute I had two guests decide to join me and they made flying all the more fun.  

I didn't have very many clothes for Hannah to wear while we were in colder weather. The sweater was a size 0-3 months that I purchased for our Christmas travels, but didn't use much because it swallowed her back then.  I think it is mis-sized because it fits now at 8 months.  I managed to order a hat and a long sleeve shirt before we left (you can hardly find these things in stores right now where we live).

Hannah spent much of her outside time looking like this, both in clothes and in looks. She gave us a bit of a scowl and did not approve of the cold weather. 
 

Pittsburgh is a beautiful city and we spend the first evening walking around at dusk after my conference activities. 


Little snug bug eventually gave us a few smiles once Daddy got her warmed up. 

Hannah did so well on the flight and barely fussed whenever we were out. She ate well on the go and so did her parents. The fries and coleslaw come wrapped inside this sandwich, Pittsburgh style.

  

Our one fun planned event was to visit PNC Park and see a Pirates game.  This is Hannah making faces before we walked from our hotel to the evening game. 

  

Her first baseball game was fun and we were able to sit in our seats for 3 hours before she needed to be strolled around a little bit. 



This isn't the best photo of the two of them, but it really makes me smile.  Hannah watching baseball with her Daddy.  May there be many more wonderful nights like this in our future! 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day


There are no words for this level of cute. 




Friday, February 28, 2014

Sophie Toes

Hannah's favorite toy is Sophie the giraffe.  Sophie is basically a squeaky dog toy, but apparently her toes are nice to chew on. I've found myself saying "Don't cry Hannah, here stick a Sophie-toe in your mouth".  




Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Yawn and a Little Kick

Hannah has been growing very fast in the last few weeks. She is finally able to fit into some of the very cute dresses that Grandma sent her. We do a photo shoot almost every day, but I have yet to catch her cute little smile. Hopefully soon!



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Scootie

This is where Hannah is placed in her crib at night. 


 This is where Hannah ends up in the morning.


Notice that her feet are wrapped in a blanket so I don't even know how she manages to do this every single night! 

Friday, January 31, 2014

The Year of the Horse

It is customary for parents to give their children "Lucky Money" each year so Hannah got a few bucks in her savings account. I just happened to have some of my own lucky money that I was able to use as a prop in this cute photo.

Adam and I were born in the Year of the Dog and Hannah was born in the Year of the Snake. We are hopeful of more good things to come in the Year of the Horse! 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Peanut

Cousin Owen carries Peanut everywhere and his Mommy sent one to Hannah! We had a nice little photo shoot with Peanut this weekend and will have some photos with Owen in a few months! We used to call him O-baby, but the little tyke is getting bigger and O-Toddler just doesn't have that same ring.  He and his parents are moving to North Carolina soon and we can't wait to visit them this summer!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl


Hannah Rose continues to get cuter and cuter every day! She is over 11 pounds now and continues to amaze us with her spunk. She loves to squeak and squawk on the weekends when she knows her Daddy will get her out of bed and snuggle in the big bed with her.  She is beginning to like bath time, but is still unsure about water on her face. She has been sleeping longer in the night and spends more time awake during the day. She is amazing and we love her to pieces!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hallelujah... My Semester is Almost Over

Adam and I met Hannah's birth parents on the first day of my fall semester. Things took off from there like wildfire. 

We had pre-term labor, hospital visits with Hannah's birth parents, Labor day in Alabama, then Hannah's birth, then we went to our good friend's wedding in North FL, then Hannah was transferred to Tampa.  I was sick with some kind of horrible funk throughout all of this time. 

In Tampa things got a little calmer with NICU visits for 6+ hours per day, having an opposite work/NICU visit schedule as Adam, ordering and registering for everything we needed to welcome a little girl home (starting from scratch), getting my blood work sorted out for our China adoption paperwork, Hannah coming home, having a baby shower at my house, me being sick again, Adam going out of town for his cousin's wedding, Adam going out of town for work, getting Hannah to her many doctor's appointments, having friends and family in town, enjoying our new little girl, feeding this little girl every three hours non-stop, writing a ton of thank-you cards, and me chipping a tooth and then being sick again! 

All of this while we both worked full time without a baby sitter. I missed class once for a pre-term labor event and then another time on the day we signed our custody papers.  Adam only took two days off the week Hannah came home. 

I am exhausted just remembering all of it. Exams wrap up this week and I am eager to get them graded and posted as you can imagine. Then I will have about a month of "maternity leave" also known as Christmas break!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Never Boring

On a random weekday evening at 9:15 I got a knock on the door. A neighbor and his dog stopped by to drop off a piece of mail that was mistakenly delivered to their address.  

The return address said Kreml*n. 

I ripped it open hoping that somehow I could read it, but no such luck.  After some help from my wonderful Facebook friends and family, I found out that I wasn't going to be put in a labor camp or Siber*an jail.  It was just a letter saying that adoptions were closed to Americans as of January 1, 2013.  

Thanks for the 11 month late notice. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Why Couldn't My Cholesterol Have Been High?

As you might know we are still in the paperwork chase for our China adoption process.  Getting the medical forms completed proved to be a pain in the rear, and not just because we needed our doctor's staff to provide a notary service (which I mistakenly thought would be the most difficult part).  

Of course there had to be something much more difficult.

On August 30th I went to Quest to get my blood drawn.  For China you must have an appropriate BMI, normal urine, normal cholesterol, no major past surgeries, as well as be negative for HBV and HIV.  

On September 1st I came down with a nasty cold that lasted a week and then left me with the most horrendous coughing spells I've ever experienced.  

On September 8th Hannah was born! I was still sick so I went to urgent care in Gainesville and while I was there I got my flu shot.  

On September 16th my Doctor's office called to say that "something in my blood work came back indeterminate".  I knew exactly what that meant and I asked "Was it the HBV or the HIV?".  

I am actually more concerned about HBV because I had the full vaccine program in 2005, but did not seroconvert (my body did not end up making antibodies and therefore I am essentially not protected).  Hepatitis B is highly transmittable with just a small amount of blood.  Do I have any risk factors for HBV? Absolutely not.  But, you still want to be protected so I need to see if I can get the full shot series again.  

Anyway, the nurse wouldn't tell me over the phone which test was indeterminate and this made me mad.  I had to come in for a consultation the very next morning (read: another copay).  

Turns out that it was my HIV test that was indeterminate showing a reactive ELISA and reactive for p24 on the Western Blot.  This is the most common false positive reading that can happen.  The doctor was launching into a mini-counseling session on HIV and I interrupted him to let him know that I do not have any risk factors for HIV.  He didn't seem to believe me so I reiterated all 4 major ways you can get HIV and I reminded him that I know how to do a Western Blot and that antibodies can be cross-reactive.  My assumption was that the antibodies from my common cold viral infection were at a very high level on the day my blood was drawn.  Those antibodies, although different than HIV antibodies, could have impeded the results.

While I wasn't particularly worried about the indeterminate test, it's still NOT something you want hanging over your head. I mean, medical mishaps do occur and I have had my blood drawn a LOT over the past few years for all this adoption paperwork.  

I had to wait until September 30 to re-do the blood work.  In early October the nurse called and said that my "viral load was indeterminate".  This threw me into panic mode because there is no such thing as a PCR test (looking for viral particles in blood) being indeterminate.  That's just not a value for that particular test.  I know this because I have done thousands of PCRs in my life. I tried to speak with the actual doctor and they would not oblige.  

Adam went to pick up copies of my blood work the very next morning and it was NOT the viral load that was indeterminate, it was my Western blot again.  The same stupid p24 protein was reacting.  My viral load was NEGATIVE.  

This was a huge sigh of relief because, if by some insane medical mishap I transmitted the virus, the viral RNA would have surely showed by this point.  I am assuming that the 2nd time around it was the antibodies that my body made against the flu vaccine that were being cross reactive.  Talk about bad timing!

However, my doctor will not sign off on my adoption paperwork with this indeterminate test still lingering.  He says that he has "reached the end of his expertise on this topic" and tells me to find an infectious disease specialist (read: higher copay).  

Side note: This doctor is FIRED. Adam and I will no longer see him or anyone in his practice.

I find an infectious disease specialist and make an appointment.  We do blood work on Oct 31 and....today I found out that everything is NEGATIVE as it should be.   

It took me 3 months, 4 doctors appointments, 3 blood draws, $140 worth of co-pays, and lot of stress to get this piece of adoption paperwork finished.  

When we set out to adopt we knew there would be bumps in the road.  But, seriously? I could not have envisioned this one.   

Adoption isn't easy, but we endure these things because what an orphan endures is so much worse.  

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Home Sweet Home

Hannah is HOME!

The little bug came home on Oct 22nd after 45 days in the NICU. She was 4 pounds 13 ounces when she left Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday and I bet she has hit the 5 pound mark by now. She has taken all of her bottles (every three hours) like a champ. We have a pediatrician follow up appointment tomorrow to make sure she is still gaining weight and progressing.

This is her dancing in her new crib!


Monday, October 7, 2013

NICU: Day 30 Update

Our daughter is doing great in the NICU and is exceeding all expectations for her gestational age!

She was moved via ambulance to a Tampa hospital on Sept 19th and Adam and I get to spend a lot of time with her every day. She has been gaining weight steadily and is up to 3 pounds 8.5 ounces.  Once she gets 4 more ounces she can move out of the isolette and into a regular crib. Today is the first day we will try one of her feeds with a bottle.

The only medical concern is a soft heart murmur that is completely normal for her premature age.  Her doctors are watching it closely and we hope that it will close on its own.

She is super cute and feisty! We get a little closer to bringing her home every day. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Hannah Rose

Surprise! We have a beautiful, tiny, feisty, healthy daughter that we named Hannah Rose. Hannah means "God has favored me", which we believe is truly the case with this little girl.

So you might be wondering how this little one came into our lives.  Well, we were full speed ahead with a domestic adoption application by July 5th of this year.  We had no expectations to how long it would take for us to find the right situation. We got the call just a month later that we were chosen. 

The situation was simply perfect. A young mother who wanted to do what was best for her baby. Both birth parents and one grandparent viewed numerous profile books together.  On the count of three they all were ready to point to the family that they each wanted.  All three hands pointed to us. 

Our social worker knew how important it was for us to be involved in a situation that was drug free, alcohol free, tobacco free, and mental illness free. She said on the phone to me "Jenn, this just doesn't happen".

This wasn't the last time we heard that very statement.

We were overjoyed by this news and scheduled to meet with them on August 19th for lunch.  Once all 5 of us sat down at the table (our social worker, the birth parents, and us) they immediately said "We feel like God wants us to bless you with this baby". Then they each handed us an ultrasound photo of the baby's face. Adam's photo said "Hi Daddy" and mine said "Hi Mommy". 

It was surreal.

The lunch meeting lasted for over two hours and we left feeling great about it.  Hannah's birth parents are truly genuine and good people who simply can't give her the best life right now.  Hannah will always know how much they love her and how they wanted her to have the best life possible.

August 19th also happened to be the first day of my fall semester so I went to work that evening and fell asleep early that night.  The very next morning I was woken up by our social worker calling with news that the birth mother's water had broken and she had been transported to Shands in the middle of the night.

The baby was a girl (!) and was coming within 72 hours.

Sheer panic for the health of this little girl set in.  I cancelled class and drove up to Gainesville.

The birth mother was on magnesium to stop her contractions and had been given a lot of steroid shots to help develop the baby's lungs.  She was doing well all things considered, but we knew it was too early for this little girl to make her debut.

The birth mother asked if we had chosen a name, and actually Adam and I had agreed on it the night before in about 0.5 seconds.  If you know us at all -- you know that this is a miracle in itself!

She wanted to know the baby's name so I told her what it meant first and then I told her it was "Hannah".  She said that she had already wanted that exact same name for this little girl.

Again, it is all just surreal.

So I watched Teen Mom on MTV with her, we got her settled at Shands, and we prayed for a long bed rest stay.  We planned to visit her every week and made sure she had books, magazines, DVDs, and snacks. 

One Friday afternoon I met her other two children. A three year old boy and an almost two year old little girl. It was one of those moments that you just soak in, because you know you will need to tell Hannah everything you can remember.  She may not see her half brother and half sister for many years - if ever, because the birth family wants a closed adoption.

They are adorable little red heads.

When we weren't visiting, we kept in contact with the birth parents through text. Last Sunday we got a message saying that she was two centimeters dilated.  The nurses were trying to stop labor again but a few hours later she was at 4 cm and an epidural was given.  We threw some stuff in the car and drove two hours to Gainesville.  We made it with about an hour to spare.  Hannah Rose came into this world at 9:34 pm on September 8th. 

I was in the delivery room when she was born and the team of doctors and nurses that whisked her way told me she was doing well.  We had to wait nearly three hours to go back and see our little girl.  Once we went back, the nurses couldn't tell us anything specific because we weren't the legal parents yet.  All they could say was "she is fine".

We said goodbye for the evening and tried to get some sleep.  The next morning we visited Hannah with the birth mother and then milled around.  Custody papers are signed at the 48 hour mark -- or so I thought.  We had planned to wait until Tuesday evening to know if we were officially Hannah's parents, but the law is actually 48 hours OR discharge.  What a pleasant surprise!

The birth mother had been at Shands for 3 weeks and was ready to get home.  Our social workers came up that evening and started paperwork with them around 7 pm.  By 9:00 we were the proud parents of a tiny little angel.

We immediately changed her visitors card and went to see her.  Her nurse told us about all the monitors and what to expect during these next few weeks. When we asked about her overall health the nurse said "This just doesn't happen" as far as how well Hannah is doing at this point. 

She is tiny, weighing just 2 lbs 11 oz at birth, but thanks to her birth mother's care and the hospital team at Shands -- she is doing amazing and we love her so much!

We want to thank all of the wonderful friends and family members who have supported us and our various adoption plans over the past three years.  It was a rough and rocky road but we finally found our girl!

For the next few weeks we will be back and forth to Gainesville.  I am sick right now so my main job is to get her room ready and make a baby registry.  Adam is in full Daddy mode and is sitting by her side in the NICU.  She just needs to gain weight and take a bottle, which will come in time. 

How cute is this? We love her!!


By ways not known, along unfamiliar paths, the Lord says "I will guide". Isaiah 42:16.


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Closer to China

Our home study for China was last Saturday and all went well.  Our social worker hopes to have the completed documents ready for us by the end of the month (fingers crossed). 

I have everything else ready to send for apostilling except for our brand new medical paperwork.  These are VERY specific and also require a notary (thankfully our Doctor's office has a notary on staff). My appointment is Aug 21 and then Adam just needs to get his set up (hint hint). 

Once I get the home study back we can send a copy to USCIS (Immigration) for our new fingerprints and a new approval to immigrate a child from a Hague country. This will take a few months to finish up.  Can you believe they need new fingerprints? As if you can alter your fingerprints in some way so you can commit crimes and still adopt an international child at the same time?

I will be a super happy camper to get this paperwork off my desk and on to other important places for approvals, stamps, and translation.

I can't wait until we get to travel and pick up our little one from this magnificent country!

Friday, July 26, 2013

The End of One Journey is the Beginning of Another

A huge THANK YOU goes out to everyone who has offered their kind words, letters of support, and prayers for our Russian adoption.  Unfortunately, the ban on Americans stands and will likely be in effect for the foreseeable future. For two and a half years we did everything in our power to get two children out from behind soviet bars, but ultimately their government has a vendetta out against Americans, basic human rights, and orphans.  Even if the ban miraculously disappears, we are unable to keep active paperwork in a country without a US-adoption agreement. 

With that said, we are finally ready to move along to our next adoption adventures

For our international effort we are headed to CHINA!

The China adoption program we are pursing is referred to as "special needs".  In certain countries children can be refused at birth for what we in the US consider to be very mild conditions.  We were open to  all of these same conditions in Russia (cleft lip/palate, missing or malformed limbs/fingers/toes, hernia, salmon patches, hemangioma, port-wine stains, etc).  Most of the special needs we are open to can be corrected with surgery or a prosthetic once we get home.  Others are just physical in nature and need no care.  We will be armed with the best doctors in the world to take care of him or her once we land on US soil.

We are currently working on our dossier paperwork which includes all new documents, a new homestudy with a new social worker, and a brand new agency overall.  This time around we will be using WACAP. China only requires one trip overseas so we won't have to leave without our little one!

 
 
In addition to our search in China we will be working with a LOCAL adoption attorney here in Tampa.  We have completed a new domestic homestudy, a profile book, and the application which means we are officially match-able to any birth mom (pre-approved by us) who then chooses our book.  This domestic adoption process is going to be full of ups and downs. Depending on the situation we may not share anything until we are officially the legal parents with signed papers and baby in hand. 


With both adoptions we are open to babies under the age of two, either gender.

As far as a timeline for either of these go, there is really no telling. With China we will get a log-in-date and "in-line" once our dossier is sent overseas.  With us being open to more of the mild physical conditions, it may take longer than others who are open to more serious conditions.  With the domestic adoption we could get a call tomorrow or it could take a very long time and be wrought with numerous failed attempts. 

When one is successful, we will continue to pursue the other until we have two little cuties at home with us.

We appreciate your prayers over both of these adoptions and we thank you again for your support!


Thursday, May 30, 2013

San Fransisco Treat

About a year ago our friends Nate and Belinda moved from one coast all the way to another.  They graciously hosted us for Memorial Day weekend and we had a blast exploring the city with them! Here are a few photos of the trip.

 
San Fransisco Giants game

Full House House!

San Fransisco Fog at Muir Beach Lookout

Alcatraz Prison Cell

 
Lombard Street

Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge

 
Morning fog on the bridge

 
Pier 39 sea lions


 
Coastal redwoods in Muir National Park

View of Alcatraz from the ferry

 
Hanging out on the windy Golden Gate bridge

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Chicken Spaghetti

My goal for this summer is to find some easy meals I can whip up before I leave for work and then Adam can heat them up/cook them when he gets home.  I'll be working nights again in the fall and this will be a better plan than me stopping for something on the way home.

My first tester meal was Chicken Spaghetti and it is a hit!  Here is a photo of the ingredients.  It was a low cost meal too, ringing in at $11.62 (not including the Rotel which is strangely the only ingredient I already had).


The recipe is easy. Just cook the angel hair pasta, mix the other ingredients (cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, rotel, sour cream, and pulled chicken) in a bowl, and add everything to a casserole dish. Cook at 350 for 30 minutes or until it bubbles.

It made enough for both of us to eat for two nights and the left overs were even better than the freshly made batch.  The rotel gives it a little kick and this will be added to our list of often-made dishes!  

Friday, May 17, 2013

Biblioteca

I have read two books this week and given myself permission not to finish another one that I started.  As it turns out, I'm not much for essay collections even if they are on one of my favorite topics of travel.

It matters not that I didn't finish a book, it was free! I am loving my county's public library system right now.

I suspect all those "library tours" during elemetary, middle, high school, and even college where the dewey decimal system was explained gave me the heebie-jeebies about public libraries.

We can send a man to the moon, but we can't give our kids something better than dewey?

So I don't really think they use that any more or maybe I have a mental block against it -- not sure. However, I do know that I can just go on my library's website and then books come straight to my kindle or are labeled with my name for pickup down the street.

For a girl with a serious book addiction and a long summer ahead, it is certainly going to be the place that I use the most. Also, I like to pretend my tax dollars are used for good things like this.

Biblioteca means libary in Spanish. It is one of a handful of nouns that I know in Spanish, right along with regla (ruler).  Seems like a waste of 6 weeks of spanish in 7th grade doesn't it?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Adam and I independently picked out practically the same Mother's Day cards. 

Both involve toilets. 



However, for our grandmother's we went with sweet cards.


Happy Mother's Day to our Moms and Grandmothers!