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    Notes from the Village

    A smattering of thoughts on a Thursday, if you please. Tomorrow is our last day in China Village, so we’re soaking up all the hugs from Maya’s Grammy and Granddad and booking them in for…

    September 1, 2016
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    A China Village Tour

    This summer, Maya, Michael and I got to spend a lovely chunk of time in China Village with my family. Michael has already started school back in (still sweaty) Houston, but Maya and I…

    August 24, 2016
  • Monday Pick Me Up

    After last week I thought maybe Monday might need a little pick me up. A handful of links, all cheerful and happy! I hope your Monday is off to a great start! Elaine’s pretty…

    August 22, 2016
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    A Legacy / Grandma Catharine and Maya Catharine

    Last night, quite suddenly in the end and after several years courageously battling various cancers, my Grandma passed away. She was the Catharine of our Maya Catharine, and just so, so special to me – just…

    August 18, 2016
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    Happy Friday!

    Hello, friends! How was your week? Was it eight million degrees where you are? Maine was sticky and steamy, a painful reminder of what I have in store when Maya and I return to…

    August 13, 2016
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    (Almost) 8 Great Years Married!

    Saying we’ve been married for nearly eight years makes me feel rather old. But as my brother pointed out the other day, “We can’t all be child brides!” Or something like that. 😉 Since…

    August 10, 2016
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    Zucchini Season / Easy Summer Side

    We took a pre-dinner China Village walk around the corner the other day to visit the neighbors’ goats and chickens. We left with a dozen eggs (the week’s delivery a day early) and a…

    August 9, 2016
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    Happy Friday!

    Happy Friday, friends! We’ve had a good week, with a few firsts for Maya (first playground swing!) mixed in with sunshine and one squishy baby niece. Maya turned ten months old yesterday…and promptly decided…

    August 5, 2016
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    Nuts and Bolts / The Adoption Process

    I thought it might be interesting to share a little about our adoption process now that Maya has officially been adopted! I know every adoption/fostering experience is different, but this can serve as one example. Adoption…

    August 3, 2016
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    Life Lately / Summer Travels

    We’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel to see both our families again this summer. Thank goodness for school summer vacation! Michael worked a few weeks at his school and at a…

    July 28, 2016