Monthly Archives: May 2011

Mixing Storied DNA

The story I told you about my great-grandma coming west on the Orphan Train and being adopted is about my dad’s grandma. My mom also brings some strong storied DNA to the mix. Her great grandma (My great great grandma) … Continue reading

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Thankful for Five Years

Five years ago today I married a fabulous woman. I did not know how amazing she would turn out to be. I knew she was steady, loyal, a woman of her convictions. I didn’t know that she would be able … Continue reading

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It’s in my blood

I remember reading a book in grade school about kids on an orphan train. No one ever knows what I am talking about, but I am pretty sure it was this one: I have just ordered it from A.mazon. ***************************************************** … Continue reading

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Meeting: An update

We went to our local library for Step One of many on our journey to be parents.  A lot of stuff I knew, and a few surprises.  We watched the videos produced by the agency that are also online. So, … Continue reading

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Cross Cultural Parenting Faux Pax #1

I bought a rubbermaid tote for the baby bargains I’ve been finding. Including these adorable pajamas with monkeys on them. I labeled the bin “Little Monkey” and Croi thought it was pretty cute. We’ve been calling our unknown little one … Continue reading

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Paying Bills = Thankful Thursday?

We were doing some budgeting and bill paying last night. Never a particularly fun endeavor. We’re middle class, have some debt, and have been hit by a some of the economic times, like so many else. Not to mention medical … Continue reading

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Going Private to Go Public

I have a history of not sharing information about myself because I am embarrassed about it. As you can imagine, this can be very isolating. I have decided to make my blog a little more “private” aka anonymous in order … Continue reading

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