Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time to say goodbye

Over the past few months I've pondered the idea of no longer blogging. I began this journey as therapy for myself after losing our daughter, Josey, to preeclampsia. Then, there was the testicular cancer, and eventually adoption. It's been a wild and crazy ride.

Now that our daughter is venturing into the toddler stage, my time is spent being a mom, which is what I always wanted. Also, as an adoptive mom, I want my daughter's story to be her own and not mine. Should she wish to share with the world someday, then it should be her decision.

However, I don't plan to completely fall off the grid. I do have my reno blog, which is in desperate need of attention. I'm also planning to start up a book review blog at some point. For now, though, it's time to say goodbye to my "mom blog" and move on to my next chapter.

Thank you for being a part of this journey with me. I met so many wonderful people along the way who helped me through my darkest days and rejoiced with me on my happiest. It truly has been my pleasure.

Much love and peace.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A girl and her dog

Best Friends

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Happy Adoption Day - One year later

It's hard to believe it's only been a year since we officially became a family. I won't lie. I may have cried a little. We celebrated with dinner and cupcakes from a local bakery.

Over the past month or so, we've been talking to Z about adoption. We've read her Adoption Day Book before bed and I've been talking about her birthmom as well. She may not understand now, but I want her to always know where she came from and how she became our daughter.

Happy Adoption Day

This November is National Adoption Month. It's an understatement to say how thankful I am for my daughter and for adoption. At the same time, I also have to acknowledge that there is always loss in adoption. It makes it bittersweet. That being said, I hope Z's birthmom knows how much we love her for making an adoption plan and choosing us to parent Z. She is our pride and joy.
While our path to parenthood was difficult, in the end I can't imagine not being where we are today. For that, I am thankful.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Break

After months of construction and stress, Z and I hopped a plane to Florida for a five-day beach vacay with my parents, my sister, and her boys. We spent most days on the beach. October really is the perfect time to go to the beach. Unfortunately, the one day we decide to take the kids to Disney, it was over 90 degrees. Just my luck. LOL

We took the kids to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Basically, you pay a set price (less than general admission) to let your kids trick-or-treat at Disney from 7-midnight (they will let you in starting at 4, but that isn't advertised). It was a little much for my soon-to-be two-year old, but nevertheless, she enjoyed it. Mama, on the other hand, was exhausted. I think we'll wait a few years before we try it again. :)

Here are a few pix from the week:

Early morning on the beach.
Always picking on her younger, but bigger cousin. LOL
Sunset photo shoot. She wouldn't sit still. :)

My cute lil priss!
Visiting our Florida cousins at Disney.
Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
All dressed up and ready to trick-or-treat at Disney!

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