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not so wordless wednesday

Wordless Wednesdays are supposed to be for photos that don’t require any explanation, I know. I’m impressed with myself for having done them weekly since our first trip to Ethiopia, only adding the occasional caption. (I am not a woman … Continue reading

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To be filed in the good news/bad news category: Yesterday’s weekly update from our agency showed that three referrals had gone out, including two in our age range! (That’s the good news.) Unfortunately, neither referral was for us.  (Bad news.) … Continue reading

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I spent last week in Denver with my mom. I planned this trip several weeks ago, knowing that she would need assistance and company as she continues to recover from her back surgeries. I was pleasantly surprised to see how … Continue reading

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end-of-year giving

It’s that time of year when we tend to feel a bit more generous in terms of giving to charitable causes. Perhaps it’s the holiday spirit, or perhaps it’s the desire to get in some last-minute tax deductions (or perhaps … Continue reading

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We attended one of our every-other-month Ethiopian dinner gatherings on Saturday. As usual, we had a great time talking with other families who have adopted (or are in the process of adopting) from Ethiopia. It was a smaller group this … Continue reading

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an ethiopian connection

A few weeks ago Craig and I spent an amazing evening with a friend. (Please don’t let the fact that I’m just telling you about this three weeks after it happened make you think that it wasn’t all that great … Continue reading

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