Happy 3rd Birthday, Meili!

On this day, three short years ago Meili was born and we are super excited to be celebrating another milestone with her!!!! It has been a while since we have updated our friends on her progress so there is plenty to discuss – so sit back, grab some coffee and join us on a quick...
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Her First Day of School

It was about 10:30pm on Monday night when I finally said what we were both thinking but afraid to say it – almost as if it’s not said than we don’t have to be anxious about it. “This will be the first time since returning to China with Meili that we are leaving her in...
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We need her more than she needs us

I snapped the above photo of Meili running from me (Steve) after I asked her to give “Ya, Ya” a hug. Laughing all the way, off she ran in the hopes that I would give chase. Instead, I quickly glanced at my camera to see what I had gotten and this blurry photo hit me...
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A Blossoming Spirit

Well, it has been too long since our last update! Life has been pretty busy since Christmas and we will try to get some picture up from the holidays. It has been wonderful watching Meili get comfortable in her new surroundings. She has a devious streak wrapped in silliness that comes out all the time!...
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Silent Tears

Why did she sleep as flat as a board? What is her deal with the bowls? How much did she really have to fight to live? It only took me 6 months but I finally completed reading this 350 page endurance test of one woman’s heart wrenching experience in a Chinese orphanage. “Silent Tears: A...
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Meili Turns Two

Wow, we have been busy over the last weeks/months and left little time to update you on the continued journey of our daughter Meili!  Please accept our apologies and enjoy the latest silliness Meili has brought into our home. On Friday, December 17th, we all celebrated the birth of our daughter, Meili!  She is now...
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