The president of China is visiting Seattle this week (today is his last day), which got me reminiscing about our trip to China’s capital city, Beijing, EXACTLY seven years ago this week. We spent three weeks in Beijing before taking an unforgettable 9-day tour of Tibet. Here are a few highlights of things I got […]
If you’ve ever visited Beijing (like we did in 2008), you’ll love this music video–Beijing State of Mind–made by a good friend of ours. Cool song, awesome video (way to go Mark!)…makes me want to hop on a plane and head right back over there.
Severely jet-lagged but eager to enjoy my first meal in Beijing, Big Papa and I joined a few of his coworkers for dinner. As we strolled to the restaurant, we were treated to a lovely sunset on a relatively clear evening in September with air pollution at record lows. Lucky for us, the 2008 Summer […]
If I had a $10 for every time someone has asked me recently why we aren’t adopting from Haiti, I could probably fund the update to our home study (more on this in an upcoming post). Here’s the thing, even if we wanted to adopt from Haiti, we can’t. In the wake of the disaster […]
Inky blackness greets my eyes as I step outside our hotel’s front door. My skin prickles from the intense sharpness of the cold air. As my eyes adjust to the darkness, I can see millions of stars filling the darkness, like a Pointillist painting. The Milky Way spills out in a cloudy haze. I feel […]
Adoption is not for the faint of heart. Navigating the twists and turns that you expect to encounter sounds relatively straight-forward at the onset. You figure you’ll gather this form and that form, find a few people to say nice things about you, get some fingerprints, pay a few fees, wait awhile and, voila, parenthood. […]