Category Archives: coming home

6 ways to support a friend’s adoption

Recently, my sister and her husband traveled to Colombia to adopt their new son. Serendipitously, their adoption matched up with our dear friends’ who are also adopting from the same country. In fact, both families traveled at exactly the same … Continue reading

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day two update

Better than expected! Only two meltdowns so far (from the same child). Since we have done this before we are hoping the honeymoon phase is over quickly so that we can get down to business, and move on. :) CLOTHES … Continue reading

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mr. falso–adoption and discipline

I would say that lying and whining have been the biggest hurdles we have come across the past month or two–across the board, with all four children. As the kids emerged into a new phase with us–I would say around … Continue reading

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lovin’ the spanglish

I’ve meant to post our language progress for awhile now. It is going really well. Some mornings I wake up and notice that the children still speak Spanish and it really frustrates me. But most days I don’t even notice … Continue reading

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our first week home–part two of two

1921 Aside from immunizations and learning the ropes of their new home, the kids also got to know family and friends their first week in Las Vegas. We went swimming at the Brummett’s home. The kids had a total blast, … Continue reading

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our first week home, part one of two

1930We pretty much had non-stop visitors our first week. Yeah, we know what all the books and “experts” say about bonding and attachment and over-stimulating, but we feel that the love and support of our friends and family has only … Continue reading

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la to lv, finally

1779 Well, after getting a good night’s sleep in LA (not really) we headed home to Las Vegas. However, what McCracken trip would be complete without a few stops? :) First, we stopped for lunch in LA with my good … Continue reading

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…of lice and kids

Alright, already. :) Yes, we are still here. And yes, it is killing me that I have not been able to blog the past two weeks. There is so much to say, and so much to show. Adam’s laptop is … Continue reading

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we’re still here, lice and all

So we are home from Colombia, and we have so much to share with everyone. But it will have to wait another day or two. Why? Oh, yeah because the children’s first day of school, yesterday, found them home with … Continue reading

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