Sunday, February 28, 2010

Macro Fun

I got a macro lens a few weeks ago and it's a very cool lens to have (thanks Kris).  My hope was to capture the perfect snowflake but so far no luck.  Here are a few candy captures at a party we went to yesterday.

Pickle and Ice Cream

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A Special Visit

We had the absolute pleasure of seeing special friends today. We haven't seen each other since last summer when Emme had just come home.  We were fortunate they were able to stop by on their way home from a special party and had a nice visit.  It's a pretty mild day so we took the kids to the playground, not realizing the snow hadn't been cleared.  They had fun nonetheless.  It was great to see them and the next time will be with the newest addition; their beautiful daughter who is waiting in China.  We're hoping they get news tomorrow of their travel dates.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Random Shots

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Snarky and Just Plain Opinionated

So there's a top 100 blogs about adoption, infertility and loss. Okay so one of the blogs deserves absolute recognition for the work they do on behalf of special needs kids in China. In fact it was started by moms of these perfect little ones. Some of the others on the list....well it's only MY opinion but, let's just move along. So the real thorn in my side you ask? The brains who created the title for this top list felt it necessary to classify adoption with infertility and loss for what reason? Seriously for many people, adoption is a gift and something to honor, celebrate and smile about. When is the last time you saw someone smiling through a miscarriage or news that they would never conceive children? This truly boggles my mind and pisses me off. Adoption is not or should not be the path of last resort if we truly stand behind the notion that adoption is about finding families for children and not the other way around. I for one chose adoption. I have no idea what my own fertility is like because as a responsible adult I have taken the necessary precautions to ensure that my personal values were preserved to the best of my ability. If I wanted to attempt to pass a watermelon though the birth canal I would have attempted such a feat. Instead I felt like I wanted to provide a forever family to a child who already existed. A true celebration which is now categorized with the horror other families suffer as people like me celebrate. Discuss