It didn't look like much from the outside.  Daddy had a day off work.  We ate at our favorite bagel place for breakfast.  We watched the parade and waved flags.  The kids took a nap.  We all swam at a friend's pool.  Typical summer holiday,...

We made it almost on time to Story Time at the library this morning.  Keeping them focused on animal crackers, both girls managed to stay within arms reach of me during the stories and songs.  Somehow we even managed to complete the craft without anyone...

163 million children around the world are orphans.  Today there is one less.  Welcome to the family Zoe Xiu!   As of today she is legally a member of our family.  When she touches US soil on Saturday, she will be an American citizen.  And she already...

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