Bringing Everly Home · China · Uncategorized

China Day 2 – Great Wall Tour

We were all up at 4:30 AM because we had gone to bed so early so we unpacked a bit, hung out in the room and went down to breakfast at 6:30 AM.  This breakfast buffet was amazing, I have never seen anything like it before.  Stations for everything – Fruit and yogurt, Cantonese dim… Continue reading China Day 2 – Great Wall Tour


Bringing Everly Home · China · Uncategorized

China Day 1 – Arrival to Beijing

Papi took us to Newark airport and everything went smooth through TSA Prechek. We got some breakfast before getting on the plane at 12:00.  The flight was smooth, Loli was a trooper. She and I only slept for about 20-30 min. at the tail end of the flight.  She was exhausted but still did so… Continue reading China Day 1 – Arrival to Beijing

Family · New Jersey · USA

Making Memories

Summer is living in a perpetual state of S’more ingredients.  Backyard BBQs, pool parties, riding bikes to the lake, catching toads, digging up worms, light saber wars in the woods. I grew up in suburban Central Pennsylvania, a far cry from the busy Brooklyn streets that bred my parents until they married in 1974.  Fresh… Continue reading Making Memories

Adoption · China · Everly · Family

Passionate Pursuit

Last summer a friend, while volunteering in China, sent me a picture of this little thing, feeding tube in her nose, chubby baby flesh squeezed into a bright green swimsuit, half bent over an inflatable turtle swim ring.  The cuteness overflowing from her dark brown eyes and pudgy baby elbows. She was adorable, and was… Continue reading Passionate Pursuit

Adoption · China · Everly

Everly – The Beginning

It was at an outreach conference at our church that we heard the call.  A weekend full of horrific truth about the world’s child trafficking problem.  A reminder that here in America we live so well, so full, so blessed.  The conference was coming to an end and we were all seated, in circles, heads… Continue reading Everly – The Beginning

Belgium · Family · Hudson · Rota · Spain · Travel · Tripp · Trips

Sand Between Their Toes

When I think of all the places my family has travelled, all the beaches my children’s tiny toes have touched, I am in awe of all God has done.  What a precious, blessed life we live as a military family.  With this life comes sacrifice but so many other families sacrifice more than we will… Continue reading Sand Between Their Toes

Belgium · Cancer

Living on the edge…

Breast cancer patients suffer symptoms of post traumatic stress.  We try our best to focus on our blessings, our God, our families, our support networks but we have a constant internal struggle against this life-altering disease. I call it living on the edge.  Not in the sense of the word where you may drop everything… Continue reading Living on the edge…