Posts in category "Grandparents"

Happy Birthday, Papi!

On a hike during our last trip to PR
In honor of my dad’s birthday this week, I am reposting a tribute I wrote to him last year. Feliz cumpleanos, Papi! Te queremos mucho! ____________________________________________________________________ When I was a kid, all my friends were terrified of my father. With his serious countenance, gruff voice, and thick Brazilian accent,  he inspired fear in the hearts... Read more »

A Whale of a Trip - Part 1

When my parents mentioned last summer that they were planning a family trip to Disney World during the holidays, Bill and I immediately told them we would not be joining them in Florida. There were many reasons for us not to go. The expense was number one, of course. We also thought that, at 3,... Read more »

Never Leave it Too Late

After a long three months in Kazakhstan and a seemingly longer 20-plus hour plane ride alone with me, Dylan was finally settling into his new home in Chicago. All the adoption books warn you not to expose a child to too many people once you bring him home, so although we were anxious to introduce... Read more »
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