Wait, does one actually need instructions to have fun with LEGO? Maybe not, but here's a few things I've been enjoying. I get to build with LEGO! As a busy mom, I don't make enough time to build with LEGO myself. I enjoy it, for sure, always have, and I'm thinking I need to be more intentional about this. But... last week, I did make time! I used this LEGO colors board … [Read more...] about How to have more fun with LEGO
A week or two ago, Nightlight Christian Adoption Agency organized The Hope Gala here in town to raise funds for and support adoption. For the severalth-year-in-a-row, we hosted a table, and this year we were able to fill our table! This hasn't been true every year.... and this year it was a last minute endeavor to find a couple for the last 2 seats. Dinner done, we got to … [Read more...] about Adoption & Hope Galas
May 24 is a bit of a sad day for me. On May 24, 2018, we transferred the last of our adopted embryos. They had been frozen about a decade, and we were ready to give them their chances to live out their lives. Preparing to go. Getting the Timing Right Just as with Mr Wigglesworth, we missed the right timing a few times. The clinic where the babies were frozen is where … [Read more...] about Transferversary. May 24.
An Annual Ritual It's that time of year again - it seems like every year in January, the USPS raises rates. This year is not an exception, and on Sunday we adjusted to accurately reflect shipping costs. But this year, the costs did not merely go up, rather the method for calculating costs changed. It's a bit of a headache to be sure, but it comes with a happy benefit! By … [Read more...] about Annual Rate Hike!
Back in late May, I, Rachael, went to New York to transfer the last 3 embryos of the set of 5 we adopted. It was a fun trip! Yes, we lost all 3 of these babies, but the trip itself was still fun. I traveled with a friend who is a professional philosopher out of the same program that Pete graduated from. We had some good conversations and we explored more of the island than Pete … [Read more...] about NYC trip!