Sunday, February 25, 2007


As a member of the "Precious Pandas" I thought I'd start sharing more panda photos... How cute is this one??!!

We saw our friends Dee and Damien today. Their daughter Amy has been home with them for two months. She's absolutely precious!! We can't wait for playdates later this year (thinking very optimistically).

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Ladybug Sighting!

As I was crossing a parking lot last Thursday, something flew into my eye and started fluttering around my eyelashes. This was quite a feat, as I was wearing sunglasses at the time. I blinked, took off my shades, and swatted the offending bug off my eye.

It fell to the ground. For some reason I glanced over and saw... it was a ladybug!! It flew off immediately.

Ladybugs are probably just a sign of Spring... but Spring is a time of renewal and of babies (at least for all the bunnies and ducks in our neighborhood), so I took it as a hopeful sign that Kavanna is on her way.

Friday, February 09, 2007

February 6 - One Year LID Anniversary

Our first year anniversary of our LID was February 6th. So why am I writing about it three days later? Well, the truth is that this momentous day came and went with barely a passing thought. At one point I said, "Hey, you know what day it is?"

David sighed. "Yeah. One year."

We nodded in unison. I said, "Can you believe it?"

We just left it at that. We weren't in a mood to... well, what does one do for this day? Celebrate? We didn't feel much like celebrating. Yeah, it's a milestone and yes, each day brings us closer to Referral Day and travel to China. That's good, I guess.

The truth is, we just weren't too excited about this anniversary. We acknowledged it and moved on with our lives.

Kind of sums up how life has been in this long wait. We probably have another eight months before referral, and that's if we're lucky. We're committed to being in the moment, and not living for the future. Right now, that feels right.

Not sure how I got to this zen place or how long I'll stay here. Next cappuccino will probably change everything!!

Saturday, February 03, 2007


Congratulations to all the families who got referrals - and to those of us who are FINALLY out of the Review Room!! What a relief!