Wednesday, July 25, 2012

it's not you, it's me

I am culling my reading list. I just can't read some blogs anymore. They are not good for my soul.

I love "warts and all" blogs. The ones that show the good, the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. The real ones. I can't do the ones that show only the good. I end up comparing my life to their blog and feel all inferior and horrible.

I don't mean that we have to let it all hang out. Some of my favorite blogs are cooking blogs. But in-between the lines of the recipes and in the odd post you get a glimpse of them. Their triumphs and struggles, battles and emotions.

I know that there are some that don't like the "warts and all" blogs. People that like to read about only the good side of life and I think it's great that there are so many different types of blogs out there. It would be boring if we were all the same, wouldn't it?

So, for those whose blogs I choose not to read anymore, it's me not you. I don't blog for an audience but for a group of people I would be "in real life" friends with if we ever met. Friends I could have a coffee with, share a bar of chocolate with and laugh with. In short, with you. If you read this, you ARE a "warts and all" person and I appreciate you.

And... we had the second Adventure Wednesday today. We took my Mom along and rode a carousel. We caught a ferry to the city, walked for miles and ate delicious food. Then caught the ferry back again. Loved it!

 Long live Adventure Wednesdays!


Saturday, July 21, 2012


This first week without Mel has been scary and really good, at the same time. She's amazing and we miss her but it's so wonderful to be just us.

I have shuffled life around to have Wednesday's free with the kiddies. Rupi will begin big school in less than 18 months time and so I want a day in the week with the two of them where we have adventures and fun and build memories.

This Wednesday we went to the zoo. It was pure awesomeness. We saw "hotters" (otters), "rhihooceroses" (rhinoceroses), a tiger at very close range and Red Panda's who are actually orange. The hippos were the smash hit of the day, and were identified as a Dida hippo and a Rupi hippo. Of course.

Long live Adventure Wednesdays!


Saturday, July 14, 2012

nanny love

This week was the last week for our nanny. It's time to let her go. The kiddies are in pre-school and loving it. We just can't justify the expense anymore and both children need to spread their wings.

It's been so tough to say goodbye as we have been incredibly blessed with Mel. She's been with us since Blossom was 11 weeks old. She loves the children so much. I prayed hard for the right nanny, someone who would love Blossom and Rupi and slip into the way we parent. Someone who would be happy for me to be very involved and hands on. We got all that and more.

Her text today says it all, how blessed were we?

I miss you all already. You will forever be in my heart, each and every one of you. Many tears were shed, just remember they were tears of many meanings. It just shows you some of the love I had towards all of you. How much you all meant to me. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to work alongside you to help raise R and C. I definitely thing God had a huge part in it all and I will continue to stay in close contact with you all. I love you all to pieces all the best for school and work. Love Mel xxx

I am so humbled by God's care for us. How He picked this amazing young woman for us and she was perfect for us.

I am so excited about the next phase and terrified about working without Mel's help. But I also know God has it in Hand....


Monday, July 9, 2012


Lots of things in my life are epic right now. Not in a bad way, just "hoomus" (as Rupi would say when he tries to say "humongous")

Not the least of which are Blossom's toilet visits. She saves these up for days- and sometimes it looks like the toilet is trying to swallow her whole.

Best of all, when her teeny tiny arms get tired she calls for me and I get to hold her up. Lucky me.


Sunday, July 1, 2012


We heard another pretty bad adoption story this weekend that made us thank God for our adoption story. Sweetpea, Rupi's birth mother, is amazing- 18 years old, studying to be a social worker so she can change and affect our social services. In love with BOTH our kids and happy to be a part of our lives. Blessed!

We had a great time with her this weekend. We had a walk on the beach with shell collecting, ice cream eating and cuddles. Then went to church with her this morning and did our traditional pre-church coffee and chocolate. Such fun, we love this girl!

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