Tagged with new hampshire

We Live in New Hampshire Now

Sorry for the long hiatus. Moving cross-country is incredibly time consuming and difficult. But we’re all here – New Hampshire! By “all” I mean the four humans, two rabbits, and one cat. I also tried to bring 5 plants, but 2 didn’t survive the trip. One might be able to bounce back, but the other … Continue reading

Why New Hampshire? (And Why Not Pittsburgh?)

We’ve recently begun telling people – dentists, teachers, etc. – that we will be moving to New Hampshire this summer. The #1 question we get is: Why New Hampshire? As readers know, we’re moving to New Hampshire because the state of California believes it has the right to make medical decisions for children.* That is … Continue reading


The SB277 referendum did not make the November 2016 ballot. That means that SB277 will be implemented by July 2016. Cassie cannot go to Transitional Kindergarten. We thought about keeping her in preschool for another year, but there are two problems with that: We don’t want her to stay in preschool for another year. We … Continue reading

We Violated Rule Number 8

In June, The Diary of a Not-So-Angry Asian Adoptee posted a very informative piece that was shared everywhere I looked in the adoption community, An Adoptee’s Perspective: 15 Things Transracially Adoptive Parents Need to Know. I am totally on board with 14 of the 15 points – all of them except number 8: 8. If we … Continue reading

10 Years

“From the moment I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” ~Rumi

10 Days ‘Til 10 Years: Memory Lane

On July 27, Max and I will celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. I’ve decided to post something new everyday about us. Because it’s my blog, and I can. While I was writing the timeline, I remembered a few things that I want to share. Who Says Couples Shouldn’t Work Together? Max and I have frequently … Continue reading

Family History: Anywhere But Here

Each Tuesday, Dede offers questions or ideas, which hopefully will spark a memory you can write/record so that it can be left for children/grandchildren/family/friends. This week, it’s: If I could live anywhere, where would it be? Why? As the subject of the post intimates, today, I would rather live anywhere but here. My house is … Continue reading

Greg & Sheri’s Wedding

I began scrapbooking our “Housecooling” Party of August 2004, so I thought it was appropriate to finish chronicling our trip. Saturday, October 21: Greg & Sheri’s Wedding. Greg is Joanne’s (Jack’s godmother) brother. He and Sheri have been together for 14 (yes, fourteen) years. Today is their big day! Pre-wedding, Max and I went crazy … Continue reading