Sunday, July 29, 2012


We've been in Miami for the past 3 weeks. But, the time has come to say goodbye. We've had a great time and also anxious moments. Trying to see everyone and making sure we don't leave anyone out - but still... We've inadvertedly left a few loved ones out. It's just not enough time to do everything. And, of course, while we're on vacation, everyone's working.
Well, while here, we've had the pleasure of doing a photoshoot with the talented and lovely Natalie Atick from We've gone to D!sney W0rld and it was Mila's first time. Pictures to come next post.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The End of One Chapter and Beginning of Another…

Or is it a book? Our UAE story has ended. We are sad that it has.  We have made many wonderful friendships and learned a lot from living there. My daughter’s whole life has been there. Her first steps were taken there. Heck, her first taste of solid foods was there. Ok, really, her first sip of plain water was taken there; first dip in the ocean, first school day, first teacher… many firsts. My last year living there was the best thus far. I really felt like I finally ‘lived’ and ‘belonged’ there. Our amazing friends were always supportive and loving. But this last year, I started working and making my own connections. I saw ourselves living there for many more years. But, as they say all good things must come to an end. Sort of! 

This is the beginning of a new adventure. We got an amazing offer to live in China! It’s unbelievable how things happen. We weren’t looking to live in China. We were, however, contemplating the possibility of adopting from China. And here we are. We are excited to think of what the future holds. I can’t help to think that we’re supposed to live in China so that we can share that with our future daughter; so that when she asks about her birth country, we can tell her firsthand from our own experience. That is so exciting to me! 

So here we are, the summer before the big move. In Miami. In transit. On hold.
We arrived on the 5th and are curing our jetlag. We’ve had the opportunity to see some of our family members, and one very special one – my beautiful nephew. He’s four months old and full of scrumptiousness!!!

Please keep checking in often. I will post more soon.