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23 Months Down


Today marks 23 months of waiting and takes us into our 24th month.

Due to a new director, the adoption bureau did not sending out matches in November.

Thus, we won’t be receiving our Miracle Match by December 1st.

I’ve been trying to figure out why I’m still so shocked about all of this

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Indoor Weekend

11.28 – 11.29

It seems that the fever which came and went for the past six days is finally gone. Thankfully, Schäfer was fever free all weekend.

On Saturday morning, I asked Schäfer if he wanted to go to Jump Zone with Yu and Zi Hai. He replied, “I just want to stay home.”


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Black Friday 2009


The day began with a long phone call to my sister. Hubs also called his entire family while I baked pumpkin loafs. He caught everyone just after eating before the Tryptophan kicked in.

I made a double batch of batter because my pumpkin loaf recipe claims to taste better after being in the

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The Most Perfect Apple Pie Ever

Our Chinese friends requested a real American apple pie for Thanksgiving. Even though it’s not a traditional Thanksgiving food, it was anticipated, appreciated, admired and attacked.

Hubs can’t stop talking about this apple pie.


Pastry for 9 inch single crust pie 10 c. sliced apple 1 c. white sugar 1 tbsp. corn starch 1/2

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Happy Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

The day began in the kitchen. From 8am until 1pm I do not recall sitting down.

Schäfer wanted to go to preschool this morning. He likes to sing songs and play so I let him. This also gave me 3 uninterrupted hours of cooking.

When Schäfer came home,

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A Turkey Tale 2009

On our way back from Shanghai, we stopped at Metro in Wuhan and bought a mighty fine looking turkey. The price was a shocking 35.7rmb/KG ($2.38/LB). Our 15.4LB blessed turkey costs 236rmb ($34.56). Since this was our first year to buy a turkey, we didn’t mind. Plus, our friends were super excited about eating turkey

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