Category Archives: Violet’s Adoption

Posts related to adopting Violet.

Just 6 Weeks Later

Fairly frequently, I experience difficulty sleeping after working late, and I end up either watching tv or pointlessly browsing the Internet until I think I’m tired enough to fall asleep. One of the sites I sometimes visit is an adoption … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

6 Months!

Today is the 6 month anniversary of our family becoming a family of 4. I’ve been a bit contemplative today, remembering our trip to China, first meeting Violet, how scared she was of us, how much we missed Quentin, our … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Travel Notes: Power in China

Having participated in a few forums, I know the subject of power comes up frequently. I thought it might be a good idea to document what I used while in China for others who are unsure about it. There are … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Coming Home

After a 15 minute screaming fit in the car seat and a stop at Sonic for some food, we finally got home. Our neighbors the Vance’s had decorated the mailbox for us, Heather had hung the U.S. version of BiBi’s … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Car Seat

How do you explain to a 2 year old who only discovered cars 2 weeks ago and was allowed to move about freely that they now have to sit in a car seat all the time? We had forewarned Quentin … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , | Comments Off

Tsing Ma Bridge

On the cab ride from the hotel to the airport, we drove on the Tsing Ma Bridge, the world’s 6th largest suspension bridge. Before the cab ride, neither Shannon nor I knew it existed. During the ride, my little engineer … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Our Last Night in Hong Kong

This was the view from our hotel on our last night in Hong Kong.

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , | Comments Off

We're Home

I’m sure this is assumed, but I wanted to officially post that we’re home. I’ll dig through the pictures a little later this evening when things have calmed down.

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | 1 Comment

Violet is Officially a US Citizen

We are now at the Newsrk airport. A couple of hours ago we passed through customs where Violet officially became a citizen of the United States. She also did an excellent job ok her first flight. There were only a … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged | 6 Comments

At the Hong Kong Airport

We’re through security now and on our way home. The flight is leaving 15 minutes early, but we have a good hour to wait before boarding. The passengers lined up in the Elite Access check-in line looked terrified at the … Continue reading

Posted in General, Violet's Adoption | Tagged , , | 1 Comment