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About perpetualrenovator

Preservationist, lover of all things old, scrapbooker, mom and wife. Questions? Email me at: Awarren1802@gmail dot com

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Thank you everyone for following us on our journey. Now that the journey is complete I no longer will blog here. I am leaving it up though for encouragement for other families and also if anyone is interested in our … Continue reading

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Repost from Adoptive Families: Little Ears

This is an excellent article.  It is the one year anniversary of our adoption.  Yesterday, was the one year anniversary of signing the official paperwork and Alex and Lillian becoming ours.  November 27th was Gotcha Day, or the first time … Continue reading

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Orphan Sunday

Today is Orphan Sunday. We are celebrating that our babies are no longer orphans, but brother, sister, son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, niece, nephew, cousin and friend.

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Gotcha Day and More

Ok, so, we finally were able to recover some of the Gotcha Day video. Unfortunately, it is not very good. The DVD was badly damaged and if that wasn’t enough, our 7 year old was the videographer (all in all … Continue reading

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TIME?!?!?! (A total rant)

Ok, so if you don’t like to read rants, you probably should just go ahead and click the X in the top corner. This entire post is a rant. We left for China nine months from today. I have had … Continue reading

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LWB: Article from the Realistic Expectations series: Post Adoption Struggles

Then…the day we arrived home.     Another great article by Love Without Boundaries. Our agency and social worker were both very good about preparing us for the reality of adoption.  They told us to not be overly concerned if … Continue reading

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De-Stashing Alex

Well, it is time.  I knew this time would come but I did not look forward to it.  Many children who are adopted gather and hide things because they are not used to having things of their own. In order … Continue reading

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