7 Years Ago

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We met this little bundle.

ImageShe had already won our hearts.

ImageHer joy was infectious.

ImageHer smile lit up every room.

ImageShe opened a place in my heart that I never knew existed.

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She brought us a deeper knowledge of the love of our Father.

ImageOur lives have been forever changed.

ImageOur joy is bigger.

ImageOur goofiness is goofier.

Image7 years with you

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Have been amazing

ImageSweet Katherine Mei Jingying Markmiller

ImageYou amaze us with your courage.

ImageYou inspire us.

ImageHappy Gotcha Day sugar plum.

ImageWe love you.  Forever and always.

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Stuff

Alright.  We are about 3 weeks into our new reality.  And I am tired.  Exhausted really.  And have been eating way too much.  So here goes.  My thoughts in random form.  Which truly is how they happen.  I know.  Creepy.

  • I cannot keep up with the dog hair on my floors.
  • my older dog makes me sad.
  • he is not in pain but has a really hard time walking
  • and I have to lift him outside sometimes.
  • this is not good when he has to poop
  • sometimes I lift him and maybe just maybe I ignite the launch sequence.
  • Ew.
  • The Middle makes me laugh.
  • Modern Family makes me laugh.
  • Dance Mom’s makes me mad.
  • I can’t watch it anymore
  • Katie Mei is supposed to be resting.
  • She is exhausted.
  • But she is cleaning her room.
  • on her own.
  • I love that girl.
  • My air conditioning went on in my house
  • in March.
  • we have been watching The Facts of Life.
  • I love Tootie.
  • And Natalie.
  • who would name their kid Tootie?
  • I mean really?
  • Wait
  • I did have a friend named Twinkie Marsh.
  • really
  • I did
  • air conditioning smells a little like feet when it first clicks on
  • maybe we need a new filter
  • thrilling blog you are reading
  • I feel really bad
  • Helen Keller jokes make me laugh
  • Jack knows a bunch
  • at dinner the other night Jack made Sam laugh so hard he spit water all over
  • I could not stop laughing
  • I want to go to Hawaii
  • or England
  • last week at Chemo there was a family from England.
  • The mom said very loudly “Johnny don’t be so DAFT”
  • I think I laughed for about an hour
  • and I use that line all the time.
  • DAFT
  • dude
  • that is an awesome word
  • I have totally been stress eating
  • wish I was one of those people that couldn’t eat when stressed
  • I am not
  • I eat
  • one of the chemo drugs makes her pee red
  • freaked Michael out a little
  • heh
  • I haven’t slept through the night in 3 weeks
  • I feel like newborn baby days
  • I didn’t do well in those days
  • I got crabby
  • really crabby
  • oooh crab sounds good right now
  • right back to food
  • I may have some fun news to share soon
  • and NO
  • we are not adopting, having a baby or otherwise adding to our family in any way
  • it is pure fun
  • and crazy
  • and insane
  • and I rethinking it every second
  • but I will go through with it
  • I think
  • stay tuned for that one
  • we need a new barbque
  • The Duggar’s say “let’s grill out”
  • really?
  • grill out?
  • does anyone else say that?
  • I cannot wait for Family Kamp this summer
  • I cannot wait for a night away with my husband
  • I can wait to go wig shopping
  • anyone want a cute friendly 3 year old golden retriever
  • though I love her
  • we will keep her
  • her hair is killing me
  • well
  • I am boring myself
  • so I will go
  • aw crap
  • I just saw a fly.
  • it is WAY to early for flies.
  • goodbye.