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    Leaving Colombia

    Two weeks ago today (after triple checking our luggage, paperwork, itinerary, tickets, passports, oh my…before heading to bed the night before) I woke up bright and early to get ready to head home.  It was honestly a day full of such mixed emotions.  I truly enjoyed my time in Colombia and met some wonderful people while there.  I loved getting to learn about J’s culture and visit some amazing places.  I was sad to leave and sad that she would be leaving the only place she’d known. BUT at the same time (and more so!) I was happy to be heading back to the US.  Back to start our lives…

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    Home

    “Ciao, Colombia!” The end of our process in country happened so quickly.  Our travels home were crazy! And our first few days have been quiet, finally getting some time to settle in.  Many times I look at my sweet girl and think, ‘Wow, we made it, that is my daughter playing on our living room floor, or sleeping in her carseat on our way back to the house, or enjoying lunch in her high chair in our dining room, or snuggling together in the rocker in her bedroom, or spending our morning snuggling in Mama’s bed.”  Waking up in the morning and getting to walk in to her room and…

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    Hoteles Zuetana

    During this trip, I stayed at a hotel that is specifically run for adoptive families.  There are a few different locations to this organization and where I am staying each family has their own little apartment type space.  In my apartment we have a bedroom, living/dining/kitchenette area and bathroom.  It’s really just enough space for us and allows me to prepare meals for the kiddo so we don’t have to eat out for every meal.  We have ventured out, of course, but it’s quite nice to have a place to keep and make food that I know she will eat.  There is a nice common area/front yard that has a…

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    Crepes & Waffles (& Ice Cream!)

    I know I have a few posts to catch up on.  Some highlights of our trip here…updates on the girl and our process and I’ll get them up soon, I promise. But first… We took a trip to the big mall, UniCentro, Monday afternoon just for a few things (and to get out of the room for a bit) and also for dinner at a local restaurant called ‘Crepes & Waffles‘.  It had been recommended as a great place to eat while I’m here (by other families and by locals) so we decided to give it a try. Crepes & Waffles has an interesting story.  It was first started here…