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Monthly Archives: June 2009

Starts with a V and ends with an -acation

Top 5 10 vacation moments so far: 1. Laughed until I cried, and then laughed some more 2. Saw the ocean & a few jumping fish 3. Ate good food, with great friends & a few divas (you know who you are) 4. Got lost jet skiing on the intercostal waterway in a labyrinth of […]

8-hours schmet-hours

Silver lining on an 8 hour solo car trip up the east coast with a broken cd player & on the day the greatest American pop icon dies? AWESOME RADIO MONTAGES. And also the best radio quote EVER complements of the all-Michael request line in Georgetown, SC: “Los Angeles may have lost a star, but […]

time for every season

Most of you know, but for those that don’t, I lost the baby on Wednesday. I’ll keep you posted as things progress, but right now I’m just trying to focus on the present. On being here, r-i-g-h-t n-o-w. And on breathing, and on being loved by the people around me, and on enjoying the beautiful […]

heavy & light

This past week was heavy (obviously).  Big adoption developments.  Weeping with my neighbor’s mother (he died in a car accident back in March).  Big beginnings (hello there baby Ramogi!) and big endings with my friends.   Lots of good-byes.   A few hellos.  But with all of that, there were also nice breezes.  Like picking […]


Today was a good day. I got to spend some time in my community doing things that I love. Picking blueberries. Seeing old friends. Making new ones. Finishing a project around the house. And there was a really great afternoon rain shower. I probably should have taken a picture of it, but I’m not really […]

pain and faith

Truth is, some days hurt. Heartache and pain are real and it’s OK to feel them.  And it’s OK to recognize that some days are sad days. When the gospels talk about taking the narrow road, it is indeed the road less travelled.  There are more road blocks, more delays, more complications.  But it’s also slower, […]

all i’m sayin’ is. . .

you should all move to AUBURN   now-ish

most days

Recently, this is how I’ve been feeling most days. I’ll be glad when things start to look up with the baby and there’s a more definitive timeline. Until then, I’m just trying to take deep breaths and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

happy belated. . .

Dear Alana, You always make me smile. . .and laugh until I cry.  I am very glad that you were born.  Here’s to another year! Love, Katie (p.s. Want to go to the beach?)


Court didn’t pass today.  I have another hearing on June 18.  Hopefully it will pass at that point and I can begin making plans to bring my little boy home!!!