Monday, December 20, 2010

ICLW December

Welcome. This is MMM's first time particpating in ICLW. I can also be found at
Parenthood for Me.

I decided to branch out and create a personal blog about motherhood after international adoption, the woes of infertility, life as a non-profit founder, and my life.
On the right side bar are some of my favorite posts. You can learn a little bit more about me and my journey to motherhood.

This is my husband of 7 years, AJ. We are currently celebrating our 10th Christmas together.

The day after our wedding in our first home.

My son, Min at 3 months. Amazingly enough when this picture was taken we did not know he existed. We were matched with Min when he was 8 months old. I love that we have pictures of him as a newborn and baby. We are very fortunate. Now he is 3 1/2 and we are loving every minute. Wow does he change so much every single day.
Here is my ICLW Speed Dating. Me in 60 second or less:

Occupation: REALTOR/ Office Manager at my father's real estate business (40 years strong in 2011)

Favorites: Shoes, decorating, reading, writing, music

What was cool when I was in Jr. High/ High School, '90-'96:
1) Smells Like Teen Spirit
2) Banana Republic T-Shirts
3) Pearl Jam- Alive
4) Wearing baggy jeans and flannels
5) Tevas
6) Esprit and Benetton
7) Dave Matthews Band
8) Playing euchre
9) 90210
Just to name a few...

First car: Red VW Golf

College: U of Delaware, Class of '00

Family: 1 older brother, sister-in-law, 2 nieces and of course my in-laws

Most important in life: Family, Friends, Health, Living everyday to the fullest

Favorite movies: Christmas Vacation (all year long), Atonement, P.S. I Love You, Crazy Heart to name a few...

Favorite Quote: "Wherever you go, go with your whole heart." - Confuscious

Biggest inspiration: My parents

Favorite thing about the holidays: Decorating my house, sharing lasting moments with friends and family, feeling like a kid again as my son begins to really get into Christmas, egg nog, the smell of pine and mint


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  1. Happy ICLW in your new digs! Nice to get to know the woman behind is always special to see someone's inspiration for all the work they do.

  2. I'm a first time ICLW too and a new blogger. Your little boy looks gorgeous.

    I also have a healthy little boy, who I managed to get from IVF with PGD. I have a kind of muscular dystrophy and didn't want to pass it on.

    Good luck with your non profit work.


  3. It's my first ICLW too (#110). I love finding happy parenting after infertility stories to give me hope!

  4. It's also my first ICLW! I read some of the links to your favorite posts and they were great (and a few tears were shed, I'll admit). I'm just starting down the road to international adoption. Nice to meet you! ICLW #66.

  5. I love your introduction. Even as long as I've read your blogs, I still learned something new. Happy ICLW

  6. Nice new home for your mommy-posts!

    I'm a little older than you, but also LOVED Pearl Jam and Euchre in high school! :)

  7. I love your Favorite Quote: "Wherever you go, go with your whole heart." - Confuscious

    Mine is similar, but different: "Wherever you go, there you are."

    ~Jem (ICLW #5)

  8. I loved the 60 second summary! I'm so glad you've been able to have a great Christmas with Min. :) ICLW.