After all the craziness of the past two weeks, I finally have something really, really good to announce: our family is growing!
Cousins N down in Florida welcomed their new daughter into the world early in the day on Tuesday the 22nd. Mom & baby are doing great (will be home for Thanksgiving!), and newly-minted Big Brother A is looking forward to helping out with his new little sister.
My niece joined the family on July 12th, 2010. This special young lady's mother is my younger sister, which in classic Chinese culture makes me her Jiu Jiu (舅舅-- thus the title of this blog. Here I intend to semi-regularly post reflections, thoughts, stories, and assorted whathaveyous pertaining to our trip to China, adoption in general, and (mostly) watching my niece grow up. Since the web is a very public place, I will attempt to maintain my family's privacy while telling the story... but I invite you to follow the blog and come along for the adventure!