Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Hard to believe this is my 500th post! But as I look back I see a lot has happened in this timespan. I really blog as a way of journalling some thoughts/photos to enjoy down the road. I have considered having these printed on a little paperback because just like photos I am more apt to look at them in an album versus online.

I am thinking once Wade is home there will be lots more reasons to post so getting to 1,000 posts won't take long!

We found out last night that the adoption tax credit that had expired in 2012 was permanently renewed. I almost feel a little guilty getting it with our country's spending deficit so out of balance. Adoption is expensive and this credit may allow more children to have homes and this is just a drop in the bucket when you look at this country's money problems.

Thanks for reading, even though this is mainly for's fun to see comments. And on our trip this may be the best way to share our experience as China blocks Facebook posts.


Becky G said...

Congrats on 500 posts! I always enjoy what you share. Best luck on your next 500.... tho, little ones keep you plenty busy and the 24/7 of it all often means that when one has the time to do something... there just isn't the energy! A happy reason to sit & applique or knit. As far as US deficit, in MHO, the problem has more to do with pork-barrel legislative amendments than with adoption tax credits. The tax code has ALWAYS been used to help promote socially desirable behaviors and our society definitely benefits from adoptions. I'll happily consider my taxes fund your credit... I can't imagine a better use.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Looking forward to the next 500, my friend! Congratulations~

Salem Stitcher said...

Congrats on 500! There are so many great things coming in the next 500. I just know it!!