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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Home Sweet Home in Vancouver

When I stepped off of the plane in Vancouver, I was struck by the scent of warm, strong coffee. Even as I looked out the airport windows searching for the mountains I love, the city was covered in thick clouds. Rain? Coffee? Yup, this is Vancouver. As I ran from Bubble Tea shops to friend’s … Continue reading »

Categories: family, food, friends, life, love, travel | 2 Comments

Big Announcement…

We’re excited to announce that we are adopting a child from India! We’re gonna have a child!!!!!! WOO!! [*Party!*] Let’s start from the beginning. When Varun and I were dating, we talked about kids–how many we wanted, when we should have them, etc. I shared with Varun that I felt called to adopt; several close … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, family, india, kids, love | 21 Comments

Confessions of A Recovering Caffeine Addict

Hello, Internet. My name is Amelia and I’ve been caffeine-free for 2 months and 18 days. Except for 7 unintentional cups of caffeinated tea. And 1 cup of Varun’s chai I couldn’t resist. Caffeine and I go waaay back. In middle school, I began attending a school that was 45 minutes from home. My brother … Continue reading »

Categories: life, sleep | 5 Comments

A Perfect Pair

Snail mail: What a novelty! Last week I had the joy of getting a card in the mail from my dear friend Yolanda who has been serving for a few years in Burundi. The minute I saw the card, I knew two things: it was handmade, and it was definitely for/about Varun and I. Inside, … Continue reading »

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International Day of the Girl

Let’s pretend it’s yesterday. Why? Because yesterday, October 11 2012, was the first ever International Day of the Girl. “The day promotes girls’ human rights, highlights gender inequalities that remain between girls and boys and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.” -U.N. Women  This year, the focus … Continue reading »

Categories: adoption, celebrations, injustice, international, kids, love | 1 Comment