Q. Where did the name of your blog come from?
A. This excerpt from my first blog post ever written explains it fairly well:
Once upon a time I had thoughts of writing smart and witty snippets about interesting conversations and topics that would typically occur between adults. Ah, but that was pre-child(ren). While I now envision that most of my ramblings, yes I wrote ramblings, may still be smart and witty… big grin (!), the content will most likely fall into the category of family life. Back in the day, I had the pleasure of doing lots of technical and scientific writing. The topics were serious and the writing was well ordered and balanced. I consider that to be a thing of the past, at least for now. When I think back on those days now, I suppose I would consider them to be my black and white days. There is nothing wrong with black and white. I love those two colors or lack thereof. I adore black and white photography, black and white cookies, and the yin and the yang. I love the contrast; it was a good life. I never realized though just how black and white my life was before I married and we welcomed our daughter into our family.
She brought color into my world. Big, bold, bright, and vivid beautiful color. Life became richer and more vibrant. This is the story of our life in color.
Here we are years later and that still pretty much sums it up best :)
Q. Where are your children from?
A. My husband and I formed our family through adoption and both of our children were born in China. While I don't write much about my children's personal lives here, you may read more about our travels to adopt our son on my first blog. While the blog may be dated and shows my inexperience as a blogger, I will always treasure it as my first blog and for the stories it holds. As for my kiddos, I feel strongly that their adoptions are their stories to tell, so I won't write about it here very often.
Q. What camera do you use?
A. The majority of my everyday photos are taken with my iPhone 5. My big camera is a Sony a33 DSLR. It is my first digital SLR and is a nice introductory DSLR camera, easy to use and it takes great photos.