Saturday, November 22, 2008

Who are T-dub and Nuu Dang?

What is in a nickname? I am not sure but I know that growing up each of my siblings were given one that has stuck with each of us. Peanut was my nickname given to me by my Dad. I am not sure but think that being called Peanut for most of my life might have stunted my growth. I think that having nicknames growing up made each of us feel a sense of love and connection to our family. As a result, I think I have nicknames for everyone...neighbors, friends, family members and even dog. My two favorite nicknames are for our kids...T-dub and Nuu Dang.

Meet T-dub...

Caleb is our precious three and a half year old son. His nickname started when he first began to speak his name. He could not say Caleb clearly and each time it came out as T-dub. Nathan and I picked up on it and began calling him T-dub. It is a great nickname for our little cutie growing up in the 'hood. He sounds so tough...and he is.

Meet Nuu Dang...

Well actually we still have not met Nuu Dang. When we finally get to we will be thrilled to introduce you to her. Our daughter, Grace, was born just outside of Bangkok Thailand on October 3, 2007. We have been in the process of adopting her for the past 17 plus months and are really excited that we should be traveling soon to bring her home. Her birth name is Kwankhao Sakuntaradon but her birth mom nicknamed her Nuu Dang when she was just a couple of months old. It means "petite and loud". We are so excited to meet this petite and loud little one and look forward to sharing the remainder of our journey to her through this blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

T-Dub and Nuu Dang?

I cannot believe that I am starting a blog. This feels way too much like school for me. My only reason for writing is that we are close to our travel date in our adoption process for our second child, Anna "Grace" Cook and it seems like this is the easiest way to send information out to our family and friends.

So why the goofy title. 1) Because Nathan and I are not creative at all when it comes to naming things. We named our dog Duke after much deliberation because Nathan like an "U" sound in dog names. Had Duke been a female he would have been named Luby because we turned around the in parking lot of Luby's cafeteria one day and Nathan decided he like the name Luby. 2) Because T-Dub and Nuu Dang are our children and they are really the only reason I would even consider starting a blog. Both of our children are adopted and it has been our prayer since they were born (and even before) that their lives would lead other families to adopt. I hope this blog site will serve as a resource for that to our friends, family and anyone else who ventures onto this site.

I am already tired of writing (like I said, this feels like school) and so I will post an introduction to T-Dub and Nuu Dang a little later.