...and other misconceptions I made 07-4-20
2007 Apr 20

Created on December 11th 2006

In August of 2005 my wife and I adopted identical twin girls from China. During the adoption process we discussed the possibility of twins (“extremely unlikely”) with our social worker and I said something like “that would be no more work than one…” – which might explain the title of this blog. Boy was I ever wrong.

Papa, as seen by H2The blog is mostly about my Germerinese* family (which often translates to the latest news and pictures of our wonderful little girls), but also about some of the other topics I’m interested in (like photography, my toys or trying to stay active as a runner; photography, it turns out, is a hobby that I share with my daughters; the picture to the right was taken by H2 when she was four).

I have been going back and forth on this for a long time, but finally decided that in order to at least somewhat protect the privacy of my family, I’ll refer to everyone simply by their initial; only my wife has been “K2” and not just “K” for a long time. And since my sister is H, my daughter should logically be H2 (after all, she has been named after my sister, right?). So it only seemed fair to use S2 for the second twin…

For other people I’ll simply follow what they do on their blog, or what they request; so if I mention one of you by name and you’d rather I didn’t, drop me a line (or comment on the post).



* can’t find Germerinese in your dictionary? It’s a word I first heard from a good friend (Mrs. D, no relation), who is also part of a German-American-Chinese family… I liked it so much that I decided to use it myself to describe us.

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  1. Jean on 18 Dec 2013 at 2:21 pm #


    I’ve been a long-time follower and recently became certified for open-water. I wanted to know what kind of camera/ housing you use for your under-water photos. They are absolutely breathtaking!

    Thank you!


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