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THE Call.

July 25, 2017

The truth is, there are many calls throughout the journey of adoption. In our experience, there was the call to let us know we were accepted by the agency. And there was the call to update us on all the paperwork we needed to complete. There was the call to invite us to one of the agency get-togethers, and the call to let us know we were ready to “go live” (aka: our profile book would be shown to birth…

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Let’s catch up!

July 10, 2017

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve journaled in this space. I found myself with a few free minutes this evening, thanks to Christian on bedtime duty tonight (thanks, babe!). I thought about doing one of those “If we were having coffee” kind of posts (I love reading those) but the truth? I’m drinking wine right now so it just felt like a lie. 😉 Life these days feels like it’s moving awesomely and scarily fast. And some…

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My Road to Mother’s Day

May 12, 2017

Happy Friday! I want to wish all of the mothers out there a very happy day on Sunday! This will be my first Mother’s Day… insert a million emotions here. Mother’s Day for so many years always brought a deep pain to my heart. It was so hard sitting through Mother’s Day church service, year after year, attempting to have a grateful heart for all of the mothers in the congregation but really just wanting to curl in my bed…

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Hey, is this thing on?

May 9, 2017

Oh well hey there, everybody! (“She’s alliiiiiivvve. She’s alliiiiiiiiiiiiiveee!”) It’s been about a minute since I’ve popped in here and today just felt like a good day to do just that. Um, how is everyone?? No, really – I want to know. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know quite a bit has happened in my life these last 5 months… Crew is now (almost) 9 months old, the three of us moved back home to Indiana, and I…

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Friday Favorites: Christmas Traditions

December 2, 2016

Happy Friday!! Today I’m talking about some of my favorite traditions, specifically Christmas traditions. While I have quite a few, today I’m sharing my top five… ORNAMENTS Isn’t it funny how a tiny little piece of glass or metal on a piece of string can mean so much? Christian and I have collected unique ornaments since we started dating – gifting each other with a new one each year – and dedicating one whole night to putting them on the…

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Surprises of Motherhood, Vol. 1

November 7, 2016

Hi all! Happy Monday, and happy November! So crazy, I can’t believe how fast time is flying. I have really missed sharing my thoughts in this space; I’ve had plans of sharing parts of our adoption journey for quite awhile now but have instead chosen to spend that time with Crew – easy decision, of course 😉 BUT, now that Crew has started to sleep more (praise!) I’m hoping to use this month (National Adoption Month!) to start pounding out…

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Grateful for new smiles

October 10, 2016

Guys? Our sweet Crew has been the smiliest boy the last 3-4 days and it’s melting both Christian and me into straight up PUDDLES. His little personality is starting to show – he coos all the time now and recognizes our faces – and I’m just pretty much OB.SESSED with this bebe. Is there anything better than a brand new smile? As Crew experiences his new smiles, he’s helped me find a new smile of my own. Pure joy, this…

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A look back: my year in three.

September 28, 2016

This year is not over, no, but truthfully it won’t be long until we’re ringing in 2017. Not that I’m rushing it – I have loved 2016 for so many reasons (more on all of that in a few months). Today’s #blogtoberchallenge asked us to pick the top five pictures that illustrate our 2016 so far and I thought I’d do a version of that but with a series of pictures per three of my top picks. Of course, I…

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August 25, 2016

We are home. As I write this, it’s 10:54pm on Thursday night and I am so exhausted but also so blissfully happy – I am sitting here in our bed (oh, how I have missed our bed!) as sweet baby Crew sleeps in his crib next to us, and Christian sits next to me, and we’re just sitting here… staring at him… in awe and disbelief that he’s here. That we’re having this moment, a moment we’ve dreamed about for…

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August 22, 2016

Sweet friends, it gives me GREAT joy to introduce to you… our most precious gift… our son, Crew Xavier Born August 15th, 2016 at 2:08pm and perfect in every way. Our hearts are exploding with deep love and I am beyond grateful to God for His precious gift. More later, for now I’m bonding with my babe 🙂 What are you grateful for? Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a…

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