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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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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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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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Currently: It can change and still stay the same.

September 12, 2016

Well is it any surprise as to why I’ve taken a bit of a blogging break this past month? 😉 There’s been so much I’ve wanted to share and say in this space these last few weeks but I made the (incredibly easy) decision to put my new job of being a mama before anything else, which basically means that anything requiring two hands (like blogging, cleaning, laundry, blow drying my hair, emailing, dishes, etc.) has been put on the…

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An Overflowing Heart. (Thank you)

August 29, 2016

Happy Monday!! Well, for those of you who are waking up this morning and in desperate need of a pot or two of coffee, DUDES. I am right there with you and please SAVE ME A FEW POTS. I have never, ever felt so tired and exhausted – I’m talking like when you’re so tired your entire body hurts – even your hair. I don’t think I really understood the kind of tired new mamas would talk about – like…

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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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Bigger 2016 Crew grateful heart monday The Road to Love


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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You Make Me Brave.

August 15, 2016

I have been playing all of Amanda Cook’s songs the last 4 days. This one, You Make Me Brave, came on Saturday early afternoon as I took an extra long walk in the sunshine… and I couldn’t help but throw my hands into the air and praise Him. And I smiled in His sweet reminder that He is a good, good Father. A Father who knows no fear. A Father whose love for His children knows no bounds. A Father…

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When there are no explanations

June 20, 2016

Real talk today, ok? If we were having coffee, and you convinced me to stop asking you questions and to instead answer yours (and I’d really fight you on that for a good ten minutes), I would tell you that the month of May was… hard. So hard. It was beautiful and heartbreaking, all at the same time. Christian and I were on quite the roller coaster ride in our adoption journey last month, a ride I feel I’m just…

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For all the Mamas…

April 19, 2016

This one’s for all the Mamas out there – I want to hear from you today! As Christian and I continue to prepare for our babe, I’ve reached the point where I’m not sure I can force myself to read anymore reviews on 29487620 different kinds of bassinets or the 9346720 different kinds of diaper changing pads. For the LOVE, seriously. How and more so WHY are there so many different kinds of changing pads?? We’re talking foam wrapped in plastic…

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