It’s a joy to be able to share my heart at No Hands But Ours every month. This post is special to me.  I don’t pretend to know everything about parenting or adoption, or parenting through adoption.  But there are some things… Read More

first friend

These two faces. Be still my heart. Today was our last time to get together and play here, because Miss G and her family are moving to another state in a few days. It absolutely broke my heart to see these sweet… Read More

Our summer is moving along, lickety-split, and if I’m being honest, it’s actually been pretty good. This time last year, I could have not anticipated how much better this year would be. Last summer we were living in the the freshly-home-cocoon.  This… Read More

from the zoo…

It gets pretty hot.  But I’m thankful there are a few reasonable hours in the morning.  And for these… my people… who agree to the picture on the hippo every time we are here. ❤️

Wordless Wednesday

For the ability to bring the outdoors to the indoors during the hottest times of the year… Thankful. 

She’s obsessed with knowing if she can do certain things, “when she gets bigger, like a mommy” Have kids Take care of her own boo-boos Make dinner Drive the car Do her own laundry Fix her own hair Miss Independent likes doing… Read More

free

I’m thankful to be free as an American. I’m even more thankful to be free in Christ. Freedom comes with the responsibility to beware of abuses… and while it is easy these days to scroll social media and read all about abuse… Read More

Photography Friday (on a Saturday)

I’ve been really good about sticking to my resolution to back off of social media this summer.  This week has been refreshing.  I played with the kids more.  I read more.  I took more pictures.  I scrapbooked.  I DID more.  Because I… Read More

To My Non-Adoptive Mama Friends

You, dear non-adoptive friend, spent months watching us wait for this child that we desperately wanted to travel for and bring home. You cheered when we got new pictures to proudly display, and you faithfully followed the blog posts that detailed all… Read More