Tag: kids

Baseball. Blogging. Bravery.

This week has been a whirlwind.  So many things happening at once, events I don’t want to forget.  So a brief post, mainly because I seriously won’t remember some of this later on.  This is for real.  My memory is SO BAD.  I’m chalking it up to a lack of sleep and freakishly busy season …

there is nothing wrong with her

You saw my daughter today when we were out at Costco.  I was just by the meat counter when I noticed you, noticing her. A few steps further, I picked up a container of blueberries, my daughter’s favorite, and noticed you, noticing her. A few steps further and you were right beside us, staring down …

the Lord’s purpose prevails

A few days ago, someone who works in the Children’s Ministry at our church called and asked if I would say something, a “God at work” story at the training meeting we were having the following Sunday.  I agreed to pray about it, but didn’t feel like I had anything to say!  Today, I taught …

so sweet, and SIX!

We don’t do parties every year for our munchkins.  We’ve decided that now we’re even with 2 girls and 2 boys, we’ll just alternate; every other year is a “boy party” year, and the alternating years will be “girl party” years. This year is all about the BOYS! And what a sweet start with this …

knit together {then & now}

It has been 365 days, little family of mine. One full year since we were all together for the first time. I was privileged to grow three beautiful babies who kicked at and stretched me from the inside before they were born.  The labor and the pain to bring them into the world… it was …

*nearly* wordless Wednesday

Because, I’m not very good at “wordless”… I snapped this pic, because these moments are the ones I need to imprint on my mind… These two.  They are buddies. Sometimes. Other times?  They are mortal enemies. So when they sit together, and snuggle under the same blanket without fighting about who has more blanket coverage, …

the hardest day. ever.

Our trip to China for Julianne was challenging in so many ways. Culture shock?  Yes. Jet Lag?  Oh yes. Food challenges & wondering WHY Red Bull in China is not carbonated?  Yes, yes. Of ALL of our 13 days there, the most difficult, but far, was our Adoption Day, January 27th.  This is how it …

happy j-day!

January 26th… ONE YEAR since we first saw our Julianne! Some call it “gotcha” day.  Nope.  I’m not going that route.  That day was HARD.  Hard for us, hard for her.  We got something, and it was a lot of anxiety.  So, no. Some call it “family” day.  We’re saving that one for the day …

oh, my heart…

I need some help, friends.  Like, big time help. Not so long ago, I saw this little cherub’s face pop onto my computer screen. And just like that, a piece of my heart was gone. Stolen. Just. Like. That. I’ve seen many an adorable face waiting for their family, and they all wreck me.  But …

Decrease in dinnertime whining… courtesy of the Weekly Menu.

I don’t have very many “mom hacks” to offer the world.  In fact, I often tend to make things more difficult than they need to be or should be. I dunno why. It’s just how I roll. So yeah… it’s quite possible probable that this will be the ONLY “Mom Hack Monday” I have to …