Striving to preserve what we have graciously been given.

First and most importantly I’m a Christian. My identity is found in Christ. He is my center, my focal point, my priority...
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2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans

2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans

WARNING: Super long homeschool post… In years past I’ve posted what our schedule and plans are for the homeschool year. Those of you who have followed my blog over the long haul know that a lot has changed. My posts have changed and what was my normal post almost no longer exists.

Adoption Update

Adoption Update

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted!  Lots has happened!  I’m back in VA with baby boy Aspen and I’m daily trying to quell the sibling rivalry, “Can I hold him next?  I only got 2 minutes and he held him for 5 minutes!  Why can’t I walk and hold him?  I want to(…)

Book Review {Rescuing Christina}

Book Review {Rescuing Christina}

Rescuing Christina: The Transforming Power of an Unlikely Love By, Shannon Kuzmich I’ve been in California now for 31 days and counting. It has been busy, full of things to do, and I’ve had a family that I’ve been adopted into myself. Baby Aspen has been staying with me, but it’s only one kiddo! Even(…)

Still Waiting in Cali

Still Waiting in Cali

My wonderful husband at home, is telling me it’s time for a new update!!! I know there are many friends and family that have been religiously keeping track of all that’s going on! We are so grateful for your care, support and excitement for us in this journey!

Baby soon!!

Baby soon!!

Still waiting on that baby to make his entry!!! His (birth and adoptive) mamas are anxiously waiting!! No signs he wants to come anytime soon!

Craziness in our House!

Craziness in our House!

I’ve always hoped to be posting on my blog twice a week and I was really good at that when I first started posting a little over 6 years ago. But life has changed and with it some of my priorities! I’m disappointed I don’t have more time for this blog, but I’m also really(…)

More on our Adoption

More on our Adoption

Adoption is our story these days… so here is another update in the process! And… faith meets action!!! It’s one thing to say we believe God leading us in a direction and then it’s a different story when it means we have to actually start paying for things!!! Knowing full well the money may never(…)

Adoption Update

Adoption Update

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 A well-known verse I know, but exactly what I need to be reminded of(…)

Happy 2nd Birthday Avi

Happy 2nd Birthday Avi

I don’t know how it can be 2 years. It does seem so long ago, and yet it still seems so recent. As I look around at the toddlers around me who are the same age as you would have been it reminds me even more of what I’m missing. New words, todder running, potty(…)

And… Changes become more apparent!

And… Changes become more apparent!

So many of you dear readers have faithfully walked with us through the last two years of difficult times. I’m so grateful and so humbled and blessed. It’s not easy to hear the hard stories and the tears and the struggles. But you did. And you’ve offered many words of comfort, prayers and endless hugs(…)

Change is Imminent

Change is Imminent

Change is always imminent. I like to think things are stable and under control and smooth sailing. But truth be told I’m not in control of any of it and all of it could change in a moment. I’m not advocating that we all should walk around thinking there is a black cloud above waiting(…)