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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Dear Grieving Mother…

Dear grieving mother, Oh mama, I’m so sorry. No mama should ever lose her baby. I lost my two baby boys at 20 weeks gestation, my friend lost her baby boy at 36 weeks gestation, and last week the niece of my dear friend unexpectedly died at 4 months. This should never happen.

Book Review: {Before Bethlehem}

Before Bethlehem James J Fleglage I just finished this book and it was perfect timing, just before Christmas.  It reminded me of “The Bronze Bow”.  I can’t say it was Biblically correct and there was certainly some creative license used. A super short summary would be exactly what the title states. Joseph’s life right up(…)

Merry Christmas!

It’s been too long yet again since we have written!  Here is our Christmas letter as a short update on our year! I wish there was a better way to post it, but with all the photos a link is best! So, the letter is below and the photos are attached as a link! We(…)

Book Review: {The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency}

The No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency By, Alexander McCall Smith I feel like I start all of my blog posts about book reviews the same way: “This was a really good read!” Apparently I just like to read.   This is not a typical book that I would choose to pick up. It takes place in(…)

Happy 2nd Birthday, Jussi

How can it be two years already and how can’t it be more?  I certainly still think of you sweet baby boy and wonder what you would have been like at two!  Would it have been terrible twos?  I’d much rather take those terrible twos than the terrible twos of not having you here. Now(…)

Newborn Baby Aspen Photos

Don’t we ALL LOVE those precious newborn photos! Aspen was actually about 3 weeks old when these were taken. I didn’t get home from CA til he was 2 weeks old, and we just didn’t get to it right away! In fact, since our dear friends came to the airport to take photos of us(…)

Book Review {The Girl on the Train}

Book Review {The Girl on the Train}

The Girl on the Train By, Paula Hawkins Life is still flying by and I still feel like I’m running to catch up. I’m hoping that with in 6 months things will slow a bit and I can catch a breath. I know everyone says life only continues to speed up, but I’m making a(…)

{Book Review} The Other Side of Infamy

{Book Review} The Other Side of Infamy

The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey Through Pearl Harbor and The World at War By Jim Downing A lot has changed in our life since the last time I posted! So much so, that I don’t know even where to start. So I won’t in this post!!

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!