Author Archives: Ruthie

Grieving the Unborn. Six Years Later.

It’s been 6 years and I still think about the baby we lost and what she would bring to our family today. Would she be starting school this year? Would she be best of friends with our other daughter? And would she be into bows and curls and ‘girly’ things or climbing trees and riding… read more

Tulum. (A Long-Awaited Travel Blog)

I wasn’t planning on writing about our trip to Mexico last fall, lord knows I’ve had so many more urgent and important issues to address like adoption and women’s marches and the insanity of 2016, that writing a travel blog felt a bit leisure and lacking to put out there at the time. Nevertheless, it… read more

Hope.

“How would you like to live here?” He said, As we walked through that dumpy neighborhood Of run down trailers and dogs on chains And I thought for a second about what he was saying He wasn’t being judgy, he was just trying to cheer me up about my own life, and that’s when I… read more

Snickerdoodle Ice Cream Sandwiches. (Vegan + GF)

I knew when I saw these snickerdoodle cookies on the Oh She Glows website that I needed to make them asap, and I knew when our friends invited us over for the Super Bowl, that I needed to make something special for their son who can’t have any gluten or dairy. First of all, I love to spoil kids… read more

Soft, Not Strong.

The older I get, the more I think it’s not about how strong we are but about how soft we become. The more I meet people the more I want to know what formed them what hurt them and what still hurts them, and how their soul is moved and affected and changed by the… read more

I March for Kindness.

I wasn’t physically at any of the women’s marches this weekend, but there are a few things I’d like to say anyway. First I need you to know, my dear fellow women, that my absence doesn’t mean that I don’t care or that I don’t see you. Just because I didn’t wave a sign this… read more

This Bittersweet Life. (An Adoption Update)

It’s New Year’s eve and I’m sitting here on my faux leather couch watching paint dry while my husband rolls the last coat of dark brown onto the accent walls in our living room. The color is “bittersweet chocolate” and I think about how fitting that is…how bitter and sweet this year and our lives… read more

When Forever Turns to Temporary.

Sitting alone in my car trying to warm up and sum up what has happened these past few weeks and wondering why I don’t feel anything wondering why I don’t know more than I did about our future with you   When you came, you were so bright-eyed and hopeful And I was so sure that… read more

In Her Eyes.

She strokes my hair and looks at me like I am the best thing that’s ever happened to her. She reaches for my hand and leads me through my house Bouncing into the bedroom, She has me sit on the bed And then she brings me things, all the things from my closet, hats, scarves,… read more

Fashion Series: Winter, Boots and Layers.

Hello there beauties, I hope you all are staying warm! Is it just me or did it suddenly turn into the Arctic here in NORTH America??? It’s only been cold in Colorado for a week now and I’m already freezing. I’m already trying to figure out how I’m going to stay warm and happy and… read more