Adoption Update: One Year Later.

What a difference a year makes! Last year this time, we were getting ready to host our first child from Colombia and our hopes were high that we could be her “family” and then she came and she spent Christmas with us and we fell in love with her… we baked cookies and painted nails… 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

This is Our “Yes.” (An Adoption Update).

Hey guys! It’s time for an adoption update on here. So much has happened in our hearts and in our process since I last shared about it and it’s high time to let y’all know what’s going on. So, here goes. Earlier this year we were having technical difficulties with the adoption situation in Nicaragua… read more

Adoption: An Important Update

This update is long overdue, and honestly, so is my heart in this adoption process. I feel like a pregnant woman about 2 years past her due date at this point. Who knew it takes til kingdom come, to get all the stuff done??? Things were moving along so quickly at the beginning, I gotta… read more

Adoption: Saving a Life, One Thousand Trees At a Time

Other than the weepy-ness and the wigged out hormones on my part, our adoption process is actually coming along quite smoothly. Besides the toilet paper stocking and strange bouts of nausea and nesting, we are excited about this next phase. We are in the process of completing our home study, which includes training, background checks,… read more

Weird Non Pregnant Woman with a Bunch of Toilet Paper.

Pregnant Mom Pig Happy

Now that my husband and I are fully in the process of adopting, I’ve been feeling fully weird. Like, strange weird. Crazy, weird. Peaceful and wild and out of control, weird. And dare I say?? Pregnant, weird. Now before you get all logical and concerned, I’m not actually pregnant, please note the word, NOT, I… read more

The Girl Far Away Who Has a Dream.

Things had happened so fast, that I hadn’t really had a chance to process, much less to write about all that had happened. Plans had changed so quickly, that my head couldn’t keep up, much less my heart, with this dream, this ever-increasing vision. Until this morning, when I sat down at our little round kitchen table to sign those final application papers… read more