foster care awareness month

Hi there! First of all, sorry I have been a bit radio silent over here lately. There has been so much going on.. and I haven’t had the opportunity to sit and write. May is a great month! One, because summer is around the corner. I LOVE SUMMER! Another reason is because it is Foster […]

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baby steps

When this little boy first came to our home he would react in ways that didn’t make sense. For example, if there was an emotional moment (happy or sad) in a movie or tv show… he often times would do something odd like punch the person closest to him or go in his room and […]

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give me a break

Give me a break.. Give me a break.. break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar! Actually.. we do utilize chocolate therapy quite often… but this post isn’t about that today. I am learning after almost 15 years of marriage… we need breaks! We need to be able to get away together (and […]

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ellie turns 11

I don’t know what it is about this year.. but Ellie has seem to have grown SO MUCH. She is truly a gift. And while some aspects of the preteens haven’t been easy… I could go on for days about how proud I am of the young woman she is becoming. Happiest of birthdays to […]

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happy new year

Tried to slow down and take a few minutes to soak in the last day of this year. 2018, like most years, was eventful. I had moments of overwhelming gratitude for this life I live and others where I found myself discouraged and defeated. I made some really great memories with my kids, but other […]

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pulling weeds, planting seeds

I’m not going to lie… I am really discouraged. It was one of those days I couldn’t quite see the light at the end of the tunnel.. 😭 which for me is pretty bad because I’m usually the “upside” kinda girl. I committed to doing this “what are you grateful for today” thing every day in November […]

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adoption

It is national adoption day tomorrow. I’m so thankful for adoption and also for the journey leading up to it. Gosh SO. MANY. EMOTIONS. So many times I have felt out of my league. In way over my head. But I’m learning God didn’t invite us into this expecting that we will always have what […]

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dragon breath

So every. single. morning this kid sneaks in my bed. Some days I wish I could get the extra few winks in… so I am not going to lie, I get a little annoyed. And don’t let this pic deceive you.. he wakes up 100 percent. 😳 Haha. Today, I tried to be thankful for this […]

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bimini baby

Luke and I were extremely blessed to have a chance to get away for a few days to Bimini in the Bahamas. I love anything tropical. I love water. And the Bahamas is just about the prettiest water there is anywhere. For real, have you ever Google Earthed the Bahamas? The water is aqua, even […]

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summa

What an amazing summer it was! Florida Keys, St Pete Beach, Singer Island, Lake Geneva, Lake Placid, Legoland… We got lots of water, sunshine, and fun!  

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