Seventeen years ago I spent my entire Spring Break grounded. Even from my phone*. The humanity! As one might guess, it seemed to me the end of the world– especially since I had just met the cutest, awesome-est guy… … A grade older than me, he was the strapping captain of the wrestling team, with perfectly coiffed spiky-but-not-too-spiky sandy blonde hair and a faint sprinkle of Read More →

Our youngest awoke early this morning with the stomach flu. And a good morning to you, too, Germs! Isn’t there a rule that homeschooling families are exempt from communicable disease? Last year, our first in public school, in a new state with new bugs, we seemed to catch every bug that Montana had to offer. I digress… As Read More →

Today I got the bright idea to search and see what my family was up to on the day that our sweet Little Man was born. I checked my phone calendar, but iPhones don’t save calendar data for that long. Naturally, I took to Facebook. There is actually a spot where you can view all Read More →

So guess what? There are more than just girls in Chinese orphanages. Who knew, right?? We’re amazed at how God used our love for our daughters, and passion for righting the injustice towards girls in China, to stir our hearts to initial action and ultimately bring us to our son. While it’s true that daughters are Read More →

October 7th. A day that (for our family) will live in infamy: At four thirty, the phone rang… It was our agency. It was THE call. IT’S A BOY!  We are overjoyed to announce that we have officially been matched with our new SON from China. He is ridiculously adorable. Already, we are smitten– and biased. Read More →

So I have this friend… perhaps you know the type? Not only is she a home-schooling, Jesus-loving Super-Mama, but she’s a competitive runner/bicyclist who met her husband while modeling for a Harley Davidson photo shoot. She is also creative/crafty, keeps chickens, and can stack bales of hay LIKE A BOSS. I KNOW. If she weren’t Read More →

Photo cred: Valerie Hibler Photography. Though we live 14 hours apart, she’ll always be our family photographer.  Consider yourself lucky if you live in Oregon.  I have a sibling-set of cousins, exactly my age, whom I have always looked forward to connecting with at family reunions. Their mother gave birth to the first, and less Read More →