I had a mental breakdown in the aisles of Walmart this evening. I know, of course I did– who wouldn’t?! Oh Walmart, why do I keep giving you second chances?  Here’s the thing, though: I went to Walmart to buy cough drops, tylenol (baby, kids & adult formulas), eye drops, kleenex, nasal spray & medical Read More →

Guess what I’m doing, right now? The Article 5 dance, that’s what! It looks a little something like this… We are now awaiting our official Travel Approval from China before we book our tickets to bring home New Brother. The last step. Excited just doesn’t seem sufficient an adjective. We also wanted to be sure Read More →

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“Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Jesus Christ to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21, emphasis mine Blessed. Humbled. Grateful. We have just received word that Read More →

So y’all know that we are homeschooling this year… in anticipation of the transition/adjustment to becoming a family of five, we thought it optimal to pull back and instruct our kids at home; essentially pre-Cocooning. We knew that going at our own pace would afford us the flexibility to take the girls along for three Read More →

Now that we are a mere few weeks away from heading to China, everyone has been asking us, “Are you ready?” The short answer is yes. The long answer? Yes! We have dreamed about expanding our family for years, been actively working on this adoption for eighteen months, and been staring at a darling photograph of Read More →

Alternatively entitled: “Literary Distractions For The Duration Of Our Wait” and/or “Books I’ll Surely Neglect After Bringing Home Our Toddler”. I’ve always been a  book-worm. Pretty sure it all started with The Baby-Sitter’s Club… I accumulated every single book in the series as a tween. (Though we weren’t called Tweens at the close of the Read More →