Off we go. We covet your prayers… Pray for Patient Husband, as he strives to corral and direct a small gaggle of squealing orangutans (myself included) who can hardly contain their unbridled excitement. Pray for our girls, that they would sleep on the plane, so that I don’t have to drug them with Benadryl can actually get Read More →

You guys. I just saw a real life angel. It came to my house and rang the doorbell. It was rocking some snappy workout capri pants with keyhole cutouts on the back of the legs. It also had a perfect manicure with sparkly teal accent nails and a trendy ombré. It came bearing a wholesome Read More →

Er means “two” in Mandarin. Or so my children tell me. Two days until Departure Day. I might throw up. If one more person mentions the missing plane from Malaysia, I will for sure. That reminds me… In the event of our untimely demise (wherein we are confident in our eternal destination, by the grace Read More →

I just cleaned my bathtub. Twice. It was gross. Pretty sure we had botulism growing in there– had I been smarter, I would have long ago harvested that stuff and completely funded our adoption with all natural, home-spun Botox injections. Hashtag, hindsight. I’ve inflated the state of things a bit. It wasn’t that gross. I’m Read More →

This morning we received the astounding news that we were awarded yet another adoption grant! We are immensely grateful to the fine folks at A Child Waits Foundation for blessing our family with a generous contribution towards our remaining in-country adoption costs. A thoughtful friend popped by with a willing ear, wise advice, and an Read More →

9 more days. We are counting down with bated breath. His bed is made, car seat installed. I’m beginning to deep clean every surface of our house and freeze meals in preparation for our return with New Brother. Every time I make dinner, I prepare a double batch and freeze half– just like I did Read More →

Dear friends, who are in many ways our family here in Montana, had their first Homestudy visit yesterday. In fielding their anxious preparatory questions beforehand, and celebrating with them on the phone afterwards, I kind of relived our own Homestudy experience from a year ago. A Homestudy is a comprehensive report compiled by a local, Read More →