Guess what happened this week: We completed our dossier paperwork. This warrants a moment of silence. ………………….. Thank you for rejoicing with us. Can you hear our sighs of relief? We are still waiting for some paperwork to arrive before we actually send it off, but OUR work is DONE. (Picture me doing the Roger Rabbit Read More →

Our family of four packed up our Sexy Minivan and made a whirlwind pilgrimage back to our home-state of Oregon this weekend, the first time back since relocating to Montana six months ago. It was Spring Break here in Bozeman, so the girls were off of school (and me from work– I strictly work when they’re Read More →

I had a surprise visitor last night. Another sweet Sister from my weekly Adoptive Moms group showed up at my door unexpectedly, bearing good news… and a picture. For those of you who have gone before us in the adoption journey, you know what this means: Referral. We screamed, we cried, I may have jumped, Read More →

What is worth getting out of my warm bed at 2:30 in the morning on a school/work night for? This is. This is one of my sweet Sisters from my treasured weekly Adoptive Moms support group. She has just met her son for the first time. Her husband flew to the Democratic Republic of the Read More →

I love to celebrate. I adore a party. And party planning? My jam. I’ve known several moms who loathe birthday parties, the crazy planning and chaos-control they require. Not me. I peruse party blogs for fun in my spare time– though, admittedly, I’ve already meticulously planned out the girl’s birthday parties for the next three years. I’ve hosted countless baby/bridal showers, Superbowls, Christmases, Read More →

In my weekly Bible study group (BSF) we are studying the first book of the Bible, Genesis, this year. This week’s lesson was on Isaac, the long-awaited heir to Abraham by which God would make a great nation and through whom all nations would be blessed. Isaac and his wife, Rebekah, struggled with infertility for Read More →

Pre-natal selection. Infanticide. Abandonment. Trafficking. This sobering video showcases the implications of China’s one-child policy and articulates clearly what God has used to motivate our family to adopt another daughter. Produced by the organization All Girls Allowed, they employ a three part action plan to EXPOSE the injustice, RESCUE mothers and daughters, and HEAL the Read More →