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 →

Last night I cried my way through a screening of the acclaimed documentary “Somewhere Between“. This film follows four teen girls, previously adopted from China into American families, as they navigate life stuck somewhere between their two cultures. Two of the teens travel back to China and [Spoiler alert!] one even reconnects with her birth Read More →