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Bringing Home Our Treasure

September 9, 2013

When we said YES to an adoption situation Wednesday afternoon, we knew our lives were changing. We also knew that we had been praying for the last few months as we looked at several different adoption situations that if the answer was no, for God to close that door. We also prayed that if God’s […]

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Tomorrow is a BIG day!

December 12, 2011

I am giddy. I can hardly contain myself. I can’t believe tomorrow is finally here. What? What have we been waiting for??? FINALIZATION! Tomorrow is the day that Tyler is forever and all time officially OURS! What a day of rejoicing! What a glimpse this gives me of how God and Jesus must feel when […]

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50 Healthy meal ideas

September 3, 2011

We are doing a LOT of cleaning out and organizing around here. ¬†One of the things we have done in the past, is compile a list of meal ideas. I thought I would share them here and ask what you all like to eat! (my kids and husband and I put these together….) 1. Spaghetti-bread, […]

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life changes

May 4, 2011

A friend asked me how my life changed with a baby in the house. well….. we have had new babies before, Tyler doesn’t make life harder….. we have lived with kids for 21 years ~gasp~…..and before the ones that lived with us, we were in Youth Ministry…..so, the question really kind of caught me off […]

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Lasting Impressions

March 8, 2011

Wherever we go, we have the potential to make lasting impressions. During this season of our life with a new baby, we have been experiencing the love of so many people. Most people who stop and ask about Tyler have made positive lasting impressions on us. The kindness they have shown has been incredible. From […]

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A month in Reno

January 27, 2011

Casinos. Food. Mountains. Desert. Snow. Friendly people. The Ronald McDonald House. BABY Hospitals (two of them). Shopping. Church. New friends.¬†Cemeteries. Fried candy bars. A spa experience. History. (Like the Old West) Connections made. What does a month in Reno look like? That is what comes to mind. An experience of a lifetime, that I will […]

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Almost 9 months ago…

November 30, 2010

Almost 9 months ago, I posted this blog post…. I don’t even know how to begin or what to say. All I know is that God has put this longing in my heart, and in the heart of my husband and my kids. It is inexplainable. But it is real. That there is someone out […]

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Women of Faith

October 14, 2010

What does it mean to be a Woman of Faith? The Women of Faith conference is coming to North Carolina in November and I am going. It makes me think…for me, what does it mean to be a woman of faith? I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 5. Before then, I grew […]

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Breathing

August 8, 2010

Today is Sunday, the first Sunday in August. Where did the months go? I am home with one sick child. (it happens quite a lot with this many kids) And I realize I haven’t stopped to breathe, really breathe, in a loooong time. Summer has been full of FAMILY, FRIENDS, and FUN. It really has. […]

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Mom’s Day

May 11, 2010

I think one of the very best parts of being a mom is that among all the stuff we do that no one notices, love happens…and then one day a year it explodes with cards, kisses, sometimes breakfast in bed and a general “LOVE FEST”! I know the kids love me all the time, but […]

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