my children

Heart overflowing

June 4, 2014

I found this post in my drafts. I wanted to share it. It is from June of 2012. My heart still overflows….   I had a couple of my kids friends over the other day. They were talking about the camping trip they had been on earlier in the week. They told me how, while […]

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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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Of babies and toddlers and magic

August 11, 2012

Each day is a new day to experience the wonder that comes with having a little one. Yesterday Tyler watched over and over a video of himself. Each time he watched, his face had a look of pure joy and delight. He would yell along with the video, “Dad!!” and then laugh. We just sat […]

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Making Movies and Memories

February 27, 2012

Mornings in our house generally look like this….the older kids get off to school and the younger ones get up and do their jobs. I get my coffee and breakfast and settle in to check email before we get going on our day. Some days we are slower than others… Today as I was drinking […]

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my amazing Valentine

February 15, 2012

I woke up Valentines Day to french toast with powdered sugar and real maple syrup….and hot coffee made just the way I like it! Did David stay home? No….. Ron, nine, and Kiley, seven made me breakfast! And while I was eating, God sent me the perfect rainbow right out the sliver of window I […]

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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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Birthday Baby

March 26, 2011

Today Tyler is 3 months old. Precious days. Weeks and months….ones I am so grateful for. Only one year ago we felt such a hole in our life. As Kiley was telling someone the other day, “Tyler is the missing puzzle piece in our family…” and now we feel such JOY! I am not finding […]

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Torn between two towns

January 14, 2011

I am torn between two towns. My sweet husband has been holding down the fort in North Carolina along with help from an amazing group of friends and family, while I have been living at the Ronald McDonald house and visiting Tyler and generally bugging the nurses for the last two weeks. The nurses are […]

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