Little h turns three!

Little h turns three!

Little h has been so excited for her birthday. She’s been talking about it for months now and it has finally come (and gone since I am, oh, about a month late in posting! Luckily, I can post-date on this here blog!). We had a low-key day with just family. I’m so glad the cousins can grow up together-even though you would think we would see each other more often since we live in the same area. Funny how that happens! But I digress. She had her yummy espresso. The kids wait all year for their birthdays and the privalege of having their very own coffee! She had her gifts and her chocolate cupcakes which she knew for certain she wanted. This girl is serious about her chocolate. If given a choice between chocolate and any other thing, she would most...

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The Minivan and My Pride

Isn’t it funny how certain things can be a hang-up? For me (one of them!) is owning a minivan. We always knew when we started another adoption that we’d have to buy another car. And this has been a point of discussion for several years. Well, not so much a discussion because J always knew where he stood on the issue and so I just sought to find other options – before giving in knowing that he was right. All along, I was hoping that some great new car would come out that wouldn’t be SUCH a gas guzzler as a SUV and have all the room of a minivan. Unfortunately, I have yet to find one. So about two weeks ago we found this ad for a Honda Odyssey that was for sale in NC. We drove the 2 1/2 hours to test it out. The kids loved it and wanted to...

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Newsflash

Newsflash

We have been interrogated (home study) and fingerprinted and begun to pay out large sums of money. Which only means one thing; we’ve got exciting news! Another adoption is in the works for our family.  It has been a bit over two years since e and little h joined our family and now we are ready to start again. Bringing in orphans gets in your blood; I’ve watched countless families go on to more adoptions since we’ve been exposed to the adoption network. It is such a strong call to care for the orphan and if God has called you to it, you cannot resist. This morning we retained a lawyer. Our road to expanding will be a bit different this time around. We’ll be adopting domestically instead of internationally.  Honestly, for me, it has been a...

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