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Come In & Let Down Your Hair: Lily’s Third Birthday

This right here is a three year old princess. She splits her days as Elsa & Rapunzel and most recently she’s added Doc McStuffins to the mix. Lily’s birthday was awhile ago like in January (ugh) The day to day of life has gotten the best of me. But better late than never, right πŸ™‚ Her birthday is probably my favorite day ever, so we party big and being a party planner and designer it’s nearly impossible for me to…

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He is a good good Father: Adoption Update

Matt and I feel like we are in a dream unfortunately it’s a nightmare. It still doesn’t feel real and our reality hits me at different times. I have not been looking forward to this moment and having to share this news for a second time this year. But because of circumstances out of our control we will no longer be bringing a sweet baby girl home this week. Without going into too much detail, we were the targets/victims of…

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Family of 4 Coming Soon

I’ve always heard of nesting but have never experienced it. With Lily I had no time to nest but with baby #2 I have been busy preparing our home for our sweet girl due October 19th. I’ve noticed I can easily fall into the trap of becoming too busy, preparing our home, the baby’s room, making freezer meals and researching what baby items we might need; that it can be all to easy to neglect my heart. I’m kind of…

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Adoption Update: 26 Weeks Along

  This morning we are headed down to Southern California to see our birth mom and baby via ultra sound. Matt’s sister Kate (Auntie Kate) is just 2 hours from her so we will spend the rest of the weekend in L.A. We’re ready for a fun family weekend. As I write this update I have been thinking, praying and working through so many emotions and thoughts on our call to grow our family through adoption starting with but not…

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Awkward…

We recently went on vacation and I of course went and got my nails done before we left. I have been to this particular salon before and liked it. I was having a nice conversation with the woman who was doing my nails and then she asked, “Do you just have one daughter?” My response,”Yes” and then she asks “Are you going to have more kids?” A few things went through my head before responding. Do I tell her that…

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Not Showing but Still Glowing: Adoption Update

Hey everyone, I wanted to give you an update on our current adoption status. At the end of March we flew down and met with a new birth mom in Southern California. Let me just start by saying we were up for 21 hours, we had the first flight out that morning and the last flight that night….It was a great day but the longest ever!!! And we missed Lily terribly πŸ™ It’s so crazy how things work out. I’m…

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