The Sun Is Out-Yay!

Quick update on our week…..

I ate 4 cherry tomatoes from my plant today.  The only 4 that made it.

We are in the middle of PFO, which is pretty busy and fun.  Always nice to see the new teachers who are going overseas.

Sean’s out of town for 2 more weeks.  3 weeks is about 2 1/2 weeks too long.

The boys are loving summer time, even though we’ve not done a lot of “exciting” stuff.  They’ve both been eating like crazy so I anticipate a growth spurt and the need for new shoes soon. They’re ready to go to Korea because we’ve promised to do fun stuff there;) And they’re ready for their sister to come home, too, of course! They’ve been asking good questions, like, how will she know where to go to the bathroom? (we’ll show her) How will we know what food she’s allergic to? (not everyone is blessed with food allergies, guys) Can she drink our water? (uhhh?)

We are waiting on court dates now. Still looks like a few more months before we bring her home, but progress, people, progress.

I’m in a good mood today because I’ve been able to be soak up some sunshine.  I don’t have any full length mirrors in my house and I’m glad.  Sometimes you just don’t need to be reminded.  So there.

That’s all, folks!

Still Here!

What? Did you ask if we were still fundraising? Why yes! Yes, we are! JLCoffee You can buy your coffee and support our adoption. And, they have cute tees, too!

You can also order a tee from us for 20 buckaroos and shop through our She Does Justice link.


If you order a shirt or want to donate, you can give through Brittany’s Hope who will match us up to $1500. You just donate to the “special needs grant” and type in our name. Easy.

Remember when I said we had to take 2 trips to Korea now? Yeah.  That’s why.

Our summer has been pretty lowkey. Sean is teaching Caleb and Jacob to play racquetball. A little swimming, lots of Connect 4 and UNO.

That’s all I’ve got for now, folks!!

I’m Now A Blue Jays Fan!

It’s exciting to see someone that you love have their dream come true! Evan was drafted on Friday to the Toronto Blue Jays and gone (way too) early Saturday morning! Off to rookie camp in Florida.

He had a bunch of family and friends come and celebrate with him.  He’s worked really hard for this and we couldn’t be more happy for him. His Dad was a huge sports fan, so it only makes sense that he and Jordan are, too.  They’re a ball lovin’ family!  We were all biting our nails Friday waiting to hear what was happening.  I mean, everyone but Evan. He was snoozing.  He’s a low key kinda guy.

What a difference a summer makes!

I think it was last year at the expo that he realized he was really THAT good…



Looks like we may be driving to Canada to watch baseball, eh??

A Beautiful Day

This was our writing prompt this week.

We’ve been walking the path of God-sized dreams together for a few months now. Will you share an update with us about your dream? Let us know where you are with it–the happy and the hard.

Where am I? I’m smack in the middle of a huge part of my dream…..completing our adoption.  It’s exciting and exhausting. But I’m also appreciating the parts that have led up to this point of my life, reminded of people and places and situations that have pointed me to here. Life is always ebbing and flowing…always changing. Growing. Not staying the same. Not staying in the same place. Not stagnant.  That’s my biggest fear. I never want to look back at where I was a year ago and see the same person.

The specifics don’t always matter, but the willingness of my heart to embrace the moment does.


We all have them. What’s yours?