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    Good, Bad, Truth Podcast – Episode 2

    by  • March 10, 2016 • 0 Comments

    I can’t explain why, but people actually listened to our podcast. It’s crazy. So we have done another. And will probably do another. And another. Until you guys literally scream at us and say “Stop! We can’t stand listening to your voices any more!” In this episode we talk about our music and tv...

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    Good, Bad, Truth Podcast – Episode 1

    by  • February 19, 2016 • 2 Comments

    So this just kinda happened. Billy and I made a podcast. We’ll probably do it again, if you guys like it. Let us know what you think! In this first episode we talk about all kinds of things, ranging from serious to ridiculous, including adoption, Ikea, and Kanye West.  Links from this Podcast Waterloo...

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    The Truth… The Mirror

    by  • February 16, 2016 • 4 Comments

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    The last time I wrote on this blog was over 6 months ago in July 2015, right before we moved to Austin. And before that I wrote in May about the rough time that we were having with our new family dynamic. I haven’t so much as looked back on this blog since. Not...

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    Have We Lost Our Ever-Lovin’ Minds?

    by  • July 20, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    Have you ever started wondering if you are actually really crazy?  Ever wonder if everyone around you is looking on and thinking… “What are they doing???” I’ve recently started wondering these things.  And I can’t say that I don’t understand why.  Our family just brought home a third child (through adoption) and now we...

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    Finding the Words

    by  • May 28, 2015 • 5 Comments

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    This is the post I need to write, but don’t want to.  I only finally am attempting it because my silence is getting awkward.  I’m not sure why I haven’t been able to articulate what I am feeling.  Perhaps its because I am refusing to feel anything, because when I do let it in,...

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    Let Me Walk Upon The Waters

    by  • April 14, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    Just a little disclaimer:  This is not a “Hey, we are home and everything is going swell!” type of post.  That will come. Until then, don’t be alarmed.  Things are going well.  Every day is a little better.  No, everything didn’t just fall into place magically and we felt all like one big happy...

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    Tomorrow

    by  • March 15, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    Tomorrow is the day that has been more than a year in the making. We arrived in Beijing late on Thursday. Friday we went to Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. Saturday we climbed the Great Wall of China at Juyong Pass and went to an amazing acrobat show. In 12 hours we will...

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    Exactly One Year Ago

    by  • February 18, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    One year ago today we got a call that would change our lives. The call that told us there was a little boy across the world that might be our son. One year ago today, after the call, Billy and I prayerfully opened the email that contained the first picture we ever saw of...

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    We Have Travel Approval!

    by  • February 13, 2015 • 0 Comments

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    This is going to be short because I am still in shock and words are failing me right now. We got Travel Approval (TA), which means very soon we will know the date we are leaving.  We have requested March 11th as our departure date but there is a small chance it could be...

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    Care Package Two & A Mega Update

    by  • February 3, 2015 • 1 Comment

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    First things first – Where are we at in the process right now and when do we get to go get him? Well… According to the chart below, we are waiting on Step 11.  Thursday our Article 5 will be picked up from the US Consulate in Guangzhou and sent to the CCCWA (Step...

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    A Love Note

    by  • January 11, 2015 • 0 Comments

    This little love note came while we were still waiting for our LOA and I was really struggling with doubt. I was the last to open my cookie that night. As I opened it, I joked about how everyone's fortune cookies had been pretty accurate, expecting something really insignificant and silly in mine.

Sometimes God uses really silly things to speak to me... like fortune cookies. And I love that

    This little love note came while we were still waiting for our LOA and I was really struggling with doubt. I was the last to open my cookie that night. As I opened it, I joked about how everyone's fortune cookies had been pretty accurate, expecting something really insignificant and silly in mine. Sometimes God...

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    A New Chapter… (We Got LOA!)

    by  • January 1, 2015 • 2 Comments

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    Happy New Year!  It’s 2015!  The year we will get to bring our son home.  And we are so close!  Looky what we got here… This is our Letter Seeking Confirmation (otherwise known as LOA or Letter of Approval)… it means… China has officially approved us to adopt Ezra! We waited 68 days on...

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    Fundraising Update

    by  • November 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    I have been meaning to update everyone as our fundraisers progressed and well… I’ve been busy and time has slipped away from me.  And honestly I didn’t expect it to go all this fast! You may have been watching our little thermometer creep up over the past few months, but just this past week...

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    10 Years

    by  • November 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    10 years ago, Billy and I stood in a little church in front of our friends and family, baby-faced and much younger then we thought we were, and promised forever.  Those “I do’s” determined the way I would experience the rest of my life.  I would never be alone – physically or mentally.  No...

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