I see his color.

I see his color. He sees his color. He also sees mine. Every summer, my boy’s skin turns a very deep, beautiful shade of bronze in the Texas sun. No matter where we go, people comment on it because it is that jaw-dropping. He loves his “brownie” skin, as he calls it, and he knowsContinue reading “I see his color.”

I Think I Want to Adopt…Now What?!

So, let’s get real for a second. I know one thing to be true…you’re only really here for the baby.  It’s fine. I understand. He’s squishy and funny and perfectly adorable and you really don’t care about little old me. It’s okay. I’ve made my peace with it. Give the people what they want, right? Continue reading “I Think I Want to Adopt…Now What?!”

A Sorta Post-Adoption Update

So, I really had no intention at all of writing many post-adoption posts after our first year home with Brooks, but everyone who knows our family in real life has been commenting lately on just how much he’s changed and grown over the last few months that I just feel like this is a littleContinue reading “A Sorta Post-Adoption Update”

Thoughts Floating Around My Head During My Son’s Birthday Week…

I wish I had a prettier title for this post, but that’s truly what this post is…my random thoughts. I have so many thoughts swirling in my head right now. Here, in Texas, I’m planning the food and decorations for a family birthday party called “Choo Choo, He’s Two!” (What can I say? I loveContinue reading “Thoughts Floating Around My Head During My Son’s Birthday Week…”

Post Adoption: 9 Months Home

I will not start every post with an apology. I will not start every post with an apology. I will not start every post with an apology. ARGH, I can’t help it…I’m so sorry, y’all! This whole three kids thing is HARD, and I missed both eight AND nine months home posts! Dang it! Well,Continue reading “Post Adoption: 9 Months Home”

Post Adoption: 7 Months Home

This sweet boy has been home seven months! (Okay, seven months and some change. Summer is hard.)  It’s crazy to think that a year ago, we hadn’t even seen his face yet, and now we can’t imagine our life without him. What an amazing God we serve. So, let’s see…here’s what has been going onContinue reading “Post Adoption: 7 Months Home”

Post Adoption: 5 and 6 Months Home

Soooo…it’s been a while. 😉 And it would appear I have missed quite a few updates on my dusty little blog here. EEEK. I could write a litany of excuses as to why I haven’t updated anything here in almost two months, but the truth is that life just gets crazy sometimes and the hobbiesContinue reading “Post Adoption: 5 and 6 Months Home”

Post Adoption: 4 Months

[Y’all…no lie…I wrote this two weeks ago and forgot to publish it! Better late than never, right?] Four months! What in the actual world, y’all? How have we had this precious boy for four months already?! If you haven’t yet seen our video of our trip to China, you can see that HERE. PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT:Continue reading “Post Adoption: 4 Months”

What Breaks YOUR Heart? Thoughts on Brooks’s Dedication Weekend

Last night, we dedicated our sweet Brooks to the Lord in front of our church and family. It was such a full circle moment because God first planted that adoption seed in our hearts in that same room, from that stage over two years ago when a message from our pastor, John McKinzie, asked usContinue reading “What Breaks YOUR Heart? Thoughts on Brooks’s Dedication Weekend”