Post-Adoption: 3 Months

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! I hope you are spreading the LOVE today to those around you! We celebrated a little bit last night, but it’s our three-month mark as a family of five today, so let’s talk about the littlest Ezell! This month, we fought some more respiratory concerns, rode the steroids roller coaster, andContinue reading “Post-Adoption: 3 Months”

Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours: Reflections on Our Orphanage Visit

Five weeks ago today, my heart was broken in the most radical way. The breaking took exactly twenty-four minutes, but I’ll never view the world the same way again. Five weeks ago today, I pulled up to a dilapidated building in the middle of a rundown city in China in a silver van, accompanied byContinue reading “Break My Heart for What Breaks Yours: Reflections on Our Orphanage Visit”

Post-Adoption: 1 Month

One month ago, we became this precious little man’s parents!To see our Gotcha Day video, click: This month was such an absolute blur. We spent half of it in China, half of it battling jet lag, and have spent the last week or so “attempting” to create a new normal and a routine. I emphasizeContinue reading “Post-Adoption: 1 Month”

China: Days 3-6

Hey, friends! Happy Friday from China! We are wrapping up our time here in Hangzhou today and headed to the second destination in our trip – Guangzhou. Here’s what we’ve been up to! Tuesday morning, we had breakfast and then headed back to the Civil Affairs office to finalize the adoption in Brooks’s province andContinue reading “China: Days 3-6”

China: Days 1-2

Well, heyyyyyyy, from Hangzhou, China! (What in the actual world, y’all?!!) I cannot believe we are over 7,000 miles away from home right now. This trip has been quite the adventure so far. Here’s what we’ve been up to since Friday… We left DFW Friday afternoon and flew 14 hours to Beijing. Neither Blake norContinue reading “China: Days 1-2”

World Adoption Day!

Happy World Adoption Day, friends!!! In case you didn’t know, November is Adoption Awareness Month, so many adoptive families or adoption advocates share their adoption stories on blogs and social media during this month in order to raise awareness for adoption and orphan care. There are MILLIONS of kids around the world waiting to becomeContinue reading “World Adoption Day!”

October Recap/Photo Dump

Okay, better late than never…here is what we were up to in October! These beautiful friends hosted the CUTEST baby shower for our family! So grateful for them! We visited the Pumpkin Village at the Arboretum. This girl…she gives me laugh lines and gray hairs.  We received our first ever VIDEO of sweet Brooks atContinue reading “October Recap/Photo Dump”