A good neighbor is heaven sent! Choosing joy…

God knows what He is doing as He sends special people into our lives. I have been very blessed by a new neighbor who is becoming a good friend to my family. She moved in a few months ago, and the kids took to her immediately! They race across the street to visit every chance […]

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My baby girl’s first trip to the hair salon!!

Wednesday was a milestone day for Miss Nia! She got her hair braided for the first time at the salon. What a beautiful experience it was!! She was so loved on, so cared for, and she enjoyed every moment of it. Here she is before….. can you tell she is excited to go into the […]

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Sea, Salt, and Sand Therapy

Good Evening Gorgeous Friends, Today kicks off our Thanksgiving Break. We are off until November 30th. The kids and I have been looking forward to this break and time to play. This past week was a tough one for me. I opened up with my friends during our blogger chat today about the struggle I […]

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A letter to my daughter on the anniversary of her adoption.

Today, marks 3 years since the judge signed and sealed my youngest daughter legally and permanently into my care as her mother. I looked through the pictures from that day and all the feelings came rushing back. I saw the Hands of God move in that season. The adoption process is the most challenging journey […]

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My Unexpected Vacation- Why I won’t be reporting for work next week….

6:15 pm, right in the middle of the final preparations for our Monday evening bible study, and the phone rings. I look at the number, and recognize it immediately as my daughter’s daycare. “Why would they be calling me in the evening?” I thought as I answered the call. “Hello. We have some bad news…..” […]

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Dating my children: Miss Nia’s date

My Gorgeous Friends in Christ, Do you have special traditions with your children? One of ours is date days. With five kiddos in the house, almost everything from what to watch on tv to what we will eat after church on Sunday is up for negotiation and compromise. The kids have to make alot of […]

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Taco Trucks and Torrential Rain

“Whatcha thinking for dinner?” This was the topic of conversation between Chuck and I about 4:30pm on Friday afternoon. I told him that I was up for almost anything, but didn’t want to wait until 7pm to eat. Which was a strange comment because we rarely eat that late anyway…. Our Friday night meal requirement […]

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Puppy Update: Our Goldendoodle at 4 months

It’s been 2 months since we brought Maxwell home, and it has been a wild few months. Here are 10 random thoughts on owning a goldendoodle pup! 1. Our home has become baby proof again out of necessity. 2. He finds the strangest things to play with even though he has a monthly pup box […]

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Reveling in God’s goodness!

About a month ago, our family dressed up on a Friday afternoon and headed to a nature park to meet up with our favorite photographer. (Well our only photographer.) We met her three years ago to have family pics taken when Nia was a newborn, and that beach photo session became my testimony because hours […]

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