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An American Ninja Warrior Themed Party

Posted on: July 2, 2016

This weekend we celebrated two of our boys, as they turn 6 and 4 this month. One of our favorite shows to watch together as a family is American Ninja Warrior. So we turned the backyard into an obstacle course, fit for a bunch of ninjas. We made most everything from items we had around […]

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Adoption – One Year In

Posted on: March 2, 2015

March 2 – one year ago today we met our third son. So many prayers, much planning, and anticipation all led up to that moment of walking into the conference room of our hotel in southeast China. It’s often referred to as  “gotcha day.” We call it family day, as we celebrate our family as […]

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Homemade Granola Bars

Posted on: February 24, 2015

Late last summer, as we were preparing for our oldest to enter kindergarten, I started making some intentional shifts in how and what we eat. I knew I would be sending a packed lunch every day for him (and eventually two more behind him) and I wanted to avoid sending prepackaged goods in those lunches. So, I […]

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It’s Been 4 months

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Yesterday marked 4 months since meeting our third son in China. The day you first meet your child and he or she is placed into your arms is often referred to as “Gotcha Day.” We plan to celebrate this as a “family day” as we are so grateful for his addition into our family. We […]

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Home and The Shop Reopens!

Posted on: March 19, 2014

I recently closed the Etsy shop as we prepared to leave for China. We were in China for two weeks-learning more about our son’s country, meeting him, finalizing adoption paperwork, waiting for his passport, visa, consulate appointment and more. It was such an intense time but wonderful to spend that time with just us and […]

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