Our Baby Boy!

Daddy and Baby | Haiti Adoption

“He looked at me, that first day, like he had just found something he’d lost a thousand years ago.” -Jennifer Elisabeth We’re back home after a whirlwind trip to Haiti to visit our boy, and I can’t tell you how good it was to see him! That smile….sigh…I’ve decided it’s my most favorite smile in […]

Visiting Our Baby!

Bijou Beads | Bracelets | Three Angels Childrens Relief Haiti

“You make beautiful things, You make beautiful things out of us. All around, hope is springing up from this old ground. Out of chaos, life is being found in You.” -‘Beautiful Things’ by Gungor Wow! This month FLOWN! We fly out late Wednesday morning, and we’ll have our little guy in our arms sometime that […]

I Heart Donna Tucker Art

Bubble Art | Donna Tucker | Print | Painting | Kids Room

I went to an art festival with my mom and her hubby about a week after I got home from Haiti. It was so much fun to wander around with them in that environment! They both lean handmade/handcrafted, and seeing what makes their hearts sing makes me appreciate those kinds of things (and them!) all the more. […]

Meeting Our Son!

Coloring | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief | Lifeline Childrens Services | Adoption

“All really great flying adventures begin at dawn.” -Stephen Coonts We woke up at 3am to catch our (first) flight from Birmingham, Alabama to Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday, February 21, 2015, and we watched the sun rise up above the clouds at 40,000 feet. I had thought about what it would be like to meet our son […]

The Guest House

Dinner Bell | Haiti | Three Angels Childrens Relief

We’re staying at the guest house here at Three Angels Children’s Relief. It’s managed by a woman named Sandy, who moved down from the States a few years ago, and she has done a wonderful job of making us feel welcome. Every day at 7:30am, 12:30 and 5:30pm she rings this bell… …and whoever is around, […]

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Haiti Adoption

WOW! Where do I even start? How about some favorites? 1.) I love it when he wants to be held by BOTH of us. One of us will be holding him and he’ll stretch his little arm waaaaay out to let us know he wants us both. 😀 2.) I love it when he decides […]

WE’RE GOING TO MEET OUR SON!

Haiti Mountain | Adoption | Three Angels

“You never know what’s around the corner. You just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ―Tom Hiddleston This adoption adventure has been very mysterious. Never knowing what’s around the corner…always Trusting that we should just keep moving our feet. But […]

Adoption Update: Our Referral Letter Is Ready!

Kevin and Layla Palmer

“And as the dawn breaks and the clouds clear, in an open space, together we will run.” -Steffany Frizzell Suzanne and I hit another estate sale Friday morning. Two, actually. The first one was in Deer Creek, a neighborhood about 15 minutes from ours. I’m still giddy about the ($20) painting I found in the kitchen… […]

Our Suitcases Are On Stand-By

Spray Roses

“If you smile when you are alone, then you really mean it.” -Andy Rooney I’m on another avocado kick. Did you know they’re actually considered a fruit? Yep. Apparently they’re a (single-seeded) BERRY. #whaaaaaaa? #ThingsIDidn’tKnowUntilIWas40 I went through an avocado phase at one point last year too. Seems like I moved on to Honey Crisp apples after that. Or […]

Beach Cottage By The Sea

Eisenhowers Retreat | White and Floral Bedroom | Tybee Island | Georgia

 “We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep. -William James All salt and shadow, and swell and surf- stretching from here to the ends of the earth, seeing the sea always seems to help me catch my breath. One glimpse of Earth’s billowing blue heart and it’s moon-tugged […]

In This Wilderness

Three Angels Girls Getaway

I’m on my way home from the Three Angels girls getaway I blogged about last week, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back to my desk! In the meantime, I wanted to share this beautiful blog post written by one of the other moms in our group. Her […]

Adoption Update – Five Kiddos Home in 2014!

Eisenhowers Retreat

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent and guts. That’s what girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.” ―Bethany Hamilton This weekend is a BIGGIE, y’all. It wasn’t originally supposed to be anything out of the ordinary, but about three weeks ago, one of the other Angel House mamas-in-waiting typed this into existence: […]

Fall Front Porch And Two Things I Wouldn’t Want To Live Without

Fall Pumpkins

“He laughed again, and I knew in that instant it was a sound I wouldn’t want to live without.” -Wendy Delsol The sound of his laugh has always been like chicken soup for my soul, but I realized today that he has another reaction that I wouldn’t want to live without. It happens every time […]