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, gathers […]

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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 it’s […]

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: […]

Built To Blossom

IG

Okay- it’s t-shirt day over at BlogThreads.com! Here is a size chart for the Unisex t-shirts: (I am wearing a Unisex size Small in the photo above) Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut V-neck shirts: Here is a size chart for the Ladies cut Crew neck shirts: The sale will be open […]

Adoption Update – Yesterdays

Built To Blossom T-shirt at BlogThreads.com and TheLetteredCottage.net

“Oh, I believe…in yesterday.” -Paul McCartney *** Our adoption adventure officially began in December of 2012, (note: I’m calling it an adoption “adventure” vs. an adoption “process” to help keep my focus on the Wonder vs. the wait lately. ) and we’ve done a lot of Looking, Leaning, and Listening throughout the past 641 yesterdays. It was right […]

Haiti Adoption – Knotts Family Gotcha Day!

Haiti Adoption | Gotcha Day

This was the sky in Alabama last Friday night…June 13th, 2014… …the night Gary and Amanda flew back from Haiti with their twin boys… It was almost midnight by the time they landed in Birmingham, but we were all SO excited to be there to welcome them home! We waited and waited…and then…they appeared! Gasps and […]

Adoption Update – We Got Our Letter!

Kevin and Layla Adoption

AAAAHHHH! I have looked forward to writing this post for so long I can hardly type fast enough! I have two GREAT adoption updates to share with you today! First, remember this photo of all the kiddos currently living at the orphanage our adoption agency is partnered with? And remember when I blogged about meeting […]

Adoption Update – A Better Line

Teddy Bear

It was right around noon on Monday when our caseworker’s call came in. I was out and about, running errands in the rain at the time. “Is Kevin with you?” Meredith delicately said, “this is going to be a kind of a hard call“. Kevin wasn’t with me. Gulp. My brain immediately raced to the worst […]