I love the part where…

I love the part where he says, “I thought Eric gave you the creeps?“…


I love the part where she “likes her Allison’s”


I love the part where he says, “You know what he did?


I love the part where he goes from ballistic to bawling because of a Wii…


I love the part where she walks up with a yellow umbrella and HUNDREDS of curious people cheer…

(I love it when they sing together, too!)


I love the part where they get to go back, and when he sees them, he RUNS to them…



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  1. says

    What a touching video, and resulted in a ten minute boo-hoo fest! As a family that has been blessed with adoption, I want to wish you all the love, luck and joy in your journey to your new family.

  2. Terry says

    Thank you for taking time to post these awesome videos! What a great and inspiring way to start the day!!!

    May Jesus bless your own journey toward adoption. Caring for orphans = true religion.

  3. Shar Yates says

    Adoption Video: Your time is coming!
    Do you know name and artist of song? Love it.

    Yellow Umbrella: would love to be part of that.

  4. Lindsea says

    I am so glad I took the time to watch this! At the end I felt like the boy with the wii, smiling…chuckling…laughing out loud…crying….bawling….minus the gagging part, I didn’t do that haha. Thanks Layla, can’t wait to hear about your unfolding adoption story. We are so happy for you! Wishing you hope, health, and happiness in the new year!

  5. Heather Lameda says

    I cried like a baby when I watched the adoption video. I look forward to the day when a little guy or girl in need of a home changes my husband and I’s lives :) You and Kevin are amazing. The best thing that happened for me in 2010 was stumbling upon your blog, as well as Aura Joon’s. It compelled me to take a leap into the unknown: leave a job that I knew well, a town that I knew well, and a money situation that I was comfortable with, but I wouldn’t change the decision for the world.

  6. says

    Oh wow, I totally just cried like an infant when I saw the adoption video. I’ve always felt like adoption might be something I need to do in my lifetime, and I feel it more than ever now. Thanks!

  7. says

    Thanks so much for sharing! My husband has a baseball student who refuses to wear a “cup”. We are sending him the video of the little boy so he want be injured!

  8. says

    Oh it is all so delightful. That “Best Gift Reaction Ever” was so great. I kept thinking when I was watching it that is how you will react when you get that adoption phone call. Maybe without the gagging. LOL! Lisa~

  9. Dayna says

    The Pioneer Woman introduced me to your blog this morning. I am so very happy that she did. The Beckoning of Lovely video was absolutely beautiful. I shared it with a friend. It gave me the urge to create something beautiful to contribute to the world as well. Now to figure out what that should be……

    Thank you again, it really made my day!