September 14, 2018

wednesday was the BEST. DAY. EVER.

a little back story. i elected to have the blood test that checked for chromosomal abnormalities and also revealed the sex of the baby. my brother's wife had (what i thought was) the same test and it was covered by insurance. david and...

August 29, 2018

15 weeks! and it’s been four since my last blog post. i’ve had several different topics i planned to blog about and then just didn’t make time to do it. so here we are.

we found out we’re having a baby GIRL!

bina was right all along. she called the pregnancy AND the sex...

July 26, 2018

my mantra lately? this is temporary.

pregnancy nausea? this is temporary.

pregnancy heartburn and acid reflux? this is temporary.

pregnancy exhaustion? this is temporary.

first trimester? this is temporary.

four week summer head cold? this is temporary.

four weeks of not bei...

July 13, 2018

i decided to donate the rest of my breast milk to a friend who had been placed with a newborn in january. the drop off happened on friday, june 15.

i remember pumping it and blogging about it last summer/fall and thinking i'm not sure if i will be using this milk to nou...

June 20, 2018

i've way over posted on the issue of this administrations zero-tolerance policy that has resulted in the separation of over 2,000 children from their parents. but i honestly cannot stop thinking about it. cannot get the gut-wrenching terror these children and parents a...

June 15, 2018

bina and i read the what's in there?: all about before you were born book regularly. we talk about how when bina was ready to be born, the doctor made a cut in mommy and pulled out bina poopy butt first. i tried for months and months to get her to say "uterus" instead...

June 8, 2018

mother's day 2016 was the start of my stay at home mom (sahm) experience. and man was it a rocky one. i had a three month maternity leave after having bina. that time was spent with the understanding that i was going back to work at the conclusion of those three months...

May 23, 2018

on may 24, 2018, david and i will celebrate a decade of marriage together. we met during our years at central bible college in springfield, missouri. so lets take a trip back down memory lane, shall we? in the form of a photo journal love letter.

my dearest david,


May 1, 2018

today was the last day of the bible study fellowship (BSF) book of romans study. my discussion group was supposed to be helping with the children's program today, but we got a last minute notice that instead we would be meeting with our regular discussion group. which...

April 16, 2018

it has been five weeks since we last heard about a potential profile showing. five weeks of silence. one week we had four potential profile showings in a week. one week we had three. this is the longest lull we've had since we were approved at the end of november last...

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