We went camping last weekend, and are going to the beach this upcoming weekend (woot woot for finally taking vacations!!), and although much fun and great memories are made on trips like these, I dread them for one high-maintenance reason. There is one thing about travel and being away from home that fills me with
Today would have been his 53rd birthday, and we can’t help but think it’s probably his best one yet- all healed and happy and whole in eternity. I wonder if there are birthday parties in heaven? Or is it all just one big party every day and birthdays don’t really matter any more? Well, I
I hope y’all had a wonderful day celebrating America’s independence and freedom, where we are free because of the brave. We had sweet time with family chilling in the pool, grilling out, and then went to our local fireworks show with some friends. Always fun to celebrate with the ones you love! We thought
Adventuring should be one of the core love languages. I think it’s necessary for my soul; part of my essential self. I can’t imagine a life without adventures, just like I can’t imagine a life without animals or pineapple or Reeses. Even better when I get to adventure with people I love, and who love
Father’s Day was more than a little bittersweet for me. I had a mental block on the day for weeks leading up to it, and didn’t even buy my own dad a card (#daughterfail). I bought Husbeast a card, some ice cream, and his favorite candy toppings the night before, so, clearly, I was less
Hey y’all! First and foremost, we are so very grateful for your support, love, partnership and interest in our adoption journey thus far! We have a new update, and we are so appreciative for your involvement in our story. As most of you know by now, we have had three matches since September, and
This is kind of a “weekend wrap-up”, I suppose. One day, when I have time to post more than once/week, I may start doing these more regularly. One day. Over the long weekend we went up the North Georgia mountains with another family to chase some waterfalls with easy hikes for toddlers. These are
I have some trifling grievances to air with the clothing industry. Not even a tiny bit sorry about this level of petty. Cheap women’s clothing: I have recently found this highly scientific article that explains why my clothes fall apart to tiny shreds and moth-eaten pieces long before Husbeast’s clothes get the slightest signs of wear.
In one day I euthanized three dogs, all for vastly different reasons. Each dog died peacefully, and each time, I was immensely grateful for the kindness of euthanasia. People tell me all the time that this must be the worst part of my job, or that they think it’s wrong and we should just let
Husbeast made an astute observation about our current situation the other week, and I cannot stop thinking about it. He said “it’s ok to say no, if for no other reason than the fact that we are so empty right now and have nothing to give.” Empty. Empty arms. Empty energy reserves.