Category Archives: Life

The Different Types of Adoption

I’ve been involved in a lot of adoption-related conversations lately. With other adoptive parents, with hopeful parents, and with those who just don’t know. It got me thinking and looking through old posts and I realized – I don’t think I’ve ever really explained the different types of adoption here. I know I’ve written a…

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Grad School Update…

I think the last time I shared about my grad school work was back in March when I wrote about my residency experience. I realized it’s probably high time I posted a little update… so first. Yes… I’m still getting my Masters in counseling. I think I neglect to share about it because I feel…

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The Next Chapter

A week ago today, I officially turned another year older. Over the years – I’ve always tried to share something on my birthday… but honestly this year I didn’t know what to say. It’s been a hard week for me in a variety of ways and that’s okay. I realize that a lot of what…

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Caring for A Loved One Who’s Lost a Child

I recently was talking to a dear friend at church. We were discussing how to be there for a loved one who’s suffering with infertility – particularly someone who has lost a child. It’s such a horrible pain and hole that is left behind to lose a child. It can be hard to know what…

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I Did a Crazy Thing This Weekend…

To some this may seem like a silly post, but I think for me – it’s really important. I did a thing this past weekend. I did a thing that was completely out of the norm for me. I did a thing that I honestly never would have imagined doing. I did a thing that…

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Dressing to Match

Something that I have a tendency to do is dress our little family to match. It kind of started as just a thing we did for special ocassions and pictures for me and Ryan. But once Marlee entered the picture – all bets were off. I find myself frequently trying to dress to match her….

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Special Moments with our Amazing Niece

You know… I’m the luckiest aunt in the world! Before my sweet nephews – my auntie-hood started with the most awesome niece I could ever hope for! I cannot even begin to tell you how incredible she is… She is so talented – athletic (she plays softball and runs cross country), smart, musically inclined (she…

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Can We Talk About Ignorance?

You know… over the past few years, I’ve really learned a lot! And I mean a LOT! Between our whole journey through infertility and adoption, going to school for counseling, and becoming a mom of a beautiful little girl – there has been a lot of new information for me to absorb. And these new…

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A Mini Family Get Away

Over the past weekend, we were blessed with an opportunity to go and spend some time with Ryan’s family up at Kishauwau Country Cabins. We began the drive north and Ryan’s mom contacted us to let us know that there was no cell reception where we were staying… And honestly – I was totally okay…

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My Journey with God

I haven’t shared anything real or raw in a while and today I feel like this is something I should share with you all. For those who’ve been reading a long here for a while or who actually know me – you may have read about our story to find Marlee through infertility adn the…

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