As of last Sunday, it has been eight years since the day we finalized Lindsey's adoption. In the courtroom on Lindsey's adoption day, 2009: Eight years. In many ways, that feels like a lifetime ago. I look at that picture and I can hardly remember who we were then. Some of you have been reading and following that long, praying us … [Read more...] about Adopting a teen: 8 years later
"This is part of what a family is about, not just love. It's knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame. Not work." ~Mitch Albom I love this photo of our biggest and littlest in the family: Uncle Brandon and little Greyson. Brandon and Diane and the boys came for a short … [Read more...] about Life lately: November 2017
As it turns out, we did that little maternity photo session just in time. That was a Wednesday evening; the following Tuesday morning (last week!), while I was at the dentist with Kathryn, Lindsey called to tell me her water broke. So we set The Baby Plan in motion: her husband left work to pick her up and take her to the hospital, while Kathryn … [Read more...] about Greyson’s Birth Day
Just as with Lindsey's first pregnancy, this little fellow tried to arrive early and needed medical intervention to help him stay put so he could "bake" a little longer. She has finally reached the minimum goal of 36 weeks, so we've all breathed a sigh of relief. Before baby Greyson arrives, Lindsey wanted photos to celebrate her pregnancy … [Read more...] about Baby Greyson: coming soon!
“Aging is an inevitable process. I surely wouldn't want to grow younger. The older you become, the more you know; your bank account of knowledge is much richer." ~ William Holden I get reflective around my birthday. It feels like an appropriate time to analyze where I am in life, look back on my personal growth. Today, I'm 44 years old. A … [Read more...] about Reflecting on 44
We have a newly revived love for the library lately, with a lovely stack of books to show for it. We're aiming for a library day every other week and I try to build in a little time to walk around town and do something like sit by the river and watch boats. A certain young gentleman insists on carrying our books for us. A revised … [Read more...] about A Thanksgiving update: babies & books!