Humble Pjs

Parenting is humbling. Its beyond humbling actually. I can read books, think through solutions to problems, pray, talk with others, and come up with good plans, but sometimes despite all of that, everything falls apart. Last night was a prime example. Lately Leighton has been taking FOREVER to get his PJs on between bath time […]

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Being a Mommy

It’s hard to believe that it has been 4 years today since I first became a mommy. It has been an amazing journey and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m one of those that has loved each different stage that he has gone through, each has had their unique challenges but so much joy […]

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Control

Maybe I should actually name this post “lack of control”. I think the issue of control has been one of the harder issues for me with this adoption process. When I was pregnant with both the boys I was super vigilant about what I ate, what I was exposed to, getting exercise (I ran all […]

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Mommy next year….

We recently got to spend a few days in Glenwood Srings, Colorado. My husband’s cousin had a wedding in Grand Junction that we went to and on the way back we stopped for a couple of days. This trip was the first time Leighton was old enough to remember staying in a hotel. He thought […]

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Tiny Tyke T Ball

One of my favorite things about being a mom is watching my boys develope into their own little people. I love seeing them experience and try new things and develop likes and dislikes. I don’t want to be running from activity to activity and never having family time, but I also want them to see […]

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Little Hands

I’ve been washing windows around the house lately, a few every week or so, and inevitably it rains right after I wash them and they go back to looking just like they did before. However I came across the window in my youngest son’s bedroom and saw two perfectly formed handprints and I couldn’t bring […]

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Adoption update

Real quick. Application was turned in last month, we did our finger prints yesterday and those should be in the mail by the end of the week and on their way to the FBI or whoever it is that needs to determine that we are safe people. Its a process and a journey. With the […]

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On Raising Boys

I’m sure this will not be my only post on boys and the adventures that come with raising boys. I knew that with boys we were going to have tractors and fire trucks everywhere, nothing would be done at a walking pace, block towers and buildings would be scattered throughout my house, and scraped knees, […]

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The Journey Begins

And so we officially started the adoption process this past Wednesday by turning in our application and a very large check. But the journey didn’t really start then. It goes way back, I was adopted and so were both of my brothers. People sometimes ask me, “when did you know that you were adopted?” In […]

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