Category Archives: Adoption

And Aubrey is her name…

My dearest Riley, your story continues to piece together into this beautiful quilt and I want to write it all down forView full post »

I want something just like this…

This song was playing. We were eating pop rocks and drinking slushies that Brian and Riley brought home after going toView full post »

Thoughts about open adoption

“Adoption has the dimension of connection — not only to your own tribe, but beyond, widening the scope of whatView full post »

Adoption, Honesty, and the Learning Curve

There is a beautiful openness that happens in the adoption community. People talk about the hard things. People shareView full post »

Mary Alice’s 1st Birthday celebration {or reasons open adoption is amazing}

Mary Alice turned one a few days after my grandmother passed away. In my pantry were the cutest little decorations andView full post »

My Riley Kenton

My dearest Riley, You have now lived with us for over two years. In your life, you have now lived with us longer thanView full post »

Adoption | Timeline

Ever so often, people ask me about the timeline of our journey. Usually it is because they are entering the world ofView full post »

The Simple Farm, The Mulberry Tree, and Grandma Wendy

Some of the first pictures I ever saw of Riley were with his Grandma Wendy. She had taken him to see the goats next toView full post »

Easter 2015 | Patched Together

When you first begin a quilt, you choose the colors and the fabric. You may even know who you are giving the quilt to.View full post »

Another beautiful chapter

Why do the chapters written in pain seem to always be the most beautiful? On Friday, Brian and I waited for the call &#View full post »

Adoption – The story isn’t over

I never did write that adoption “wrap up” post that I promised. I was going to tie it all together for youView full post »

Grandma Wendy, we’ll see you in heaven

Brian woke me up around 4:15am and told me that Riley’s Grandma Wendy had passed away. I was pretty sure I was inView full post »

The look back…

Luke 1:46-50 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior,View full post »

5 Things You Don’t Say to Adoptive Families

I‘m over at Mom it Forward today with my thoughts on how to phrase questions you have for adoptive families.  IView full post »

Riley – officially our son

It doesn’t feel any different, but I have noticed that I am much more relaxed. I think I didn’t realize thatView full post »

Adoption – It’s a Boy

{Thank you, Aunt Kathy, for the picture!} My sweet parents came into town on Wednesday, to support us at the we headedView full post »