Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Life and a Giveaway!

Oh my goodness.....

Hi, I'm here.

I've missed y'all.

These past three weeks have been a complete blur of
total happiness and heartache.

I could write you a novel but I'll spare you.
 Plus life is still super full,
so lets bullet point the peaks and valleys shall we?

Babies were born and the Doozie household was on sibling care duty.

Two beautiful healthy babies were welcomed into this world less than a week apart 
and two little boys became big brothers for the first time. 

Mr. Doozie and I are still recovering for the hub-bub these bundles brought us, 
but the honor of being a part of it all was more than worth it!

Our littlest, Jack the mac turned 3!

We had a small fro-yo party with a few of our friends.

Simple and sweet is all this momma could muster right now. 
Thankfully, he didn't seem to mind.
(thank you notes will be going out this week, promise)

And then there were the valleys,

Will is battling some sort of allergy and we could use some prayers for our guy.

Blood work has been sent in and we are waiting results. 
Nothing breaks a momma's heart more than seeing their child in distress....
So much so I'd rather share this picture of him being a ham for the camera 
than the one of him waiting to get his blood drawn.
I'm thankful for the men and women who have figured out how to test blood,
seriously, is that not amazing?

We also have received some updates about our adoption. 
Our prayers were answered and India reopened their doors for international adoption!
The unexpected part is that they are only allowing 
special needs children to be adopted to foreigners.
Please pray for us, for wisdom and clarity. 
A special needs adoption was not on our radar
 but more than wanting to add a daughter to our family
we want to follow His path for our lives. 
Right now it kinda feels like I need the heavens to open and God to speak audibly to us.
My heart had never felt this much turmoil. 
We would like to give an answer to the agency by the end of the month.

The last few weeks have held much more, some you will see spill out on the blog.
But I will say, I'm happy to be back
happy to share life with y'all. 

I've been taking time each day to focus on the small stuff,
whether it's reading books with the boys,
or finding beauty in my surroundings.

Spring is around the corner and with that comes,
rebirth, refocus, renewed inspiration.
I'm excited to share in this next season with you
and all that it could bring.

Now for the giveaway!
It's tiny but I just wanted to say 
hi, I missed you, happy Wednesday to you!

I ordered two of these adorable porcelain fox drawer pulls from Anthropologie,
but I only used one on the craft hutch!
So one is just for YOU! Which is totally awesome
because they no longer carry them!

To Win:
Leave a comment! 
I'll announce the winner on Friday, March 8th!


  1. So many highs and lows in life isn't there? I was thinking about you yesterday KO and am so thankful for the update. Hope all is well with your son and I know your daughter will be in your arms, hopefully soon.
    Thank you for such an awesome giveaway, I love the drawer pull.

  2. Baby Brown has woodlands/fox themed nursery. Need drawer pull.

    I like that you are focusing on the small things right now. Think of how small and insignificant we are in this universe...but yet God cares for each one of us. Knows the hairs on our head, the number of our days. All will be well and clear. Love you.

  3. I was just thinking about you :) Glad to see you and hear your news and update. Hope the test results are something that can be fixed easily. Both of my kiddos has allergies and testing was necessary and it helped.

  4. i am so happy to see you back. i was a wee bit worried and was refraining from emailing...glad most all is well! hooray for babies! and boo on the weird allergies. and i most certainly will keep you and the mr. in my prayers. a special needs adoption, is indeed, a very different thing and i'm sure it brings to the table a whole new set of questions that need lots of care and consideration.

    so glad you are back!!!!


  5. oh yeah....LOVE LOVE LOVE your new design!

  6. Wow. Life is full and overflowing...sometimes into the gutter! Sorry for the downs, happy for the ups. We need to catch up instead of flying by!
    Love your new header and the wonderful pics, as always.
    PS. I also love the fox looks like a German Shepherd knob and would go nicely here at the ranch!

  7. Sending best wishes to your son & hope your baby girl is with you soon ♥
    Yeah for babies ... our 2nd grandbaby was born a few days ago :-)
    I love the fox drawer pull ~ thank you for the giveaway.

  8. Sending prayers for your little boy and wisdom as you continue down the adoption road. We also welcomed two babies in the last two weeks - so precious. That fox drawer pull would look great in our nursery. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Oh you have been in my thoughts as I read the AWAA India updates. He will make it clear even if it feels like a giant heartache right now. I will be praying for your clarity. And I'll pass on the verse my dad put on my FB mere minutes ago. "I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace: in this world you will have trouble. But take heart: I have overcome the world." John 16:33

  10. I really happy for you've got a new chance to get a baby-girl. If you really want something - you'll GOT IT))) When God closes the door - hi open a window(it's russian, may be in english sounds incorrect - sorry).
    Aljonushka from faraway Belarus

  11. Nice to have you back and read all about your time away.
    I look forward to hearing more about what your journey brings.
    Love the giveaway.

  12. Wow Ko. Things have been hectic here too. Praying for Will, what a brave boy. Praying for you, that you receive the answers you need :)

  13. Praying for peace and wisdom for your family...and all those moms here! I LOVE the fox pull! I would really love to give it to my mom.

  14. Love this fox pull! Thanks for the contest.

  15. I am so sorry to hear about the allergies Ko. Nathaniel is getting ready to start allergy shots, so I understand how you are feeling. Congratulations on the new niece! I was so excited to see the post. I love following your blog!

  16. That is a gorgeous pull. If I win, I am totally using it in the nursery for out little girl. :)

  17. wow these drawer pulls are STUNNING! i already know where i'd put them if i won :P

  18. i drool over anthropologies clothes and housewares all the time. that fox drawer pull is great, i know just what drawer pull i'd be replacing if i won

  19. We are gluten free and dairy (casein/whey) free over here so if you need any recipes, let me know. :) I remember the blood tests when my oldest was 3. Not fun. Kids are brave and resilient though. hugs mama.


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