Monday, December 2, 2013

Let's Catch Up!

This post is going to jump all over the place
so you'll have to forgive me.

Instead of a few posts to catch y'all up I thought I'd 
truncate it into one hot mess!

Whoa ladies! Y'all have kept it hopping, I can barely stay in stock!!
Thank you a million times over!

Today I put up some new listings,
enter the code below for a happy little discount!

If an item sold out already, have no fear! I'm waiting on a shipment of supplies.
They should be here any day now!

School has kept me so busy with the boys.
We are having a ball this year, but wowza it makes for a full day.
I'm amazed that there are mommas out there that run small businesses and homeschool multiple kiddos…..
Coffee and Prayer are the only things keeping me going ;) 

We attempted family pictures for our Christmas card a few weeks back.
 Dora hated the hat.
 The boys created "bat wings" in more pictures than I can count.
 Dora really hated her hat…...
And the boys barely recovered from an accidental kiss!

Thankfully we got one perfect shot, which you will see later in the month.

This one was cute, not the shot for the card, but cute enough.
We were going for a very holly jolly look this year.

Starting today and going through Tuesday I am part of an Instagram auction
to help the Barge family pay down their cancer bills.

Follow @_hanmade_ on Instagram to bid!

And to wrap things up, a little update on the adoption!

This was the announcement we sent out a few weeks ago:

Through much prayer and patience, God has continued to guide our path to bring our daughter into our home. Currently that path has brought us to work with a newly founded adoption foundation in our local area. One of our dear friends Shannon from our church plant has a heart for children in need of a permanent home and began an organization to pair children with a forever home. Across the United States there are about 400,000 children in the foster care system and of those over 100,000 are waiting for adoption. These 100,000 children have had their parental rights severed for a number of reasons but that action is permanent. They need a permanent home. We feel like God has brought us to this point/place/time with intent and so have begun the process of working with Shannon and her group to bring Selah home through the Dept of Health and Human Services. India is still a very large part of our heart but it would seem that at this moment God has placed this organization and these children in our life for a reason.

Eventually I will sit down and write out the entire story of how this turn of events came to be. It was undeniable that this was the path we are suppose to be on right now.

I hope y'all are enjoying this season. 
I know it can be so full, so busy, and well….so stressful.

This year I'm saying "no" to all of that. We trimmed down decorations, declined extra social events,
and instead are pulling our kiddos close and remembering the sweetness of this season.

Love you guys!
Thank you for reading, for being a part of my family's life!


  1. So much fun stuff happening in your family. Can't wait to see how God intends to grow your family. The journey is amazing.

  2. I LOVE your family photos and the bat wings made me laugh out loud!!! I am following your adoption journey and praying for this for you and your family. mommatofourboys. Aka mama_latte. Xoxo.

  3. What a sweet post. You are such a good-hearted lady.

  4. Just worked with Shannon this month to create a logo for her new adoption agency :) Wishing you all the best as you continue on your journey to Selah. It's hard... so hard... but obviously worth it in the end! We are living proof of that! Merry Christmas! - Kim Daniels :)

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