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Guest Blog: The Messers Adopt!

Hello friends! I am soooooo excited to introduce my sweet and amazing friends, Kelsi and Andrew Messer.  You have probably heard me say that the adoption world is small. Just how small, you ask? Kelsi and I met at a vendor event for our businesses and since "Adoption" is in the name of my activewear [...]

Granted Hope

  If you remember a couple posts ago, I shared that Nick and I had gone to an adoption conference called Hope. This encouraging conference was put on by a non profit called Beauty Amidst the Ashes and we have been truly blessed by both the foundation and staff! Beauty Amidst the Ashes (BATA) supports [...]

All The Emotions

Alright, friends. In short, from November to today, it's been quite the ride. A lot of you have been with us since day 1 of our adoption journey so I felt it only right to be transparent about whats been going on. Please know that we were not allowed to post anything on social media [...]

1,111 Days

 1,111 Days. We are exactly 3 years paperwork pregnant! Ok, in all reality we are 4 years paperwork pregnant but our doessier and immigration was approved in December 2015. Apparently, they don’t count the months of running around Iowa and Tennessee gathering documents. Soooooo how are we doing, you ask? I’m not going to sugar [...]

Traveling to Bulgaria!

Hello friends! Nick and I (plus 3 very large bags full of the socks you donated!) started our travels at 12pm from the Des Moines Airport to Detroit. Then, Detroit to Amsterdam! We landed here in Amsterdam at 5:45am and have a 4hr layover until our flight to Sofia. We talked about taking the train [...]