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 [...]

Bulgaria [Photographed]

I have no updates buuuuut I thought this was pretty cool. About 10 years ago, my older sister, Aubrie, lived in DC and met Julia. My younger sister, Bethany,  and I went to visit Aubrie and met Julia and became FaceBook friends. Fast forward to last week when I saw an Instagram picture that Julia [...]

What’s in a Name?

We get asked quite often if we will change the name of our child or keep their Bulgarian name. Are you curious too?   Well, let me first say that there many opinions on this subject and we are still leaving room to the possibility of changing our minds once we are matched with Bebe. [...]

Definition [Waiting]

I may be one of the few people who has looked up the meaning of WAITING (although I feel like we are currently living it too) but before you google it, here it is: the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens. Yup, sounds [...]