{Shiloh Sofiya}

That’s right! We have an absolutely beautiful  2 1/2 year DAUGHTER waiting for us in Bulgaria! October 8th is a date we will remember the rest of our lives. Along with several other important dates that I’ll talk about later. There is a long story to share about everything that has come about since that [...]

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 [...]