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I started blogging in 2008, a miserably pregnant 25-year-old, trying to pass the time before our son was born.  It was the hottest June I can recall and my ankles were easily three times their normal size. I wrote my first post entitled 100% Pregnant on June 26th and he was born a day later.    […]

The {new} Inspired Apple

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As part of Adoption Awareness Month, I’ll be posting about our adoption on this blog on and off throughout the month of November.  If you’re here for teaching-related content, scroll on down 🙂 This is part FOUR of our adoption story. You can read Part I here >>> A New Beginning You can read Part […]

Adoption: Complete Surrender {The Final Post}

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As part of Adoption Awareness Month, I’ll be posting about our adoption on this blog on and off throughout the month of November.  If you’re here for teaching-related content, scroll on down 🙂 You can read Part I here >>> A New Beginning You can read Part II here >>> The Journey Begins | Blank […]

Adoption: Blank Pages {Part III}

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As part of National Adoption Month, I’ll be posting about our adoption on this blog on and off throughout the month of November.  If you’re here for teaching-related content, scroll on down 🙂 You can read Part I here >>> A New Beginning | The Journey Begins | Preparing our Homestudy I contacted an agency […]

Adoption: The Journey Begins {Part II}

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As part of National Adoption Month, I’ll be posting about our adoption story on this blog on and off throughout the month of November.  If you’re here for teaching-related stuff, scroll on down 🙂   | A New Beginning | May of 2012 is where our adoption story begins.  We’d been officially “trying” for a […]

Adoption: Where Our Story Begins {Part I}

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In the interest of keepin’ it real, I’m going to be brutally honest. It’s real hard to be teachery these days.   I just don’t have it in me.  When I catch wind of my motivation, I’m reminded that maybe I should grocery shop.  Or do laundry. Or build Legos.  Or take a nap.  Or […]

Keepin’ It Real: Episode #124

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Intentionality + Servanthood + Biggness. 2014. Wowza. I can hardly believe it’s not 2001 or 2008 or even 2010. It’s 2014. O.mi.word. Two days in and it already feels refreshing. 2013 was a big year for us.  We moved in March, B started a new job shortly after, we were matched with an expectant birthmother […]

Intentionality + Servanthood + Biggness

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I haven’t written in detail all about Faith and the adoption for many reasons, but mainly because it’s a story that requires patience in a process that is beyond my control.  After our failed adoption in October, I am a little more reserved when it comes to sharing out certain details.  Further, there are parts […]

All About Faith and Our Journey to Adoption

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This past year has been no less than incredible and today I’m spending some time remembering 2012 and what a spectacular year it was.  God worked in my life in ways that I once never thought possible, and all I can do is reflect {in awe} of His plan.  I’m happier than I’ve been in […]

Remembering 2012: A Year I’ll Never Forget

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Alternatively titled:  How I Plan to NOT Devour an Entire Can of Pringles in One Sitting. I like to work out –  but only if I’m completely engaged and it doesn’t feel like I’m working out.  That’s why I can only run {consistently} for a few weeks at a time before I’m like, Why am […]

Fitness Resolutions for 2013

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