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On Father’s Day, we decided to do a little impromptu photo sesh before church.  Sadly, since one of us had to operate the camera, we couldn’t all be in the frame, but the pictures turned out wonderful nevertheless.  We captured some great shots, but even the ones that were off-center, the ones where no one […]

Life in the Outtakes

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These are the days, you all. Trying and eye-crossing crazy, but absolutely precious and perfect, too. Here are my #momtruths as of late… I will absolutely allow the removal, sorting, and crawling around with my stash of out-of-commission feminine products if it means I can do my makeup and hair in peace.  #momtruth #pregnant #whateverworks […]

#momtruths

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I remember when B and I were newly married, and I absolutely loved going to the grocery store.  I’d have my list printed out (in perfect, probably color-coded, penmanship), coupons neatly arranged inside my purse, and the challenge of spending $50 or less on a cartful of groceries.   I, literally, just laughed out loud. […]

The Comedy that is Grocery Shopping with Children

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After spending the holidays in the hospital last year, I cannot tell you how much more I appreciate them this year. We have truly learned to rejoice in the ordinary!  November of 2013 is an absolute blur.  Faith ended up transferring hospitals shortly before Thanksgiving last year so she could have a life-saving surgery.  She […]

Rejoice in the ordinary.

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I like to get up early before everyday life begins.  It’s rejuvenating and peaceful and might be my favorite time of day.  A little morning solitude is good for the soul. Also, the house is still clean at that point, so it’s kinda nice to enjoy it while it lasts. I usually get up when […]

Morning Solitude.

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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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