Why We Chose Homeschooling

November 1, 2019

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Why We Chose Homeschooling

A month before our girl would start kindergarten, I worked diligently to teach the tiny little thing to recognize the letters “A,” “B,” and “C.” I was a licensed teacher and couldn’t do it. She could barely hold a pencil, was adamant that her name was spelled “S-O-Y-A,” and couldn’t use the bathroom on her […]

What I Wish You Knew

April 5, 2019

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What I Wish You Knew

I wish that you knew I’m not like the other kids. I wasn’t held as a baby. I don’t even remember where I lived. I just remember all the people who hurt me. I lived in over five houses in five years, and because of that my brain responds differently when I’m away from my […]

But What If You Get Attached?

March 2, 2019

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But What If You Get Attached?

We have had the cutest Little Man in our home for almost a month now. We picked him up from the hospital, so clueless and afraid… I was embarrassed to hold him with the nurse watching, afraid that she would see that because I wasn’t his mother and in fact had never been a mother […]

Sonya’s Adoption Day

October 25, 2018

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Sonya’s Adoption Day

October 12, 2018, we started our family “officially.” We truly believe God rescued this precious child from hardships she did not deserve, and that he prepared our home and our hearts to bring her into our family. We started the day with Sonya’s first trip to the salon. She got light pink highlights and her […]

A Letter To Our DAUGHTER!!

October 15, 2018

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A Letter To Our DAUGHTER!!

Dear Sonya love, Oh, how we have prayed for you, little one! We have prayed for you since the first time we heard your name. Our prayers have changed so much over the past year, but I can assure you they never stopped. The first phone call we got from our sweet home-finder led us […]

10 Cheap Date Ideas

August 30, 2018

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10 Cheap Date Ideas

Will had practically just become my husband when we hit a few roadĀ bumps. I hate to even admit this online because of course, we like to seem like we have it all together. Who doesn’t? I’m not going to go into too much detail, because while I believe in being open, I also think some […]

My #1 Secret to Success

August 23, 2018

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My #1 Secret to Success

Less than two years ago, my husband splurged and bought me my first DSLR camera. I had wanted one for years but never made the investment. Now here I am, less than two years later with a full-time career in wedding photography. How crazy is that?? Other small business owners and friends think I have […]

13 Reasons Why | Fostering

August 14, 2018

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13 Reasons Why | Fostering

“Oh, honey, I could never do what you do. I couldn’t get attached and then have to say goodbye.” “Why would you want to adopt? You have no idea what kind of issues they’re going to have.” “I want to figure out a more stable job before I have kids, I would hate to not […]

Happy Two Year Anniversary! | Bald Knob, VA

July 26, 2018

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Happy Two Year Anniversary! | Bald Knob, VA

Dear Will, Two years… To some people, that might seem like such a short amount of time. I’m sure when we are 90 years old cracking jokes in a nursing home (if that’s how our lives pan out) that will seem so miniscule. But how can such an insignificant amount of time feel like a […]

Catch Your Dream (and shackle it to your heart)

July 24, 2018

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Catch Your Dream (and shackle it to your heart)

Oh, friends, how quickly life changes! I know that many of you follow our journey on here and I try to keep you updated, but goodness, if I shared everything happening in our lives weekly, your head would be spinning! Just two year ago, Will and I were just finishing our honeymoon in Jamaica, without […]