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Look What We Would Have Missed!!

Pictures capturing tiny snippets of the triumphs, the joy, the laughter, the craziness of large families, the visible healing, the snuggles, the cheering, the gatherings – and zillions more teeny-tiny memories and many gigantic memories because we said “YES!!” And it’s a beautiful day to celebrate National Adoption Day! Some of my personal favorite memories……

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November

November holds all things extra-specially wonderful to my heart for so many reasons… Like mouth-watering pumpkin everything yummy, gorgeous falls leaves (even if they have to be fake here in Phoenix), the anticipation of the Hallmark Christmas movies (our favs),  it’s finally considered appropriate to play Christmas music (as opposed to when I play it in…

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Our Down Syndrome Darlin…

Maybe your Sunday needs a bit of perking up…. This should make you feel better… Seriously,  is she not the cutest when she prays?  Her chubby little fingers folded and she’s so sincere!  Couldn’t you just gobble her up?  We are so smitten! Our prayers are being answered – Birdie’s emotions are slowly healing and…

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No Regrets

This past June was a most monumental event that almost slipped by!  What was the event?  Oh how kind of you to ask…  I celebrated 30 years of homeschooling (with only 12 to go!) And that to me, calls for an enormous celebration! So while Dw was in Africa for The Gem Foundation groundbreaking the…

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Ruby’s Miraculous Escape!

A few weeks ago I promised to share Ruby’s most miraculous accomplishment (forgive my tardiness!).  Autumn’s situation and with my little grands here who I am helping to care for, myriads of medical testing, many doctor appointments my already wild life has been revved up a bit more. It’s Monday and honestly sometimes our weeks…

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An Update on Our Autumn

Special thanks to each of you for your outpouring of kindness toward our only blue-eyed one of the bunch.  It means so much to know so many of you care, are praying and lifting her up around the world.  You guys are the best! The spinal tap revealed that it is not intracranial pressure causing…