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“Wait! What?”

There’s no doubt that large adoptive families often create a lot of curiosity.  In fact we’ve had quite a few question aloud over the years, “Do they really all get along as much as it looks like they do?”  Well truthfully, that question makes me smile big because does anyone really think that we could…

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Ruby’s Wish…..

Oh how we have loved all your guesses!!! And for the record, I wasn’t trying to be mean or ornery – one of Ruby’s sibs suggested how fun it would be to have people guess and well…..the rest is history!! We have enjoyed reading your ideas – they all sounded so very fun!  But I…

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Look at Her Now!!

In spite of all that medical professionals declared over our Ruby-girl this sweet chica of ours is thriving, spunky as ever and now one year older!!   Back when we were bringing her home I wasn’t even sure if she would live through the flights…and here she is on Father’s Day  – celebrating her 9th birthday!! She…

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How Did We “Luck Out”??

Over the years many people have commented on how we seem to have “lucked out” and brought home the most amazing kids.  Although I’ve heard it more times than I could ever count, it still takes me by surprise!  Why am I surprised?  Because although I’m no expert and folks could call me crazy –…

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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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You Win Some and Well…

                  A story from family night that was just.too comical not to share…   There are two days each week that are our family favorites – Sunday afternoon/evenings when Graham and Savannah come waddling (haha) over…and Family Night!   Both are filled with great conversation, loads of laughter…

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Johnny Says It Was 50/50

A few months back our Johnny-boy told me he dreamed of becoming a chef.  Although he sits at the table and helps with chopping vegetables, measuring food for baking and stirring ingredients he’s still been hankering to work at the stove.  I totally confess that because Johnny falls fairly often the thought of him working…

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When Friends Love….

Oh how I’ve missed you guys!! Being a writer I seriously think of things I want to share with you every single day – in fact – usually multiple times a day…but so far we’ve driven something more than 3,000 miles and writing wasn’t really possible. Actually many of you probably saw on Facebook that…

Can You Help Me?

Hey friends, look at this little guy.  Do you notice his eyes?  They are looking right at the camera.  Staring.  If I could speak for Malachy he looks to me like he is pleading, “Hey! Do you see me?  I mean, really see me. Yes, my body is badly broken, but I need your help! …