the pursuit.


Good morning, friends. Your comments from the Be Brave series have been so good for my heart. It has been in my heart for some time now and I couldn’t wait to share all the stories of HIS faithfulness in the midst of what looks like not-so-great situations.

I literally want to pour every ounce of my heart out here…I just want to shout from the rooftops what OUR GOD is doing in my heart and the hearts of my friends. He is on the move, friends. He is wanting your heart. He is in pursuit of YOU. He wants YOU. He wants you to crawl in His lap and just sit. That’s where I am. I am resting there tonight. My heart is just so full, so full it just might burst. Not only is God pursuing me by speaking to me, He is pouring out His goodness, to me … I mean goodness gracious … He chased me down, all these years, to give me this gift wrapped so beautifully in the form of adoption {insert tears. yep. they are coming and they won’t stop} This little love is coming to me, all because He allowed this beautiful story to unfold and I get to be a part of it. And so, the pursuit of my heart continues…

Our birthmother {let’s call her W} is 31 weeks pregnant, yes, you read that right. 31 WEEKS!!! I am literally beside myself with excitement, fear, love, joy, and just-plain-ol-flat-out happiness. After talking with W, she believes Evie will come early, like 4 weeks early. So, yeah, friends… do the math. That’s only 5 weeks … Yeah, read that again. 5 weeks. In 5 weeks I very-well-could-be holding our precious miracle. She is so loved. She is always on my heart, oh so close to it. I dream about her, I long to see her little face, hands, and feet. I wonder so many things. Sometimes those things overwhelm me, then I feel The Pursuer of my heart calling me. Calling me into His presence and peace. I am there. I stay there until I pursuing His heart allows me to see His goodness all over again and in everything. See Him today, friends. See Him in everything. He is there.


I will leave you with some goodies for Evie love. I will post shops on IG later on if you are interested in where they came from. I just want to go lay in it all everyday, all day.


This is the size Evie is right now. Can’t believe how close we are to getting her home. #ComeOnEvieRose


Much love to each of you,


Baby B’s room {again}

To say I’m having fun would the understatement of the century — Here are some more pictures of the nursery!

We have another SNOW DAY tomorrow, so we are planning on working some more in baby b’s room.

Taaa Daaa!!! —- The Bedding & Crib!!

{I just tried to link up my bedding to Pottery Barn, but it looks like it’s not available anymore. They do have some really cute uni bedding available for those of us that are adopting or not finding out the sex of the baby in your belly!}

The crib, as well as the dresser, are from Target. You can find them here and here.

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I already have some other things in the works for the rest of the room. A crib mattress and changing pad are definitely on the list, as well as some fun things. I will definitely be posting more very soon.

Stay safe and warm! Much love 🙂

Baby B’s room update!

Lots of stuff is going on in the baby’s room, for sure. Seriously, so exciting.

While I was working on the puzzle fundraiser tonight, the hubs was working on putting the dresser together {it was a beast!} The crib is next!

Here he is, just a workin’… What a good man!


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Finished product!

I am going to put pacifiers in one of the glass containers & burp cloths in the other.{Or maybe little hats, haven’t decided yet.}

What do you think?!?

Hope everyone has a great day tomorrow! I am out of school, thus, why I am up this late.

Much love!

livin’ the dream

No, really, this is a dream of mine. I am preparing for our baby! Ah! I can’t even believe I’m finally saying those words. I am in awe. I’m in awe of this process, our journey, and most of all, my God.

We registered today!!! And we bought the stroller travel system!!! Very excited, to put it mildly. To say that I’ve been waiting on this day is a huge understatement. I have been wanting to prepare for a baby to come into our home for 5 years now. To be here is just unreal.

When the women told me congratulations before we started “shooting” things with a gun, I thought to myself… well she thinks I have a baby in my belly. I didn’t even think about correcting her, because get this…. I am expecting, just not in my belly! 🙂 I’m PAPER PREGNANT! {{{More on that later}}}

The Lord’s plans are better than we can even imagine and I am all up in the middle of it.

I wanted to share some pictures of some things we got today and some things that were on my heart, obviously. {see above}

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As always, thanks for your love, prayers, and support! We are so grateful for each of you! 🙂


Things for baby

We were so totally blessed this Christmas with things for us, but more importantly, things for baby. Our family and friends are so amazing. This baby is so loved already.

We have picked out the crib, stroller/carrier, and baby bedding. Needless to say, that’s what we will be using ALL those gift cards for. {My parents are the greatest!!!}

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Check out the loot we have here…..

Can’t wait to see a baby in this room, wearing all of these clothes, and playing with these toys!

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Much love, peeps!


Things for baby

This is definitely becoming my favorite blog post. I am lovin’ picking up little things along the way for our sweet one. This time it’s things for the little one, plus a little update.

Here are a few of things I’ve collected over the past few days.

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Where are we in the process?

*We completed our first home interview/get to know you meeting.

*We have completed the first official home-study.

*We have sent off our fingerprints. {Please pray we hear soon if they have been processed! This is a very important piece of the puzzle!}

*Our second home-study is Monday, November 18th. {Our autobiographies are due, and our social worker will conduct our individual interviews.}

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*Our third home-study is scheduled for Dec. 16th!

After the third home-study and fingerprints, we will officially be waiting on our sweet little one.

That’s it for now. Praying each of you have a blessed night.


Things for Baby

It has started, friends.

I am resisting the temptation to pick up a little something for our baby every time I’m in Target… wait… I am totally not resisting the temptation. I am loving it and not apologizing for it. I have waited a long time to buy for our sweet baby and it’s finally time. This is the first of many posts of ‘things for baby’. Prepare yourself.

Here’s a gander at some sweet little outfits I’ve gotten, plus some wash clothes. Since we didn’t specify the sex of our child, I’m buying gender neutral clothing. The books are my Dad’s from when he was little. I can’t wait to place them in their perfect place in the baby’s nursery. And, this post would not be complete without a diaper picture. Apparently we can’t have enough diapers. I will be buying them when they are on sale, ya know, just to be prepared. Well there you have it. Things for baby, take one.

Have a great night 🙂