The Infamous Paperwork

Foster care takes a lot of paperwork. 6 months (of kids who had 6 years in the system) x 4 kids… And adoptions take a lot of paperwork. x 4 kids… ....more

Skiing (the good, the bad, and those who didn’t even try)

This was the day I had been looking sooooo forward to since we planned this trip to Indiana. Irregardless if we saw snow before this point – we were going to see snow on the slopes...more

Experiencing the snow

It’s been a while since I started blogging about the Newcom Nine’s trip to Indiana. I realize it was like 6 weeks ago, but these pictures are too precious to me not to document and share. So let me re-set the scene for you: All nine of us drove up to West, Lafayette to Purdue for the day ....more

Progress and Joy

This is the first. I’d lived 36 years, 4 months and 14 days in an ignorant bliss before I lost someone close to me. I’ve attended the funeral’s of all 4 of my Grandparents, acquaintances, casual friends, and even co-workers over my years ....more


Jesus called my best friend home to heaven on Wednesday. While it doesn’t feel good or sound good to me or even look good for her husband and son, I know GOD IS GOOD. All of the time ....more

BRAVE move {Daniel Fast 2015}

Every year Ryan and I take 21 days of January to fast and pray for the Lord’s direction in our life that year. We began in 2011. We had no clue what we were doing, we were just sort of praying for whatever ....more

Remembering Eunice

We have sweet and amazing family friends who lost their 18 year old daughter this week from a sudden brain aneurysm. In the brave words of her brother, she was simply called to a greater service alongside our Heavenly Father. Her work here on earth was finished, and the Lord took her home ....more

PURDUE…and REAL SNOW falling from the sky

If we paid for all 7 kids to get to Indiana, you’d better believe we were going to make sure their feet hit Boilermaker country while we were there. This is more than just ‘where we went to college’….this is where Ryan and I met. Where God began working out his magnificent plan for our family ....more

Ice Skating

Another first in the lives of my kiddos. And very possibly one of my favorite parts of our vacation. We ventured over to downtown Cincinnati’s ice skating rink on Friday morning ....more

New Year’s Day: Bowling, Skyline, & Excavator

Oh, how I love New Year’s Day. Strangely, it’s one of my favorite days of the year, following close behind my anniversary which is, in fact, my #1 favorite day. Something about it being the beginning ....more