Gideon 1 month old

Yesterday marked 1 month of life for Gideon and today marks 1 month since we got the call about him. Man a lot can change in 30 days! The past month has been a whirlwind...2 relaxing weeks in Las Vegas with our boy and ever since we got home, things have been nuts ....more

A family of 5

I explained more about my obsession with Christmas cards in last week's post but wanted to share the photos we took on Thanksgiving morning. Luckily my sister is super talented and we met up at a park 2 minutes from my parents house and these took us 5 minutes. Score ....more

Gideon's Name

I have had so many people ask me about Gideon's name and I finally sat down and wrote it down. The Lord is really cool you guys and my current prayer is that I can go forward living with as much reckless abandon and surrender as I have in the past few weeks. Exactly a month ago today is when our world was turned upside down.. ....more

Our Christmas Card

I was with a few girlfriends last week and 2 ladies were handing out their Christmas cards and said "Oh my gosh, I can't believe I am giving mine out before Ruthie Hart!". Yes if you know me, you'd know that we take our Christmas card photo in October, our Christmas lights are usually put up the first weekend of November, and I have my cards in the mail before Thanksgiving. The past few weeks have put quite the delay on my OCD-ness of the holidays but you better believe that while we were in Vegas, I was planning out Christmas card photo wardrobes and keeping a list of my favorite Christmas Cards on Tiny Prints ....more

Bringing Gideon Home

Gideon was born in Las Vegas, Nevada and since we live in Texas, that makes things a little more complicated. We got custody of him on Tuesday November 15th (which was World Adoption Day, so cool!) and the next day, ICPC was submitted. ICPC stands for the Interstate Compact for the Placement of Children and is paperwork submitted from the adopting state to the home state ....more

Gideon Aaron

We are home in Texas as a family of 5! I can't wait to share pictures and videos of our amazing homecoming but right now I will leave you with some delicious newborn photos I snapped of Gideon while we were relaxing in Las Vegas, waiting for legal paperwork to go through. He is changing everyday, I can't believe he is mine! ...more

She Does Justice

Micah 6:8 is something I pray daily for my 3 kiddos (and myself!), especially in this dark and unkind world. I'm so thankful that...more


You all will never believe the story the Lord has been writing for us. Today, on...more

Adoption is Hard

This is not a post I ever thought I'd write and I'm not sure how I'll put my thoughts into words. We are saddened to share that we will not be bringing baby girl into our family. She was born last week, healthy and beautiful, and her sweet mama decided she could not place her for adoption ....more

Lucy 18 months

One and a half years with our Lucy girl, wow time flies! It is hard to believe that she is going to become a big sister any day now, I can't wait to watch her love on her baby sister. Not gonna lie, we are coming out of a difficult couple of months with Lucy.. ....more