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

Scripture Seeds

One of the ways I love serving people is through food. And I can't even put into words how grateful I am for the food people provided for us while we were going through our flood fiasco. In times of crisis and suffering there is often little one can do to help better the situation ....more


The weather is finally cooling down in Texas (and by cooling down I mean it is high 80s/low 90s...anything beats those blistering summer temps!) which means I basically want to put up my Christmas tree and light a fire. Fall is so weird down here. Some Halloweens we are wearing shorts and T shirts while others I am scrambling for fleece lined leggings to go with the kids' costumes ....more

Our house... the flood, the floors, and God being good

So this is the first post I've written a few weeks... yes I have posted some but those we pre written. Basically our lives have been turned upside down and the dust has kind of settled (literally) and I realized I hadn't written anything about it ....more