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Kids
First Easter Fail
April 22, 2017 0
Guys— three babies at once is crazy! I can see on the calendar that the boys are 8 months old now, but I have no idea where the months have gone. Henry and Jack are big, bouncy and just about teenagers. Henry loves solids and trying to stand, and Jack likes to kick back and […]
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Fitness After Kids
Fitness
Fitness After Kids
February 11, 2017 4
This week I finally feel (a little bit) back. Back to fitness goals, feeling strong and ENDORPHINS!! Richard used to be a CrossFit trainer, so we basically lived at the box. Even after Clara was born, I was making 6am classes and then running 8 (WTH?!) miles home. And then she grew up. And I […]
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Number Three
Infertility and loss
Number Three
January 6, 2017 0
I really didn’t want to blog about this. I imagined people thinking, “doesn’t she have enough babies?” and, worse, that it might be selfish to keep getting pregnant if I’m prone to miscarriages. Do people think that? Either way, here I am: writing about my third consecutive miscarriage. We weren’t trying to get pregnant. But for […]
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Forever Ours! And Our Letter to The Boys’ Birth Mom
Adoption
Forever Ours! And Our Letter to The Boys’ Birth Mom
December 19, 2016 1
The boys are ours!!! We finalized our adoption of Henry and Jack today! Happy adoption day, my boys! I can’t begin to express how awesome it feels to know they’re really really really ours. They’ve been our sons since we first met them in August, but having a judge tell us that they are as legally ours […]
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Three Things That Have Surprised Me Since Adopting Twins
Adoption
Three Things That Have Surprised Me Since Adopting Twins
September 27, 2016 4
Adoption— the journey to adopt, the process of adopting and the lifelong navigation of post-adoption— is complex. Every single day my ideas about adoption are changing— they’ve (thank Jesus) shifted from a me-centered mindset to one that (strives to) focus 100% on what’s best for the boys— and also, in many aspects, their birth mother. […]
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And then three grew to FIVE!
Adoption
And then three grew to FIVE!
September 10, 2016 10
In absolute perfect timing, our family has grown by two. The past three weeks have been such a an exciting whirlwind, and the amazing story of how our two boys joined our family is still so unreal to me! Here’s a look at our adoption timeline: 5/26/16: Application for adoption submitted 8/2/16: Home study started 8/18/16: […]
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Adoption
4 Misconceptions About Adoption
August 9, 2016 1
We’ve come across so many misconceptions about adoption since first deciding to start the process earlier this year. Honestly, many of these were things we believed, too. Richard’s mom and uncle were adopted and I grew up with foster kids in our home for a time, but we still knew so little. After hours of training, […]
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Infertility and loss
Blogging Infertility
August 8, 2016 15
Blogging is raw, personal and permanent. So I have no idea why I’m reopening my blog (which left off with me perfectly healthy, pregnant and running a freaking MARATHON) to talk about my infertility and loss (and all the other stuff like life and adoption, but let’s start off with bang here). I’m not blogging […]
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