I thought it would be fun to share some little splurges, guilty pleasures, and habits that don’t take too much, but give a lot to my everyday life. These are things that I have found myself enjoying, sharing with friends, and implementing in my life more and more over the past few years (or months).… Read More 10 Little Splurges & Habits That Make My Everyday a Bit Better
Oof! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted… I guess four months goes by fast with a newborn! And I might be 10 days late on the New Year wishes, but I still wanted to share an update here. Since I last wrote, we experienced the birth of our first child, Remi Lynn, who was born… Read More Happy New Year from Team Douglas!
My reading goals definitely took a hit this summer. Whether it was prepping for baby, a busier schedule, or more time spent outside, I just didn’t have my nose in a book as often. BUT, I did still read four books that I can share with you, all of which I’d recommend (spoiler alert!). To… Read More Books I Read This Summer (June, July, & August) My Thoughts, Ratings & Recommendations
In just a few weeks we’ll be headed down to Arizona to wait for baby to be born! Lord willing, everything will go as planned and we’ll be headed back home with our baby sometime in September or October. There’s always the small chance that mama will decide to parent, or the even smaller chance… Read More Our Plans for When Baby Gets Here Creating Strong Attachment in Adoption
If you know me, then you know that I am a major input person. I love reading articles, blogposts, and books, and in the past year I’ve really gotten into podcasts! Anything that I can learn from, I’m game. Plus, podcasts have made my drive time SO much happier living in a city with lots… Read More My Top 10 Podcasts My Favorite Way to Help Pass the Time
This weekend I shared photos from a baby shower that some friends at church threw for me/us. It really was a beautiful time, but I feel like if all I share is that, then you’re not really getting a true look into our lives and adoption journey. And if there’s one thing I want to… Read More The Rollercoaster of Adoption What 72 Hours on This Journey Can Feel Like
May’s reading took place mainly during recovery from a surgery I had early in the month. Since we were matched with our expectant mama in the middle of the month, I didn’t have much time to devote to reading the second half of May… but I still got two books under my belt! I actually… Read More Books I Read in May My Thoughts, Ratings & Recommendations
I think most people view adoption as plan B… you know, that thing you do once all else fails. And for some people, maybe that is why they adopt, which isn’t wrong! God has different journeys for each of us, and for some, adoption might start out as a plan B (but I’m pretty convinced… Read More Adoption Wasn’t Our Plan B God's Very Good Idea for Growing Our Family
Life has been BUSY, so I’m just now getting to my March and April reads! But better late than never, right?? Here’s what I read in March… A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, & Mission Around the Table by Tim Chester I read this book with the woman I was mentoring, and it was… Read More Books I Read in March (& April) My Thoughts, Ratings & Recommendations
Before heading out the door for my first baby shower last night, I checked my email, and lo and behold, there it was! The email we’ve been waiting for saying that we’re home study approved! I quickly forwarded it on to our consultant, and by the time I got home from the baby shower we… Read More We’re Home Study Approved!