Let the Quilting Begin

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When we found out we were having twins, Lisa offered to make baby quilts for our two littles. Since I’ve wanted to learn how to sew and quilt for a while now, I figured this would be a good time for me to kick start the training process. I don’t think I’ll be doing much of the actual sewing part just yet, but more of the cutting, planning, watching, and learning along the way. Baby steps for baby quilts! Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Twin Tracker: 24 Weeks

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If you notice that my symptoms don’t quite line up with your timeline, don’t worry! Apparently, twin pregnancies track about 6 weeks ahead of singleton pregnancies with respect to symptoms and measurements. At least that’s what my doctor says!

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Letters to My Littles {2.11.15}

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dear baby A & BYour Daddy and I celebrated 3 years of marriage today, and I must admit, I’ve fallen more in love with him since you’ve come along. I was warned it would happen once you were outside of the womb, but nobody told me it could happen this soon.

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Genders Revealed!

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I’ll keep it brief since I’ve kept you waiting long enough. Thanks for being patient with us as we waited for the snail mail to run its course to family members across the country. I’ll start with our cooperative little, Baby B. We’ve known this little one’s gender since December. And that gender is…

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

Twin Tracker: 22 Weeks

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If you notice that my symptoms don’t quite line up with your timeline, don’t worry! Apparently, twin pregnancies track about 6 weeks ahead of singleton pregnancies with respect to symptoms and measurements. At least that’s what my doctor says!

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Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.

How You Can Help: Building Our Family Piece by Piece

UPDATE: Our fundraiser is closed – thanks for your support!

piece by piece

Adoption isn’t easy.

For us, adopting isn’t just about adding children to our family. We believe that God calls us to care for orphans (Isaiah 1:17, James 1:27), and we believe that these easily overlooked embryonic orphans are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27, Psalm 139:13-16). Continue reading

Explorer & adventurer – mostly through scratches of ink on a page – I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

Old Wives’ Tales

Well, our little Baby A finally uncrossed those legs! That’s right, we know both Baby A and Baby B’s gender now!

We thought it would be fun to have a gender reveal party to announce our littles’ genders, but since all our family live so far away that wasn’t really a good option for us. So, we sent out little homemade scratch-and-reveal cards to our family so they could still have the element of surprise!

We have decided to wait about a week or so to ‘officially’ announce whether our babies are he(s), she(s), or one of each, just to make sure everyone has enough time to check their snail mail. But in the meantime, why not have a little fun with some old wives’ tales and let’s hear your guesses!

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The Tale: If you’re carrying high it’s a girl, if you’re carrying low it’s a boy! (High) Continue reading

Lover of all things sweet…my husband, our twins +1, our adorable cocker spaniel, and Reese’s peanut butter cups. But I know none sweeter than the name of Jesus.