Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday Talk #13: Two Introductions!


We have two big introductions for you!


#1 - Last Tuesday, Jess got some big adoption news...and welcomed a new son into her family!  Here is Baby L!


Yesterday, Jess wrote a little about the wild and amazing story of how he came into their family.  (She'll post his full adoption story soon.)  And she has asked that you please continue to keep the birthparents and adoption in your prayers!  Thank you so much!


#2 - We have a new co-host for Tuesday Talk: Whitney from Polka Dotty Place


We first 'met' Whitney in the fall - we both share a love for Notre Dame football. :) She is currently living in Mississippi with her husband and adorable daughter, Olive. Definitely stop by and check out her awesome recipes and creative crafts! We know you'll love her blog as much as we do! :)


Ok, time to party!

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Becky - BYBMG  ~  Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls
Whitney - Polka Dotty Place  ~  Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things
Keri - Living In This Season  ~  Lauren - Simply Free
Teressa - Teressa Jane  ~  Mandy - Almond Place
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Adoption Update: We Have a Son!

I have some incredible, crazy, and exciting news!

It all started last Tuesday.  The day began just like any other day.  Then, at lunch we got a phone call from our agency.  We had been matched with a birthmother...who had already given birth...and we were to get to the hospital immediately.  As you can imagine, we were in complete shock!

So we quickly packed, got a babysitter for J and B, and went straight to the hospital to meet our son and his birthparents.  Then, a short 14 hours later, we brought him home.  Wow!

It was the craziest, most awesome, whirlwind day.  Adoption is one wild ride, my friends!

So here he is!



Baby L
Born on March 22nd


I think we're all still in shock.  But a good kind of shock!  One day, you wake up like normal, and the next day you have a son.  I wouldn't change the craziness of it all for the world!  God is so good.

Thank you so much for your prayers for all of us during the emotional ups and downs our adoption journeyThey mean so much to us!  Would you please continue to keep us all in prayer?  Especially the birthparents and for one other thing surrounding the adoption.  Thank you, my friends!!!


I will write his full adoption story soon!  In the meantime, I'll be overgramming and enjoying our little family of 5!


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter Favorites

We are all still recovering from a rough week of sickness...so this will be a short and sweet post on our favorites for Easter :)

1.  Coloring Eggs - last year we used Kool Aid, and it was so much easier! The colors were very bright and the eggs turned out beautiful! :)



2. Drapanki Eggs - this is the Polish way to carve eggs that have been hard boiled in red onion peels. I wrote about how to do it here.




3. Easter Egg Hunt - last year, Easter was the same weekend as Abby's birthday. I ended up having her party combined with the cousin egg hunt :)  Our kids are obsessed with Annie's bunny crackers, so I put those in the eggs, threw them around the yard, and we watched the kids have a blast! :)



4. Butter Lamb - I love making these! If you live close to a Polish neighborhood, you can buy pre-made butter lambs or molds to make them. We don't have anything nearby, so I mold mine with my hands. It takes about 4 sticks of butter - 2 sticks to make the body, 1 stick for the legs and head, and 1 stick that I freeze and then grate to make the wool. I use peppercorn for the eyes, and a piece of parsley to go in his mouth. Love this little lamb :)

The butter lamb all ready for our Polish Easter Basket Blessing at church



5. Easter Basket Ideas - I typically stock up after summer on clearance outdoor items and use those for their Easter baskets. Here are some ideas for toddlers (see full post from last year here):





Hope everyone has a great weekend! We'll be back next Tuesday for the Tuesday Talk link up - it goes live at 8am EST! :) We'd love to have you join us!



    


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Tuesday Talk #12: Illness Edition

Yikes, this past week we have all had a nasty bug.  Between Katie's family and mine, we've had it all - fevers, throwing up, coughing, lost voices, congestion - you get the idea.  But this means we're in the clear for the summer, right?!

So that's it from us today - we're are in recovery mode! 

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(Clockwise, from upper left:)
Becky - BYBMG  ~  Beth - Our Pretty Little Girls
Chelsea - The Contented Wife Blog  ~  Elizabeth - All Kinds Of Things
Keri - Living In This Season  ~  Lauren - Simply Free
Teressa - Teressa Jane  ~  Mandy - Almond Place
Jess and Katie (Us!) - Sweet Little Ones  ~  Andrea - Mitchael Journey
Sarah - Abiding In Grace - Sarah Frazer  ~  Tara - Mrs. Coach Sims

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