Introducing Our Son!

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen our huge announcement!

For those who didn’t see, but have followed our adoption journey on the blog…we finally have our little man! We’ve trusted the Lord from day one, knowing that he would bring the perfectly ordained child into our family in His perfect timing. And, all praise be to God! As I sit here staring at my beautiful new son, over and over again, I rejoice at the work of his hand.

I’m am overjoyed to introduce Lewis Andrew!

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2014 was a big year for our family; so much happened that I haven’t shared and now 2015 has started out with a substantial bang! One day we were humming along and then we got the call. Suddenly, all the Christmas cards that are grossly overdue are completely and wonderfully outdated, ha!

Honestly, I am not quite sure where to start. I don’t want to pass over the life happenings over these past months or neglect what is going on in the present. I had a few posts drafted and now they seem irrelevant; however, it seems each story has a back story. I suspect, if I want to share the whole story, I’ll need to slowly but surely unveil each component; it is the interweaving of experiences that makes the big picture of God’s grace and provision that much more apparent.

Thank you for reading our adoption journey to this point and I look forward to filling you in on the details I missed since this past March and also the flurry of happenings in the past week. In the meantime, I’ve updated our Adoption page with the play-by-play.

2015 Word of the Year

  I’m not necessarily one who sticks with New Year’s Resolutions, although I desire to (the same way I desire to be a runner, but have to admit this might never be the case). I like to ponder all the different things I’d like to accomplish, changes I’d like to make, or skills I’d like…

Favorite Reads of 2014

I didn’t keep good track of the books I read this past year. I read some (apparently forgettable) books from the library, some on my Kindle, and skimmed or got half-way through an armful of others (what I consider my most annoying reading habit). The few I’ve selected here were my favorites that stand out…

Blogging Transitional Thinking

Yesterday morning, 12.13.14 at 5:30 am, I hunkered down onto a bench at Starbucks. I was up nursing at 3:45 am (Those who don’t know me in “real life” wouldn’t know this, but we have a brand new (biological) nine week old baby girl) by the time she was ready to rest again it was…

What I’m Into {March 2014}

I am happy to announce the winner of our Giveaway for A SENSE of the Resurrection is…   TAMMY LONG MADDOX!  Congratulations to Tammy; I hope you love it! For those of you who didn’t win, you still have time to snatch up your copy and enjoy these lessons and activities as a family leading up to the celebration…

{Captured}: 9 – Both Hands Kick-Off!

  {Captured}: Carving the time to capture and create in picture and word.    //phone pics: We hosted two Both Hands Adoption Fundraiser kick-off meetings this week! They were fantastic…I was teary and overcome with gratitude for our beautiful family and friends that took the time out of their busy lives and schedules to support us…

A Sense of the Resurrection & GIVEAWAY

Today is a big day! This is my 200th post here at Milk & Honey Living and in honor of these past 200 posts and these first day of Spring I am honored to review an awesome resource and host my first giveaway! And I think it is fitting… This blog is an ever evolving space…

Both Hands: Adoption Fundraiser

I mentioned in my last Adoption Waiting Questionnaire, that we are working on two different fundraisers at the moment. We are crazy excited for these awesome opportunities and to share the details! Back in December, Andy and I were accepted with the Both Hands Foundation to conduct a fundraising project for our adoption! We LOVE this organization,…

{Captured}: 8

 {Captured}: Carving the time to capture and create in picture and word. // This about sums it up! Cal is getting into the awesome and hilarious (however challenging) stage of autonomy. He recently realized that he does not need to do everything Max is doing or tells him to do, which translates into a general…

Reading vs. Comprehension Level

Comprehension Level and Reading Level are two entirely different things. Last week, I was at Barnes & Noble looking through the children’s section and came across The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. We absolutely love this book – who doesn’t? It’s a classic! – but I was a little shocked that it was labeled for…