Happy 2nd Birthday, Jussi

How can it be two years already and how can’t it be more?  I certainly still think of you sweet baby boy and wonder what you would have been like at two!  Would it have been terrible twos?  I’d much rather take those terrible twos than the terrible twos of not having you here. Continue reading “Happy 2nd Birthday, Jussi”

Newborn Baby Aspen Photos

Don’t we ALL LOVE those precious newborn photos! Aspen was actually about 3 weeks old when these were taken. I didn’t get home from CA til he was 2 weeks old, and we just didn’t get to it right away! In fact, since our dear friends came to the airport to take photos of us arriving home AT 1AM, I was content and hadn’t really planned on taking more…. Although I would never say no! Continue reading “Newborn Baby Aspen Photos”

Book Review {The Girl on the Train}

The Girl on the Train
By, Paula Hawkins

Life is still flying by and I still feel like I’m running to catch up. I’m hoping that with in 6 months things will slow a bit and I can catch a breath. I know everyone says life only continues to speed up, but I’m making a conscious effort to say “no” to more things and being more protective of our home and family time. We all like to be on the go and have lots of exciting things to do, but I’m feeling the stress it’s placing on me and the rest of the family. Continue reading “Book Review {The Girl on the Train}”

{Book Review} The Other Side of Infamy

The Other Side of Infamy: My Journey Through Pearl Harbor and The World at War
By Jim Downing


A lot has changed in our life since the last time I posted! So much so, that I don’t know even where to start. So I won’t in this post!! Continue reading “{Book Review} The Other Side of Infamy”

2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans

WARNING: Super long homeschool post…

In years past I’ve posted what our schedule and plans are for the homeschool year. Those of you who have followed my blog over the long haul know that a lot has changed. My posts have changed and what was my normal post almost no longer exists.

Continue reading “2017/2018 Homeschool Lesson Plans”

Adoption Update

It’s been a long while since I’ve posted!  Lots has happened!  I’m back in VA with baby boy Aspen and I’m daily trying to quell the sibling rivalry, “Can I hold him next?  I only got 2 minutes and he held him for 5 minutes!  Why can’t I walk and hold him?  I want to give him the bottle!  Why can’t I hold him now? Let me burp him!” Continue reading “Adoption Update”

Book Review {Rescuing Christina}


Rescuing Christina: The Transforming Power of an Unlikely Love
By, Shannon Kuzmich

I’ve been in California now for 31 days and counting. It has been busy, full of things to do, and I’ve had a family that I’ve been adopted into myself. Baby Aspen has been staying with me, but it’s only one kiddo! Even with all that’s going on I still have more time on my hands than I’m used to. Continue reading “Book Review {Rescuing Christina}”

Welcome Baby Aspen!!

Aspen Grey Mintz has been born!!

7/7/17 at 4:02 am

7lbs, 1oz and 19in long! Continue reading “Welcome Baby Aspen!!”

Still Waiting in Cali

My wonderful husband at home, is telling me it’s time for a new update!!! I know there are many friends and family that have been religiously keeping track of all that’s going on! We are so grateful for your care, support and excitement for us in this journey! Continue reading “Still Waiting in Cali”

Baby soon!!

Still waiting on that baby to make his entry!!! His (birth and adoptive) mamas are anxiously waiting!! No signs he wants to come anytime soon! Continue reading “Baby soon!!”