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Tag Archives: adoption

this is home

I guess the craziness in my life can be measured by the length of time in between blog posts.  Summer is always the busiest time for our family but I love every minute of it.  Expecially the days filled with sunshine and fun in our backyard, where imaginations and little bare feet run wild.  We shared...

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Ethiopia

I’m not sure how to share all that has happened since I last found the time to catch up on my blog.  We traveled to meet Teagan in early May.  He is absolutely precious.  As a nanny carried him down the stairs to meet us for the first time, he called out “Mommy! Daddy!” and...

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story of love

“I see your smile
And it’s so much sweeter
After all that I’ve been through
And when we laugh
I get a glimpse of forever
And I praise God that I found you

And anytime someone asks me
How it all unfolded I’ll tell them
Such incredible chances
Make for marvelous love.

Just like the sun lights up the moon
This love is a reflection
Of more...

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awake my soul

The sunshine stirs me from my long winter slumber and beckons me outside to feel it’s warmth on my skin.  As I emerge from the shadows to seek this light, I am again reminded of the wonder of spring.  The hope of new life, of things unseen yet sure to come.
This spring feels more magical...

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it’s a good life.

Wow, I guess it’s been a while since I found time to catch up on this blog!   I was blessed to have the opportunity to photograph so many families over the last few months that I know and love.  I promise that I will share lots of beautiful moments captured in upcoming posts but...

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sweet homecomings

This weekend our family is celebrating the anniversay of Addie’s homecoming.  It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year.  It’s even harder to remember life before she was a part of our family.  Her transformation has been amazing.  She has grown into a lively, adventurous, sweet but strong willed little girl.  I can not...

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new life

Despite the snow that continues to fall outside my window, I have found the promise of spring in this new little life.  Introducing Patrick Joseph.  Seven pounds, eleven ounces of sweetness.  He was wonderful to work with and it was such a joy to see the happiness he brings to his doting parents, Terry &...

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water changes everything

Just a quick update on our charity water well.  So far we have raised $2,635.00 which means clean water for 131 people!  Our family is so grateful for all the friends, family and strangers who have given so generously and we are hopeful that the donations will continue to come in.  We have 46 days...

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hope.

On this orphan Sunday, please take a moment to watch this:

Creation Groans from Christian Alliance for Orphans on Vimeo.
Last month I had the pleasure of meeting & photographing many families from upstate NY with children adopted from Ethiopia and other countries too.  It was a wonderful site to see so many that chose to make...

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wish.

In celebration of National Adoption Month I will be sharing images from sessions with families blessed by the miracle of adoption.  This is Aiden and his parents, Lisa & Dan, who are absolutely smitten.  Can you blame them?  I wonder what Aiden wishes for now that he is home & loved…

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