closing out 2020

Whew! I took the last two weeks off from writing to focus on helping Sumner recover from his surgery and then to do some recharging for myself. The couple of days before his surgery were busy! On the Tuesday before surgery, we had to take him in for his COVID test as a negative resultContinue reading “closing out 2020”

our adoption story #4: waiting to be matched

Once our home study was approved in October 2018, we entered the domestic infant adoption pool with 50 other waiting families. Some families had been waiting for upwards of five years and others, like us, were brand new to the pool. The average wait time to be matched with an expectant mom is 28 months. Knowing that we most likely had a coupleContinue reading “our adoption story #4: waiting to be matched”

what’s sumner eating #9: spiced pears with cranberry sauce

The last couple of weeks have been pretty quiet around here for Sumner. We’ve only had our weekly physical therapy session and bi-monthly speech therapy session. Sumner continues to make excellent progress in building up his mobility skills. We’ve started working on crawling up the stairs and creating bigger obstacle courses with the floor pillowsContinue reading “what’s sumner eating #9: spiced pears with cranberry sauce”

crockpot caramelized onions

Justin and I are typically really good about checking the grocery list before buying things, but sometimes we make happy accidents. Last week, we had “bag of onions” on the grocery list. I didn’t realize that Justin had picked up onions from the store during his trip to the pharmacy when I was placing ourContinue reading “crockpot caramelized onions”


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