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Garage Sale Recap (Part 2)

(See part 1 here) Adam and I were exhausted from sorting the day(s) before but our excitement and anticipation for the sale to start left us both with racing minds. After maybe 4 hours of sleep we awoke before the sun with a 4:00am alarm. We jumped out…

Garage Sale Recap (Part 1)

It has been a long and great past few days. This past week was our adoption garage sale fundraiser. The garage sale itself was not at our home but at our church friends’ Dave and Kelsey’s house. Their property is situated on a busier street and has…

Overwhelmed

I am without proper words to describe the past couple of days. God is SO good and to see Him through the many many people who have helped, visited, and encouraged us over the past few day is truly overwhelming. I cannot remember any time I have felt more filled…

Home Study: Part One

We have completed our first home study interview. The whole home study process is done over three visits. The first two are done downtown Minneapolis at the Adoption Minnesota office. The third and final visit will be done in our home. Our two office visits are done one week apart…

Mother’s Day Thoughts

Mother’s day while waiting to have the title of “mommy” is a mixed bag. For some, the word “Mom” brings pain. It is a title that many fear will never follow their name. It is a coveted role that many pray for daily. And some days, “Mom” seems unreachable…

One Man’s Trash…

As many of you know today is the start of Bloomington’s spring Citywide Curb Cleanup weekends.  It is an opportunity for Bloomington residents to throw out items on their curb for the city to come pick up for free.  There are a lot of people who “scavenge…

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parenting

I have done it everyone!  We are not even parents yet and I have found the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parenting.  No more crying, fussing, unhappy children.  No more whining rebellious teenagers.  With this guide, you will learn to parent the perfect children.  Children that your own parents…

Thank you!

We feel so incredibly blessed.  We started this journey to have children with infertility treatments.  We were gratefully able to cash flow the funds necessary each round.  But with adoption, it’s like the costs of infertility treatments times four all at once.  We don’t have enough…

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Our online profile is complete, our home study paperwork is submitted, our adoption network cards arrived today, we are stockpiling donations for our garage sale, we just need to finish our video and paper profile book. This book we have put a lot of thought and effort into. It&#8217…

Assembly Required

Easter is a great time of year.  We often get together with family.  This year, we went to my mom’s new place in St Cloud and got to spend some time up there.  We got to help her start up a new business under Minnesota Cottage Law.  Bauer…