Saturday, November 9, 2013

Jake and Mommy {Sunday Snapshot}

Better late than never, right? ;)

My sweet little Perry dressed up as his favorite character ever, Jake, from the Neverland Pirates!...or as Mr. P says, Levernan... 

Don't ever grow up Sweet P!

Please take a look at our Good Things Come T-Shirt Fundraiser HERE!  

{thankful for}
my little "Jake"
a great imagination
hugs as big as Levernan

Ni Hao Yall

Good Things Come Adoption T-Shirts


I knew I wanted to do a t-shirt fundraiser, but really just couldn't figure out what I wanted them to say.  I knew I wanted them to be perfect.

So I thought.  And prayed.  And thought.  And prayed.  And thought.  And prayed.

And about three months later, I was thinking about waiting and how it was all going to be WORTH it once Jack Cruz is HOME, but how I needed to cherish this time waiting as well.

And it hit me immediately.  And immediately I was in LOVE!

Good things come to those who WAIT!

But, God also assures my heart that He has made EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL in ITS TIME.

And as much as this wait has pained me, I can also see the beauty in the waiting.

I see how Justin and I have been refined through the fire of 'wait.'

I see how he's drawn us closer to Him as we have had to FULLY RELY on Him.

I see how our faith has grown, having to trust completely that 'what God has promised, He is also able to perform.'
{Romans 4:21}

I see all the AMAZING friends we have made along this journey who have become people I couldn't even imagine living without.  People who not only love me and my family, but a child half-way around the world that none of us have laid eyes on.

I cannot tell you how excited I am about these shirts!  They mean so much to me and I hope they are inspiration to those not only going through the adoption process, but anything in life that they are having to sit still and wait on God to move BIG!

A few nitty gritty details:

They are Tultex brand meaning they are the softest shirts you ever put on your body
and you will want to eat, sleep, workout, and go to your best friend's wedding in this tee!

They are black with a very light russel gray distressed print made to look
like a chalkboard design.

They are offered in sizes child xs- adult xxL.

FREE SHIPPING to all continental US.

I will be taking orders through Nov 27 and all shirts will ship in time to gift for Christmas!!

All sales will go to help bring Jack Cruz HOME!!!

**When ordering, please be sure to also type in what sizes you'd like in the "notes to seller" section of PayPal. **
So, without further adieu....



{thankful for}
a patient friend who helped me articulate to the last detail the design that was in my head!
a patient printer who helped me choose the perfect shirt, design size, and distress effect
YOU- for helping us bring our baby HOME!
God sending me the perfect design to encourage and bless my heart-and hopefully those around us too!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Walkin' in High Cotton

I had the privilege of shooting my adopted sister-in-law {I figure if my sister gets her, so do I!} and her husband in one of the most romantic places I knew of- our friend's cotton field.  I had a vision of what I wanted, but the pictures turned out to be so much more.  Hannah and Tyler have such a love for one another and I feel that it just radiates from these photos!  So thankful to have you both as friends...& family! 

{thankful for}
beautiful fields of cotton
beautiful people
unconditional love

Our Adoption Timeline

  • June 19, 2011- We are officially "Paper Pregnant!" We have submitted our Waiting Child Application to Holt!
  • July 5, 2011- Submitted our formal Home Study Application to Villa Hope
  • September 6, 2011- Submitted all of our paperwork for our Home Study
  • October 8, 2011- Completed our First Home Visit
  • October 17, 2011- Completed our Second Home Visit
  • November 14, 2011- Home Study Approved
  • December 1, 2011- Filed our I600a
  • February 1, 2012- I600a Approval Letter
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