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Crusts for Sale

Here’s a pretty good window into our lives, courtesy of today’s Facebook Memories:                       ****************************** Our girls came up with a good idea this morning. Tessie: Let’s sell crusts!  We can make money for our piggy banks. Joanna: Yeah, crusts!  We can make lots and lots of signs. Me (Adam): Hmm, is that because you don’t like crust on your bread, but you think other people will? Tessie: Yeah!! Read more »

How We Got Here

(A picture by Tess. One of the many drawings our kids have made, of our whole family - newest member already included!) Good morning. Erin here. When I was a little girl, I daydreamed about what my family would look like when I grew up: and I always imagined raising both biological and adopted children. It was a dream that Read more »

Road Trip

With the girls these days, everything HAS to be equal.  So, since I took Tessie to the Badlands in South Dakota earlier this summer, Joanna decided she needed to go to North Dakota.  I was totally fine with taking a road trip, but I wasn’t so sure North Dakota would be as awesome as Joanna’s Read more »

On Openness (Part 1)

(me and my birth dad at a family reunion) When I (Erin) was thirteen, I was adopted. My parents had divorced, my first dad had surrendered his parental rights and was preparing to move across the country, and my step-dad adopted me and my siblings. My mom was always a constant, but it was like one father was traded for Read more »

An Old, Favorite Photo

This is an old photo (I took it three years ago!), and the photo quality isn’t anything special, but it’s one of my favorites. It encapsulates so much of what I love about our family. Tessie and Joanna are helping Adam wash vegetables from our garden. (Parsnips, potatoes, and carrots.) I’ll be honest - Read more »

Trying Something New

Tess and Joanna are trying some new activities through the park district this summer. Tess wanted to try gymnastics; Joanna wanted to try soccer. We don’t fill our kids’ schedules with lots of activities. But we do encourage them to try something they’re curious about. This summer, they both chose activities that Read more »

The Necklace I Wear

Erin here. This is the necklace I’ve been wearing. Every time I put it on, I think of you, and what this journey means for both of us: The pendant is made of resin: it is transparent. Adam and I value open communication, and we promise to be transparent with you. Rather than only showing you our best selves, we want Read more »

A Different Kind of Nesting

When we were expecting the birth of first child, we found ourselves nesting: preparing our home for our little one by doing some cleaning, and a *lot* of adding: a crib and carseat, blankets and bibs, a dresser and diapers, and lots of other things. We didn’t know what to expect, so we did a lot of accumulating. The Read more »

Kiki’s Delivery Service

One of my (Erin) favorite parts of June was getting to read Kiki’s Delivery Service to the kids. Adam and I fell in love while watching every one of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli movies, so it was such a treat to read the book that the movie was based on - and to share it with our kids! Read more »

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