So, Now What?

This morning, I packed up my toddlers and went to moms’ group. We meet twice a month for coffee and snacks while we share about our lives and discuss that day’s topic from a Biblical perspective. We have ice breakers, which are usually pretty light and fun. Once it was, “What was the worst Christmas…

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Blessed By Boys

I am so very thankful to No Hands But Ours for sharing our family story on adopting two boys from China! You can check it out on their website or read below.  No Hands But Ours is an absolutely amazing resource for anyone considering adoption. It is filled with family stories of people just like…

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Caston: Month 4

What a difference four months of love, encouragement, and 29 doctors and therapist appointments  can make! Our little Caston (who is not so little anymore) has shocked us all in the past few weeks. He is almost the same weight as Caleb, but that’s not the big news. Our dude is WALKING! We have been…

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Phillips: Party of Seven

Is it odd to have a three and a half month update? Probably, but the planets have aligned temporarily that have given me a reprieve from mommying, making it possible to type without “help” from little hands.  We will soon mark four months since our Forever Family Day with Caston, and in just under two weeks,…

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Caston: Month 1

Fifty one days ago, I met someone. Not just someone, but my son. He went by the name Zheng Bang, and in his sixteen little months, he knew many homes…four to be exact…until he was united with us. The Phillips family. Our name became his, as did our home, as did our kids. His. In…

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Two Weeks HOME

  Today marks the day that we have been home for the same amount of time that we were in China. It’s crazy because China seems like a distant memory now. Jet lag is gone, and all our bags are unpacked. I even had a craving for Chinese food this week, something that took over…

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Caleb: Months 7, 8, and 9

I’ve been horribly horrible at updating Caleb’s progress. Kids are total time suck! Who knew? It’s been crazy busy since school started back. Here’s a quick update of what nine months at home looks like: Caleb is almost 22 months old. Caleb is very mobile now. He is all over the place! And I mean…

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Caleb: Month 5 (and 6!)

I’m late. So, so late. I know. And now here we are at almost the six month anniversary of our Gotcha Day in China. Doh. My mom recently asked me if I had stopped blogging.  I thought that with school starting, I’d miraculously have all this free time open up at least during naptime to…

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Caleb: Month Four

Tomorrow, we celebrate the fourth month of having Caleb home. At this time four months ago, Kevin, Caleb and I were sleeping, awaiting the buzz of an alarm clock in the wee hours of the morning that meant it was time to leave Guangzhou. I remember the relief I felt when the alarm went off….

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Caleb: Month Three

Ah, three months with us already! Our first two months with Caleb were filled with outings of necessity…grocery store, preschool, shuttling kids to various activities. Now that school is out, and Caleb is more secure with us, we’ve been able to do some fun, all day outings with the family. We recently traveled to Columbus…

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