Party fit for a Farm Princess

It’s been a whirlwind of a year with our Lucy Pearl and I still cannot believe we are parents to a one year old. The old cliché “time flies when you’re having fun” is absolutely true when raising kids. Andrew and I have loved every single moment, even the hard ones, because we prayed for…

Wait. Just Wait.

Over this past year, I started writing post after post about our adoption journey, beginning to end, and faced an emotional block each time. There was so much to include. Maybe I wasn’t in the right head space. Maybe it was too hard to articulate in just a blog post (shocker for me, I know).…

Infertility Brunch 2019

For those that have followed my infertility and adoption journey, you are very familiar with Sarah’s Laughter, the Christian support group that was my saving grace over the past several years. Each spring, a brunch is held for the members and supportive loved ones of Sarah’s Laughter at Nottoway Plantation in White Castle, LA. To…

Life with Lucy

Well hello strangers! My absence on the blog doesn’t come without a good excuse. As of last June, we were preparing for a special little girl’s arrival (read more here) and on July 20, 2018 at 10:11 a.m., Lucy Pearl was born, weighing 7.2 lbs and 20” long. There aren't words to describe the overwhelming…

Waiting on Lucy Pearl…

It is with great excitement that I announce we are now matched with a wonderful birth mother and expecting a precious baby girl in the coming months! The girl we have prayed for, longed for and desired for so long, our Lucy Pearl, is finally becoming a reality. As you can imagine, our hearts are…

Matters of the Heart…

Because of an intense stirring in my heart, it’s been a little quiet on the blog lately. When Andrew and I first met, we always talked about adoption and the desire to open our hearts and home to orphans after we had biological children. Just as we have all been adopted by our Heavenly Father,…

Meet Ruby Sue.

As you can see we spent our Christmas holiday welcoming the newest member to the farm, a little heifer named Ruby Sue. I’ve had my eye on her since we initially met her at our friends’ family cattle farm in St. Francisville a couple months back. I noticed she was the smallest girl of the…

Christmas at the Farm 2017.

The Lord blessed South Louisiana with an early Christmas miracle a couple weeks ago…6” of snow! Yes, you read that right. Snow in Louisiana. I’ve experienced Louisiana snowfall a couple times in my lifetime but nothing as heavy and long lasting as this one. Witnessing this spectacular event at our farm with all the animals…

Bringing Home Bayou Baby.

Now that we have had a few weeks to process our emotions, the fire for adoption is still burning strong and we are beginning the footwork for the next one. Since the last adoption connection wasn’t through an agency or consulting company, we were able to handle the cost requirement mostly on our own. We…

Picking up the Pieces.

Failed adoptions happen to other people, not us, right? Wrong. Since my last post, Andrew and I jumped headfirst into our adoption journey and quickly pursued a situation that literally fell into our lap. On a Tuesday we hopped on the adoption train and that Friday, we received a phone call about the unique adoption…