Author Archives: ourcrashcourse

From where I stand…

Today I woke up to the realization that our nation isn’t what I thought it was. While I don’t think that America was in a place of greatness, it was in a place of change. Slowly morphing into a beautiful collage of all people and beliefs. People were coming behind their brothers and sisters and […]

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When your normal changes.

I was trying to think of many ways to write this blog post, wondering the great wonderings and deciding if it was even something that I should share. The adoption world is full of many, many puppy dogs and rainbows. Where the beautiful pot of gold at the end is this gorgeous, perfect blended family. […]

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because when you listen…

The past two weeks have been the hardest two weeks of my entire life. We thought we were through the rough, that the smooth was headed our way. We have put in the hard work; we have changed and learned and grown. We have tried harder than we ever thought possible. The past few weeks […]

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2 years old.

2 years old. The first birthday spent with us, his forever family. I have so many words that are roaming around in my head but the thoughts are so hard to put together. When I think of FuMing’s birth, I wonder so many things. Little questions that are in the back of my mind about the […]

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Rachael Grace. 9 days old.

I took a quick day trip to take my nieces newborn pictures. While I got a lot of sweet, adorable newborn sleeping pictures, I think this series might be my favorite out of the bunch. Laying on the blanket from when we were kids. Just simplicity and I like that.  

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Sister.

My sweet sister is almost due with her second baby. While I am not jealous at all of being pregnant, I am jealous of the sweet, squishy newborn that will soon be occupying their house. I am jealous of that baby smell but not so much the constant baby puke that runs down your shirt. […]

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My favorite niece and my daughter

These two. They make my heart melt. Their connection is so deep, it’s almost sisterly. They pick up right where they left off . Teagen just dotes all over Riley. She loves her so. Sweet Riley is getting ready to become a big sister. It’s such a special, momentous occasion and it makes me all […]

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6 months home.

We are 6 months home with Ming. It feels like so much longer. He just fits perfectly in our family. He gives our other kids the confidence to be a little louder and to live a little more freely. While they teach him what it means to be a family and that it’s okay to […]

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My sweet girl.

My only daughter. My mirror image. My girl. She is getting old. She is confident. She is kind. She is sure of her place in this world. She is courageous and adventurous.  I look at these pictures and I see my girl morphing into someone else. Gone are the days of toddler chub and cloth […]

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When the fog lifts.

The moment, the moment when the fog lifts and your world is clear again. That moment is so very wonderful. Like I can see again. My mind working again. It’s a good feeling. Life is still hard, a constant stretch but now that the post adoption depression is under control, I feel like I can handle […]

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