Cocoon Update

Cocoon Update

Cocoon Update Hey Y’all. Your prayers and words of encouragement have meant so much to us as we hide ourselves away in the cocoon with the girls! Thanks for taking time to lift us up in prayer and reach out to us. Just a couple days ago I posted about how things...
The Great Pursuit

The Great Pursuit

The Great Pursuit Hey Everyone! Sorry it’s taken me a few days to post since returning home. Trust me when I say it was literally impossible for me to carve out time to do it earlier! So, so many of you have reached out to say how valuable the blog has been to...
America, Here We Come!

America, Here We Come!

America, Here We Come! Guys, today was a big day! Ya know why? Cuz today was our LAST full day in Kenya! Last night, we had a GLORIOUS night’s rest. It was the first night since Gotcha Day that we haven’t had to clean up any vomit OR diarrhea blowouts!...
TB Free, Way to Be!

TB Free, Way to Be!

TB Free, Way to Be! Hey Friends. If you read my post yesterday, you know it was a rough day. What you don’t know is that the SECOND I hit publish, Noella woke up for the first of 4 (or was it 5?) times throughout the night, each time crying and whimpering for at...
Hubris and Grief

Hubris and Grief

Hubris and Grief I jinxed us, y’all. Yesterday, our tribe kicked butt: girls were brave, attachments were forming, we had a solid routine all day, felt prepared, and got everyone to sleep within minutes for nap time and bedtime. Blake and I were commenting all...
Allen Tribe Owns Medicals

Allen Tribe Owns Medicals

Allen Tribe Owns Medicals We’ve now been parents for 5 days. They’ve been full of puke, diarrhea, hospitals, hotels, airports, airplanes, and figuring out who these two little girls are, because each day they wake up with new personality traits that they...