Category Archives: Family

“Nostalgia is a dangerous form of comparison. Think about how often we compare ourselves and our lives to a memory that nostalgia has so completely edited that it never really existed: ‘Remember when…? Those were the days…” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly In the first few weeks our kids were placed with us, I had […]

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A HUGE thank you thank you thank you to everyone who entered our giveaway/fundraiser to help raise money for our adoption finalization legal fees! We are so touched by the support and LOVE you have shown us. In case you missed it, don’t worry! There will be another one coming up in the next few […]

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Hi friends! Okay, so I’m reeeeeeeally excited (excited enough to add several e’s to “really”) to bring you our latest-greatest fundraiser for our adoption efforts! I wrote a post on Monday sharing the awesome news about giving our agency our final payment for our $25,000 adoption fees. (!!!) Well, we’ve been saving up for the […]

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I find the title of this post “Adoption Update” a little funny because I imagine you guys wondering, “What is there to update us on? We’ve seen the pictures of your kids!” Ha! Well, of course you know that our babies are home but I realized I never filled you all in on how our […]

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(photo by Londyn Layne Photography) Yesterday I took the kids on an adventure to the magical world that is Target – the place where my children will someday sing the whine, “Mooooooooom, whyyyy do you have to spend hours here?!?!” Because you all know that the Target is the black hole of time and money. […]

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There are so many blog posts on my mind right now that I’m trying to get out of me in the short bursts of time that I’ve had since our lives changed last week. There’s so many things on my heart yet so many things grabbing at my attention right now. In the incredibly short […]

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Read the first part of this post here. Up until Sunday, our Monday afternoon placement meeting was still tentative. Then, I got a call from our social worker Sunday afternoon. “I always get nervous when you call” I told her. “Well, you should be excited about this phone call” she said. “Are you available Monday […]

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Most people have 9 months to prepare for a baby. We had 2 weeks. Our adoption story is NUTS. A crazy, fast-paced, God-written story that, after four years of waiting to be a mom, I’m now writing this blog post with a squirmy newborn laying across my chest. I know I wrote about how we […]

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I have HUGE news that I wanted to hop over here on the blog to make it blog official… The Bunkers are now a party of 4! That’s the hugest news I’ve ever shared here! It was only 2 weeks between getting a phone call from our adoption agency about our Gracie and Cason and […]

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