This round of A Glimpse Into Our Life includes a peek into our life lately.

Sisters Standing in Front of Yellow Wall in Town

Around here these days, I’m…

still reading through baby cases. Thank you for praying for us as we continue to wait as a hopeful adoptive family.

At the moment I’m typing this, we have now seen 117 cases! We have said YES to presenting to 71 of those and 1 of those is still outstanding at the moment.

At times, it doesn’t feel like we’ve been waiting all that long. Then at other times, the wait feels painful and we feel weary.

We have been so grateful for your support and encouragement, especially from so many of you who have walked this path yourself.

Thank you for sharing your stories and lifting us up as we wait.

God is good, and we trust Him in our story. He has never failed. His timing has never been wrong. His plans have always proven to be better than ours. We want what we has for Him family – nothing besides that.

Interested in learning more about what this has looked like for us over the last couple of years? We have shared about the home study process, what it has looked like to receive cases, the process of saying YES to specific situations, etc.

Father and Kids Playing Checkers Together

saying goodbye. Thank you for your prayers as we said goodbye to my father-in-law.

He passed shortly before Thanksgiving. The weeks surrounding the holidays sure did feel different this year, but they were also a really sweet time of having a chance to be with family a little extra – that was good for all hearts involved.

sharing new recipes. Thanks to some help from a handful of amazing behind-the-scenes women who are working alongside us as This Little Home of Mine grows, we have been able to roll out some of our favorite family recipes.

Many of these are recipes we’ve loved for years but have simply never been able to make all the leg-work happen to roll them out to our friends here in this space!

Recently Added to our Site:

Coming Soon:

  • Strawberry Crunch Cake Cookies
  • Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza

continuing to declutter. You’ll definitely hear this from me this time of year – every year!

At the start of the new year, I’m always a little bit more motivated to cut costs, clear clutter, and work on areas where I want to be more organized.

I really enjoy sharing these kinds of things with you, and I hope these posts are encouraging to those of you who need to be reminded that it’s okay to go slow!

As I read about decluttering, watch videos about living a more simplified lifestyle, etc. I am not able to relate to the families who have moved through this process in a matter or days or weeks.

It has taken us a long time to get to where we are, and I continue to feel like there’s work to do.

So if you’re like me…and you need time to work through the process of simplifying, know you are not alone!

My Version of Minimalism

finally leaving Instagram. In 2021, following the nightmare that was 2020, I communicated to my IG audience that I would be utilizing the space differently.

After years of enjoying my time there, I no longer wanted to be a part of what was clearly happening in that arena.

It used to feel different there…or maybe I just didn’t realize what was going on…until it hit all of us square in the face.


I closed down my personal Facebook page (Highly recommend! Yes, that’s right – just delete all your Facebook friends and move on – It’s a delightful way to live. ha!) and began to take steps to back away from IG.

In my IG stories, I would share when new content was live on our website site – which is how I also shifted to using our This Little Home of Mine Facebook page (which is still being used at this time).

I set up a couple of alternative social media accounts. You can find us on:

A little hate mail has trickled in over setting up those accounts, but that’s fine. I’ve gotten pretty good at unsubscribing! haha

Anyway, all that to say, I have officially stepped away from my IG space!

Celebrate with me – it took a good bit of time for me (business-speaking) to transition from that world. I won’t bore you with all those details, but I’m excited about continuing to pour into my website and email community!

If you’re not a part of our This Little Home of Mine network, we’d love for you to join us!