Thursday, March 28, 2013

Newness: Blog Design and Waitlist Number

So . . . whatcha think?

{If you love it, feel free to comment.  If you don't, it won't build me up in any way to know that.  Just sayin'!  I've been shocked, especially this week on facebook, at the things people will say online . . . like they aren't actually talking to a real person with feelings.  So let's just share happy thoughts, okay!}

I really love the new look.  I'm so blog/web/design illiterate . . . as you probably noticed from the state of my blog previously {I could never figure out how to get our family picture to be less than ginormous.  That's why I had a picture in the header from before Grayson even turned 1.  I tried a few times to change it, but everything I did made it look worse.  Pitiful.}

So I enlisted the help of Leigh, an adoptive mama who I "met" through our agency facebook group who has a blog design business (The Crazy Cocoon).  Leigh also donates 15% of the profits to help a family fundraising for an adoption.  A good looking blog {finally!} and helping a family bring a little one home . . . can't think of a better way to spend the last of my birthday money!  

Leigh did such a great job . . . she listened to what I wanted, did a lot of design options, was patient with me as I realized that I really had no clue what I wanted, and then created what you see now when I finally just told her to quit listening to me and make something beautiful! 

If you have been thinking of getting a new look for your blog or starting one, I would highly recommend getting Leigh to help you bring it all together!

Speaking of new, we got our new waitlist number for March . . .


 Yep, #90.  

And by the way, that is a big fat lie.  

I don't love the 90's.  We've been in the 90's since our November update.  I'm praying that next month we'll finally be out of the 90's.  I might even throw a party.  We can dress up in 90's garb, listen to "oldies", and celebrating leaving them behind! :)

I don't say this often enough . . . thanks.  

Thank you to everyone who prays for our sweet Easton and for our family while we wait.  

Thank you to those who ask for updates or about how we're doing in the wait.  It can be hard to answer when waiting stinks and there is no news to share, but we still really appreciate when we know you remember and care.  

Thank you for still sporting our adoption t-shirts and hopefully sharing about God's heart for orphans and more importantly sharing about the adoption available for the children God created and loves  through Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.

Thank you.


  1. I LOVE the new look! And I also love the idea of having a 90's party! That sounds like such a fun time and a great way to stay positive in the midst of this wait! Praying for you all!!

  2. Cole I loved seeing what your family was up to and get a little caught up in what you've been up to since high school. It was a blessing for me to see how the Lord's growing your family. What a gift to know that Easton already has a family, but I'll be praying your wait list number goes down quickly. (I usually spend time on Fridays praying for friends who are pregnant or adopting, so know your family will be on my heart on Fridays.) I know for me waiting is always difficult, I'm sure it's even more difficult when you are waiting on your child. Blessings to your family.

  3. i LOVE the new look!!!! Yes --- a 90's party! Great idea!!! I agree with Suzanne, that is such a wonderful way to stay positive during this difficult wait!

  4. Thanks for the support Suzanne and Jenny ... y'all know exactly how this mama's heart aches! Erica, so good to get reconnected with you! Thank you for your encouragement and prayers!