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Stepping Out in Faith

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 has been a whirlwind year for our family. I know the world has viewed it as a rough year due to the election and so many celebrity deaths but we've viewed it as a rough year for much, much more personal reasons. So much of the "rough stuff" we've faced has lined up so strangely perfectly with our plans to adopt. 1. We made the official decision to adopt in late April . Zach had to have back surgery a week later. 2. We made our adoption plans social media official in late June. That same day my "face gate" situation happened. 3. We got home study approved in mid-September. A week later Zach had his first episode that we now know was a precursor to MS.  Never in my LIFE have I felt called to do something the way I have felt called to adopt. It wasn't in our plans (and we all know how much Zach and I live by our plans!). It wasn't on our radar. It wasn't something we were considering or planning or even thinking about. Yet God led us t

Bippity Boppity Boutique (Disney Springs)

Friday, December 30, 2016

This trip to Disney was our longest family vacation EVER (8 nights!) and our biggest Disney trip EVER (the most meals, most park days, and even a party!). It took months  of planning (I'm talking like 12 months haha) and I loved every single minute of it. The rush when you nail that meal reservation, the excitement when you get those fast pass times you wanted, and the joy when packing up all the well planned outfits. There just isn't anything like planning a trip to Disney. I LOVE IT. Down to the littlest detail (like perfecting those daily itineraries) it just brings me SUCH joy and was at such a much needed time in our lives.  Disney posts tend to be picture heavy so I'm going to be dividing the posts up as much as I can. I took over 2,000 photos myself and that doesn't include any of the Disney Memory Maker photos (which we took TONS since it was our first trip having Memory Maker!). I also posted a TON of videos via Instagram Stories ( have you been following
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