Friday, February 1, 2013

Life, Valentine's Day, Maps and Quilts

14 weeks ago Jonathan and I stepped off the plane here in Charlotte.  I can't believe it has been that long.  I'm still in a fog...the newborn fog but adoption style! I am so thankful that I have taken lots of pictures to help me remember.  If you are adopting or have adopted internationally and you haven't read Parenting Your Internationally Adopted Child by Patty Cogen...I highly recommend it!  It is long but worth your time.  Jason and I have used alot of the suggestions and methods from the book to help us parent Jonathan and we will continue to use the book as he grows!

Valentine's Day is approaching quickly.  If you are looking for some cute printable cards for your kiddos to give away or you are looking for some intentional activities to do as a family for Valentine's Day.  Carrie has some super cute ones on her blog.  You can go here and here to check out her printables and ideas!

My friend, Meg and her husband, are adopting again.  I am super excited for them. I met Meg because our sons were in the same orphanage. To help with the costs of  this adoption, Meg has opened an Etsy shop.  It features her beautiful handmade creations...quilts, wall hangings, embroidered maps, and necklaces.  You can go here to check out her store! 

I'm reading through this plan right now with She Reads Truth. It is good..that's an understatement. :) 

Have a great weekend!


  1. How cool! Your friend Meg's store is one of my Etsy favorites... such cute things!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out! Can't wait to see you SOON!!!!

  3. Hey Tracy! Just wanted to say hi. We are getting ready to adopt two little girls from Uganda. We live in Charlotte, would love to connect!