All Posts By

emily

  • Semi-Nature with Maya

    Last week, some teeny tiny thing in my blog broke so that I couldn’t write posts. It was reallyย annoying and fixing it tookย the help of more people than I can count. But now, it’s…

    June 26, 2017
  • Meeting Our Birth Mom

    I hesitate to share this story, because the older Maya gets the more I want to protect her story since she isn’t even old enough to hear it herself yet. Many of the most…

    June 16, 2017
  • A Baby Skin Solution

    Less than a month old Maya, with the most perfect skin, which we have thankfully returned to now. A few months ago, right around Christmas, Maya developed eczema basically all over, for the first…

    June 13, 2017
  • Weekend Links

    Saturday mornings are the only morning in the week when we don’t really have to go anywhere, so sometimes that means I get to spend a little time reading the proverbial morning paper. Here’s…

    June 10, 2017
  • Buffalo Bayou Sunset

    I’ve been walking with a friend every Wednesday night along Buffalo Bayou near our house and last night, the light was just so incredible over the city that I caught a few photos. Houston…

    June 9, 2017
  • A Day in This Life

    Both my people are making sort of funny faces in this photo, but it’s the only photo I have from the school I’m about to talk about for a full 1500 words ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  Earlier…

    June 7, 2017
  • One Year Ago We Made It Official

    Two years ago, we moved out of our apartment and started this wild journey, and one year ago we were prayerfully looking forward to Maya’s adoption day. With the flooding and stormy weather, we…

    June 3, 2017
  • Two Years Ago We Took a Leap

    I’m not usually so moved by those Facebook memories that pop up at the start of your feed every time you log in. Nearly every one of those memories is a photo I posted…

    June 2, 2017
  • Flying With a Toddler

    (This was one of Maya’s first flights when she was only about 3 months old!)ย  I’ve had a few friends ask me lately how we keep Maya occupied on airplanes. And do we ever…

    May 26, 2017
  • Around Here

    This week… illustrated with some (mostly unedited) photos from my phone at the bottom. That’s always my favorite part of this type of post, so for those as nosy as I… Maya woke up…

    May 5, 2017