Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Glad you decided to join us over here! I am excited about this. I feel like I am refreshed and ready! I originally started blogging during our adoption. I really enjoyed it. Ever since Bella came home, I have struggled to keep up with it. For some reason, it just reminded me of that difficult time of waiting. Now, I am ready to just 'be' me.

I decided on the name of this blog, because I feel like the things I deal with in life are a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am learning which things I need to keep and which things I need to let go. Letting go is a HARD thing for me to do. I am a Type A personality, a little (or alot, depending who you ask) OCD. That spells a PERFECTIONIST!! I am learning that it can be a good trait, if used in moderation and at the right time! NOT AN EASY THING FOR ME TO DO! I am really an "all or nothing, black and white" kind of gal. Thankfully, God knew this and paired me with a man that IS NOT!! We just complete each other and that still amazes me! God is really changing my heart and tilling up the ground. I have discovered some not-so-pretty things, but am ready to deal with them. He is also showing me where grace fits into my life. I am thankful for the season I am entering and looking forward to seeing myself on the other side!

I am still trying to set up all of my gadgets and blog lists. I just wanted to welcome you. Stay tuned... I was given a blog award last week and am trying to get the award transferred to here. My friend did not know I was setting up a new blog and I need to find out how all of that works. By the way, I installed the blogging template for my blog. Those of you that know me, are AMAZED! I am a complete novice at this technology stuff!!! I found a free template at http://www.leeloublogs.blogspot.com/ They have some really cute templates and the give the step-by-step instructions for using them. Trust me, if I can do it, SO CAN YOU! See ya...


  1. Love your new blog! What a fabulous job you did! It feels so warm and "homey" here. Can't wait to see what's next! :)

  2. I so love your new template...stuff like that makes my head spin. Every once in a while I get the urge to 'makeover' the blog...but then I try to figure out "HOW?" As you see, I haven't...but I do now pray, "Lord, send those you want me to befriend and minister to...and please Lord, blind them to the busyness of my blog...help them to just see you." I don't know...but I hope it's working ;-)

    Enjoy your new blog...I find the more I blog, the easier it becomes. Hope you find that to be true here too.

    mama to 7
    one homemade and 6 adopted

  3. Very cute new look, Amanda! Glad your hearts are healing. I have been so stinking tired lately and I told Drew that I think the past year has finally caught up to me. Getting to know Eloisa and learning how to best love and parent her has been the most exhausting and beautiful thing I've ever done. Much love to you!

  4. I love it! I can't wait to read your daily posts :)!

  5. Love the new blog Amanda!! And thanks for the tip on the blog redo!!

  6. I dont know where to even begin....last couple of times I have talked with you I felt in my heart that God was doing some work, I could just hear it....I am so excited to see that you are stepping out in faith and totally giving ALL to him(I know that you have before, but with all the adopation situations, its been hard for you to look past things) only GOD can move you forward, its just always his timing. GO FOR IT!!! I must say that I am so proud of you with the blog.....GREAT JOB...(you mean no help from Jeff, that is awesome)Love you - Kelli

  7. Hey Amanda - I love love love your new template!!! Your adoption was such a painful and difficult journey - it's good to see that you feel healed from that time. I am so thankful I've gotten to know you!! Love you!

  8. Hey Amanda,
    I am so glad to be a reader here. Thanks for linking to me in your sidebar. Your blog is so cute.