Hi friends! I’m so glad you joined me over here in my small space in the world. Welcome to DreamingBigDreams! I started DBD when we were in our adoption process and it was a great way to update our friends and family on our process and a good outlet for me to journal our process and my feelings. DBD is still a great outlet for me to talk about parenting, marriage, family life, my crazy kids, what God’s teaching me, and lots of other crazy things!
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I married the man of my dreams 12 years ago and haven’t looked back yet! His name is Aaron and I truly think he’s the coolest guy I’ve ever met. He is a worship pastor at our church, The Austin Stone Community Church, and does lots of songwriting in his spare time. Together we love to go on dates, eat at nice restaurants, enjoy food that is very above average, a nice bottle of wine, watching tv after the four kids are in bed, and going on vacation.
That leads me to the other four people who live with me and ask me to feed them daily.
Our oldest son is Cayden, who is nine, and he is the only one that entered this world through my body. He is too smart for his own good, and will make a good lawyer because he loves to have the last word and argue me to the ground. He is compassionate and considerate and will cry if he thinks he has disappointed you. He’s reading a lot and sometimes I find him in his bed at night reading his bible. Dang I love my boy who made me a momma.
Then Deacon came along and he’s seven. Deacon was born in TX when we lived in TN and we adopted him at birth. This child stole our heart from the get go and has never stopped charming all the people he meets. We have an open adoption with his birth mom, and love that she loves him well. He’s full of drama and at the core of all arguments between the kids there is Deacon. He is a freak at finding things. If anything is lost in this house send Deacon to find it and you won’t be disappointed. He loves baseball, school and is a jumping machine on the trampoline.
Next came our baby girl Story and she is five. Story came home on October 23, 2009 from Haiti and has been a joy in our lives. Actually there was about 7 months where I would not have used the word joy to describe her, but after many prayers of the saints, she is now our joy. She is constantly asking me if I have a baby in my belly and wishes that this family had a baby that she could mother. She hangs with her brothers and can take care of herself. Give Story a bucket of water, some dirt, and some shovels and she has hours of fun ahead of her. Then put her in the bathtub with a bucket, some spoons and she has hours of fun making soup in the tub. Her latest soup in the tub concoction was broccoli and peppermint soup.
The last child to join our family is Amos and he is eight. Amos finally came home to us on January 23, 2010 after 2.5-years of waiting to be with us. Amos is sensitive and caring and gives the best hugs in the world. He enjoys all things that his brothers do and has a very sweet place in his heart for his sister Story. Amos will always be the first one awake in the mornings and loves when his daddy makes “haiti rice and beans”. Amos hates when his daddy is out of town and goes crazy over family nights. This kid loves his family all together.
Pre-kids I was a teacher and a coach. I love teaching and I love coaching even more. I actually really love winning and seeing kids get better, so that is always super fun. I’m currently coaching Cayden’s basketball team and I’m finding that coaching 1st/2nd grade boys is not much different from coaching middle school girls.
I ONCE WORKED AT A RADIO STATION.
In 2011 I won a contest and became a working mom at a radio station. Yes, I was a morning DJ and loved it, except for my mommy heart was aching and not doing a good job at mommyhood. So after 5 months I quit and went back to full time mom stuff. One day I hope to do something like that again, but for now I’m driving kids around, making lunches, coloring houses, making beds, washing pee sheets, making delicous home made cookies (yeah right), putting kids in time out, giving lots of kisses and hugs and spending all the time I can with my babies.
In my spare time (ha!) I like to read, workout (ha!), cut out recipes from magazines, travel, try new vegan recipes, imagine my life with an organized kitchen and clothes that hung themselves up and volunteer at my kids school or the local high school.
Nice to meet you!