We have a son!!

July 2, 2012 § 9 Comments

On Friday evening, we brought our son A home from the orphanage to live with us. This begins the fostering period in Zambia before we can finalize the adoption. What a momentous day!! The last few days have been filled with joy (and tears) as we adjust to being a family of three. We’ll be taking a few weeks to “get used” to one another and will be back in this space soon.


A New Sister

June 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

Photo courtesy of my brother

Photo courtesy of my brother

Photo courtesy of my brother


Photo courtesy of my brother

On very early Friday morning, around 2:00am, we were awakened by a phone call from my brother Brett.

“Hey!!! We’re engaged!!!”

“Oh cool…we love you…and Katie. Uh…going back to sleep now. Night.”



It’s a family joke that whenever we are on the phone, we discuss what a wonderful girl Katie is and how much we love her. We say this, like, all the time. But with a girl as sweet and wonderful as her, we can’t say it enough.

Welcome to the Leyde family, Katie dear! We’re very excited for you and Brett and wish you all the best. Sending our love from Africa!!

Short break

March 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m taking a brief reprieve from blogging but I’ll be back soon.  Everything is OK, so don’t worry, Mama!


Lake Chelan - February 2011



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