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The Sun Will Rise

By Nikole / June 18, 2016 / 0 Comments

(11 minute read – Sermon from 6/16/2016) If you’ve been listening to the news this past week, you’ve likely been reminded of all that’s wrong in this world. Where the beauty and hope and love you started believing in seems to have been swallowed up in the recent tragedies that…

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My homebirth with Judah

By Nikole / February 24, 2016 / 4 Comments

(Trigger: this post contains detailed accounts of birth and pain) For those of you who are friends with me on social media, you’ve already seen some of our photos from our homebirth. And can I just say how thankful I am for our photographers? They sure captured such beautiful moments…

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Celebrating Our Unexpected Gift

By Nikole / November 3, 2015 / 0 Comments

Friends, we are 5 weeks into postpartum, and while my brain is fried from sleep deprivation, my heart is so very full. Holding sweet Judah in my arms has changed so many things for me. Before he was born, I was nervous I wouldn’t feel bonded to him. I was afraid…

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A BitterSweet Announcement

By Nikole / February 16, 2015 / 8 Comments

January was one of the hardest months we’ve had in a long time. In fact, the other night John and I were talking about how January was the hardest month of our marriage. And in that conversation John said, “I actually think we’re entering a really hard season… it’s not…

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To Our Unborn Black Baby

By Nikole / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

As we wrestle with the hurt and confusion and injustice at the loss of unarmed black lives around the U.S., I noticed a major shift in how I viewed these recent losses. As many of you know, we are in the process of adopting, but only few know that we…

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Overwhelmed yet Thankful

By Nikole / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Our Dear Friends, There’s (many) a reason why I’ve been absent from the blog, but it’s NOT because I’ve forgotten about you all! I constantly tell myself I need to sit down and update you all on our adoption journey, but finding the time has been nearly impossible (and no,…

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Come To Our Silent Auction!

By Nikole / October 6, 2014 / 0 Comments

    Sunday is the BIG day, you guys! We are having our Silent Auction for Adoption at our dear friends’ home in Little Canada. And we are so excited about all that’s been donated! People and local businesses have stepped up and have truly made this a community event. We…

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The Power of (Social Media) Community

By Nikole / September 23, 2014 / 4 Comments

Okay, Social Media, we’re turning to you! 🙂 Though some people may be cynical about the value of social media, we believe much good and beauty can come as a result of people coming together online for a cause! As many of you know, we are currently in the process of…

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Garage Sale Success!

By Nikole / August 17, 2014 / 2 Comments

This weekend we had our *first* fundraising event for Baby M (as s/he will henceforth be known as;), and it was such a success! People from ALL over the Twin Cities donated clothing, toys, home decor, technology, antiques, baked goods and more to sell at our garage sale, and I…

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