We woke up with a lovely breakfast at the inn. Along with a text of Willie Nelson’s song, On the Road Again, from Susan (sis in law). We read books and called the kids as we waited. Then we did what we had done a few days earlier and began packing in hopes that today … Continue reading On The Road Again
Merry Christmas to all! It has been a beautiful and quiet day. Our Inn is lovely. Thanks to Calvin (5th born and oh so generous) we each have a present to open. And HC has a gift that we brought in case we weren’t home. Our breakfast that fit into our mini refrigerator! As I … Continue reading A Simple Christmas in Kansas
We decided to take a drive north of Pittsburg to Ft. Scott, after our friend that is from Kansas suggested it! I am so glad we did. It has so much rich history. We arrived just in time for one last meal before all of the restaurants were closing for the Christmas holiday. Blake and … Continue reading Ft. Scott Here We Come
Can we say they have had a blast?!?! It has been peaceful to my soul knowing they are having the BEST TIME with their friends. They have played board games, corn hole, done crafts, watched movies, and eaten great food. Sounds like an All Inclusive to me!! Sharon and Scott have been rock stars! What … Continue reading The Kids All- Inclusive Vacay in Georgia!
Our hotel was getting mean looks from me as I went to the lobby and was missing Rosemary terribly and our Dodge City. I pressed on and we watched our phone like hawks to see if we could be home for Christmas. We went ahead and packed up thinking that our positive actions would propel … Continue reading Christmas Eve
We got the word that while we CAN NOT leave Kansas we can get to the border while we wait on the news to head home. As we traveled east, I was driving and about 3 hours in.... I hear a soft tiny voice from the back seat say, “mama?” I about drove off of … Continue reading Follow the Yellow Brick Road!
As we entered this quiet western town, I had no idea the love we would find here. From Mary at the front desk who works the night shift ..... To the LOVELY Rosemary (also a mom who adopted) who greeted us each morning at breakfast! AND PROBABLY hugged me the most through all my tears...... … Continue reading Let Me Introduce You To our Dodge City Family
The day began with breakfast in the lobby, doing some journaling in Henry Connor’s new journal, and it also included us getting his bed all ready for him! I walked over to the park a little early ahead of Blake where we were meeting so that I could sit and take it all in. I … Continue reading Ours Forever
Day 3 began with more tears from me (surprise, surprise). The hotel staff now knows our story. Me sitting In the lobby each morning sobbing needed some explaining to our new friends. The staff are the people that will see us become a family of 3 (really 9, but you get what I am saying!) … Continue reading Santa, Horse +Buggy Rides, and A Mama without a Name
I woke up to a beautiful sunrise. The weather is unseasonably warm for Dodge City, KS. What a gift! Being outside is a calming place to bring down anxiety considering the situation. I spent the morning in the lobby of our hotel. I was up early reading my Bible, journaling, reading a few texts from … Continue reading Frozen Chocolate Bananas, Monkeys, and Sufjan Stevens