Wednesday, July 2


I'm trying to challenge myself a little this summer to just write. Whether I click publish or not, just write it all out every few days. I like when I make this a priority for myself and I like myself better when I'm writing.

It's July already and we head to the lake on Friday. And when I say the lake, I mean The Lake of all Lakes. It's white sandy bottom, sandbar for days, the perfect beach front area right outside our front door. Every house has a dock and every dock has a motor. Everyone gathers at said sandbar for our own version of a redneck yacht club. Way up north in the Adirondack Mountains where the population is a handful and they have no clue what high speed internet is. There is no internet in the best places on earth, you know? I'd tell you the name of New York's best kept secret, but then I'd have to kill you.

We can't get there soon enough.

My big boys are taking swim lessons. I feel like I should win an award for best decision ever to hire a private swim instructor to come to my parents house to teach them. I almost signed up, against everything within me, for swim lessons every day twenty minutes from my house, and then I snapped out of it, and frantically googled til I found our girl.  (I'm a traveler, but when I'm home, I'm home. I mean really home.) One of my favorite pastimes is watching the boys out the window, treading water and bobbing up and down like it's nobody's business.

We got a really, really exciting phone call yesterday. Adoption, as I have learned and lived, is a process. Every thing, every stage, every step, is a process. Well... we have got ourselves a court date, my friends! I'm not gonna say too much but maybe it's fifteen days away. It has been a long time coming for this court date. We are about to take another step on this beautifully, broken road.

I've got a feeling that this July might be the best one yet. This autumn girl can feel summer creepin' up as my new favorite season.


  1. the lake sounds wonderful! it feels good to just get away and not be so plugged in (i say as i type a comment into a computer, haha)...and your kiddos are adorable!

  2. well you know how excited I am for you about the date. :) and i love the challenge to just write. Ive been trying to do that too. Love you!!!! well, i guess Ill prob talk to you soon...and by soon I mean prob in like an hour or something. :) loveyousomuch

  3. YOU HAVE A COURT DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! can't wait to see that sweet babes face again and to hear all about his story! so so so so very excited!!!!

  4. I love your self-challenge to 'just write'. It does feel good, doesn't it? And it is so important not to overthink it. Just let your heart pour out through your fingers.

    Congratulations, from deep in my heart, on your court date. This is amazing and wonderful and I am so happy for you all. Love this journey you are on.

  5. yes. just write. I am trying to do this as well.

    congrats on the court date! I can't wait til we can see that little one's face :)

  6. exciting month for you guys! xoxo

  7. Hi D. Burkleo, I have two nephews that were fostered to adopted my sister, two beautiful boys that both came from very broken families but God has seen that they are on the mend and we got two little boys that keep us laughing in learning and shaking our heads. Have a blast at the lake!