Made me happy: + A kid in our home for the evening + A cousin who has adopted… and who lives close by + A husband who pulled out the baking sheet for Play-Doh playing, just like his mom did
We’re not adopting from Liberia. But we are adopting from a country that has many similarities to Liberia. I was overwhelmed when I went there in March 2011. But all that seems to fade now, and I can’t stop looking at the photos I have of the faces I saw there.
You guys, it’s true. This social worker still makes a lot of time to soak up good magazines at home and at Barnes & Noble… And an occasional US Weekly in the checkout line at Walgreens. Dan and I are still striving to do regular dates, and on a date afternoon a few weeks ago,… Continue reading Where Children Sleep
[all photos by We Are the Parsons] Happy Father’s Day to the one who, among other things, taught me what to look for in the one who will someday be the father of my own kids.
Life lately, according to Instagram…
One of my goals for my 24th year of life is to take more film photos. I love anxiously waiting to see how photos will turn out. I love the graininess that film naturally gives photos. And, though it’s expensive to buy film and pay developing fees, I really like the permanency of printed photos. I fondly… Continue reading film photos from lately
Me, on our wedding day. Print from Row Boat Press.
This Mother’s Day is different. It’s the first in which I have two moms to thank God for and love, recognize, and appreciate. And it’s the first in which my husband, Dan, gets to share his mom with me. And I get to share my mom with him. So, my two moms… I appreciate the… Continue reading Mother’s Day
One of my favorite parts of getting married was getting to spend quality time with friends + family and meet new friends + family. Our rehearsal dinner was a really great time for this. We’ve got the best people in support of us. [photos: We Are the Parsons]
My birthday was on Tuesday. I’m not much for setting goals, but I am for being purposeful with my days. Here are 24 things I hope to accomplish in my 24th year of life… 1. Graduate + find a social work job I enjoy. I’m graduating in May with my Master’s in Social Work. I’ve heard the… Continue reading 24 in my 24th year