Do It Heartily | More Heart

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily…” -Colossians 3:23

 Our family theme for 2014 is MORE HEART. We’re trying to love more and seek more of the good in life …even if when life gets tough.

That said, in January of 2012 a film crew for Time Out For Women came to my home to ask me how we worked to seek the good during a time that was difficult for us. We had just experienced a failed adoption plan and returned from an almost month-long vacation to Legoland, the San Diego Zoo, Zion National Park, the beach and Disneyland (some pretty powerful healing when on there–I hope you click that link).

Recently, the video was featured on the Mormon Channel which was really cool. (In case you didn’t know, I am a Mormon!)


A lot has happened since that time–we had a reversed adoption and shortly after our crazy-cute Jack Jack joined the family. Lots of heartache and lots of love.

So glad we chose to love those moms who didn’t place with us. It’s been wonderful to keep in touch with them and see their adorable babies.

I’m even more glad that we didn’t let heartache rob us of all the joy that there is in life.

Choose joy …and do it heartily.



  1. Sheri says

    Can’t get to your site on Chrome, but it works on Explorer. We have a Roku box and several days ago when I pulled up the Mormon Channel on there your family was right there. : ) So exciting. Really, thank you for sharing so selflessly. Not only with your birth families, but with others, too. It’s been a blessing in my life. : ) (So, I have three beautiful children, all boys , adopted as well. Ages 7, almost 4, and 2). I feel such a bond.) : )

  2. says

    Love this family theme! Ours is patience and going the extra mile. Now I need to actually put it up in the house somewhere. Also, can I have your autograph?