Category Archives: Zoe & Jack

While I’m ready to let this specific court case become history and trust that I wasn’t there when it took place… or in the court room and so I don’t feel I have room to say that the verdict was right or wrong. Growing up in Alaska, being one of the only members of my […]

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I wrote here about how taking photos in the Texas Bluebonnets has been a long time tradition in my family. I missed them last year I guess due to a dry spring…. but this year, they abound!!!   I’m grateful for a husband who will take his whole evening after a long day at work […]

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you try to have lots of grace at the end of each quarter T.G.I.F. you find yourself praying for teenagers a lot. you get to go to prom. you are grateful for the parents who let your husband know they appreciate the work he does. you LOVE Spring Break. This past week was Spring Break […]

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When I get a little flustered or get a little overwhelmed…. I just have to look back a few months to realize how quickly this time goes by. They grow SO fast in these beginning years. They seem helpless one month and then a few months later they are clamoring for their independence. You are […]

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How can this kid be two already? wasn’t it just yesterday that we were driving to dairy queen to pick up this little newborn? I wish I could say that I went all out for his birthday this year, but alas… I didn’t, I couldn’t. I was about to board a plane to africa in […]

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It always happens… just as life is about to change you start feeling very comfortable and content in the way life is right now.  You know the feeling, the way you get when you’re about to move across country, or quit a job or have a baby!!! Well, I’ve been soaking up this last few […]

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That’s the sweet quirky nickname that my children created for their new aunt, Valerie. Vallerina. I could not be happier to gain as a new sister this amazing lovely (inside and out) gal!!! And what was so special was the front row seat that I had while she and Josh fell in love and then […]

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I feel totally guilty for not blogging as much personal stuff lately, but then I HAVE to keep reminding myself what matters most!!  Not that blogging isn’t very important and valuable… it is. It’s just that these last few months and weeks have a lot to cram into them in order to get these two […]

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First things First. We have two babies over in Congo who officially have the last name Chappell!!!! I can’t pronounce their given congolese first and middle names right now but soon they will be known as Ezra and Evie Chappell. Sorry this basket is just now going up. One thing I’m learning lately is that […]

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Dan and I were able to get away to Dallas for the night before he went back to work for the school year. We had SO much fun. We went to the top of Reunion Tower and ate appetizers for dinner (that’s the revolving restaurant that makes the Dallas skyline so pretty!)  Kristin met us […]

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She wakes up being this HAPPY!!!  Zoe, you are a JOY to our lives.   She tells us many times a day that she is Grandpa’s Girl, Grandma’s Sweetheart and Mommy’s Best Friend…. and Daddy is her Boyfriend!!  If we get any of the terms confused she is very quick to set us straight.   […]

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I keep them out of the blinds……….  Some days I just give up and grab my camera. 😉      

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That’s what I call these two.  Some days I wonder, will I still call them that when they have another sister and a brother? Will I call them Big Sister and Big Brother? What cute nick names will I call Ezra and Evie? I guess we shall see. Some days I wonder a lot. I […]

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I’ve been posting so much about our adoption I thought I would take the time to post a little about what life is like right now right here. I’m LOVING life right now, so much so that often I wonder if I’m going to struggle once the babies come because life will change… drastically. I […]

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I love you… tomorrow, you’re only a day away. Tomorrow around 8:30 am Jack will become a Chappell officially and forever more. I can’t figure out if tomorrow’s happenings are hard for me to believe because it’s all of the sudden here, or if this calmness and matter of fact attitude is because in my […]

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Sorry for the lack of blog posts lately…..  I’ve been a little busy, well truthfully God’s the one that’s been busy. He’s been working in my often faithless heart and creating new faith according to His new mercies!! In the blog world there is a much discussed topic of how much do you share on […]

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Well, that’s been the name of the game this week. It started with a head cold that turned into a sinus infection that ended up giving me a full blown case of bronchitus.  I’ve slept sitting straight up the past two nights… well the first night I don’t know if you could classify it as […]

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I have a head cold. And it’s definitely kicking my butt. So, I’ve been in bed or on the couch for the past 3 days. Well, I actually went with Dan this weekend to a prom he chaperoned thinking I had to get out of this apartment, and while I enjoyed getting out and meeting […]

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