Thank You for French Fry Dates (and Happy Father’s Day)

Happy Father's Day

I was going to wait until tomorrow to share this… But–then no one else would have time to use these fun ideas with their kiddos! My friend Lisa, has a GREAT pinterest board full of Father’s Day ideas if you happen to be running a little, um… last minute. Just wanted to share two of my [Read More...]

Seven Reasons That We Love Adoption (and why I think about it every Day-Before-Thanksgiving)

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Three years ago… Our adoption of Lydia was finalized on the day-before-Thanksgiving!!! And this post– Seven Reasons That We Love Adoption Will conclude our mini-adoption-series for November, National Adoption Month. If you missed the other posts in this series you can find them here: And Then He Told Me that I’m Adopted (our adoption stories) [Read More...]

And Then He Told Me That I’m Adopted…

He Adopted Me

I don’t know why it never “clicked” before– How I’m adopted too. But somewhere in the middle of our first journey down the road of adoption, I came across these verses… “For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, [Read More...]

It was 3:21 AM Exactly.

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I know it was 3:21 AM when I first realized I heard the music this morning. I was having a dream about blind chickens…which totally makes sense. And then somehow the theme song to Jay Jay the Jet Plane overtook the tragic atmosphere. Eventually I woke up enough to realize that I really was hearing [Read More...]

Happy Birthdays to the Oldest and Youngest of the Chupp Crew

These two share a special bond. She was born on his birthday. It was also Father’s Day. God’s gifts to me– A faithful, loving husband and best friend… of going-on-16-years. A daughter representing the… shout of morning joy, after a night-time of weeping. ~Psalm 30:5 And I know she loves me tons, But if she has [Read More...]

And…THIS is What I Worked on During Naptime.

We spent the morning at the park and Lydia almost fell asleep in the car on the way home… I was sure she was sound asleep in bed. But apparently she wasn’t. She found her sister’s stamp pads and managed to decorate every room upstairs in a matter of minutes. Side note–we don’t want her to [Read More...]

To Do What Is Right…

Lydia sleeping

Lydia’s bedtime routine: *Reading with the big kids and dad. *Two songs and a prayer with mom. *And then our bedtime chant of– “Goodnight. Sleep tight. Wake up bright, in the morning light, to do what’s right with all your might!” But a few nights ago she added her own theologically-sound-volume-enhanced-concluding-plea: “Oh God, will ya’ please [Read More...]

Why We Don’t Believe in Babysitters…

Oh, don’t get me wrong…I’m all for using babysitters and date nights and time-for-just-the-two-of -us.And actually we do have a few great sitter options.And would love more… But–We’re in a tricky parenting stage right now with one of our kiddos.And it means we need to really be here.And thankfully, We’ve walked this road before with [Read More...]

Why We Don’t Believe in Babysitters…

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  Oh, don’t get me wrong… I’m all for using babysitters and date nights and time-for-just-the-two-of -us. And actually we do have a few great sitter options. And would love more… But– We’re in a tricky parenting stage right now with one of our kiddos. And it means we need to really be here. And [Read More...]

Monday Morning Roosters

Because it’s Monday…And it’s pouring outside… And we’re home with sick kiddos…Time for a little commentary about roosters. “I said nuffing really…”

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