About me

Well, hello! Thank you for being here! Let me tell you a bit about myself. I live with my husband, Nick and our children, Lya and Lucas.  Lya joined our family through adoption in September 2008 from Vietnam. Lucas arrived in December 2010 as a newborn, adopted domestically. Having a 7 year old and 4 year old in the house keeps things quite busy.

Two years ago we made a move from the mountains of North Carolina to central Virginia. We are back to where we first met and to the town I grew up in. We bought a house that needed a lot of love and work and so our days, weeks and months have been mostly about transforming this house into our home. Our days are filled with laughter, tears, sass, silliness, smiles, reading, paint, crafting, planning, decisions, good food, and lots of noise.

Over the last seven years I’ve blogged on and off throughout the different stages of our life together. In May 2006 I began my first blog. As life changed and we began our adoption, we started a second blog in July 2007 to document the journey. In January 2009, with Lya home and life unfolding in a completely new way, I started blogging here. It has become a space to share pieces of my life as I navigate the balance of being a stay-at-home mother and a creative individual. Most recently, it has been a place to share photographs from our everyday.

RJPlife @ gmail (dot) com

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