I am a stay-at-home Mom who has been married to the love of my life for 28 years now!

 I love the Lord with all my heart, and strive to live for Him each day.

  We have seven precious children, one amazing son-in-law, and three beautiful grand babies!

We live in the country on a ridge top in SW Wisconsin. I have been homeschooling our children since the fall of 2000.

For many years we had sent out a weekly e-mail update full of photos and the stories of our life to our family and several friends. We prayerfully decided that a blog would better suit this purpose, especially to document our adoption journeys to bring our daughter, Eliza, and our son, Tate, home from China.

It is our prayer that this blog would give glory to the Lord.


  1. Melody Bennett says:

    Well, now I am caught up. Here I thought since I hadn’t received updates that you weren’t blogging! I just read every entry! I’m used to Facebook so I found myself wanting to LIKE many photos and make many comments! Ha! That little Eliza is so cute and she will be such a great addition to your wonderful family. My Stevan just said, “Those are great people!” WOW. Pretty nice comment coming from an 18 year old! Miss you all. Hugs and more hugs! Oh, yes, those children of yours all melt my heart! Come spend some of your summer days here! I’ll let you take over the kitchen!

    • Steph says:

      Tell that Stevan that you all are great people too. ;0) Why else would we have given Lane his middle name??!! OOooh…summer days….swimming at your place….SOUNDS GREAT! I will make you some awesome food if I take over the kitchen! Hugs and more hugs back at ya.

  2. Ann says:

    I love your blog!!! I’ve been reading, for about a year and I just wondered if you have, or if you will, do a post on the FARM!! I love Farm life, AND China adoption. You are living my dream..haha!! How many cows do you milk? (Assuming Dairy from the gorgeous heifers pictured) Thanks, and Blessing to you!!

    • Steph says:

      Hi Ann – I am living my dream too! ;0) We do not milk – we just raise beef – but we are buying those guys here in dairy land! I am sure now that the weather is warming up there will be lots to post about the farm! Chicks are coming this Thursday! Thanks for reading and blessings to you too!!

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