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Coffee Talk Monday :: Kokes Christmas

Happy post-Christmas coffee talk Monday! I hope you all had an amazing Christmas. We sure did! Aside from our first married Christmas which we spent in Arizona, we have always gone out of town to Oregon or Wisconsin for Christmas. This year, I knew that I wasn’t going to be up for flying at 28 […]

December 28, 2015

Coffee Talk Mondays

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Coffee Talk Monday :: Remembering the Miracle

I don’t think about Bella’s adoption as often as I used to. When we first brought her home, I would just stare at her while rocking her to sleep, in awe of how miraculously God made me her mama through the beauty of adoption. I am still deeply passionate about adoption, but to be honest, […]

December 14, 2015

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Coffee Talk Monday :: Christmas Spirit

Happy December! Tis the season for cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies and I couldn’t be happier! I love ending the day with a Christmas movie on in the background as I work on Christmas cards, my online Christmas shopping or umm last minute CTM posts! This time of year I get a bad case of nostalgia. […]

December 7, 2015

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Coffee Talk Monday :: We have a Name!

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, we officially picked baby girl’s name! Choosing a name for her proved harder than I thought. We have had our boy’s name picked out for more than 3 years back when we thought we were adopting a baby boy.  Joe and I have each had our top two girl names picked out […]

November 30, 2015

Coffee Talk Mondays, The Pregnancy Files

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Coffee Talk Monday :: Friendsgiving 2015

Happy Monday, friends! The holidays are upon us which means it was time for one of my favorite events of the year: Friendsgiving!! We kicked off the tradition last year with our RC (aka our Redemption Community aka our small group!) after moving into our new place and quickly realized it needed to become an […]

November 16, 2015

Coffee Talk Mondays

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