Category Archives: Family

This is Not Going to be Easy…

The first thing we said when the call from the Lord was clear to adopt older children was that this was not going to be easy, not for them or for us. This is a post that will illicit many … Continue reading

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The Sunday Night Report

Well…this was supposed to be a light, fun post with a few fun photos depicting routine life at the Long’s this week.  And then I accidentally closed the van door on Nicole’s hand…and this wonderful Sunday ended up in another … Continue reading

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Kittens!!

If a photo is worth a thousand words, these should say it all.  🙂 It was a sweet day with the new kittens.  The vet told us to give them a bath in Dawn dish soapy water to kill any … Continue reading

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Cooking and Kittens

Presto!!  Eureka!!  We think we’ve found it!!  Thank you Jesus!!  Our oldest girl loves to cook and is really good at it.  It seems to be the magic ticket to happiness…oh, happy day!!  And lets Mom off the hook too…life … Continue reading

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At Home ~ Days 4 and 5

What a first weekend at home!  Saturday was the deadline for everyone to have clothes and shoes for church.  We had secured the boys clothes and shoes, the girls had clothes but we lacked both girls’ trips to the shoe … Continue reading

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A Day in Rome

I have laughed at every stop along this journey at how so many things are the same that you wonder if you are really where they say you are.  We have enjoyed this wonderful Hilton Garden Inn hotel and gotten … Continue reading

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My Mom

This is one of my favorite photos of my mom in recent years.  The little guy is great-grandson Brooks that we are so blessed to call family since she married Doc in 1994.  He’s one adorable little guy and she … Continue reading

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