Category Archives: travel

Refreshed… ESR2

My trip to Wyoming was well timed: fall has started in some areas of the US but not where I live. I’m about DONE with Texas heat. Four and a half years here has done me in. I am perfectly … Continue reading

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Refreshed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered: ESR1

You may recall that Matt and I were gifted a Revitalization Retreat in April from the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.  It was wonderful and its purpose was to allow my soldier and me to reconnect – away from life, the … Continue reading

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I Love Our Open Adoption! {NC – Summer 2017 (Part 5)}

Sunday morning we woke up and enjoyed a lazy (if warm) morning in our room. Around 10 my boys started asking if I could take them to a beach with real waves.  I left Anna with Nana, Papa, and Mason … Continue reading

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Camp Eagle ~ Summer 2017

I’ve shared before about my favorite place in Texas, Camp Eagle.  It’s a Christian Adventure Camp that has stolen all of the Hamrick’s hearts. This summer my three oldest had the opportunity to go serve the staffers for a week … Continue reading

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Leaving Virginia.

So, there’s a story about us leaving Virginia… We know who Anna’s birth father is.  He was in the room when she was born, he held her, he comforted Mama with kind words during the times they spent alone with … Continue reading

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8 days new.

Hello there, from inside the Hamrick family cocoon.  We are loving our time off, focused on getting to know our precious gift from God. I have spent very little time online and it’s been nice to have no responsibility outside … Continue reading

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East Coast Fun

The night before I left Texas to drive to North Carolina our friends came over to pray with us.  What a special time that was for me.  I still treasure the words spoken over our journey, our travel-journey and our … Continue reading

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Adoption musings… (and an update)

I have so many thoughts running through my head regarding adoption that there is simply no way a single blog post can contain them. I thought I might list a few of them and see where my list takes me. … Continue reading

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Home study and a Town-home

So much has happened over the past few days that I can barely keep up with what I’ve updated you on. Our home study went really well on Saturday.  As expected, I cleaned too well and stressed too much, but … Continue reading

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Project Sanctuary, Granby

While our visit with friends in Colorado Springs was a highlight of our vacation, our purpose for going to Colorado was because we had been offered a free family retreat by a phenomenal organization called Project Sanctuary.  On the morning … Continue reading

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