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Category Archives: adoption

mini-sessions, with gratitude!

We’ve had so many sweet people book mini-sessions to help support our adoption fundraising efforts! Enjoy the gallery below of images from our mini-sessions, plus a few more I’ve taken in recent years. I am still taking on appointments for fall portraits – but the get-them-done-for-Christmas window is narrowing quickly! You can use the contact […]

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in which i don’t want to watch and pray

Every day I learn a little more of how little I know. How little I am in charge of. Last week, new friends (met through our shared consultant at Christian Adoption Consultants) flew to our state when they got the call that their daughter had been born. A month ago, when we exchanged numbers and […]

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the big scary news

To view our family adoption video —-> The Happy Sandels Adopt! To make a donation towards our adoption —-> Sandel Adoption Funding! To subscribe to our family newsletter for updates about the journey —-> Happy Sandel Family Newsletter!   Save

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all the true things

Today I am choosing the true things, because my brain and body are all wiggetywack. Yes, a word. Maybe. I don’t know. DO REAL WORDS REALLY MATTER RIGHT NOW?! I am recovering from anxiety and depression. I’ve talked about this a little bit from time to time. I say “recovering” because God continues to reveal […]

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family update

I’m beginning this with a huge sigh and bit of quiet. Because if I’m honest, that picture above is possibly-maybe a more accurate reflection of life some days than the cutesy family pic I will be sharing later. #reality Over a month ago we made a big to-do about our adoption plans and hopes. We […]

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