Hi there. I'm Kara.
Yep it's a bathroom selfie with an Instagram filter on it. Don't act like you've never taken one!

This is my better half, Matthew and our precious girl Brighton (when she was 6 months old). I love them something fierce. 

And this is our story.

Matt and I have been together for almost 10 years and for half of our marriage we struggled through unexplained infertility.  We always wanted to adopt a child so when we found out biology wasn't in our favor, we went forward with our adoption plans. 

In June 2011 we were matched with a birthmother through a U.S. based agency, but upon the birth of the child in October 2011, the adoption failed/was disrupted (you can read more about it here) and we started the process all over again later that month.

A few months later, our adoption plans were put on hold because we found out I was pregnant. After 5 years of struggle and loss and we somehow defied the odds. Our miracle baby, Brighton Love, was born on August 14, 2012.

This blog has always been a storybook of sorts - at first it was about something that we were striving so hard for, and the tension and the anxiety of it all is reflected in those early posts. Now it's more a love letter to our daughter and to all of you. I also post random stuff about food, beauty, our faith, family, friends and just life in general. 

This is our little corner of the internet. Welcome.