Category Archives: Adopted Joy Blog

A collaborative Heidmann family-blog with posts by both Nettie and Paul.


Portraits in the Park, and a Visit with Rellies

Today we drove to the eastern edge of the world to see Grandma in her brand new house, and it was Worth.It. What a beautiful place God has provided for her! It will be plenty […]

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What a gift it was to spend some time on Sunday afternoon with our beautiful Malinda, who brought over Efrain’s youngest little brother! He’s the most adorable little chubster ever, and so good natured and […]

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A Long Awaited Photo Shoot

Sunday we tried something new and very different. For the last 4 years we have been sitting near the back of the church due to a plethora of unruly behaviors that have been known to […]

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Just an Ordinary Sunday Afternoon

It is in the ordinary that we find the sacred. An ordinary Sunday afternoon. A few precious moments stolen away for a lunch date with my husband. Big sister bringing her wee baby to visit […]

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Sunday Lunch with Grandma

On the last Sunday before vacation ended, we went to mass and then met up with Grandma down at the El Pollo Loco by Arizona Mills. We used to meet there all the time to […]

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Freestone Park, 01/01/20

In keeping with our New Year’s Day tradition, and in light of my new camera, we took the family on a little walkabout on Wednesday afternoon to Freestone Park over on the east side. We’d […]

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Christmas Riddles

As every Christmas approaches, I am once again driven mad by my husband’s requirement that I stay within the budget for family gift giving, all the while going to extravagant lengths to buy something special […]

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Christmas 2019

This Christmas season has been another year of managing to celebrate the wondrous gift of Christ to the world in spite of various family members being ill, including myself. I could go on and on […]

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