Category Archives: Adopted Joy Blog

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


Off to School!

August also brought the beginning of a new school year for five kiddos, in a new school! We were so excited when we got the email saying that Jordan and Xavier were accepted at Maryvale […]

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Signed and Sealed

August brought the most eagerly awaited event of the past 3 years. On the 18th of the month, the Church welcomed Natalie Gianna Cecilia, Xavier Ninian Gregory, and Jordan Benedict William as children of God […]

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July Pics

Catching up with pics for the year, I need to go back to July, when I inexplicably stopped attending to the blog. July contained two special birthdays: Ruben, who celebrated birthday number 2, and Jordan, […]

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2018 Christmas

Ah, Christmas! No matter how scattered and ill prepared I am due to dealing with one sick child after another after another, we still manage to have a beautiful and memorable time together. Slowly but […]

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End of Year Review

Or, Getting My Blogging Mojo Back on Track for the New Year Baptism Day! So thankful for the graces of this day: for my husband’s love, patience and faithfulness,for the blessing of having my mother […]

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The Rest of Our 4th Weekend

Much of Thursday was spent running around doing errands in St. Johns. We had a little shopping to do, including buying shoes for Xavier. He somehow managed to not tell me until after we arrived […]

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July 4th at the Ranch

Ahh, 4th of July at the ranch! This was our first 4th with 6 new Heidmanns, and we had a blast. No, not literally. We didn’t even have any sparklers, or things that go pop. […]

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June, come and gone!

And that’s the first month of summer done, without so much as a please or thank you! We didn’t do anything too remarkable – no big ranch trips or sight seeing. We tried to hit […]

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