caseychappell I just want to eat him up!! I still can't believe he's two! #downsyndromelove 1h
  •   angeyprice Before I read your caption, my first thought was, " I want to eat him up!!" He's the sweetest!!! 1h
  •   ritzbitz78 Scrumptious 1h
  •   graceandsaltyair He's the sweetest!! 51min

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caseychappell To all the mamas out there who Sunday mornings are anything but sabbath! It's a weary but well worth it (and short) chapter of nurturing our seedlings. #sundaysonsouthlake 1d

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caseychappell For my whole marriage (11 years!) I've been a teachers wife. And I've seen my husband faithfully pour into the hearts and minds of students and we love getting to still have them in our lives years later. But for some time we've been feeling led to take a step of faith and pursue full time ministry! We have some incredible hopes and dreams and can't wait to embark upon this adventure one step at a time wherever that might lead us. Those whose paths we have yet to cross are already in our hearts and we are excited at opening our hearts and home to making much of Him through a more focused life of counseling and discipleship! There are lots of unknowns and in many ways this feels very similar to the leap of faith that comes with adoption (and we are still excited about our next adoption as well) but we've proved Him over and over to be sufficient and good and faithful to lead us to a life we likely never would have planned for ourselves but yet is more than we ever imagined! Keep us in your prayers and I'm sure we will need encouragement along the twists and turns and loop de loops the next few months and years hold for our family! @dchappell the moment I met you I knew adventure awaited! I'm so glad to be by your side each and every step of the way. 5d

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caseychappell Kicking off this Saturday morning with a little dubsmash! 1w

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caseychappell Adoption has been a huge part of my life even before I became a mom. It changed my whole world 17 years ago when my parents after 3 years of a long emotional adoption process brought my sister home to us from China! She was 7 and probably very overwhelmed to have gained such a big and crazy bunch as her family and to have been taken from The Great Wall to the Great Tundra of Alaska! I know it hasn't always been easy on her but she truly sparkles from the inside out. I'm so glad she's my sister!! We had a great day together... I cut her hair and then we got long overdue pedicures (where the nail gal guessed she was 12 years old!) @whereislove12 (Jess, might want to make that @whereislove23 ) you are a beautiful woman, a kind and giving mama and wife and a spunky awesome sister!! I love the fact that we can talk about just about anything and I think your heart for your family is precious! I'm going to miss you and your babies so! Hurry back to us. 2w

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caseychappell This is a picture of Zoe and her birth family. She's been full of questions about them. I will answer them and then she will think on them and come back with more questions. It's not easy at times to answer them. And if I'm honest sometimes it's emotionally hard for me to hear her talk and think about her birthmom so much. (Only because I'm selfish and want her heart all to myself) But that's where I preach to myself and remind myself that this is Gods story He's writing for us! He will be the comfort and understanding she needs and the confidence and wisdom I need and He will be the assurance and peace that her birthmother needs as we all walk across the pages of this narrative we are living out for His glory and our joy! #openadoption 2w
  •   waverleew You are a good momma, Casey!! 2w
  •   katiekesler Makes me emotional just reading this! 2w
  •   laurengmorgan Beautiful. I can so relate. 2w
  •   marladecubellis Totally understand! God is good! 2w
  •   tgracemahaffey Feel ya sister. This adoption scenario is like the Wild Wild West sometimes and we are on the frontier. I know without a doubt our babies were given to us by Gods hand and grace. He has and will give us the wisdom and clarity to go down this path, with all its ups and downs. I know I could never do it without him. Never. Much love and prayers coming from me to you. 2w
  •   riceandbaguettes From the voice of an adopted kid...she'll love you a whole lot more for answering all those questions for her!! :) :) 2w
  •   jennoms Bless you. I work with a lot of adopted kids and it can be so hard. I think you are exactly right to be allowing and encouraging her to talk about it. Much love to you and yours. 2w

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caseychappell I can't believe this is his last week as a one year old!!! 2w

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caseychappell It's time for #fridayintroductions with @thetinytwig and @jessaconnolly it's just a weekly reminder of who we are and a tad bit about ourselves as we get to know this community Gods given us and placed us in online. I'm a mom of 5 adopted kiddos. (I feel so lucky to get to be their mother!!!) In a lot of ways I feel like I'm finally coming up for air after the past 6 years of lots of littles and more diapers than I can count! They are growing and becoming more independent and always learning! I'm excited at the years ahead. My husband is a school teacher and phD student but we are excited at what the Lords doing lately as we begin to step out on faith to pursue a few dreams He's planted in our hearts! (More on that in the weeks to come) We love date nights, traveling, culture, dreaming big and people! This weeks question is How do you take your coffee? Well I'm a decaf girl because I've found that when I drink caffeine I may clean like super woman but I'm mean to my kids and battle anxiety. So a messy but peaceful home and decaf it is!!! if it's replacing dessert then a flat white is so good but if it's any other time an Americano with cream and 1 Splenda is my go to... Hot or iced! (If you've never tried Illy brand coffee you must... It's SO good!!!) 2w

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caseychappell I hope that if my kids marry that they will marry a person who they still love to date 11 years after marriage! A person who takes risks, love whole hearted , and who is faulty but humble. A person who maybe doesn't fit the idea of what I had in mind for them but who is exactly who God wants for them because He knows that person will push them to Him! A person who day after day and through trials, temptations and unknowns of tomorrow will always say "I still choose you!" @dchappell I can't wait to live out all those tomorrows by your side and I know that the best is yet to come. Here's to more adventures, babies and date nights! #chappelllovestory ️ click on that to read our love story Instagram style. 3w
  •   thelaurawatson Just listened to your influence podcast @caseychappell so much wisdom!! Thanks for sharing! 3w
  •   caseychappell @thelaurawatson thank you!!! 3w
  •   waverleew So sweet! I admire/respect the time you take out for "dating" dan! 3w
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  •   onmissiong This makes my heart so hopeful! I love you guys and your story so much! Do you remember when I would set up date nights for you guys when I lived with you? That was always my favorite! #datenightsrock 3w
  •   whitneyenglish I'm listening to your influence podcast right now. You are amazing! I can't wait to listen again--you said so much I just want to soak up. 3w
  •   caseychappell @whitneyenglish thanks girl for taking the time to hear my story!! I was so thankful for the opportunity to share. 3w
  •   caseychappell @onmissiong I do remember! You living with us rocked!!! 3w

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caseychappell I can't believe he's going to be two in a few weeks! But then again, he is constantly showing me that age is just a number. This kid really teaches me to slow down and soak up life. You mamas who have babies...they grow up much faster than you ever realize! I never noticed how fast until Abel came along and showed me how precious it is to get to savor and study each phase as a baby. He's probably about where most 11 month kids are but he's so happy and he's super attached to all of us and he's learning new things each week. I don't have a list of where he needs to be when developmentally wise because he's growing and he's happy and he soaks in so much love and activity every day! I think he's going to be an incredible adult! #downsyndromerocks #hawiiansrock 4w

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caseychappell There's rarely a time he doesn't get included but when he doesn't, boy does he miss his brothers and sisters. He sits at the window and says "ezwa!!!!!!" Now, Let's go take a nap buddy before the fabulous four get home from grandparents house. (Usually he gets to go but today he needed a nap!) #downsyndromelove #morelikegrandparentlove 4w

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caseychappell We live at Coscto. Okay, maybe not live...but as much as we pay them in a month we should. 4w
  •   carolekforrest My kids call this Toilet Paper World!! They get SO excited when they can get in and behind all of it. 4w
  •   nicholeboggs How cute! And, I totally get this!! 4w
  •   alexhrudder This pic rocks! 4w
  •   ourgoodmess Jack! Love his smile and heart so much!! 4w
  •   kathyhaxel Ha! 4w
  •   angeyprice Hahaha!!! C does this all the time and asks me to take his picture!--TP, paper towels, etc...I have a collection!! 4w
  •   nomadicnest That's how I feel about the gymnastic gym...I spend six days a week there with three of my kiddos...but feeding and loving and helping them find their strengths will reap a reward in their hearts :) #bigfamiliesrock #pressonfriend 4w

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caseychappell Happy Easter from the Chappell clan! #easter2015 #HeisRisen 4w

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caseychappell My cute Congolese cowgirl. #everydaywithevie (haven't used that hashtag in a while... That's a good thing!) 4w
  •   npbradshaw Adorable 4w
  •   ourgoodmess So so glad you used that #. So good to look back through - she's come a long way since eating raw rice!! 4w
  •   hellothewarrens Hi!!! I owe you an email! Missed you 4w

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caseychappell Texas... You can be beautiful sometimes! 4w

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caseychappell Going on a walk to breakfast this Good Friday morning!! I'm sure it felt anything but good to those who were experiencing it that awful week when Jesus was crucified. But God knew that being crushed in the present was worth the hope and triumph that was to come! If you're feeling crushed today and overwhelmed by your current situation. God knows where you are and what's happening and He knows the hope and triumph He has bought for you and that is to come. #sundayscoming #fairmountforever 1mon

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caseychappell Can I just say that when I look back on photos to 2010 on this #throwbackthursday and remember what a handful 2 under 2 was ( I cried A LOT as a mom of two) and wonder HOW in the world we thought adding 2 more to the mix was something we thought we could handle...much less two from Africa! I know it was God working in our hearts.... He knew the joy we would have now as a family of 5 kids! He knew the many people He would work through to turn orphans into sons and daughters! He knew the relationships the kids would need with each other now and in the years to come. He knew that we needed a cementing in our hearts of how BIG and Powerful He is and that He will prove Himself faithful time and time again no matter how little our faith is.
So weary mamas (and daddies), you might be feeling and sensing God moving and working in your hearts and family (to adopt, to move, to risk, to tell your story, to start a business, to love the unlovely, to go against the norm) but think HOW in the world if I'm already this tired and overwhelmed? I promise you there is Joy in trusting that He knows what the future holds and what you and your family needs. And you have only to watch as He proves Himself to be sufficient and good. #tbt #adoption #irishtwins
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  •   motherof4cubs Your an inspiration. I have four under the age of 5 and most days I doubt myself. But you are right God gives us enough love not only for our children but to love others. My husband has mentioned adoption, perhaps in a few years. Thank you for your honestly and unconditional love that screams through these pictures. 1mon
  •   vashtidowns You are amazing and more importantly He is amazing. He is calling you into this, He will give you all you need. Xxxx 1mon
  •   annajoyfrench You are awesome and the God you love so much is awesome. 1mon
  •   caitlynweeks Yes!!! So true. It's amazing how God grows your capacity and shows up when the need is there. 1mon
  •   happygostuckey @whitehouseadventures , I wanted you to check out this IG account, this is my other friend Casey ( !) who has adopted five precious kiddos and her thoughts on adoption, motherhood and the gospel are such a gift! 1mon
  •   robyncisar From an adoptee- God can do anything! Your story is so beautiful 1mon

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caseychappell Most of you know that we are hoping to adopt a little girl soon. I wanted to give a little update on the journey so far. * we are wanting to adopt a little girl with Down syndrome for many reasons but they include the fact that each of our kids have a sibling close in age and similar to them in story.... We want that for Abel too. We want Our family to always have a big family feel even when the kids grow up and pursue their dreams and we know that while Abel can do anything he might set his mind on we think that having a sister with similar challenges as well as similar giftings will be something that allows both of them to thrive and impact the world around them. * We are home study ready and a part of a registry that birth parents and agencies contact when they have adoption situations involving a child with DS. The registry does a great job with sending birthparents and agencies the profiles of families who meet their requirements and then they either choose and pursue a certain family or maybe choose to parent. We've been viewed by a few families but we know that God will open wide the doors for the one He wants to be a Chappell! * We hope to adopt this year but we also know that Gods timeframes are best and that often He works in unexpected ways that point to His good sovereignty and great love for us. So we are expectant and excited for what's to come and we trust and are content in today. * Even though we have Abel and so much of Down syndrome isn't a mystery to us anymore we still have fears and insecurities of the unknown. Will she have medical concerns? Will she be like Abel or completely different? How will this change our family? How much will it cost? What vehicle will we need to get? I remember vividly during each adoption these fears and worries and God has been so faithful to show us that He is sufficient to meet us where we need Him and to give more joy than we could possibly imagine! * We can't wait to meet her!!!!!! #downsyndromelove #adoption 1mon
  •   usedtobeluckey This is so beautifully written! I love it! 1mon
  •   dinglefest Love. 1mon
  •   kimberlyehrhart You radiate true beauty....beautiful mind, beautiful heart and beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your journey! Praying for you and your beautiful family! 1mon
  •   vashtidowns Beyond excited for you. Xxx 1mon
  •   easttexasmomma Sweet! Praying for you and yours! I'm a Texas Momma of 8 and our youngest daughter was born a Extraordinary with an Extra 21st she's is PURE DELIGHT. 1mon
  •   mrsbrandywilson I can't wait. Praying with you!!!!! 1mon
  •   amandabaconbits Been thinking about your family lately and was wondering how this new adoption was going! Happy for the update! 1mon
  •   cardinalechronicles Oh...so glad I found you or you found me...however...I'm glad! 4w

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caseychappell The positions this kid falls asleep in cracks me up! #downrightadorable 1mon
  •   mo_213 Those widdle toes! He's super adorable. 1mon
  •   lpfinn Babies are made of rubber (until you're carrying a toddler, then they are made of lead:-) 1mon
  •   motherof4cubs Word. @lpfinn 1mon

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