caseychappell "Mini-me making is a passing fancy. Disciple making is a long-suffering joy." - @loreferguson 2d

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caseychappell Napping with his fuzzy friends. #downsyndromelove #downrightadoreable 2d

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caseychappell Dear sons, one day I hope you know that when you ask to stay out super late (when it's already super late) with friends and we say no it's because we love you and have your best interest at heart. Please know that when we track down the numbers of your friends, friends parents and anyone we might think you know or are around it's because we love you and want you to be safe. I pray that when you think we are being a killjoy and making you wake up and do something with your day and put time limits on the tv and make you look for a job every day until you get one we are just trying to help you succeed in life and help you love well those you will one day lead. And if you just need someone to call and vent to about how mean your parents are.... Call your uncle tony. He will be an empathetic listener and will remind you that we indeed love and care for those we call family. #chappellLife (if I'm waiting up I'm glad to be doing it with this kid!) 2d

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caseychappell I have felt more alive in the past 8 months of living in this tiny (tiny when you have 8 people living in it) house with this tiny one drawer kitchen than I have in a long time. I didn't think I was going to last 3 days here when we first moved in But I think God has used and will continue to use life here in this little orange house to mold me into a woman whose identity is rooted in who He is and who trusts in Him for whatever is to come. #itssimplytuesday 2d
  •   rad254pic I'm with you, @caseychappell ! Our family of 5 has been in less than 1100 square feet for 3 years now...simplicity is a beautiful thing! 2d
  •   happy5wilsons Amen 2d
  •   loveoneanotherprojectorg Love His Ways! Love His Plans! Love You! Here's to our 1 Drawer Kitchens, Sister!! 2d
  •   mercy_ink Really love this post. 2d
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  •   mrsangelamurray Love grows best in tiny houses. ️ Love you! 2d
  •   sarahphenry I loved this Tuesday post so much that I scrolled through your feed some. ️ Now, my heart is bursty! What an amazing family you have. You inspired me this morning. 2d
  •   caseychappell @sarahphenry I am one lucky gal!! Thanks for getting to know my family a little. We are a crazy Lovin needy bunch that's for sure! 2d

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caseychappell This is what awesome uncles do when they come over on a day when the kids are going stir crazy! We love you Uncle Joel @jn_94 (I was his age when he was Ezra's age.) #bigfamiliesrock 3d

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caseychappell #Repost by my friend Christa as she left us today. what a great visit we had. She stayed 6 days and I felt more rested than I was before she came! ️ That's when you know someone's a servant and loves you exactly as you are! #whoiscomingtoseemenext #youarewelcomehere
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she wrote: As I sit at the airport (I may make it home today), I am already missing the Chappell family and these crazy kids! It is always amazing to me the people that God has put in my life to speak truth to me I need to hear and recieve, to love on me and encourage me, and to give me a place of rest and find genuine community, if even for a few days! Thank you Zoe and Evie for giving up your bed and for all the smiles and hugs, thank you Jack and Ezra for waking me up every morning to come and play Legos with you, thank you Abel for all your sweet smiles and sweet kisses, thank you Casey for letting me do life with you and for all the wonderful talks and encouragement. . . Girl, I am so glad we ARE sisters! Love you so much! Oh, I guess I should thank Dan for something. . . Umm. . . Hold on. . . Okay, . . . thanks for talking theology with me, for allowing me to share my thoughts and ideas without condemnation or condescending me. . . I may not be the smartest girl in town, but somehow you make me feel like my thoughts are not crazy!! Oh, and thanks for the laughs- I haven't spit soda out on someone in a LONG time!! #LordJesus #goodtimes #chappellLife #community #biscuitsandgravy #fortworthshenanigans 3d

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caseychappell Surrender #snowday 4d

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caseychappell Boredom #snowday 4d

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caseychappell Togetherness #snowday 4d

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caseychappell Admiration #snowday 4d

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caseychappell We've been going to see the balloon man at the Fort Worth stockyards for several years. Today we caught up and talked about how good Jesus is and how takes ordinary things like balloons and photographs and our lives makes them extraordinary! I hope my children grow up and do whatever passion God gives them with the same heart and passion Jesse does in making puffy balloon art and bringing pops of color and smiles all around to the stockyards day after day! #balloonmanfw 5d

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caseychappell Fort Worth lollipop guild 6d

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caseychappell My sweet friend Christa and I took the kids to the Fort Worth Modern Museum of Art @themodernfw today. Lots of teachable moments indeed. 4 code blues (meaning an art pieces boundary line was breeched). 3 hundred reminders to use their eyes and ears and not their hands and voices. 2 levels of art that really was hard to explain to kids but still fascinating. 1 great experience that I could never have done on my own. Thanks Christa!! 7d
  •   amberrene26 Love this pic! 7d
  •   kamaec Love!!!!! 6d
  •   angeyprice Awesome!! 6d
  •   millieholloman Perfect! 6d
  •   jengarrett80 We were just there the other day with our homeschool group. I can't wait to go back! 6d
  •   waverleew Such a neat capture! 6d
  •   jena_kay_tx Love that museum. Such blessed children to have such a wonderful and patient mama who's willing to teach them the value of art. Lovely photo too6d

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caseychappell Training these boys to be gentlemen one door and grocery bag at a time. (Your welcome future daughter-in-loves) Ezra is only four, his love language is food, this shirt is a size 7, he is quick to learn like Zoe, and is a huge help around the house. I can't wait to watch him grow up and become all that God intends for him to be. #easygoingezra 7d

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caseychappell Abel's first time sitting up front of the grocery cart. He loved it!! Charmed quite a few people too. He's usually a little reserved in public but not today. As we are nearing him turning two in April I can really say that the first two years of a child with Down syndromes life is pretty much like the first year of a child without DS. It's really taught me to slow down and enjoy each of the phases that usually fly by and are gone just as you are starting to enjoy it. #babiesdontkeep #butmybabykeepsalittlelonger #downsyndromerocks 1w
  •   mollydwantland My nephew, Josh, has Downs and he just turned 8. We are so proud of him and love his joy for life! 1w
  •   rosalynbyler I want one just like him! 1w
  •   motherof4cubs So cute. I have an uncle that has downs. He is 55!!! Amazing right! He is the sweetest ever! What a blessing! @caseychappell 1w
  •   allyecrosby Love your story! It's inspiring for this foster mama! 1w
  •   montanamoxie He's so handsome. Way to go, Abel, in sitting up in the cart! 1w

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caseychappell It's Legoland discovery center + rainforest cafe day today!!! These kids have been literally X-ing off days on their calendar until they got to go to Legoland with their grandparents! Wish I could have gone but I'm having a stay in my pjs all day and have extra snuggles with Abel and hopefully get a few things done without the big kids underfoot kind of day. Can't wait to hear all about their adventures today! #legoland #rainforestcafe 1w
  •   wallest02 What a big day! For all of you! Hope everyone has a truly wonderful time :) 1w
  •   angeyprice They are so big!!!!!!! 1w

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caseychappell What morning time look like around here. #itssimplytuesday #humanalarmclocks 1w

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caseychappell My kiddos love them some edamame. They will eat bowls on top of bowls of them! Everyone but Zoe are sushi roll fans too. Thankful they won't wait until they are 35 to fall in love with it like I did. 2w
  •   intentionalhome Yum!!!! How do you prepare them? 1w
  •   valeriesuzanne Pop introduced us to them early on too and I just love them! Maybe they'll love raw fish too! 1w
  •   kamaec Love Edamame! We buy the frozen packets at costco. Yummy 1w

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caseychappell We went to my nephews birthday party at @homedepot last weekend and I can't say enough about how wonderful they were. Truly a fun educational time where the kids built things and painted and the workers were so kind and patient with them. It was such a blast!! Thanks #homedepot You guys rock!!! 2w
  •   montanamoxie That's awesome! I didn't know they did parties. Fun! p.s. It was great to meet you at Linger, Casey! 2w
  •   tricia_hutchins So cute!! Tell me more about Home Depot parties! Owen loves playing with tools and helping daddy with projects! 2w
  •   angeyprice That's awesome!!! 2w
  •   nicholeboggs What a neat idea! 2w
  •   caseychappell @tricia_hutchins it's great! The one in Fort Worth does them for FREE with 30 days notice and sets up a room... every kid gets aprons, hats, stickers... Has crafts set up... A birthday banner... Workers helping all the kids... It's awesome!!! 2w
  •   tricia_hutchins Oh my!! I'm gonna have to check this out for future birthdays!! So neat! 2w
  •   kay.sand JACK's got moves! 1w
  •   kamaec Love this pic 1w

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caseychappell Hey friends it's Friday!!!! And I'm at the incredible @letuslinger conference in Dallas. This conference is one of the most life giving things I do each year!! I wanted to join in with @jessaconnolly And @thetinytwig This week for #fridayintroductions and taking time to share a little about me and hoping to learn a little about you as well! I'm a stay at home mom of 5 kiddos age 6,5,4,3 and almost 2. With hopes of adopting a little girl sometime in 2015 who has the extra sparkle of an extra chromosome! I'm married to a school teacher who is a phD student as well....total smarty pants! I love adoption and the gospel and will rarely shut up about either. this weeks question is what movie/book/song always makes you cry? For me... The movie stepmom and PS I Love you always make me cry. Also when I'm reminded about just how much Jesus loves me and it's not dependent upon me being good enough or trying hard enough but just because He chose to place His love on me and call me His child. That usually makes me weep in the best of ways!!! We lost a child about 6 1/2 years ago and after I stopped crying I found that crying was a challenge for me for years afterwards, I guess something that my body did to help protect my heart and give me the ability to function and live in the day to day... But about a year ago I found I could cry again at sappy commercials and touching moments. I didn't realize how much I missed being able to shed tears and feel the refreshing cleansing that crying brings to my heart. So... What makes you tear up or downright weep? #letuslinger 2w
  •   benannafrench Me too about the crying. Will you be attending the Women's Retreat? I would love to get to know you better. 2w
  •   kay.sand Pretty. Love the light! I cry about everything - I'm a big baby! 2w
  •   angeyprice Awwww, I love you and your heart! And that pic of you is rad, love the light!!! 2w
  •   caseychappell @laurengmorgan and that's okay. It's something that's frustrating until you realize that it's part of grieving and that you won't know when or even realize it when it starts to happen but that one day the depths of your heart will let you access it a little easier. But for now... Know that it's okay to not cry and that compared to losing a son a sweet commercial just doesn't do it and honestly it might even be annoying. But if you're like me you will find yourself enjoying being around older people who know what it's like to lose someone or walk through truly hard times. I wanted to just stand by them and I felt more at home around their hearts than my peers. Praying for you as you walk this journey of grief. 2w
  •   caseychappell @31gracelane most likely domestic. Could be Texas could be anywhere really. We aren't closed to the idea of international but right now doors are leading to domestic. God knows!!! We are home study ready and on the registry of the National Down Syndrome Adoption Network (NDSAN) so it's a matter of being matched with the right birthmom or child/agency. No promises of if or when... Just being ready should God open those doors. 2w
  •   sarahmcaffry Talking about all things adoption. The tears come every time and I'm learning to stop apologizing for them. 2w
  •   dreawood Beautiful 2w
  •   31gracelane @caseychappell I gotcha! Was just curious. Hubby and I hope to start the adoption process soon, so I love to see how others are doing it. 2w

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