shantillyg I just found one of my favorite children's books that the author signed for our future baby. Nov 2008, and we'd already been trying for a baby for over a year.

It's surreal looking at this date; it's so hard to believe it took so long for us to get our child. But, having Dylan, I know with all my heart, that he is who the author signed it for. A simple, but powerful reminder to not give up. No matter how hard it is to keep the faith, I'm a firm believer that things happen as they are supposed to, when they are supposed to. While our journey was not always easy, we never lost hope. Whatever you're waiting for, keep your hope alive. Sometimes it's all you have, yet, it might just be all you need. #adoption #adoptiongaveusourfamily #adoptionrocks #ohboydylan #michiganmadecaliforniagrown #infertility #hope #theresalwayshope #dontgiveup #faith #son #finallyparents #lifeisajourney #doesntmatterhowyougetyourfamily #adoptionisbeautiful
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  •   liencheung Wow I never noticed. ..his eyes are gorgeous .. 17h
  •   liencheung You are very welcome!! Hope this year brings you healthy, joy and love!!!! 17h
  •   shantillyg @liencheung thank you! You guys too! And maybe your own little monkey this year? 17h

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shantillyg Amazing night with Metallica! Cage the Elephant rocked it too! Will definitely listen to more of them! #attpark #cagetheelephant #sanfran #sanfrancisco #thenightbefore #guindinfamilyadventures #firstmetallicaconcert #musiccupfull #concert #heavymetal 🤘 4d
  •   xerianne I've seen them more than any other band over the years. How was it tonight? 4d
  •   shantillyg You have?? Jealous! It was our first time. Amazing!!!!! 4d
  •   xerianne That's awesome! Glad it was a great show 4d
  •   beautybygenna Epic!!! Best concert yet!! 4d
  •   shantillyg @beautybygenna The BEST!!!!!! 4d

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  •   shplea23 Eeek how is this possible?! Lol such a big boy 6d
  •   shantillyg @shplea23 I don't know!? Where on earth did the time go? 6d
  •   shplea23 He is so beautiful!! You have such a beautiful family!! 🤗 give that baby a big hug for me!!! @shantillyg 5d
  •   shantillyg @shplea23 thank you! And kiss your cuties for me! Xo 5d

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  •   dreamingofdimples Love all his smiles! Happy guy 7d
  •   shantillyg @dreamingofdimples haha! He smiles for the camera...but lately, he's all into throwing tantrums! Our happy little guy is going through a "stinker" phase. Lol 7d

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shantillyg Made baby boy some healthy baby muffins. I think he liked them!! WW flour, avocado, bananas, unsweetened applesauce, ground flax seed, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. #happybaby #healthybaby #michiganmadecaliforniagrown .#ohboydylan #47weeksold #10monthsold #homemadebabyfood #babyfingerfood #healthy #muffins #babyfood 1w
  •   domesticfash I think I might like them! 1w
  •   shantillyg @domesticfash yes! They are actually quite tasty! 1w
  •   jescomom And vegan! 1w
  •   dreamingofdimples Yum! What a nice mommy 1w
  •   xerianne I have an almond flour, pumpkin recipe I made up for "dog" treats that my sister in law actually and I ate more than the pups ever got lol though they were more muffin tops but similar style to what you made (only gluten and wheat free for my allergic pups) 1w
  •   marciawoof Oh my goodness, bet they a good. 1w
  •   marciawoof Mommie is s good cook😛 1w
  •   shantillyg @xerianne I want to try it with GF flour next time, and maybe pumpkin. It's a great base to switch around. 7d

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shantillyg Little boo has the tummy flu. 😕 He made it 10.5 months without throwing up, guess that's a plus! #mommyproblems #sickbaby #ohboydylan #michiganmadecaliforniagrown #sosadwhenhessick #10monthsold #46weeksold #babyboydoesntfeelwell #babiesofinstagram #baby #babyboy 2w

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shantillyg My beautiful niece, Dilly and Bear. Dylan loves Bear and enjoyed lots of doggy love and kisses! Miss you already @allisonbrecher #family #mynieceisbetterthanyours #baby #ohboydylan #michiganmadecaliforniagrown #10monthsold #15yearsold #46weeksold #germanshepherd #doggylove 3w

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shantillyg Proud of my painting I did of the Sacramento bridge. I'm so not crafty, but I think I did good. Even though @tracyzlesh laughed at it. Hahahaha #lovemyfriends #sacramento #sacramentobridge #painted #paintingfromscratch #girlsnight #starrynight 3w
  •   cindy.buenrostro I like it! I follow Painted on Facebook and I loved this one. I thought it was clever blending van gogh with the bridge. I've always wanted to go, hopefully soon!! 3w
  •   shantillyg @tracyzlesh just playing with you!! Love you!! @cindy.buenrostro you should definitely go. It was a ton of fun! @allisonbrecher thank Allycat! See you very soon!!! 3w
  •   rachellouj We did one of these at work as part of a team building excercise! My coworker picked out this horrible picture of 2 winter owls wearing hats and scarves. My coworkers told me mine looked like 2 Pac-Man...Steve told me it looked like 2 Furbies and that the twins did it. 3w
  •   shantillyg @rachellouj I can just picture it! Do you have it hanging above your bed? 3w
  •   rachellouj @shantillyg Uh no...Steve says it scares him haha! It's leaning up against the wall in our living room. Steve keeps asking when we can get rid of it. The twins said it was beautiful lol!! 3w
  •   shantillyg @rachellouj you can give it to the twins for their birthday!! 3w
  •   rachellouj @shantillyg Steve told me to give it to them a month ago haha! Or Esther...he said give it to anyone lol. 3w
  •   shantillyg Oh yes, Esther! She'll love it! 2w

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shantillyg Happy MLK Day! Sharing my favorite quote by this great man. #martinlutherking #faith #takethefirsrstep #holiday #favoritequote #quotes #happymlkday #takeachance 3w

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