And so the journey begins… officially

Today the dream became a reality as we have started our journey through adoption.  Before we married Christina and I both knew that adoption was something that we believed in and wanted to do… one day.  However that “one day” drew closer and closer as God showed us month by month that our attempted grasps at control were futile.  When we began to look into various options before us, adoption was stuck on our hearts.  Not only was the thought of adoption playing over and over in our hearts like a song stuck in our heads, it seemed like everywhere we turned there was another sign pointing us to the blessing that is adoption.  When we look at the journey ahead we see lots of trials, but at each potential stumbling block we have been shown a new picture of God’s grace towards us.

Through this blog we hope to share with you the joys and the pains that are sure to come through this long, long road that we believe God has set us on.  If at times we seem weak, it’s because we are.  If at times we seem strong, it’s because God is.

In the end our goal is to share the love of Christ with a child who by other means may never hear his name.

If you have questions, please feel free to ask (but please keep it civil, and preferably through a personal message or email)  If you have encouragement, please send them as we will surely need them.  Finally,  if you have prayers… blanket us in them, because we will without a doubt be needed those.


The Costellas

Getting Back to Running

I am so excited to say that Monday  I will start training for a race again. It has been way to long. My last race was the marathon in Savannah!


That was such an amazing experience! I cannot wait to run another one! We are moving to Colorado so I have been scoping out races out there. I plan on doing a half in July in Colorado Springs then the Denver Rock n Roll marathon in October. This is just what I would like to do but things can always change! I have been running over the past few months but no where near as much as I used to so I am excited to get back in the swing of things!

Today is day 12 of Whole30. We are feeling good and food has never tasted so good. Everything we eat tastes so good for some reason. Since we got rid of all of the processed, sugar filled foods we have started to learn what real good tastes like! It is fun! We still have long conversations of the things we wish we could eat but I think it is just for our amusement.

Also, I love going through old pictures. I came across this picture from our rehearsal dinner. I can’t believe we have been married for about 11 months now. It has been so sweet and full of love, grace and growth. I really am so thankful for Brian and how he pushes me closer to Christ.

I hope you all have a great Easter weekend! We are heading to the lake house with friends to celebrate!


Whole 30 Day 8


We have just passed the one week mark of being on Whole30. I started having cravings on day 1 so it has been a tough week for me. Brian on the other hand has been handling it very well. He must be more mentally disciplined than me. We are learning a lot. We both feel […]

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Whole 30: Day 1


    Hello! Brian and I have decided to take on the Whole30 Challenge as a precursor to our Paleo diet that we have become more serious about! Our goal is to get rid of the unhealthy psychological connection we have to food, balance our hormones, and really just for our overall health! We both […]

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Reunited with my hubs

Having Brian home is so great. Living alone or a while then having my husband back really made me realize how sweet it is to have help when the dish is to high in the cabinet or when Carlie needs to go out early in the morning and I get to sleep in. I  don’t […]

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Friends and Buttons by Elizabeth


I keep going back and forth with wanting to stick to a Paleo lifestyle. Some weeks I am all for it and other weeks I just really want to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner! I think there can be a healthy balance though ( not that ice cream is really that healthy) […]

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