Sunday, December 11, 2016


Hello friends! 

It has been a crazy (well, crazier than usual!) time in the Cogan household.  We have so much to share, and we will be blogging more regularly....but lately, we have been packing up the family and getting ready to move to New Orleans, Louisiana!! 

Daddy will be headed to Tulane to teach and work on a research project, while the rest of us explore New Orleans for the next 5 months!  This adventure might seem crazy, but it is amazing how much we are being provided for!  An amazing therapy option that was not accessible here will be available for Kai - which could be life-changing for him! 

And possibly the most amazing part - we've hesitated to let everyone know of this until we were sure - but Kassi is going to walk!  And there is a possibility that it will happen while we are in New Orleans!  If not, it will mean a long stay up north this summer, but we are hoping that it will be possible at the Shriner's in Shreveport.  She has an evaluation appointment on the 22nd and we will see! 

So with two parents, seven kids, four dogs (the fourth one is a story for another post!) and our cots and exercise balls (also a story for another post!), we're almost ready for New Orleans. 

The question is, is New Orleans ready for US?

(I'm not entirely certain that they will be able to handle this absolute cuteness!!) 
We leave on the 19th - and we would love to meet up with any readers who happen to be in the New Orleans area, so if you are one, please comment or email us! 

Saturday, November 12, 2016


Hello everyone! This one's from Kai. 

We are currently waiting on the results from a genetic test that may be life-changing for him and his CP, if the result is positive!! 

Although it's a very, very, very small possibility, as Kai says, "it was worth a shot!"

Friday, November 11, 2016

November is National Adoption Awareness Month!

So many children all over the world just need a loving family to THRIVE!!! We have been so very, very, very blessed by the journey that is adoption. 

Just look at these beautiful faces! 

And his  - 

Sweet Kiran:

And hers - 

Precious Emmaline:

And his - 

Darling Milo:

And hers - 
Beautiful Allie-Jo who is aging out very soon and desperately wants a family!

And the faces of the many, many others that wait - 

And please, please consider whether your family might be theirs. 

(The little 5 are singing part of There's Room for Everyone from Pete's Dragon.)

The lyrics are: 
"There's room for everyone in this world - will everyone make some room? Love given freely can spare this world, let friendly feelings bloom! Just give an inch, give a yard, never flinch! When the time comes to offer a hand...So let's all make sure we give everyone somewhere to stand! Just the way God planned it, just the way God planned!"


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Happy Birthday Mama!!!!

Mama's birthday was on Halloween! 

Here are just a few of the many, many things that we LOVE about her!

𝓐mazing. Just amazing.

𝓑eloved by all.

𝓒reative beyond belief.

𝓓ancing through every day.




𝓗elpful and hopeful.



𝓚ind to everyone

𝓛oving, loving, loving 

𝓜ost extraordinary

𝓝ever gives up

Out-of-the-ordinary in all of the best ways




𝓢imply stunning

𝓣ruly a gift 

𝓤nbelievable and unique

𝓥ery much a gift.


𝓧 - tremely.....everything! 

𝔂ore's friend.... 💜

𝒵any and wonderful!