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Happy Halloween (1 day late) and Happy November! Today I get to watch my husband bowl in a tournament - hope he does well!! Later on we are celebrating our two nieces and nephews birthdays with the family....and I guess mine too! Not really liking the chan
JosephandJennifer · 26 days ago

So nice to arrive home to my sweet husband and beautiful daughter.  Today, we are just hanging out inside, reading books, doing puzzles and coloring.  The cooler weather called for chilli, so the house smells yummy:)  Love these simple, quiet days at home.
JasonandAnn · 28 days ago

We went to the Annual Zoo Boo and had a great time.  All of the kids look so cute in their costumes.  It is a great family event that we enjoy attending every year.
PeteandMary · 28 days ago

Well, we just got home from our first family trip to Disney World and it was better than we could have ever imagined. From the minute we told Hayden we were going on vacation all he wanted to know is if we were staying in a hotel and if it had a pool, an e
PeteandMary · 29 days ago

We have really great neighbors!  They are helpful and funny, they love Evan to death.  Evan has called them by their last name since he first started talking.  Even their dogs are friendly and so gentle.  So Evan and I made them some cookies.  Evan loved c
PeteandSarah · 29 days ago

Mimi and Papa came to visit this weekend!  Sophie, Laura and I had such a great time with them. Couldn't have asked for better weather.  We went to a couple different cider mills and carved a couple different pumpkins.  Sophie is really grasping the whole
JohnandLaura · 30 days ago

We are new to parent finder and are very excited to a part of it! My husband and I can not wait to have a little one join our family and start are own traditions....especially with all the up coming holidays.
JosephandJennifer · 30 days ago

Kelli and I had a great time at two Halloween Parties this past weekend. We really enjoyed dressing up as a Flapper Girl and Gangster. It had been a while since the both of us had dressed up. I really enjoyed trick or treating as a child. I enjoyed being t
mikeandkelli · 30 days ago

We had a great time this past weekend with the hayride.  We had about nine adult couples here and Brandon drove the tractor for about 45 minutes taking them on a color tour.  This week we are looking forward to having our youth group come over on Saturday
bvanstrien · 31 days ago

Today we carved two pumpkins!  What fun.  Evan didn't really like getting his hands slimy, but he did great.  He even drew his own pumpkin face for Pete to carve.  We found really neat flickering lights that make it look like there's a candle inside, but i
PeteandSarah · 32 days ago

This week we are looking forward to hosting a fall hayride for one of the adult Sunday school classes at our church.  Brandon will be driving our neighbors tractor through the neighbors field along with a local farmers field.  We enjoy hosting people at ou
bvanstrien · 35 days ago

  Dear Baby, It is a Saturday evening in October. I’m sitting here listening to some soothing music while I write this. The house is otherwise quiet. Outside my office window I can see leaves on the bushes next door changing from green to oranges and yello
MarkandSarah · 37 days ago

What a fun visit with my parents!  On Sunday the weather perked up enough for time on the swing set and a bike ride around the block. We watched some football together, then Evan shared his two favorite (this week) books with them both. Today Grandma joine
PeteandSarah · 37 days ago

What to do on a cold and wet Saturday?  Go to Lowes!  Evan was so excited to see all the holiday decorations!  Christmas trees, sparkling lights, Santa statues.  He was pretty disappointed we were there to pick up light bulbs and weather stripping.  No wor
PeteandSarah · 40 days ago

I was driving home from work today reflecting back on time spent with my husband and our family this past weekend. We celebrated 3 birthdays at my parents home. It was nice to see my brother and his girlfriend along with thier little one. No matter the bir
mikeandkelli · 42 days ago

It is getting colder and colder in the mornings here in Liberal. The positive side being that my little Carter is much more apt to cuddle in the mornings over cartoons for him and Facebook news for me. Last night after I picked him up from daycare, we came
karigarett · 44 days ago

Hello! We are new to Parent Finder and are excited to see where this road takes us!
mikeandkelli · 44 days ago

Okay so I blinked and now we are in October. This year is moving faster as we approach the new year. I always like the Fall, the changing of the leaves and all the beautiful colors. There is so much to be thankful for.  I mentioned before that my husband a
SteveandJessica · 50 days ago

We do most of our growing on the farm, but we like having herbs and flowers around the house as well.  This week we planted tulip bulbs, which (if the deer don't eat them) will bloom in the spring. 
Kerriann_and_Tamara · 53 days ago

Every Saturday morning, we harvest vegatables to sell at the farmers market on Sundays.  We love spending that time outdoors in the sunshine together, and we can't wait until we have little ones there with us enjoying our weekly ritual. 
Kerriann_and_Tamara · 54 days ago

We have been trying our best to take more photographs of ourselves, so that we can provide a clearer picture of who we are and the kind of parents we will be.  This photo was taken at a concert hall in Washington, DC, right before a show by one of our favo
Kerriann_and_Tamara · 54 days ago

Happy Fall! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Matt and I decided to go pumpkin picking. The weather was just wonderful.  There is nothing like 80 Degree weather in the fall.  We had a lot of fun and cannot wait to have a child to be able to share these fun
Matt_Laura4 · 59 days ago

We just got home from Adam's football game. They lost but they played hard and we, and both sets of our parents, had a great time cheering him on. He always has a big cheering section at his games.  It's funny that before I became a parent to Isaac and Ada
revjenlynn · 62 days ago

August 27th - Usually we have nights at home, watching TV during the week and don't normally go out. But we decided to get tickets to see a show that we had seen advertised and my husband and I had a date night together. The show was funny and we had a gre
Matt_Laura4 · 65 days ago

August 26th- My mom and I got together to pick out decorations for my step-fathers surprise birthday party. 
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We had a wonderful weekend -- we took our 99 year old Grandma out for a drive to her hometown and took her to see her old church and the cemetery where so many of her relatives are buried and we got to hear some of her memories of growing up there... After
revjenlynn · 66 days ago

Laura met her mother for lunch today to dicuss plans her step-fathers surprise party. The place was selected and we ordered the invitations today.   
Matt_Laura4 · 67 days ago

Sundays are a favorite day in our home.  We enjoy sleeping in just a bit, and then we get up and head to Sunday school and church.  Nothing energizes us for the week ahead like participating in worship!  Afterward, we enjoy a good lunch and then spend the
revjenlynn · 73 days ago

Sundays are a favorite day in our home.  We enjoy sleeping in just a bit, and then we get up and head to Sunday school and church.  Nothing energizes us for the week ahead like participating in worship!  Afterward, we enjoy a good lunch and then spend the
revjenlynn · 73 days ago

A tradition on Ali's side of the family is an annual trip to the State Fair.  We always have to go see all the latest and greatest displays and vendors, what the butter sculpture is this year, the pig races, the 4H exhibits, and so much more.  There's also
Lecuyer10 · 74 days ago

Last week was very busy at work, but also very rewarding.  On Labor Day we had an opening morning dove hunt for new and beginning hunters.  The birds cooperated and gave the kids plenty of hunting action.  All but 1 of the 16 kids managed to get at least 1
Lecuyer10 · 77 days ago

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testapsept09 · 78 days ago

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testapsept09 · 79 days ago

Wow is it September already!! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.  It is crazy how fast time goes by. I read something the other day that said Christmas is only 16 Friday's away. I wish is were feeling a little cooler outside. It has been so hot. I l
SteveandJessica · 85 days ago

Apparently yesterday was National Dog Day!  I loved seeing pictures of everyone's puppies online but it made us sad because both Brian and I miss having dogs around.   We both grew up with dogs in the house and think that it's a great experience for kids t
brianandcarrievogel · 92 days ago

Seems like only yesterday we were filling out forms and going through background checks to start our adoption process. Now here we are a year later doing the same thing to renew. Steve and I are blessed to have such a great surrounding of family and friend
SteveandJessica · 98 days ago

Every year, Chris does a program called the Creature Feature at a couple of the area fairs for kids (and adults!) to learn about some of the local wildlife.  During the week leading up to the event, he will start looking out for some live animals to catch
Lecuyer10 · 102 days ago

It's August, and the peaceful, quiet halls at classrooms at the school are starting to liven up a bit!  Ali has gone back to start working in her classroom, turning the blank walls and pile of furniture into an inviting learning space for her first graders
Lecuyer10 · 102 days ago

We just came back from our vacation and took a road trip to Canada.  We visited Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  We had a very nice time and enjoyed seeing the beautiful countryside.
Matt_Laura4 · 105 days ago

We are so excited to share that we have a new nephew!  Carrie's brother (also named Brian) and his wife Michelle, had a baby last week!  We are excited to have a nephew who lives near us (they live near San Frnacisco) and look forward to vsiting often!  An
brianandcarrievogel · 108 days ago

What an amazing vacation!! Returning this week from our Northern Michigan trip, we are feeling so blessed to have spent time with our family with a week away! We spent our time kayaking the very peaceful Fox River, a day on Lake Superior on the pontoon tou
Sigleradoption · 112 days ago

We planted a small salsa garden this spring, and it has become a jungle of tomatoes! We've been sharing fresh tomatoes with our friends and neighbors as well as some of the five or so gallons of salsa Ali has made so far. We're also saving and freezing som
Lecuyer10 · 114 days ago

It's still the middle of summer, but starting to get excited that the fall hunting season will be starting in just 4 weeks! That means it's also time for me and the dogs to start getting ourselves in better shape for an early season bird hunting trip out t
Lecuyer10 · 117 days ago

Every summer, Ali's parents take us to Kansas City for a fun weekend, and we have just returned from this year's trip. It was a nearly perfect weekend! Friday we drove up and got checked into our hotel then headed out for the Royals game. There was a great
Lecuyer10 · 122 days ago

Ali drove down to Dodge City this week to visit another of her college roommates. The girls spent the day with her two daughters going to the zoo, getting slushes, playing Barbie, and just talking. It was a beautiful day in every way. There were lots of te
Lecuyer10 · 126 days ago

We are preparing to leave tomorrow for our annual Northern Michigan adventure with our best friends, which also happen to be our cousins. For the past several years, Chuck and I, Scott and Ali, along with their two children make the journey to the Upper Pe
Sigleradoption · 126 days ago

Hi!! We are Chuck and Sheena and we live in a small rural community close to both of our families. Some people love the city life, but we would not trade our small, close knit community and being minutes away from our family and friends for anything! We
Sigleradoption · 127 days ago

Hi, Friends, Larry's brother and sister-in-law have been visiting.  We had four fast-paced days of music--including the comic opera Don Pasquale--good food and lots and lots of family gab.  Took a trip to the local Indian reservation, where we had a guided
MBANDLARRY · 128 days ago

Hi, friends, It's been a busy summer.  We've had some great days in the mountains (check out this beautiful stormy day), and are looking forward to more camping in August. MB and Larry
MBANDLARRY · 128 days ago

You never know how your little one will react to fireworks, but Bodie loved celebrating the 4th of July. Instead of fireworks, he calls them "showerworks". Anything loud he called them "pop its". We went to my cousins who has a big annual party every ye
StevenSara · 136 days ago

Ali spent the weekend with a friend from college whose in-laws have a lake house. The girls spent plenty of time gabbing and soaking up some sun. It's so nice to have those friends with whom you can always pick right back up where you left off, no matter h
Lecuyer10 · 136 days ago

Chris built a raised garden bed in the backyard this year so Ali could plant a salsa garden with just some tomatoes, peppers, and onions.  We've had so much rain and nice weather that the plants have really thrived.  The tomato plants smell so great, sweet
Lecuyer10 · 142 days ago

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We are excited to be on this journey and look forward to getting to know the people who will be our child's birth family!  This process has encouraged us to to think a lot about the responsibility of being parents and how we will raise our child.  We look
brianandcarrievogel · 145 days ago

Happy 4th! This is a favorite holiday at our house, especially for Adam. He loves shooting off fireworks! :) We are enjoying the nice weather and working around the house today, and tonight we will go celebrate with good friends. These are three other fami
revjenlynn · 146 days ago

Last night we were playing a round at the local golf course, and we had a visitor. This doe came wandering over to the edge of the fairway at the 9th hole and started munching on grass as we were about to tee off. It was about 40 yards ahead of us and to t
Lecuyer10 · 150 days ago

Chris and I went over to his sister's house to help take out some trees tonight. Instead of hot, dirty work, I got to hang out with these pretty little ladies while Chris and their daddies worked. There is nothing like spending the evening with giggly litt
Lecuyer10 · 152 days ago

Indoor summer project #1 is cleaning out and organizing all the closets, and we've run across some real treasures. In the closet of the future nursery we were keeping our individual boxes of pictures and keepsakes from our childhoods. It brings both smiles
Lecuyer10 · 156 days ago

Hi, Friends, We want to share news about our vacation plans this year.  We'll be heading to New England, visiting parts of that beautiful coast that we have not seen before.  We're lucky to be taking MB's mom along for the ride.  As we approach the anniver
MBANDLARRY · 160 days ago

Pancake breakfast and fishing with friends!
MBANDLARRY · 161 days ago

Chris' birthday is tomorrow, and we like to find special ways to celebrate birthdays.  We're packing up and taking off for a weekend in Kansas City!  Chris has some rounds of golf planned with friends and family, Ali is going to visit some friends, and we'
Lecuyer10 · 161 days ago

Teaching Bodie manners is very important to me.  Children learn by example for sure so I stared out with the simple, please and thank you.  Just this week he has learned "bless you" when someone sneezes and "you are welcome" when someone says "Thank you" j
StevenSara · 162 days ago

Boys will be boys and Bodie is all boy!  He is in a phase were he love to "Ride Em'"  In one day he accomplished riding 4 things and thought it fitting to put the pictures in a collage.
StevenSara · 171 days ago

It's pretty accurate to say that Bodie and I go to the Zoo at least once a week.  He of course loves to feed the animals.  This weekend we had the pleasure of going to a very interactive Zoo with Steven's company family day.  Bodie got to feed, giraffes, r
StevenSara · 171 days ago

We are finally moving into our new home this weekend-yah! Trying to learn a new city is hard but we've only been lost a dozen times or so :). We have attended Mass at a new church and met a few homeschooling families already, so we are starting to feel mo
Natasha · 184 days ago

Doug, Ellie and I joined several family members in a day of sunshine at a local winery.  Ellie loves their rootbeer so she was excited to go too.  It was so nice to sit in the sunshine and listen to the music.  There was a charity raffle that we entered. 
JenniandDoug · 192 days ago

Hi, friends, Want to share our latest culinary successes with you!  Morning visit to the Farmer's Market yielded beautiful kale, raw milk and pasture raised eggs.  Celebrated with a GREAT Lemon Merangue Pie.  No cane sugar, so super healthy with just lemon
MBANDLARRY · 193 days ago

We have a garden!  Doug worked very hard this spring and doubled the size of our garden.  We will have basically the same number of plants but they will be spaced out much more.  We added potatoes and zucchini to the mix this year.  Ellie LOVES to dig in t
JenniandDoug · 195 days ago

We are on our vacation in St Louis at the arch and museum today. Tomorrow we head on towards Kentucky, then to North Carolina, our new home with a new job! Between the mountains and the coast, what a place to live!
Natasha · 199 days ago

Hi, friends, We're off tonight to see a film about the use of Genetically Modified Organisims (GMSs) in our food supply,  It's an event hosted by our farmers market.  We're big supporters of the Farmers Market, and are becomming connoiseurs of food.  We've
MBANDLARRY · 212 days ago

Good morning, friends, We had a great Easter weekend.  We got started planting vegetables, getting in some greens as well as strawberries.  We were fortunate to take advantage of the spring temperatures and our gorgeous area with a hike through the Indian
MBANDLARRY · 220 days ago

Wes and I went to Easter Vigil tonight. It started at 8:30 and went until 11. Being in choir, we sang through the whole thing and are now exhausted!!! Wonderful service though and we enjoyed singing!
Natasha · 221 days ago

Hello, everyone! It's been a busy two weeks for us.  We celebrated Larry's birthday with a trip to the wetland preserve (in New Mexico called the bosque), which was fabulous.  We just missed seeing the two dozen bald eagles that had been nesting there over
MBANDLARRY · 224 days ago

We met tummy mommy K. the other day for lunch. She is our adopted son's (Dothan's) mom and that is what we have always called her.
Natasha · 227 days ago

Went to the MCC Sale at the KS State Fair Grounds Saturday with college roommate Jenny and her kids.
Natasha · 227 days ago

Time flys when your having fun.  It is amazing watching Bodie grow and learn new things.  This weekend we will celebrate his 2nd Birthday with family complete with a "Cat in the Hat" theme. 
StevenSara · 231 days ago

Natasha's mom and dad came to visit from CO. Dothan, our truck lover, first asked when he woke up "What car or truck did they bring?" I told him that they had brought their large one with trailer and he was thrilled. He is now laying RIGHT in front of t
Natasha · 233 days ago

We went down to the Oklahoma Science Museum last weekend and had a blast.  It has the tallest twisting slide in the country for kids.  Dothan enjoyed the 3 dimensional maze and Wes liked the Segway.
Natasha · 238 days ago

Hello, friends, It's another beautiful spring here at the "ranch."  The roses and fruit trees are budding; the grass is that sweet green that we only see in the first days of spring; and the air is so soft and warm that it's just pulling you outside.  We'r
MBANDLARRY · 239 days ago

We've been keeping busy working around the pendulum of spring temps - warm one day, cool the next.Recently, when the weather turned cool, we rented the movie Frozen and snuggled together on the couch to watch it as a family.  We all enjoyed it! This past w
jmorahan · 241 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful weekend with friends.  Our best friends traveled accross the state to spend a couple days at our home.  They have one precious daughter through adoption and are currently matched and in the process of adopting a second daughter. 
ChristinaEthan · 248 days ago

Entry by Gwen I am just getting back home to Dodge City after spending a week visitng family in North East Kansas. Lots going on up North! Spent a lot of time helping family as they just purchased a new business and I also got to spend lots of time with
WesandGwen · 250 days ago

We are blessed with so many things in life, from our lasting relationship together, the ability to adopt a precious child, family, friends, to all of the small details in life, including the fact that we live in the State of Florida. Over the past several
TroyandMargaret · 254 days ago

We have been taking advantage of the warm weather these past few days.  Ellie has been begging to get her pink scooter out.  We live about a block and a half from a walking/biking trail and we use it quite a bit when the weather is warm.  We also got our g
JenniandDoug · 255 days ago

"Bluebirds fly.  And the dreams that you dream of really do come true!"This is our favorite lullaby to sing to Hayley each night.   Speaking of Hayley...We are one month away from Hayley's 3rd birthday.  We can't believe how fast the time has flown.  We're
jmorahan · 257 days ago

Friday night we watched our 2 year old twin niece and nephew.  It's the second time we've watched them for the evening in the past few weeks.  It was fun for the most part (not as fun... the extra poopy diaper and a couple cries of missing mommy).  It's gr
ChristinaEthan · 262 days ago

Mother Nature dumped 7 inches of snow on us yesterday.  It was our usual heavy, wet March snow.  Thankfully, Ernest made it home from work a little early safe and sound before the roads got too bad.  We stayed in, sunuggled by the fire, and watched the mov
jmorahan · 263 days ago

Today we had a beautiful spring day!  Such a blessing after a week of freezing rain.  We love snow but are delighted to have a warm sunny day. The children have been enjoying time outside after being inside so much.  They have played tee ball, gone on a pr
SteveandTracy · 264 days ago

Today, I went down to the department of motor vehicles to register our new mini-van for license plates.  If you would have told me in my teens that I'd be driving a mini-van in my 30s with a "Respect Life" license plate, I would have laughed.  Life sure ha
jmorahan · 266 days ago

Well, February went by in a blur.     Hayley and Julie traveled up to Gillette, WY (a 5 plus hour drive) with Julie's mom to visit with Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Jim for a weekend, while Ernest stayed home to work on some minor things around the house on the h
jmorahan · 269 days ago

Today's a big day!  For months we've been helping a friend run for political office, and tomorrow's the election.   Wish us luck!!  MB and Larry
MBANDLARRY · 269 days ago

Hi, Friends! February's been quite the month!  We're running like crazy with two puppies at home, and feel like we're in training to be parents--learning to be calm and patient! If you've seen our posts you'll remember that Larry's Aunt Esther died last mo
MBANDLARRY · 271 days ago

Yesterday was Ethan's birthday.  We both took off work and were able to enjoy going out for breakfast and realxing at home with a movie.
ChristinaEthan · 275 days ago

Saturday morning I got to stand in for my sister at the twins swimming lesson.  There needed to be one adult for each child and she got called in to work.  So I got to be my nephew's swimming partner.
ChristinaEthan · 275 days ago

Greetings, We are asking for your prayers for two expectant moms.  Both have decisions to make and could use your help now.  Start the prayer wheel with us! MB and Larry
MBANDLARRY · 275 days ago

    Oh, it has been a busy last few weeks, but yesterday we slowed down and relaxed to enjoy the beauty of a local State Park.  We walked approximately six miles, and did so with our beloved puppy, Laci.  Today, Troy is off with his buddies to enjoy a day
TroyandMargaret · 277 days ago

I am not a blogger.  I am not the kind of person who posts a lot of stuff online.  But, I did want anyone who is checking out our profile to know that I look on here every single day, hoping and praying for something, anything.  I love seeing hits fr
SteveandSheila · 281 days ago

There are 6 birthdays in my family in February.  This year we celebrated with a family weekend trip to an indoor waterpark resort.  The nieces and nephews had a great time.  The wave pool was the favorite part for most of them.
ChristinaEthan · 283 days ago

We love snow days!  They are some of our favorite days of the year.  We don't get them too often, so we try to soak up every minute of fun.  We make sure the kids have good snow gear for when they play and a cup of hot chocolate ready when they come in.  T
SteveandTracy · 289 days ago

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