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Made it thru the busy weekend and enjoyed a great visit with Hayden's biological father and his parents yesterday.   Start of a new week and today is my first time volunteering in the computer room for Hayden's class.  Looking forward to working with the k
PeteandMary · 15 days ago

This weekend we took Evan for his first Home Depot Kids Workshop. It was so fun to help him build and paint a jet!  (It took all day for the paint to dry.)  We also went to see the Peanuts Movie, Evan's first trip to a theater. He decided that he did like
PeteandSarah · 16 days ago

  Great ideas for unique creative toys for children. Let their imagination run wild. Can’t wait to pick these up one day.
micheleandsteven · 16 days ago

Every year we decorate for Halloween, so this year wasn’t going to be any different.  My wife Kasia loves to decorate, so for her any holiday with some type of decorations is a good excuse to head on out to Michael’s to buy some new trinkets that she can h
marcinandkasia · 16 days ago

It was an emotional week.. we had a funeral, for someone who was too young, and a baby shower. The circle of life yes, but it doesn't make it any easier.   Today we are going to meet with Hayden's biological father.  Looking forward to seeing him and shari
PeteandMary · 16 days ago

Who doesn't love to jump in the leaves? What a better way to celebrate a fall Saturday afternoon than a day outside in the leaves! We played soccer, kicked the leaves, piled them up and jumped right in. Even our dog, Maggie loves to play in the leaves!
JohnandLaura · 16 days ago

We had such a fun time giving out candy to all the trick or treaters that came to our house!  Gary got really into the Halloween spirit, and greeted all the kids with a scary mask.  We had so many kids visit our house, but we can't wait to one day take our
garyandandrea · 17 days ago

We had such a fun time giving out candy to all the trick or treaters that came to our house!  Gary got really into the Halloween spirit, and greeted all the kids with a scary mask.  We had so many kids visit our house, but we can't wait to one day take our
garyandandrea · 17 days ago

Now that we're officially in our agencies infant adoption program, it's time to spread the word that we're more ready than ever to be dads.  We signed up with Parent Finder for help getting information about us out online so we could ready as many people a
johnanddane · 18 days ago

Sophie and mommy went to the zoo this week! We had beautiful weather and had a chance to see a ton of animals!  Sophie loves the monkeys right now so we spent a good amount of time investigating them!  
JohnandLaura · 18 days ago

Spending time with family is one of our favorite things to do. This year for Halloween we took a trip to visit Natasha's sister and brother-in-law . We spend time at a local orchard exploring and picking pumpkins. Then it was off to carve! Click here to se
dougandnatasha · 19 days ago

We celebrated A's birthday last night with family. What a JOY to watch that sweet guy grow and develop. We are excited to think about him taking on a new role as older brother. 
davidandnicole · 19 days ago

Here we go, our first blog entry.  We are sitting in the Tampa International Airport, waiting to board our flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for a nice relaxing trip to see my sister Jennifer, and our nieces and nephew.  So excited to visit with the
travisanddavid · 21 days ago

Happy Halloween!  We had such a fun weekend celebrating with Sarah's parents.  They arrived on Halloween to pass out candy while we took Evan (as Ryder from "Paw Patrol") trick-or-treating through our neighborhood.  He was so excited to see friends and nei
PeteandSarah · 21 days ago

We had a blast during our family trip to Northern Michigan!  Everyone enjoyed relaxing together by the fire. The kids carved pumpkins, took nature walks and enjoyed the slumber parties! It was chilly, but we all bundled up and had a blast together.  
JohnandLaura · 21 days ago

It's hard to believe Halloween is over and it's November already!  As I sit down to look at our calendar for the week, I see invitations to Christmas parties, Christmas concerts and holiday gatherings!   I guess it is that time of year.  Time to shop, cook
PeteandMary · 22 days ago

Halloween is always such a blast for our family. We all participate in the fun by dressing up, even Cory and I. This year's theme was pirates. We enjoyed a neighborhood block party, trick or treating, and passing out candy.
CoryandCarrie · 23 days ago

PeteandMary · 23 days ago

We had so much fun celebrating Halloween with family! The kids loved carving the pumpkin and then we all went Trick-or-Treating together!  It rained a little bit at the end, but they made out with a ton of candy.  What fun!
JohnandLaura · 23 days ago

We had a lot of trick or treaters stop by our house this evening, including this cute little ladybug - our niece Fiona. Happy Halloween!      
gregandpam · 24 days ago

  Getting ready for all the little ghosts and goblins. Look forward to one day going trick or treating with a child after we adopt
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

Who doesn't love Halloween!  Especially being a kid and getting to dress up knowing you are going to get a bucket full of treats.   The only thing not exciting in our house is carving the pumpkins.  Hayden gets all excited to carve them and then the minute
PeteandMary · 24 days ago

Kara and I were going through some photos last night and thought it would be nice to share some family photos we came across.  There wasn't alot of room in our flipbook to share everything, so here is a glimpse into some family photos we ran across. Here's
donaldandkara · 25 days ago

Today is the Halloween party at school.  Hayden was so excited that he woke up at 6am and put his Luke Skywalker costume on.   I am going to be one of the parent volunteers at his party and this will be the first time I have volunteered in his classroom th
PeteandMary · 25 days ago

The Toys R Us Christmas catalog came today.  Hayden has his pen out and is furiously circling the items he wants.  Oh to be a kid again!
PeteandMary · 26 days ago

Man how time sure does fly.  Over the past month we had an adult Sunday School class and our youth group over for an annual hayride.  We had a lot of fun.  For the youth group all of the leaders got together and made over 300 homemade doughnuts along with
bvanstrien · 26 days ago

How can it be Halloween is this weekend!  Last weekend we had a Trunk or Treat event to attend.  We all dressed as Star Wars characers.  I was pricness Leia however, Hayden had my lightsaber and pendant within the first 10 minutes!  Tomorrow is the Hallowe
PeteandMary · 26 days ago

Gary ran his first marathon this past weekend...26.2 miles!  He decided he wanted to run the marathon back in March.  Ever since then he has been diligently training for it.  I'm so proud of him! Such determination! -Andrea
garyandandrea · 27 days ago

I think fall may be my favorite season (at least my favorite season right now).  The colors and the sunny (but cool) weather are just perfect.  Today Evan and I made cookies for our neighbors, and even they were fall'ed up with pumpkin spice chips.  ~Sarah
PeteandSarah · 29 days ago

Over the weekend we took a trip out of town to meet Dave's side of the family and have photos taken!  It was so nice to get together and be goof balls, it doesn't seem like we are able to do that often enough. Unfortunatley a few of our nephews werent able
daveandkristal · 29 days ago

We love Fall - the weather, watching the leaves change, and most of all pumpkin picking. Grandma and Papa joined us on our fun trip to the pumpkin farm.
CoryandCarrie · 29 days ago

We just love using Facebook as a way to let expectant moms know more about us!! We have a page dedicated just to adoption.  Feel Free to visit it and check out all the pictures and updates that we post about! We even have a video about us!  Here is the lin
JasonandHeidi · 29 days ago

Mike and I had a great weekend with our niece and nephew. Saturday we went to the cider mill, picked out pumpkins, went out to dinner, played glow golf, carved our pumpkins and ended the evening playing pictionary on the Wii. It w definitely a fun filled w
MichaelandKristi · 30 days ago

Love this idea would love to make this one day as a memory to treasure. Micheleandstevenadopt@gmail Txt or call 646-650-8634 love to hear from you 
micheleandsteven · 30 days ago

Hi all!   I know it has been a while since I've written, but I have a good excuse!  We just returned from an amazing family vacation.  We spent two days in Orlando, then about a week aboard the Disney Fantasy to celebrate "Halloween on the High Seas".  It
AmitandNatalie · 30 days ago

We had a great time in New York City this weekend!  We went to see a concert at Madison Square Garden, where the band played a song we danced to at our wedding.  It was a fun time and we look forward to introducing a child to our love of travel and music.
toddandtracy · 31 days ago

We have had a very fun fall kick off!  We visited our favorite pumpkin farm (on a very cold and wet Saturday), picked apples at an orchard and started our weekly skating and swimming lessons.  It has been such a delight to watch Evan brave the ice - a comp
PeteandSarah · 32 days ago

This past weekend we took a long weekend and headed up north for what was the final camping trip of 2015. It was a cold one! We camped in a beautiful park and there was lots to do. We did a color tour, and lots of biking, fires, and games. Travis' parents
travisandlaurelin · 35 days ago

  I love autumn! I always felt a little homesick in fall when I lived in California.  The season is just not the same out there. Now that we are back in Michigan I try to take advantage of this season as much as possible. So for my birthday I asked Andy fo
andrewandandrea · 35 days ago

A few weeks ago we spent time at Artprize with each of our nephews. The experiences were very different. We rode our bikes all over the city with our thirteen year old nephew who is willing to discuss and wonder about the art with us. He has lots of cool a
andrewandandrea · 35 days ago

We both love fall and all the coziness it brings with it!  I love decorating our house with fall and Halloween decorations.  I spent this past weekend decorating, and it always gets us both super excited about fall!  
garyandandrea · 36 days ago

Sophie and Laura had a blast at Sophie's first field trip to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch!  Sophie picked a pumpkin and got a bag full of apples. Afterwards, we made deliciuos applesauce!  
JohnandLaura · 36 days ago

  Watched the playoffs and are so excited for the Mets.  Hope to one day share our love of baseball with a child one day
micheleandsteven · 36 days ago

  We had a great time with friends at the Head of the Charles this weekend!  We'd love to bring a child to watch the races next year - it's such a fun and family-friendly event.
toddandtracy · 37 days ago

We had another busy, fun-filled weekend! On Friday night after Jeremy got off work we headed down to my Dad & Step-mom's house in Kansas City. They just bought a new house and this was our first time staying with them since the big move! We got Chinese
JeremyandLiz · 37 days ago

Today Mike and I took our traditional trip to the cider mill. We always get our pumpkins, cider, donuts, hay bales and mums. Today was a beautiful sunny day to pick out pumpkins.   
MichaelandKristi · 37 days ago

Someone recently asked us about our views on education.  It really got us thinking about how important education is not only through formal schooling but through life experiences, such as travel and recreation. We find that everyday experiences offer unlim
theresamark · 37 days ago

We took our niece to a Harvest Festival today.  They had a bounce house, face painting, firetrucks, a band, lots of food and arts & crafts.  Everyone got a big kick out of the "live" scarecrow on stilts.  He was pretty cool.  
theresamark · 37 days ago

Well, the days are getting shorter and our tree-lined street is ablaze with's certainly fall. The past few months seem to be a blur--- both being teachers, August through October are a flury of activity! We've been enjoying what the season has t
davidandnicole · 37 days ago

Hayden had his real first hockey game last weekend!  Uniforms, opposing team everything but refs - very exciting!  #gowings
PeteandMary · 39 days ago

The fall is one of our favorite times of year!  We love visiting the local orchards for horse-drawn hayrides, apple cider, donuts, and lots of other fun farm activities.  We enjoy all of the activities that summer brings, but fall gives us a chance to slow
richandteresa · 39 days ago

  Great tips to use for potty training when we become parents through adoption
micheleandsteven · 40 days ago

This past weekend was a busy one! It was full of family, friends, & football! 3 of our favorite things! It all started on Saturday when Jeremy's friend and former boss, Arnie, and his two children, Rose & Guy, flew in from Arizona. Rose is audition
JeremyandLiz · 41 days ago

John's cousin's wedding was a beautiful reason to get all dressed up and have a date night!  We had a great time celebrating a wonderful couple!
JohnandLaura · 42 days ago

Check out our Facebook page which is named... Cody and Mary AdoptWe post updates and picutres on our page frequently.Thank you.
codyandmary · 42 days ago

We were so excited to find out that our profile went live THIS past Friday. We thought it wasn't going to be until NEXT Friday. A pleasant surprise to say the least. This is our second adoption journey and we are eager to grow our family. However, in life
nathananderin · 43 days ago

Had a blast at our nephews birthday celebration this weekend. Uncle Steven parting it up with our little nephew henry.
micheleandsteven · 44 days ago

One of the things Mike and I enjoy is going to Greenfield Village for Halloween Nights trick or treating. This year we went with good friends of our and their kids. It was beautiful weather and we had a great time.         
MichaelandKristi · 44 days ago

The Halloween light are up on the house!  
MichaelandKristi · 44 days ago

Good evening   My job keeps me incredibly busy.  It's fast-paced, and the stress involved is almost palpable at times.  But at the end of the day, I get to be the guy who goes home to another of Natalie's culinary suprises.  Tonight we got fresh-baked brea
AmitandNatalie · 44 days ago

                                We celebrated Mark's birthday with a trip to Philadelphia.  We had a great time sightseeing and ate lots of great food!
theresamark · 44 days ago

I came across this photo today and thought it was fitting to share as we approach Halloween.... I love my goofy husband! We happened across this old costume that was custom made by my mom and Doug just had to try it on :) How do you not laugh at a grown ma
dougandnatasha · 44 days ago

Hi Everyone Having moved back to the city where we started our life as a family, we've come to realize that there are many places here that have a part in our warmest memories.  We find ourselves driving past a restaurant and laughing at how Brayden tried
AmitandNatalie · 46 days ago

  Steve surprised me last night with tickets to Duran Duran. They were my first concert I ever went to. Brought back wonderful memories. Would love to create memories like this for a child. 
micheleandsteven · 46 days ago

The highlight of our summer was a trip to the ocean.  It was Evan's first, and a first in a long time for Pete and I.  We spent a week with Pete's sister and brother-in-law, and Evan's cousins on the coast in North Carolina.  It was so great we already res
PeteandSarah · 47 days ago

Last week I was a babysitter. My friend Ana has a daughter and she stayed with me at my house. She is 4 years old. She is very nice. I prepared her something to eat and drink. I asked her what she wanted to do. She wanted to play.  We played a fun game wit
marcinandkasia · 47 days ago

This past weekend Mike and I went on our annual Halloween camping trip with family and friends. We rent cabins each year for the weekend and Saturday other family and friends come out for the day. There are lots of things for the kids to do all day long. I
MichaelandKristi · 48 days ago

Loving the cooler weather we are having in the mornings. Spent some time in the backyard this morning enjoying the weather and taking some pictures.   
jasonandkim · 48 days ago

We love spending time on the dock at night taking in the beautiful sunsets over the lake. Nothing is more peaceful and relaxing than the beauty of nature. Sometimes, we even do some fishing. 
jasonandkim · 48 days ago

We had a great cider mill date! It was fun to take a walk just the two of us and even run and play a little bit!  
JohnandLaura · 49 days ago

  My sweet little nephew made a cake for my birthday with a little help from grandma.
micheleandsteven · 49 days ago

This is our second year participating in the Justice Run.  Missy's friend is part of the ministry that hosts the event - and it's such a fun awesome way to contribute to helping fight human trafficking.  Paul ran the 10K, Hannah ran the 5K and Missy and Am
paulandmissy · 50 days ago

Paul and I were super blessed this weekend by a last minute get away to a generous friend's condo.  My sister watched our girls for us and we relaxed and enjoyed the beautiful weekend!  Such a beautiful weekend and so nice to have some time away together -
paulandmissy · 50 days ago

Things don't always go according to plans.  That's even more true when dealing with little ones or pets.  Here are some of our favorite family bloopers from the past year.  Don't you hate it when...   You find the perfect setting for a Mommy and me photo,
arinanddarcy · 50 days ago

Tom and I are enjoying getting back into our fall routines, so I thought I'd give a bit of a picture of what our lives are like right now. I'm teaching 5 classes this semester, and Tom has been very busy at the shop.  We are thankful for fulfilling work fo
thomasandjodi · 50 days ago

  Out celebrating my birthday with Steven. Look forward to sharing many more happy occasions with him and a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 51 days ago

We went to a fall festival/craft show today.  We got some pumpkins and mums to decorate for fall.  Can't believe summer is over!
theresamark · 51 days ago

We just returned from a holiday in Poland where we had a fun time exploring a new country together.  We saw castles, historical sites, went to a soccer game, and biked for 6 days in the countryside.  One of Greg's favorite things was feeding swans in the c
gregandpam · 51 days ago

My Sister's boss has horses. One evening we went out so that Rebecca could ride one.  What a fun day. Rebecca did a great job and wasn't scared at all. 
BobandKarin · 53 days ago

We just returned from a fun trip to Grandma and Grandpa's.  I don't know if Rebecca was more excited to visit Grandma and Grandpa or to visit Grandpa's chickens. We checked for eggs every day and got so excited to find one.  
BobandKarin · 53 days ago

Stories of adoption and love can be Foun every where. We look forward to sharing our love. 
micheleandsteven · 55 days ago

Today we wanted to share a little bit about someone who meant very much to us. That is my (Laurelin's) mother, who passed away from breast cancer in October 2014.  Thais, my mother, had a very long battle with cancer, and became such an inspiration to so
travisandlaurelin · 55 days ago

  Making crepes during our cooking class. We can’t wait to make them for breakfast. Hope to fill these crepes for a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 57 days ago

Hi everyone I just wanted to write a quick note to let you know about the wonderful evening Natalie and I spent together.  We whipped out the bug spray, dug out the telescope, and headed outside to enjoy a beautiful lunar eclipse.  Sometimes it really is t
AmitandNatalie · 58 days ago

Today was my cousin's wedding.  The bride looked beautiful and her daughters were absoluately adorable! we danced for hours!
theresamark · 58 days ago

      This weekend was another beautiful weekend. I spent the weekend at my sisters house watching my niece play soccer, BBQing , spending time with my niece and nephew, sister, brother in law and fun friends. Mike spent the weekend Up North with 3 of his
MichaelandKristi · 58 days ago

Amelia loves science.  Being an engineer, Paul proudly encourages Amelia's love for all things science related.  It's really cute.     Friday afternoon Hannah went with some of her youth group friends to JumpStreet (a local trampoline place) and so I took
paulandmissy · 59 days ago

  Enjoying the San Janeiro festival IN NYC. Love Italian food what better place to get it but in Little Italy NYC.
micheleandsteven · 59 days ago

This summer, we were blessed with the birth of our first niece! Laurelin's brother and sister-in-law had their first child in June. We had been anxiously awaiting her arrival, and we are so glad he is here!  Since little miss Sabina has arrived, we spent
travisandlaurelin · 60 days ago

Two full weeks of school and I think we are finally getting in to a good morning routine!  I think everyone is exhausted with this new schedule, forms, registration and acitivites that come with starting school  I had no idea there would so much to do the
PeteandMary · 61 days ago

Hi! We love everything about being outside (except, in my case, the spiders -- not a fan), and take every possible opportunity to get out and experience the beauty of nature together.  This is a particularly exciting time for nature walking -- the leaves a
AmitandNatalie · 61 days ago

This weekend we got to spend time with our best friends and their twin 2 year olds. It's hard to believe that they're already 2 and potty trained!! It seems like just yesterday we got the exciting news that their mommy was expecting! We can never get enoug
dougandnatasha · 61 days ago

For Labor Day, we took a camping trip up north in Michigan. We had family come in from Virgina and from Florida to spend the weekend together. The weather was so wonderful and warm! We enjoyed a day on a boat... My brother and jumping! We spent a day tour
travisandlaurelin · 62 days ago

We have been so incredibly blessed by adoption already and have been able to be a part of a few recent events.  We walked in the Touched by Adoption 5K and it was wonderful!  We were joined by a couple hand fulls of our family and friends.  It was so neat
jesseandnicole · 63 days ago

We had an amazing weekend up in the mountains this past weekend. It was BLISS! Perfect weather, and such a beautiful location! Our friends offered for us to use their amazing mountain cabin for the weekend and it was just what we needed! Their cabin is on
paulandmissy · 63 days ago

What a great weekend we had!  Fall is my absolute favorite season, and I'm loving these cooler temperatures.  Friday evening Dustin and I played a couple of games of "washers" in the yard.  I actually beat him one out of three games which is pretty excitin
dustinandangannette · 64 days ago

Seven years ago today I married my best friend.  We have been through a lot of hard times trying to create our family, but it has only made us stronger.  Yesterday we decided to take a trip to one of our favorite places on the other side of the state to ce
MichaelandKristi · 65 days ago

We had a pool party/engagement party for Nick and Gina this weekend!  it as great to enjoy the last bit of summer and celebrate the engagement with Gina's family. They were all so nice and welcoming.  And more children to add to the family!  So much fun.
theresamark · 65 days ago

We love the fall.  I can't stress that enough.  The air gets a bit cooler, the leaves start to change, football is on again, and there are so many fun things to do on the farm.  We are so lucky to have a pumpkin patch right outisde our house.  Of course we
JasonandAmy · 65 days ago

Last month we spent a day at the zoo.  The highlight was this fun, interactive giraffe feeding exhibit.  The giraffes (or as Sloane calls them, dinosaurs) were so beautiful and gentle!  We are going to have to come back year after year for this!  And maybe
JasonandAmy · 65 days ago

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