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These are my fabulous peonies! In the garden at the house we have hundreds of them and they are my favorite. This year they grew particularly HUGE in size. Graham has been watching them from bud to flower and updates me on their progress until the full blo
carol_adopts · 86 days ago

So much fun at Henry’s Bday party. He was such a ham with Loony Louie. Can’t wait to plan one of these parties one day.  
micheleandsteven · 88 days ago

06/07/2015 Hi everyone We just celebrated Brayden's 11th birthday, and I am sitting here wondering where the time has gone.  It feels like just yesterday I held him for the first time, this wrinkly, wiggly little guy with the cute little whimper that stol
AmitandNatalie · 88 days ago

We will be first time parents when we adopt. Found this great way to help comfort a baby. We also get advice from our friends and family.
micheleandsteven · 92 days ago

In 3 days we will be celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary! Most people would say that it doesn't feel like they have been married that long. For us, we feel like we have been together forever. You don't go through all that we have in our life and build
nickandnikki · 93 days ago

We had a great Memorial Day.  We had the priviledge of again hosting the Memorial Day Parade in our local town.  We did not have a great turnout this year as the weather was not the best but we still had a good time.  Brandon pulled the float for our churc
bvanstrien · 93 days ago

We realize we need to learn how to know what our child is feeling to help him or her out. We wonder if this article will help us  
micheleandsteven · 94 days ago

A new summer activity for our family is T-Ball.  Miles had his first game last week.  He enjoys hitting the ball but could care less about playing in the outfield.  He always so dirty at the end of a game.  I asked him "Miles why are you so dirty, baseball
laura603 · 94 days ago

When we are selected by an expectant mother or birth couple we’ll buy this fantastic adoption book. We’ll  fill it with precious memories about baby’s birth family and through the years about how we kept in touch with each other.  Also, about baby’s milest
micheleandsteven · 98 days ago

We had a family filled Memorial/Birthday weekend.   Weather held out and Miles was able to play with his cousin, Stella.  We took her Miles old "big bike" and showed her how to use it.   Celebrated another birthday surrounded with family.  Kids sang happy
laura603 · 99 days ago

In Montreal we listened to jazz music. Pictured with us is one of the amazing singers. We look forward to sharing our love of music when we grow our family through adoption.  
micheleandsteven · 100 days ago

Today I was thinking about Sloane's birthday.  She will be two years old in a couple of weeks.  Her birthmother selected us to be her parents just two weeks before she was born.  The day we recieved the call from our agency was life changing!  I was going
JasonandAmy · 102 days ago

Last night’s dinner is homemade Chines food. Family dinners will be great when our child  can enjoy trying new foods we’ll prepare.    
micheleandsteven · 104 days ago

It is a little like waiting in line at a store. You know you are going to get your turn if you are just patient. Patience is a little hard for us considering what is at the end of this line. We are just too excited! Due to the fact that the line takes as l
nickandnikki · 104 days ago

Good morning! I know it's late, but I wanted to take a minute to talk about what a wonderful mother's day I had.  I got the perfect gift this year.  It's that thing that every nurse on the night shift needs and loves...sleep!!  Amit was off, so he worked r
AmitandNatalie · 105 days ago

Hi, this is Cari.  I am a planner by nature.  I love to know what is coming so the adoption process would seem like it might be really hard for me since we don't know who the child will be.  But actually, what has happened is that I've already started feel
davidandcari · 105 days ago

With Memorial day approaching, we decided to post about Mary's mom, Carolyn. She passed away in September of 2000 in a car accident. She was a fun, loving and nurturing mother. She enjoyed making people laugh and spending time with her family.
codyandmary · 105 days ago

I read a quote today "You never stand so tall as when you stoop to help a child.”  Love this quote we look forward adopting a child so we can stand tall with them.
micheleandsteven · 107 days ago

Sunday we were able to celebrate sweet Leah Marie's Baptism.  Kevin and I are honored to be her Godparents.   We are so excited to be apart of her life and see her grow!  :-)
kevinandjillyn · 107 days ago

Summer is our favorite time of year! One of our favorite ways to spend time together is sitting on our front porch in the evenings. Last night, we had the chance to do that right after a rain storm. We were lucky enough to see a beautiful rainbow! We love
mkrkid · 107 days ago

Here we are at our favorite summertime activity. There is nothing better than bubbles and my good friend figured out how to make them really, really big!!!! 
BobandKarin · 107 days ago

We had a great time visiting with Wyatt and Sadie (two of Sophie's cousins that live up north)! John pulled the kids around on a blanket for at least an hour!
JohnandLaura · 108 days ago

This year Graham made me a poster and gave me a plant for Mother's Day. I had to work on the actual day, so he sent a smal bouquet of flowers to the ER for me. Because its me, my mom and Graham (and soon the new baby) Mother's Day has such meaning for all
carol_adopts · 108 days ago

Today we went to my college alumni networking event. It was great to meet new people as well as connect with some old friends. The best part was it was held at this old castle. It was so beautiful and right on the water. We love finding special hidden plac
micheleandsteven · 109 days ago

Look what hatched in our yard! Baby Robins! We enjoy many adventures in our yard that we can't wait to share with a child! It's so cute watching mama robin feed her babies, while daddy robin stands guard. Nature is beautiful!  
JasonandHeidi · 109 days ago

It is so much fun to spend a night out on the town just the two of us! 
JohnandLaura · 110 days ago

This last weekend was truly a welcome to spring! We woke up early on Saturday and went to walk around the Tridge, which happens to also be where the farmers market is. We love the famers market! The fresh flavors, beautiful plants and of course shopping ou
nickandnikki · 113 days ago

We headed to Kansas City this weekend to attend a graduation party, see Chris' sister, and catch up with some friends. When we go, we usually alternate staying with Chris' sister and these wonderful people. They have been close to Chris for many years and
Lecuyer10 · 114 days ago

We have been busy these past couple of weeks.  Beth was able to finish a t-shirt quilt for Brandon's cousin for her high school graduation (we would post a picture of it but we don't want her to see it yet).  We have also had the joy of watching all of our
bvanstrien · 115 days ago

Spending Mother's Day in Central Park with Family.Grandma Linda, Marcy and I just hanging out and relaxing watching the boys play soft ball.What a  spectacular day.  
micheleandsteven · 116 days ago

Tonight we took our two dogs, Tank and Roxy, for a walk on one of our local trails. Tank swam and played in the river and Roxy just enjoyed the warm weather. It was a great spent!
codyandmary · 120 days ago

Last night Steve and I went out to dinner to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. We ate some yummy Mexican food and listened to a Mariachi band. We look forward to exposing a child to all sorts of foods and cultures.  
micheleandsteven · 120 days ago

Spring is a time of new beginnings and an awakening of the soul as the days get longer and the weather becomes more pleasant. We were already been lucky enough to enjoy a day at the Zoo and this weekend we will be traveling to the Great Lakes. It's just a
TimoandJessica · 121 days ago

Hi everyone!   Things have been so very busy here over the last week...but a good kind of busy!  Great things are happening, and we are feeling optimistic that soon we will have another little one in our home to share this wonderful life.   Several months
AmitandNatalie · 121 days ago

I participate in a Mommy Preschool with two friends. We all take a week and do preschool for the kids. It's such a fun way to explore together and to be very active in Rebecca's education. Last week we learned about the letter W and the solar system. Rebec
BobandKarin · 121 days ago

This last weekend we took a small 4 day trip to southwest Virginia. We had some lovely stops as we visited a nature reserve, Appomattox Courthouse where they ended the civil war, Natural Bridge and the Shennandoah Caverns. It was so fun to get out of the s
BobandKarin · 121 days ago

The weather this weekend was perfect and in the high 70s! We planted some more flowers in front of our house today and we also decided to plant some apple trees! 
codyandmary · 123 days ago

Last summer a violent wind storm put a giant crack down the middle of our beloved Hackberry tree in the front yard. That tree and its cute little tree house were part of the reason we fell in love with our house. Sadly, it became a danger and we had to let
Lecuyer10 · 124 days ago

It's finally warming up and looking green around here after a boring, brown winter! We love to start working outside in the spring to make our house look bright and cheerful again.
Lecuyer10 · 124 days ago

What a beautiful day to go out on a bike ride catching bugs!  
JohnandLaura · 124 days ago

  So excited just bought some art for our home. I love decorating and look forward to decorating the 2nd bedroom for a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 125 days ago

Last weekend we attended a beautiful wedding for one of Cody's cousin. The venue was decorated nicely. We were able to spend the evening with Cody's side of the family. 
codyandmary · 126 days ago

04/30/2015 Hi Everyone! For my journal entry, I wanted to share one of many proud moments I've gotten to experience as a father.  Our son is ten years old.  He is autistic, and struggles with many things.  Even the smallest victories in his day are cause f
AmitandNatalie · 126 days ago

Just founds this picture from when we celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. It was such a special family celebration. We look forwad to sharing many more celebrations with family and friends.  
micheleandsteven · 127 days ago

What a great day to visit the zoo! Sophie LOVES the turtles, snakes, and even enjoyed seeing the alligator! We enjoyed seeing the snake look at us and even dart toward the window a few times. We finished with a mommy and me lunch date.  
JohnandLaura · 128 days ago

We couldn't be more excited for the weather to warm up a little bit. Our family LOVES to be outside as much as possible! Sophie enjoys doing bubbles as often as she can!   \
JohnandLaura · 129 days ago

We love to sit quietly on the deck, rocking gently on our chairs, enjoying what sunlight filters through the breeze.  We argue playfully over which bird belongs to which song, and try to prove our point by flipping through a bird book or tossing around the
AmitandNatalie · 129 days ago

It is so nice to be spending time outside again.  Some of my favorite moments are spending time in our front yard coloring with chalk on the driveway, digging in the dirt with a bulldozer and watching Evan ride his bike.  We have also been making the round
PeteandSarah · 130 days ago

Steve and I love music. Last night we went to piano lounge. It is so much fun listening to live music and singing along. Our house is always filled with music. We look forward to sharing our love of music with a child one day.
micheleandsteven · 130 days ago

We just returned from a trip to Delray Beach, Florida. We stayed at a beautiful property and Graham lived in the pool or in the ocean. It was beautiful to spend relaxing time as a family. We went to see sharks at a local habitat, ate fabulous food and enjo
carol_adopts · 130 days ago

We love the area that we live in because of the numerous parks and playgrounds around town. A new one just opened recently so we decided to check it out today.      
CoryandCarrie · 133 days ago

Both Steve and I love to read. I recently found this list of children’s and adoption. We look forward to sharing story time with a child. These books will be a wonderful way to learn about adoption and what makes them so special.  
micheleandsteven · 134 days ago

Happy 16th Birthday to our dog Jupiter!  She has been our only "child" for 15 1/2 years and we love her every day.  She has been a blessing to us as a wonderful companion, snuggling when we are sad, playing when we are happy, sleeping on the bed with us wh
PeterandCarol · 135 days ago

We recently took a roadtrip back to Colorado to visit family. The trip out there was very fun, it was really nice to get some one on one time! Once in Colorado, far from one on one, we were constantly on the move visiting all of our friends and family. We
nickandnikki · 136 days ago

Our recent visit to the Lego Store. This is a place where your imagination can run wild. We'd love to help nourish a child's imagination.  
micheleandsteven · 136 days ago

As Spring has approached and the weather is warming up, We continue to await your arrival with such expectation and excitement. The Seasons continue to come and go, but we hold steadfast to the idea that you will be coming when the timing is right.
JoshuaandAlicia · 138 days ago

Over the weekend we went to Rockefeller Center to watch the ice skaters. Probably one of the last weekends to do this before they close it for the season. Ellie and Zach loved watching the skaters. Would love to take a child of our own one day to not only
micheleandsteven · 139 days ago

Took my mom to church and spent Easter with our families.   Love Easter & everything it represents, but the Easter Bunny brings way too much candy!!
phillipandmary · 142 days ago

We had such a fun afternoon at the park on Sunday!  Warm and sunny, it was the perfect spring day.  A rousing game of hide-and-seek in the pine trees made all three of us laugh almost uncontrollably.  I am really looking forward to more park-weather days!
PeteandSarah · 143 days ago

This is the last day of my vacation time with my sister and her family. Everyone had a great time especially the kids. They really loved NYC from the Statue of Liberty to FAO Schwartz to Central Park they really enjoyed the city. We also got to see the Roc
micheleandsteven · 143 days ago

We just got back from taking the kids to Disney World their first time. We had such a wonderful time! We enjoyed a character breakfast, met a few princesses, rode a lot of rides (Dumbo being the kids favorite), and watched a fantastic parade and fireworks
CoryandCarrie · 144 days ago

We celebrated Easter with an indoor Easter Egg Hunt (it was rainy outside) and a basket from the Easter Bunny with some candy and toys. The night before we colored the eggs together......only a few broke in the process! While I was travelling for work last
carol_adopts · 144 days ago

Today was a big day for Evan.  We took down his baby swing and replaced it with a trapeze bar.  He was so excited!  It was a beautiful day out and all three of us enjoyed sunshine and fresh air.  ~Pete & Sarah
PeteandSarah · 145 days ago

           We are headed to Nebraska today to watch the Huskers first practice.  You know that you're a true fan when you pay good money to watch a practice. We are surrounded by friends and family and are excited to enjoy this beautiful day!            As
skinner622 · 145 days ago

Easter weekend was full of fun decorating crazy eggs and sugar cookies.  We threw Confetti Eggs and had an Egg Hunt with the cousins.  It is a favorite event as seen on their faces!  
micheleandvance · 146 days ago

Evan had his first dental cleaning this week.  We visited the dentist six months ago, but he just learned about the chair and had a quick check of his teeth.  This week he got the full treatment, including polishing and flossing.  His favorite part?  Choco
PeteandSarah · 147 days ago

We are having so much fun with our niece and nephew visiting us. The other day we got so run around our local park. They had so much fun playing tag with Uncle Steven, watching the dogs play in the as well as ride their scooters. We so look forward to brin
micheleandsteven · 148 days ago

If there is any holiday that rivals Christmas around here, it is Easter!  We're talking two major egg hunts, visits from the Easter bunny, family parties, and way too much candy!  This year we were fortunate to have beautiful sunny, and not too chilly weat
JasonandAmy · 151 days ago

We had a wonderful time last weekend celebrating a family birthday! We always take advantage of all the niece and nephew time! Here are just a few pics from the evening! We are blessed to have all our family live so close by. We are looking forward to East
JasonandHeidi · 154 days ago

Easter is coming and with that it brings us new hope in all areas of our life. The Easter season has given me renewed faith and hope that the son or daughter I have been waiting for will join my family hopefully sooner rather than later.  In the meantime I
laura603 · 154 days ago

The family dinner we hosted this weekend was a success. Everyone thought the short ribs Steve and I made were delicious. It was so good no left overs to send home to our nephews. Next time we'll just have to double up. We had such fun realized I forgot to
micheleandsteven · 157 days ago

Evan has fallen in love with bounce houses and indoor play centers.  He wants to go to McDonald's for the playland more than the french fries!  This weekend we checked out a new place, and Evan was so brave.  It was really fun that this one is open on the
PeteandSarah · 158 days ago

We went to see a play, which was a comedy, with my mom.  It was really funny about family, growing up and included some Easter traditions, which we could all relate to when we were children and adults. Hopefully Easter weather will be warmer and Spring wi
phillipandmary · 158 days ago

This week we celebrated Pete's birthday. Evan bought Pete a front loader so they could play in the dirt together, and painted his portrait. I was super practical and replaced our broken weed eater. Since winter hasn't quite let go yet, Evan and I visited t
PeteandSarah · 160 days ago

We have been getting into family puzzle time lately. Its fun and Graham is pretty good at it. Until the weather gets better and we can be outside, its educational and mind-stimulating for all of us. We like activities we can do as a family and can't wait t
carol_adopts · 160 days ago

Sarah's parents live "out in the country" and Evan loves it there.  This weekend we spent time there while Sarah visited with her grandma.  Evan rode his bike up and down their long gravel driveway and dug in the dirt and rocks with his trucks.  We love ha
PeteandSarah · 162 days ago

Went to our cousins for supper today.  Tomorrow we will go to the children's museum and to a pizza restaurant similiar to Chuck E Cheese.  Then an egg hunt is planned for the weekend.
micheleandvance · 163 days ago

Yesterday we hosted a yummy family brunch. Good times, yummy food and lots of family. Next week we are hosting a family dinner. Now on to creating the menu for that. We love hosting dinners for both family and friends and look forward to more wonderful tim
micheleandsteven · 164 days ago

We made a trip to Legoland during Graham's Spring Break! It was amazaing and creative and exhausting fun! We went with his friend from school, Jack, and met Batman and Darth Vader too! We have so much fun with Lego at home it was super interesting seeing t
carol_adopts · 165 days ago

We had a fun date night out this weekend.  Went to see the movie "Cinderella" and then went out to dinner.  What girl does not love Cinderella?!
phillipandmary · 165 days ago

Well, after all the snow this winter, I think Spring has finally Sprung!!!  It's been a beautiful weekend.  Yesterday Jay, Cooper and I spent the majority of the afternoon outside.  Jay helped me cut down old plants from last year and bag them up along wit
ShannonandJay · 165 days ago

We had a great time at a friend's wedding last night. The day turned out to be beautiful, but a little chilly. Here are some pictures.  
kevinandjillyn · 166 days ago

We headed up to Kearney, Nebraska, the sandhill crane capital of the world, to spend a couple of days on Spring Break. Our favorite part was standing on a footbridge one evening, waiting for the cranes to come down to the river for the night. It was so qui
Lecuyer10 · 168 days ago

The kids wore green to school today in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  
CoryandCarrie · 170 days ago

It was an honor to be asked to be Baby Leah's Godparents.  Kevin and I are overjoyed.  Leah had a little onsie on that read "Will you be my Godparents? XOXOX".  Of course we said "Yes"!
kevinandjillyn · 171 days ago

We had such a fun weekend with Sarah's parents.  They came on Friday and Grandma went to the aquarium with Sarah & Evan.  On Saturday, Papa took Evan to the hardware store with Pete.  We spent a lot of time outside in the melting snow and sunshine.  On
PeteandSarah · 171 days ago

Today good friends of ours came into the city with their son Jake who is four years old. We went to lunch then just hung out. Have to say he is too funny. He is so mesmerized with trains, buses and the street names of the city. He wanted to hang out with u
micheleandsteven · 172 days ago

We are happy to announce we've had a week of spring-like weather!  It has been so lovely, and with the time change we've really enjoyed time outside as a family.  We finally got our Christmas lights off the house, and we exchanged winter boots for rain boo
PeteandSarah · 175 days ago

Started the month with a fun Birthday party with our cousins.  Michele had a Choir and recorder concert at school.  Kyle and Michele are going to enjoy a school musical, "Princess and the Pea" this week.  We had a great time at the  St. Patrick's Day party
micheleandvance · 176 days ago

Anxiously awaiting the appearance of our video on this site.  It sounds like it should be soon!
micheleandvance · 176 days ago

Vance and Kyle had an adventure to the cabin the first weekend in the month.  Then we enjoyed our Valentine date night at "Crazy for You".  Michele helped some students prepare for a band competition and everyone recieved a high rating!  All throughout the
micheleandvance · 176 days ago

This weekend we got to spend time with our nephews Aaron and Henry. We ate lots of yummy Italian food and played games all night. They love playing with the iPads but also love the old fashion games like connect four. Needless to say they beat us at connec
micheleandsteven · 178 days ago

Hannah had her first soccer game today. We were so proud of her as we cheered her on from the sideline.  
CoryandCarrie · 178 days ago

This past month has been difficult, as Peter's dad passed away unexpectedly.  As sad a time as it is, we know that he will be with us always and a guardian angel to our new little bundle of joy.  He was so excited to find out we were adopting a child and c
PeterandCarol · 180 days ago

There has been a lot of snow in Central Kentucky in the last couple weeks- 2 rounds of double digit snows!  Last year, Cooper didn't know what to do in the snow, but this year- watch out!  From King of the Mountain, to sledding down hills, it's been a blas
ShannonandJay · 180 days ago

Over the weekend Steve and I went to the Museum of Natural History, lots of fun and informative. I remember when we went with my nephew Zach he had so much fun running around and looking at all the dinosaurs. Would love to one day bring a child of our own
micheleandsteven · 182 days ago

Boy are we ready for spring!  Today's "warm" temperature (34'ish) gave us plenty of time to be outside. We were able to be outside before lunch and again after mom-and-tot class. We even dug out our sidewalk chalk because the driveway is clear and dry. Spr
PeteandSarah · 183 days ago

The kids have really enjoyed the snow days that we have had this winter. Though we will miss the fun those days bring we are now ready for Spring to arrive!
CoryandCarrie · 184 days ago

We just set up our online profile and hope that you like it. It's very exciting to think that now the parents of our future baby could see us.
IngaAndMarkus · 184 days ago

Last night we had our weekly dinner at grandma's house. We had yummy lasagna. Steve and I are going to join in on the tradition and host family dinner at our place every other week. Now I just have to dig through my recipes for next week’s dinner. Loving t
micheleandsteven · 185 days ago

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