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Laura's parents are up for a visit this week! We are all enjoying spending time with them!  Sophie couldn't be more spoiled this week.  She got to spend time playing games with them.  We blew up balloons and we all played a fun game tonight.  They will be
JohnandLaura · 3 hours ago

  Believing is so important. We believe that we will meet that special person who will help our dreams come true. like our favorite journey song says don’t stop believing hold on to that feeling. We will teach this to our child after we adopt.
micheleandsteven · 3 hours ago

This past weekend we went Up North with a group of friends. Enjoyed the company and activities of the weekend.          
MichaelandKristi · 9 hours ago

On Saturday, we got to celebrate our Godchild's 1st birthday! There were lots of toys, games, and food for all the guests. And it wouldn't be a birthday party without a cake! Her parents had a "smash cake" for her to dig into. She didn't really eat the cak
kevinandchristopher · 12 hours ago

We just got home from a wonderful week in Maui, Hawaii.     Paul and I went to Maui 10 years ago before we started the adoption process in hopes of having a family one day - it was amazing to see how much God has blessed us with during these past 10 years
paulandmissy · Yesterday

All of our friends and family are so excited that we're in the process of adopting, and we've already started receiving gifts for baby. One of our friends gave us this jumper that you hang in the doorway. After we showed the jumper to our parents, both of
ryanandashley · 2 days ago

  Preparing for yesterday’s big game. We look forward to a lifetime of cheers and celebrations with a little one after we #adoptababy www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 2 days ago

Sophie and Laura went to the Home Depot Kid's Workshop this month! Sophie LOVES to build. We made a Valentine's Day mailbox and painted it blue and red.  The fun continued at home as we put stickers all over it and made Valentine Cards.  
JohnandLaura · 4 days ago

It was Dad's Day at Sophie's school! Sophie prepared a beautiful portrait of her and daddy along with a write up about John.  Her teachers served hot dogs, baked beans and root beer.  Luckily mommy was able to sneak in and take a photo of the two cuties! I
JohnandLaura · 5 days ago

We love easy weekends!  Last weekend Evan & I spent some time with Grandma & Papa. The weather was so mild, El Niño is treating us well!  Evan helped gather sticks and limbs for a campfire, and he was determined to use big ones.  He wanted a "great
PeteandSarah · 5 days ago

Sesame Street Live was well worth it again this year! Sophie enjoyed the dancing and mommy and daddy enjoyed the food.  We wound up in a the box seats at The Fox Theatre, which was something pretty special for all three of us! 
JohnandLaura · 6 days ago

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111test · 7 days ago

Lately it seems Paulie and I have been having a lot of conversations with our friends that have little ones, and getting to learn all their parent "life hacks." I know we can't wait to be able to use them in our own lives when we get to become parents.  Th
paulandamanda · 7 days ago

Today I have been thinking about our adoption journey, and just thought I would share a little with you. Travis and I are truly excited and anticipate a child/or children to join our family, and we know that God has guided us on our adoption journey. I gue
travisandshannon · 7 days ago

January and February have been a full month for us.  We had the opportunity to go on a youth retreat with our youth group.  We had 34 youth attend this year.  I stayed in a house with all middle school girls and had a blast. and Brandon stayed in a room wi
bvanstrien · 8 days ago

Despite getting a bit wet from the rain, we enjoyed spending time together and with Mother Nature during our walk in the woods last night. In all honesty, we wish there was more snow to trek through but we managed with the slightly frozen and muddy ground,
jamieandkristy · 8 days ago

Do you find inspiration in quotes?  I definitely do! Whether I see a quote on Facebook, Instagram, or the internet, it is not unusual for me to write it down or save the picture to add to my inspirational treasure trove.  The quote and picture below truly
jamieandkristy · 8 days ago

Groundhogs Day…I am not sure if the myth is true, but most Michiganders are always grateful for an early spring. For those downstate it has been a pretty mild winter. As for northern Michigan, we have a couple feet on the ground and more coming tonight. Fr
nathananderin · 8 days ago

A snow day! We are all celebrating a snow day! Yay!!! There were HUGE smiles at the announcement! Everyone slept in! The boys shoveled for neighbors, played in the snow with the dogs, and came in for a French toast feast. We are feeling thankful to all be
steveandjana · 8 days ago

Meet Lucy! She is a rescue that comes to us with a little bit of vision problems and was diagnosed with heartworms but should be just fine after treatment! She is a perfect addition to our family and the   best birthday present for Maria's father!  
danielandmaria · 9 days ago

In just a few weeks, I am taking a couple of days off and going skiing with my sister.  We did this last year and had such a blast! I posted a picture from last year and am looking forward to taking more pictures this year.   
nicolleb01 · 9 days ago

We were excited this weekend to start getting the nursery ready!  We painted the room, but a new ceiling light, and even ordered the crib!  We can't wait for it to all come together!
garyandandrea · 9 days ago

One of the coolest things about living in the mounains of Colorado is the wildlife we get to see on a pretty regular basis. Last night we received 11" of snow, which means all the local elk have come down off the mountain to enjoy the cooler weather.  I (R
ryanandashley · 10 days ago

I just cut my hair 9 inches! This is the second time I've been able to donate my hair to Beautiful Lengths- a program through Pantene that collects hair to make wigs for women who are going through chemotherapy.  I count it as such an honor to be able to d
ryanandashley · 10 days ago

Christmas for us is always a wonderful time.  We start decorating right after Thanksgiving.  We decorate both outside and inside, and we always have a lot of fun together.  Every year I buy some new decorations.  I love decoration shopping.  When I get hom
marcinandkasia · 10 days ago

Out celebrating Steve's birth. One day we dream of having birthday celebrations for a child of our own. We will love and support a child in all that they do and help to have their dreams come true. www.micheleandstevenadopt.info micheleandstevenadopt@gmail
micheleandsteven · 11 days ago

Hi everyone   This is always an exciting time of year for me, because it's the time of year when I begin planning our next family adventure.  We take an awesome family trip every October, and this year, we are looking forward to our first trip to Europe (h
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So since Christmas we've been working on new skills and routines.  Evan has learned how to make his bed and help clean up the kitchen after breakfast.  (He also loves to help crack and scramble his eggs!)  And Pete and I have been learning, too.  Pete is w
PeteandSarah · 13 days ago

Hello there little person,Daddies have been waiting for you.  You wouldn't know it, but we've traveled a long to get to now.  Though this trek has been long, arduous, and up & down, it has always been a hopeful path.We can't wait until you're here to t
johnanddane · 14 days ago

We had a HUGE snowstorm in Washington, DC this past weekend. After shoveling ourselves out of our home, we ventured around the neighborhood. While the sidewalks weren’t exactly clear, there were tons of people outside. Everyone was carrying sleds and were
toddandjennifer · 14 days ago

The beginning of school after winter break is always fun and hectic.  The students are back (and trying hard to shake off the cobwebs from their break), we're trying to get them all organized and put back together again (and teach them basic sewing skills)
sarah_adopts · 15 days ago

Winter here can be long and chilly, so we try to find fun indoor things to do.  Yesterday we went to see the Harlem Globetrotters with Jodi's parents.  The Globetrotters put on a great show!  We laughed and were amazed at their ball handling and dunking sk
thomasandjodi · 16 days ago

Dave and I have a positive outlook on life, happiness and the future!  Everything seems to be falling into place and we are feeling really positive about the direction that our life is headed.  We can't wait to hear the joy and laughter of a little one, fe
daveandkristal · 17 days ago

  Our weekend started off by meeting Matt’s college roommate and his wife for dinner at a new Italian restaurant called Bar Dough in the Highlands. It was great catching up with old friends that we don’t see nearly enough. After Lindsay went to work and M
mattandlindsay · 17 days ago

  We had a wonderful Christmas holiday this year.  Christmas Eve we spent in Boulder with Matt’s sister’s family.  Our amazing niece, Delaney, was in the Christmas program as the lead Sheppard.  She had her own solo and was the star of the show!  The play
mattandlindsay · 17 days ago

Fun snow day in NYC. We dream of bringing a child of our own to the park after we #adoptababy to build snowmen, snow angels and sledding. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com
micheleandsteven · 17 days ago

Where has the time gone?  I can't believe it's almost February.  It's been almost a year since we began the process to adopt!  We just celebrated Sterling's 14th birthday at her favorite restaurant and Carter's 11th birthday at the local laser tag/bowling
dustinandangannette · 17 days ago

We made breakfast in bed for daddy!  Sophie helped make the toast and put the "sugar" on the toast (cinnamon toast). Yum!
JohnandLaura · 19 days ago

  Words to live by. We dream of the day when we become parents through adoption. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 19 days ago

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Wednesday! We always try to make birthdays a big deal at our house with signs all over the house, balloons, and of course something sweet to eat! This year, Ryan took me to Russell's, one of our favorite restaurants in Vail
ryanandashley · 19 days ago

One of our hopes for Evan is that he finds ways to be adventurous and active throughout his life. Right now he's taking swimming and skating lessons, and has a sports exploration class once a week. For us it isn't that he picks a specific sport or activity
PeteandSarah · 20 days ago

This popped up on my facebook feed. Although we aren't quite to the point where we have been chosen for a child (whether a girl or a boy), most of this still rings true! We have been praying so much for our birth mom and birth father. You are in our prayer
travisandshannon · 20 days ago

Being teachers, we were always finding ways to support students both in and out of the classroom. One of the things that we started doing early in our teaching careers was chaperoning dances and proms at the high school we worked at.  Seeing our students a
jamieandkristy · 21 days ago

Some how destiny comes into play.... These children end up with you and you end up with them........ Nicole Kidman    
ToddandKristy · 21 days ago

Christmas lights came down and winter lights went up.     
MichaelandKristi · 22 days ago

We are very active and love to be outside as much as possible. In the winter, that means we're skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling as often as we can!  Colorado is awe-inspiring, and we love the wild beauty of it. We can't wait to share our love of outdo
ryanandashley · 22 days ago

  Great websites to help kids learn. Fun loving couple who will provide a life filled of love and support to help fulfill a child’s dreams. Hoping to start our family through adopting a child. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info micheleandstevenadopt@gmail.com
micheleandsteven · 24 days ago

Time sure does fliy!! Two years ago this weekend, we welcomed Cleo into our home. After losing our first beloved dog, Josie, we debated getting another dog right away. However, a few short months later we found Cleo's adorable face online, connected with h
jamieandkristy · 24 days ago

  Yesterday we attended Danny's brother's wedding. What a beautiful day full of love and happiness. The entire family was able to attend the wedding and we all had so much fun. The food was delicious and we all danced the night away to celebrate our new fa
danielandmaria · 24 days ago

Laura and Sophie got a ton of books and fun puppents from the library this week.  We are spending a lazy Sunday reading in Sophie's tent. Every now and then we all need a lazy Sunday!  
JohnandLaura · 24 days ago

Today we took lunch and spent time with Pete's Grandma. She lives in a nursing home, but is sharp as a whip!  We had such a good visit. She had a puzzle for Evan and we took playing cards. It is so special to spend time with someone who loves us so well, a
PeteandSarah · 24 days ago

Evan has started a new adventure at the YMCA!  He has a 2-1/2 hour class that includes swimming, playing games in the gym, crafts and lunch with friends. It was his first time, and he had so much fun. He was nervous and yet brave!  It is so fun watching hi
PeteandSarah · 24 days ago

This week we welcomed Kalissa's newest little cousin, Vienna, to our family! Kali was fascinated by her tiny little fingers! Wanted to upload a very sweet picture of them but having computer issues at the moment. Looking forward to meeting another 2 nieces
travisandshannon · 26 days ago

It is a beautiful day here in our little town.  The sun is shining, people are outside walking their dogs, there are even little birds finding seeds on our trees. I am sitting in our front room, basking in the sunlight and dreaming about spring!     I've
patandelisa · 26 days ago

The reward for an hour out in the snow?  Hot cocoa with marshmallows!
PeteandSarah · 28 days ago

We had so much fun over the holidays!  We always have an annual Christmas party with our family and friends.  It is such a nice time to spend time with the people closest to us at this time of year.  We also enjoyed cutting down our Christmas tree (another
garyandandrea · 28 days ago

This sweet puppy is the very best reason to get all bundled up and take a coooold winter walk!  She is so gentle and loving to our family and we couldn't imagine life without her.  
JohnandLaura · 28 days ago

I love birthdays. I love to celebrate other people- buying special gifts and making special desserts. I want everyone to know that their day is special and so are they. Nate's birthday fell on a day he was on his mission trip in Ecuador. So we get to celeb
nathananderin · 28 days ago

Baking has always beeng something that I loved to do.  From my early experiences of baking chocolate chip cookies for my dad and aunt to my excitement at trying more challenging recipes like baking and decorating a friend's wedding shower cake, I find enjo
jamieandkristy · 29 days ago

The weekend kicked off with a great snow storm (which has continued each day)!  Two of Evan's highlights were Grandma Ginny (my mom) sledding down the hill in our backyard on Saturday morning, and an after-dark sledding party with Pete and I on Sunday. We
PeteandSarah · 29 days ago

We will offer a safe fun and supportive home after we adopt. Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info 
micheleandsteven · 29 days ago

We went ice skating this weekend! Sophie was having an aboslute blast with the whole thing. Laura spent a good portion of the time on the wall, but eventually it all came back and she was able to skate pretty well.  John loved taking Sophie around really f
JohnandLaura · 29 days ago

Staying home full time was something we both knew we wanted for our family. I had been working fulltime with young children & families for 15 years when we adopted Evan. Being with him all day every day has been such a joy. Motherhood is the focus of m
PeteandSarah · 30 days ago

   The question that Paulie and I have been getting the most is "where are we at in the adoption." My answer now is that we are just waiting for a phone call. At first I can honestly say I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that asked us this question
paulandamanda · 30 days ago

Starting this new year, it is certainly looking bright.  Paulie recently started a fun side business for himself where he can be creative doing screenprinted signs and barware.  He is so talented and never stops amazing me with what he can do. We have been
paulandamanda · 30 days ago

One of Ryan's favorite meals to cook is sausage chili, which he describes as, "freakishly good".  We enjoy trying new recipes together and sharing those new recipes with family and friends. Some of our other favorite recipes are French Onion Casserole, Fri
ryanandashley · 31 days ago

Great idea making a quilt out of old baby clothes. Great way to create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Dream of making this after we #adoptababy www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 32 days ago

We love watching football!  Whether we are cheering on Michigan, Michigan State, or the Lions, on any given Saturday and Sunday from August to February, you can find us checking out football scores and watching games on TV. One of our favorite traditions i
jamieandkristy · 32 days ago

No matter the occasion, Jamie's mom is always taking family photos, and we love it! She insists on setting up the camera and timer to snap photos of us when we are all together. Unfortunately, this Christmas was the first time we were not all together beca
jamieandkristy · 32 days ago

As we have mentioned in previous posts, our family is extremely important to us.  We have been blessed with amazing and supportive parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Rarely does a day go by that we do not talk with our parents, either on the phone or by
jamieandkristy · 32 days ago

2015 was such a great year, Kristal and I made so many memories! We spent a week in Aurba & Mexico as well as added a new member to our family (our little puppy Lily). It has been great to see her grow and mature into such a smart little girl.  2015 wi
daveandkristal · 33 days ago

Whew it's 2016!  The month of December is always a blur.  There are parties, treats to make, gifts to buy (and make), dance recital to attend, school breaks and then throw in two December birthdays and we have the recipe for a quick month.  It is such a fu
TimandTiffany · 33 days ago

Happy New Year!!!! We are now into a new year.  Over the last couple of weeks we were able to host two Christmas parties at our house where we had a lot of fun.  We were able to connect with cousins that have moved away and catch up on some of the family t
bvanstrien · 34 days ago

Sophie LOVES her Papa North and he has a soft spot in his heart for her as well. After a fun night out for Chinese food we ended the night with a couple of games with papa.  Papa needs to be reminded of the rules because he tends to cheat a little bit.  Th
JohnandLaura · 35 days ago

  Happy loving couple looking to start our family through adopting a child. We will provide unconditional love and support with a lifetime of happiness to a child.  Www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 35 days ago

John and Sophie have a nightly ritual lately where they go outside to play, buld snowmen and do some swinging in the dark.  Sophie LOVES this special time with John!  Mommy just gets the fire ready for when they come back inside for hot chocolate! 
JohnandLaura · 36 days ago

Laura's family makes a special bread they call Christmas Bread every year. The tradition started with Laura's great-grandmother.  Every year the family makes the bread together.  Sophie and her cousins love to help knead the bread! Our niece Ashlyn tries t
JohnandLaura · 37 days ago

We've finally had  a snowy day!  We drove home from the YMCA in quite heavy snow, and though it didn't really amount to much - there was enough to sled down the hill in our backyard and play on a very slippery slide!  So much fun!
PeteandSarah · 37 days ago

This weekend my niece and her husband visited for an overnight stay. They played about a million games of hide-and-seek with Evan!  On Sunday we visited an aquarium and had such a fun time. It was the first time Evan was really interested in and awed by th
PeteandSarah · 37 days ago

2 weeks of crazy at our house.....  3 Christmas Parties, Swimming, Skating, Hockey, Bowling and of course the Movies, Star Wars the Force Awakens We squeezed in every oounce of fun that we could over the break and loved every minute of it! Back to reality
PeteandMary · 38 days ago

We've lived in Colorado since 2010, but we're originally from Texas. We enjoy spending time outside enjoying the snow, which includes BUILDING SNOWMEN! We really like building unique snowmen, and in the past, we've built a snowman standing on it's head, an
ryanandashley · 38 days ago

Spending the time decorating cookies with the family for Chirstmas.
timothyandashley · 38 days ago

What a week it has been!  After a quiet post-Christmas weekend, we've been rocking the nights away!  Two of Pete's uncles and an aunt were here for dinner on Tuesday. Uncle Tim gave Evan three amazing model airplanes that he already built with Pete. What a
PeteandSarah · 39 days ago

We enjoyed a relaxing Christmas week in a cabin just outside of Steamboat Springs this year!  It was a memorable week with family.  We spent our time tubing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, shopping, and hanging in the cabin.  Family stayed in our home to r
tonyandjess · 39 days ago

We hosted a New Year's Eve party that was a lot of fun! All the kids had a ball with the hats and noise makers. Laura set up a ball dropping celebration for Sophie and some of her cousins with a ginger ale toast at 8:00pm.  It was cute!  We are so hopeful
JohnandLaura · 39 days ago

Each year Mike and I ring in the New Year with my sister, brother, friends and all their kids.  Can't wait to add our child to the fun celebration.  
MichaelandKristi · 39 days ago

Christmas is always a big holiday for us with lots of family time/traditions.  We are fortunate that both of our families live fairly close by so we are able to spend time with both sides during the season.  We always celebrate Christmas with our gift exch
MichaelandKristi · 39 days ago

T'was the Night Before Christmas and Laura read to all the kiddos before they all popped into bed! They were so excited for Christmas morning!  I think the teacher in Laura may have been just as excited!
JohnandLaura · 40 days ago

We had Laura's entire family at our house for Christmas this year! We had such a good time celebrating with both sides of the family.  John's family tradition is to go out in search of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The tradition began with John's granpa an
JohnandLaura · 40 days ago

What a whirlwind!  We celebrated Christmas with Tracy's family and then celebrated late Christmas and New Year's with Todd's family.  Lots of fun and food and family.   Tracy loves her new sweatshirt from Todd!   Christmas morning popovers are a deliciou
toddandtracy · 40 days ago

  Ringing in New Years with my love steve and jimmy buffet. Hoping your New Years is everything you want it to be www.micheleandstevenadopt.info
micheleandsteven · 41 days ago

  Looking forward to an amazing new year. I know this will be a good one for all. Hope all your dreams come true. 
micheleandsteven · 41 days ago

We have had so much fun during the holidays this year!  Rebecca enjoyed getting together with her mom, sister and Braden to do their annual gingerbread house decorating.  She looks forward to this day every year!  For Christmas, we were able to spend time
jimandrebecca · 41 days ago

Back in junior high and high school(and on into college), I was an actor.  I wasn't an especially good actor, but I liked to act and I loved to sing.  At one point, I thought I would be a professional actor.  That was before I realized how difficult it was
sarah_adopts · 41 days ago

We are so lucky to live close enough to my parents that Evan has developed a deep bond with them!  He loves his Gramma & Papa to the moon and back. We weren't halfway home from their house on December 26th and he was wishing they'd come for a visit (th
PeteandSarah · 42 days ago

Dear Sweet Little One and Expecting Family,   We have had such a blessed week filled with winter adventures!  It has been an absolute joy visiting family, playing games, and spending time up north.  With the hustle and bustle of the season, you-sweet child
deanandmichelle · 42 days ago

Christmas 2015 is officially in the books!  We had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends.  Working in education, we are fortunate enough to receive some extended vacation time over the holidays which we spend with family. This year, our fir
jamieandkristy · 42 days ago

We had such a great holiday seasons spending time with family and friends. This year we started a new tradition of exchanging homemade gifts. We are so excited to carry this tradition forward and hand craft our gifts each year! It was so fun to see how cre
dougandnatasha · 42 days ago

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