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Hello everyone! Our fall has begun, as the sweatshirts and cool weather has arrived. One of our favorite beginning of Fall traditions is going to the Cider Mill. There are many around our area, and the smell of fresh donuts and cider really brings out the
brianandkerri · 4 hours ago

If you think that BYU football is a big deal in our house, then you can only imagine what happens when BYU plays Utah (University of Utah).....its a pretty intense game!  We get together as a family to watch the game, eat food, yell and scream a lot about
jonathananderica · Yesterday

If you think that BYU football is a big deal in our house, then you can only imagine what happens when BYU plays Utah (University of Utah).....its a pretty intense game!  We get together as a family to watch the game, eat food, yell and scream a lot about
jonathananderica · Yesterday

The calendar says that it is officially fall, which is my absolute favorite season (Yay!)...but this hot summer heat is still here. Whew! Someone please send summer the memo to take a hike so we can start enjoying all the fun fall festivities! We are so e
brianandbeth · 3 days ago

We’ve been fortunate to accomplish many goals: (1) graduating high school and college with honors, (2) buying a home, (3) enjoying career success. However, our main goal has always been to raise a family. We’ve always wanted children through adoption, and
derekandjim · 6 days ago

Is a picture worth a thousand words? One of the many things we want to do is capture all our memories in photos so we can share it with future generations, and they - in turn - with their families and friends. We have been so grateful to have heard stories
derekandjim · 12 days ago

From Susan: At the end of August Charly and I took a road trip from Utah to Texas to visit Mimi, my mom.  On the way we stopped in Colorado and got to catch up with CCS, Charly's birth mom and her birth family.  When we first set out to adopt, I was adame
joshandsusan · 14 days ago

We had an awesome weekend!   We finished our first ever 750 piece puzzle as a family! We thought it would take us a few months... it only took us a few weeks! Here we all put our last piece in at the same time to complete it. We're already into our next on
steveandleeann · 14 days ago

Football season is a big deal in our house!   Jon loves most sports and can spend hours watching, commentating, analyzing, and reading about most sports, but football is probably his most favorite.   College football started this week, and with that bring
jonathananderica · 15 days ago

We recently took a trip to Chicago, and we met up with Kathy's cousins from Iowa to enjoy the city. We took a boat tour looking at all the monuments, and went shopping on the Miracle Mile.
howardandkathy · 17 days ago

A few weekends ago, we celebrated Howard's aunt and uncle's 50th wedding anniversary and 80th birthdays at a luncheon with family and friends from as far away as Japan joining us. I hope we are as healthy as they are when we get to their age! We watched an
howardandkathy · 21 days ago

Recently Liz and Marna had a chance to spend time with family. Since both of our families celebrated important events on the same weekend, we divided and conquered. Marna had a blast celebrating a family birthday in the country.     Liz took an epic road
elizabethandmarna · 25 days ago

Derek grew up in a family of five as the middle child: mom, dad and two brothers. Both of his parents worked – mother as a engineer; father as a court interpreter. His mother valued education, and his father set the expectations. His dad loves movies and a
derekandjim · 26 days ago

We have had a ton of fun the last month of summer! We’ve been hiking, biking, to the beach, at the carnival, back to school shopping days, craft days, museums, let’s just head out and find a treat days and of course plenty of picnics! We decided to end the
steveandleeann · 28 days ago

We are a diverse household with many interests. Derek is Chinese and speaks conversational Cantonese. Jim was an Eagle Scout, the highest recognition in Boy Scouts. Our parents taught us to work hard, set expectations and achieve our dreams. We were both h
derekandjim · 34 days ago

Hello again! Brayden's interests are constantly evolving.  Recently, he introduced us to SnapChat.  I know what you're thinking..."what took you so long?!?"  Well the answer to that is simple...I don't know!  But better late than never!  For what it's wort
AmitandNatalie · 36 days ago

Summertime is really for fun!  We felt like this was a quieter week, and in some regards it was, but still busy!   One of Jon's friends from junior high and high school has been living in Brazil for the last 10 years with his family and has recently moved
jonathananderica · 43 days ago

Every morning, our day begins with reading. We have numerous shelves of books. As a couple, we have - what we call - our own "mini-bookclub." By reading the same literature, we’ve enhanced the bond with have with each other. We read both fiction and nonfic
derekandjim · 46 days ago

Hi everyone Several months ago we learned that our oldest dog, Hunter, likely has a brain tumor.  Thankfully Natalie was there when he had his first seizure!  What a scary experience.  We are happy to report, though, that although he's slowed down dramatic
AmitandNatalie · 47 days ago

In this post, which we hope to turn into a series, we want to introduce you to our hobbies. Let's start with Marna's love of gardening. We have a big yard with a couple of garden plots in the back and a garden in the front. While Marna specifically plants
elizabethandmarna · 50 days ago

We went to our first baseball game since Evan was just a baby. We went to the Dow Diamond and saw the Great Lakes Loons with his cousins. It was on our 8th anniversary and my niece had our name put on the scoreboard!  It was such a fun day!  
PeteandSarah · 58 days ago

We had the great opportunity to attend a family with over 170 people invited!  Pete's grandmother had 12 siblings and every few years they all get together at the family farm. What a fun day with good food, fun memories and waterballoons!    
PeteandSarah · 58 days ago

Grandpa decided to let all the grandkids have a turn at learning how to "drive". "Sunshine" absolutely loved it!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kXOB0071L4          
steveandleeann · 62 days ago

This weekend we went to visit with our family’s for the Holiday. Parades, carnival rides, playing at the park, fireworks, and BBQ’s to name a few things we did!   “Sunshine” loved all the bouncy houses, and playing with her cousins!     Steve took on LeeA
steveandleeann · 62 days ago

Hi everyone Summer is in full swing, and every day is a new opportunity to find exciting ways to spend time together as a family.  With that in mind, we decided to see what Pokemon GO is all about while Amit is at work.  With water bottles and cell phone i
AmitandNatalie · 64 days ago

Given all the hot weather lately, David and I decided to make a trip up to Ipswich to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the area: Crane Beach.  Although the water was still pretty cold, it was great to just relax and leisurely walk along the gorge
davidandlora · 69 days ago

This summer we have been working hard on turning our backyard into an awesome place to play! The plans for this year are to build a new swing set and lay a sidewalk around the whole yard for bikes, scooters, chalk drawings and racing fun! I love that Steve
steveandleeann · 70 days ago

Gautam's grandparents are visiting from India and spent a few days with us at home! While they were in town, we invited Gautam's cousins over for dinner. Here are the happy grandparents with all their grandkids.
gautamandandrew · 77 days ago

This past weekend, we flew to Toronto to attend the wedding of David's cousin. Some of David's family lives in Canada, and it was so wonderful to spend time with them.  Lora's sister and brother-in-law were also there which made it an extra special weekend
davidandlora · 81 days ago

This year's Father's Day was a very special one for us because it was the first one since David's (maternal) grandfather moved in with David's mother and father. He is 94 years old but has the energy of someone half his age!  :)  Although he lived independ
davidandlora · 90 days ago

Last weekend, Andy's brother came to visit us for the weekend. We spent lots of quality time together and even had the chance to take Andy's brother to the White House for a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month! Here are the two brothers:
gautamandandrew · 98 days ago

Yesterday was Father's Day!  Since both of our fathers were travelling this weekend, we could only Skype with them but it was so wonderful to see their faces and tell them how much they mean to us.  We were both so lucky to have loving, caring, and hard-wo
davidandlora · 99 days ago

We have lived in our home since our wedding in 2008, and it's time for a facelift.  Evan was very excited to give us a hand when it came to painting the dining room & kitchen!  We love doing "things" as a family!  
PeteandSarah · 103 days ago

Lora is a teacher at an elementary school and one of their annual traditions is "Field Day."  It is one of the most fun days of the year!  The students make sidewalk art with chalk, do fun science experiments, play volleyball, and this year there was a kic
davidandlora · 111 days ago

This time of year, the spring semester at my university comes to an end.  Although I love having a summer vacation and all the opportunities it provides for spending time with family members and going on various adventures, I truly cherish my job in higher
davidandlora · 116 days ago

We recently took Gautam's parents to Mexico City to celebrate his mother's birthday. We love to travel, and Gautam's parents love to travel too, so it was a lot of fun. We visited ancient ruins (see the photo below), walked all over the city, and had amazi
gautamandandrew · 123 days ago

With all the hot weather lately it is clear that summer has arrived!  This summer, we plan to do some exploring around the Northeast and enjoying all the beautiful nature that surrounds us.  From the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, to the mountains of New Hamps
davidandlora · 123 days ago

Last week, Andy's dad and step-mom happened to be driving through town - so they stopped by for an evening with us! It was nice to have some time together to catch up, have dinner, and play board games. As you can see, Penny was excited to spend some time
gautamandandrew · 127 days ago

  We celebrated Mother's day a couple weeks ago by taking Kathy's mother to try a Yemeni restaurant. It was the first time for all of us to try this cuisine. We had a delicious fava bean dip called foul, a dish of white beans called fasolia, and an egg dis
howardandkathy · 127 days ago

One of the things David and I love doing on weekends during the spring and summer is going for bicycle rides. We are lucky to have a number of bike paths near our home, one of which takes you through forests and past beautiful lakes and ponds.  David has a
davidandlora · 131 days ago

This weekend, we had friends and family over to celebrate Andy's birthday - with dinosaurs! As you can see here, our nephew was very excited about Andy's birthday cake for two reasons: (1) it was chocolate! and (2) the dinosaur candle.
gautamandandrew · 134 days ago

Last weekend, we took Angela's Mom to an event called Paint Nite. It was Mother's Day, and a beautiful afternoon for creativity. At the end of the day, Angela and her Mom had beautiful pieces of art to hang on our walls. We are so excited for the day we ca
darrenandangela · 134 days ago

Getting ready to plant tomatoes!  Seems like it's the best time to plant since overnight freezes are probably unlikely from here on.  Last year, we thought we wouldn't get very many but happily there was a bumper crop in the early Fall!  This year, we're p
davidandlora · 137 days ago

It's been a crazy and fun couple months around here. We were SO happy to see Spring because we had enough snow this year and were ready to dig out! We did take advantage of the snow, though, and went sledding and skiing many times.   We also snuck away for
kyleanderin · 144 days ago

Thanks to our moms, we recently discovered artwork from our childhood! The first is a picture that Gautam drew for his mom: And this one is a picture that Andy drew for his grandma. We *THINK* that's a Christmas tree? But we're not sure!
gautamandandrew · 146 days ago

Today Grandma & Papa came for a visit!  They are staying for "two sleeps."  Evan was so excited he couldn't even take a nap - and he's a champion napper.  We are so blessed that they have such a strong connection.  He showed off all his new skills (inc
PeteandSarah · 155 days ago

We are lucky that several of Gautam's cousins live in the Washingto, D.C. area and once or twice a year, we like to plan a "Cousins Weekend" to spend quality time in West Virginia!  We spent the last weekend playing board games, cuddling with Penny the dog
gautamandandrew · 161 days ago

Hi, it's Angela here! :-) Spring has arrived and we are getting excited to get started on our yard and garden. As you can see in our photos, we have a large garden and a very large yard. It's a lot of work, but we love the space and peace and tranquility t
darrenandangela · 165 days ago

We had the pleasure of attending Angela's brother's wedding last weekend. We were looking forward to the weekend for quite a while as all of Angela's family was in attendance. It was a wonderful time spent with our nieces and nephews and we were especially
darrenandangela · 173 days ago

We went to Florida a few weeks ago to visit, Kathy's sister, and our new nephew, Liam who was born in February. We were so happy to welcome a new member of our family and spend time helping the new parents take care of baby Liam.
howardandkathy · 174 days ago

You and your baby are worth the wait! We are eager to meet you. As we think about welcoming you and your baby into our family, our hearts are filled with joy, anticipation, and love. We cannot imagine the emotions you are feeling, but we will be there to w
jamieandkristy · 176 days ago

We had an awesome weekend celebrating Easter with our families.  Being around our nieces and nephew was a lot of fun, especially since we were able to get outside and play some basketball and blow bubbles because of the warmer weather.  Our families are so
jamieandkristy · 176 days ago

Easter was pretty low key around here.  The weather was sunny, so we got outside with the dogs. They were not overly thrilled with their Easter outfits:     Navy was a little more willing, but Roxy kept trying to eat the ears off of her!       We had Eas
patandelisa · 179 days ago

We just added a bunch of pictures here!  We hope you enjoy them!
DavidandCarmen · 181 days ago

Looking forward to a fun day tomorrow with family. It's fun to go shopping for the baskets, and to see the smiles it brings to everyones face! We begin to imagine how exciting it will be to spoil a child.
christopherandkenneth · 184 days ago

One of our favorite things to do on the weekend when we have time off together is to go out for breakfast.  Sunday was no different.  I woke Pat up to tell him he was taking me for breakfast . He quickly got ready and we were out the door.  As we were driv
patandelisa · 186 days ago

This past weekend was a much deserved and memorable weekend. We visited with a cousin of ours. To our surprise two more families of cousins showed up. It felt like a mini family reuinion. Well considering our family is so large it's about 5% of our family.
christopherandkenneth · 187 days ago

There are so many emotions involved in the adoption process. As hopeful adoptive parents, we have experienced a lot of ups and downs with the adoption process that are difficult for people to understand who have never walked this journey. Without knowing y
jamieandkristy · 189 days ago

We each bring different things to our relationship. I am more structured and organized whereas Jamie is more spontaneous and carefree.  I am talkative while Jamie tends to be on the quiet side. However there is one thing we both do and that is support each
jamieandkristy · 189 days ago

Well, we know that spring is here and summer is quickly approaching! Why? Because it was time for our first visit to Dairy Queen in our town.  This favorite ice cream hot spot is open seasonally, so we took advantage of their early opening to get our first
jamieandkristy · 190 days ago

Today we planned for a visit to a Children's Museum, but Evan fell asleep in the car. Since he was snoozing we decided to keep driving and visited the hospital where we first met Evan. It was a special experience to share with him the special place where w
PeteandSarah · 190 days ago

I realized this weekend how much I take for granted.  I was outside talking with my neighbor and mentioned that I HAD to go for dinner with my family.  She gently stated that she wishes that her family was close enough that she could have a casual Sunday n
patandelisa · 196 days ago

Recently, Gautam's parents were in town so we used the opportunity to paint a mural in our nursery! Gautam's mom is an artist and sketched the entire thing by hand - but we all pitched in to paint the animals and scenery.   
gautamandandrew · 204 days ago

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so we decided to say a lot with our picture video. We chose a love song about finding the right person to share your life with, and on so many levels the words speak to us about meeting an expectant mother and
jamieandkristy · 217 days ago

I can't get this picture to rotate, but it's so darling I needed to put it in the journal. I don't know if Bob or Pooh Bear was more shocked to find out they had dressed the same that day.  It was so funny!  we loved Disneyland.  
BobandKarin · 224 days ago

One of our favorite times of the day is the evening after dinner. We spend our time relaxing together either watching TV, movies, or reading on our computers. Talking about our day and unplugging from our phones allows us to reconnect and listen to each ot
jamieandkristy · 225 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 · 237 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 · 237 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
AmitandNatalie · 241 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 · 243 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 · 253 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 · 255 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 · 258 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 · 261 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 · 266 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 · 267 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 · 268 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 · 271 days ago

Christmas Day 2015 Christmas is always a great time of year for us, and we're lucky to spend it with both sides of our entire family. Ashley's family lives in our neighborhood, and this year, her brother and his girlfriend came to visit. The fun was non-st
ryanandashley · 274 days ago

This Christmas, we hosted our family for the first time! We had nine guests including our parents, Andy's brother, step-sister, and uncle, and Gautam's cousins dropped by for Christmas dinner as well.  With so many guests, we did a gift swap instead of buy
gautamandandrew · 275 days ago

Hi! This is Gautam. One of my favorite holiday traditions is singing Christmas carols! This year, we invited over a bunch of my college friends (who I used to sing with) for a Sunday afternoon of signing carols. We're all a little rusty, but I think we sti
gautamandandrew · 279 days ago

Tuesday 6:30am - Light saber battling in the family room!  By 7:30am he is showered, dressed and asking where we are going and what we are doing today.   This kid can't wait for Christmas! 
PeteandMary · 280 days ago

Cleo joined our family two years ago this January. After searching for several weeks to find a lab puppy to welcome into our home, we found Cleo. The first picture of her just warmed our hearts. Her eyes are full of love, loyalty, and personality. She has
jamieandkristy · 280 days ago

This year was Tom's grandparent's 50th anniversary.  To celebrate, we went to Hawaii on a cruise over Thanksgiving with his grandparents, parents, and brother and sister-in-law.  It was a great time spent together as a family.  We don't see Tom's brother a
thomasandjodi · 281 days ago

Nothing like the dreaded sound of feet running down the hallway to your room at 6am.  No matter how many times I tell Hayden we can sleep in because its Christmas break, he gets up earlier ever day.  He runs to our room hops in the bed and tells us how man
PeteandMary · 281 days ago

 I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce you to the area we live in.  We are so fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful parts of Canada.  It is known as the Okanagan Valley.  One of the Okanagan's claims to fame is that it has all four season
patandelisa · 285 days ago

Another great weekend.. Satruday we drove to see the Wayne County LIghtfest and Sunday was brunch with Santa.  While I love we get to see Santa at so many functions, each time Hayden talks to Santa his wish list changes!  Need to make it a point to avoid S
PeteandMary · 288 days ago

Hello! This, our most favorite time of the year, is packed with little family traditions.  One of the things that we like to do is walk around, looking at Christmas lights.  Lucky for us, there are plenty of beautiful places in our community to do just tha
AmitandNatalie · 288 days ago

Tuesday night we all put our pajamas on, got a hot chocolate and drove thru Rochester to look at all the lights.   Last night was the Christmas program at school.  The kindergarteners sang 3 songs and did a great job! There is nothing quite like this time
PeteandMary · 291 days ago

This weekend we went to a local tree farm where we picked out our Christmas tree!  We had a fun afternoon together choosing our tree, cutting it down, bringing it home, and decorating it.  This is a family tradition we look forward to and enjoy!
gregandpam · 295 days ago

Christmas time is, by far, Kristy's favorite time of year. Jamie enjoys the Christmas holiday, but is more of a warm summer weather kind of guy.  Every year, we venture out to a local Christmas tree farm to find our 'perfect' tree. We love walking through
jamieandkristy · 295 days ago

I am so blessed to have family living in our town.  There is nothing quite like an impromptu dinner.  One night this week my mom called me to invite us over for spaghetti; my brother's family showed up as well. All 8 of us crowded around the table and fill
patandelisa · 296 days ago

Since he was a little kid, Gautam has loved decorating a Christmas Tree during the holidays! This year, the day after Thanksgiving, we bought a beautiful, 9' tall tree and decorated it with the help of Gautam's aunt, uncle, and cousins who happened to be i
gautamandandrew · 298 days ago

The Advent calendar is out.... Let the countdown begin!    
PeteandMary · 301 days ago

Today we helped our Texas family decorate their Christmas tree.  Evan was so excited and it was very fun to look through their ornaments and hear stories.  Every year after Thanksgiving dinner they (with their guests) paint ornaments.  Evan now has four ye
PeteandSarah · 303 days ago

Growing up my family had a special advent calendar that my mom made for the family.  It was a wall hanging with a Christmas tree on it.  We had 24 ornaments that we could then pin on the tree.  I remember setting it up each year with my mom, spending what
patandelisa · 303 days ago

3 days into the long holiday weekend and having great family time.  Spent Thanksgiving with family and Gram came to stay the weekend.  Playing some games, having lightsaber battles and watching more Star Wars.   House is decorated for Christmas and most pr
PeteandMary · 304 days ago

What a special day Thanksgiving is!  We were so blessed to have dinner with our Texas family and their friends. As I cuddled with Evan for a pre-dinner nap I was filled with such thanksgiving for his very special birthparents. I am so thankful for the oppo
PeteandSarah · 305 days ago

Hello   This weekend was a sad one, as we said goodbye to my parents for the winter.  They own a couple of homes out of the country, and prefer to escape every year before the snow hits.  I suppose I can't blame them, these midwest winters are not for ever
AmitandNatalie · 308 days ago

We are so blessed to be with our Texas family. Evan has said "I love you" about fifty times to his cousins, and we've only been here two days. It is so special to watch their relationships grow. Today we took it easy and played outside a bunch, we love Tex
PeteandSarah · 308 days ago

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