Tags - Family
When sniggling turns into giggles  
lonnieandmaryjo · 23 hours ago

This scout camp lasts a week every summer where they spend time with nature, other scouts and work on needed merit badges.  Mid week is family night.  Mandi and I enjoyed dinner with the scouts, along with a camp fire ceremony.  Camden and Landen were also selected for induction into the scouts Nati
mandiandlaurie · Yesterday

Weekends during the summer mean one thing - it's time to get away from our busy lives and relax with family.  We packed up the car and headed north with Eve's parents and of course our dog, Tucker.  Spending time at the lake in Maine is one of our favorite things to do in the summer.  We had amazing
nickandeve · Yesterday

Camden and Landen share their birthday month with their uncle.  The family celebrated with presents, cake, ice cream and lots of laughter!  
mandiandlaurie · Yesterday

We really enjoyed our weekend in Pagosa Springs Colorado!  We did a lot of hiking a little bit of shopping and a lot of relaxing!   Abby loves waterfalls so anytime we go somewhere if there is a waterfall to see you can bet we are going to hike to it!     We stayed at a cute little lodge that durin
kevinandabby · 4 days ago

Fun in the backyard last night.
lonnieandmaryjo · 4 days ago

Our favorite activity in the summer is going to the beach.  Since we are both teachers we have the summer off and will spend 3-4 days each week at the beach.
lonnieandmaryjo · 7 days ago

We love to spend time with family, especially on Sundays!  This week Nick wanted Mama Bingo (what we all call Eve's mom) to teach him how to make Empanadas.  Mama Bingo was born and raised in Colombia and loves to cook so this was a perfect chance to spend time with family and make some delicious Em
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lonnieandmaryjo · 11 days ago

It's hot outside so we play games inside.    
lonnieandmaryjo · 14 days ago

Today, July 9th 2017, marks the twelfth anniversary of the day Matthew and I got married. Twelve years of 'I love you', of smiles, of laughter, of trips, of house projects, of surprises, of disagreements, of problems and solutions. Twelve years of love!   We can't wait to share our lives with a chil
matthewandlaura · 16 days ago


It's been a while since I got to write about what's been happening in our world.   We have been doing our best to enjoy the summer weather (when it's nice!), and have spent lots of time doing things we love.  Every summer, we are in a Volleyball League that plays on the beach in Boston.  We have so
mikeandally · 18 days ago


In our hometown, the 4th of July is a huge celebration. There is a week long carnival as well as three nights of fireworks. The final night of fireworks, is usually about a 45 minute show, the last 5 of which leave you absolutely breathless from all the explosions in the sky. Matthew and I, as well
matthewandlaura · 21 days ago

Cameron catching the waves  
lonnieandmaryjo · 22 days ago

It's not over yet, but what a fun weekend we have had celebrating the 4th of July holiday!  My brother, his wife and their daughter are in town for the weekend.  Jamesen and Kensi have had a lot of fun playing with their cousin and it has been great to catch up with my big brother.  On Friday evenin
andrewandcheryl · 23 days ago

Tractor ride with Uncle Jake  
lonnieandmaryjo · 24 days ago

All of the cousins at the Akron Zoo
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lonnieandmaryjo · 26 days ago

My brother had children before I did.  So that means his kids got to choose the special name my mom would take as a grandmother.  The eldest granddaughter, who is now 14, chose Mimi.  I'm not even sure how or when, but it stuck.  And now that is what she is... Mimi.  Let me just say, she is the best
davidandrenee · 28 days ago

I help lead an infertility support group at my church.  This past weekend a group of us took part in the Walk of Hope, which was to raise money toward infertilty awareness.  My good friend is quite the hand lettering artist, so she made us all shirts to wear.  We had her write "God of the Hills and
davidandrenee · 28 days ago

Andrew decided to make his own fun by playing hide and go seek.  He asks every night for another brother or sister.
lonnieandmaryjo · 31 days ago

4 generations of males in the family.  Happy Father's Day  
lonnieandmaryjo · 37 days ago

Enjoyed a day at the beach with Andrew.  He loves the sand but is a little afraid of the waves.  Father-son walk.
lonnieandmaryjo · 39 days ago

This was the first week of summer vacation and we went to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia.
lonnieandmaryjo · 40 days ago

If you look, you can always find a good party to offset a sad one. Fortunately, we didn’t have to look that hard!   We took a trip up to Long Island over the weekend to celebrate Sara’s Grandmothers 95th birthday! We got there a day ahead of the festivities so we all (even the Grandmother) got a cha
danandsara · 49 days ago

Written by Ellen~ We enjoyed our Memorial day weekend to the fullest.  Of course our holiday weekend consists of camping, also known as, glamping to us.   We had our family and friends over for a few BBQ's.   I was excited because I was able to try a few different recipes I have been dying to try. 
haroldandellen · 56 days ago

   Yesterday, I had the privilege of celebrating Memorial Day with my family & close friends.My parents, sister and I were decked out in our red, white and blue attire posing for our annual Totem Pole picture. I am beyond grateful to live in our Country and experience the freedoms we're afforded
Mindy2673 · 57 days ago

Hannah and I just got back from a trip to see my family in North Carolina.  While Colorado was getting a snow storm, we are playing in the sand and waves on the beach.  I grew up going to the beach almost every summer weekend, and I have never lost my wonder of the ocean.  There's nothing like smell
davidandrenee · 64 days ago

After a very uncomfortable heat wave last week, 93 degrees in May anyone?  We had a gorgeous weekend.   Spent lots of time outside.  Friends for dinner Saturday night.  We barbequed some tai chicken and had a fire going in the fire pit.  The our son and his friends all played until exhausted.  One o
davidandjennifer · 64 days ago

So I guess not all entries can be good ones…   Sara’s Grandmother, the same one we visited for a belated birthday celebration (mentioned in the last post), passed away last week. The funeral was in Philadelphia. While it’s hard to call any event like that ‘nice’, it was at least well done. Some posi
danandsara · 70 days ago

I am part of a wonderful moms group at my church.  Today we met together and celebrated the Kentucky Derby!  Many of us wore some fun and unique hats.  I already had a Derby hat that I made years ago with a glued on bird and birds nest complete with M&M candies as birds eggs.   This year was esp
davidandrenee · 78 days ago

So I only missed one week, not too bad so far…   We went out to Atlantic City for a day trip to celebrate the birthday of Sara’s Grandmother! It wasn’t quite at full attendance, I believe there was one single-child family that was missing. But they also struggled to find a date that would work for a
danandsara · 82 days ago

This blog is supposed to be a way for you to get to know us better and to be able to see our lives beyond a few photos on the website or in our profile book. So far, we've tried to share some of our activities and our lives on a daily basis.  While that's important, I'm sure you would like to know o
MikeandTracy · 82 days ago

We just got back from taking a week long vacation to Hawaii. We had a 9 hour layover in Tokyo so we decided to take a train back to our old stomping grounds. We had such an amazing day it almost felt like we were there for a whole week. We decided to stay at a Disney resort so Ama would have plenty
EdandZeli · 84 days ago

We just got back from taking a week long vacation to Hawaii. We had a 9 hour layover in Tokyo so we decided to take a train back to our old stomping grounds. We had such an amazing day it almost felt like we were there for a whole week. We decided to stay at a Disney resort so Ama would have plenty
EdandZeli · 84 days ago

Jeoff and I would describe ourselves as a regular, middle class family living in the suburbs of Chicago. Jeoff works a corporate job and I became a stay-at-home mom when we adopted our son Zachary who is 3 ½ yo. We love being parents, we love the family we are building and we cannot wait until we ha
MJAdopt · 91 days ago

We had another busy weekend.  Avery was invited to a glow in the dark bowling party on Saturday - lots of fun. Sunday was a beautiful day so we spent most of the day outside.  David, Avery and our dog, Frankie, went on a long walk - Avery picked some flowers for me on the way.  David did some much n
davidandjennifer · 92 days ago

  Well Easter came and went.  S So much fun with our Church family pancake breakfast and hunt and a beautiful dinner with family and friends! Love our community!
AnthonyandLorilynn · 96 days ago

We have had a wonderful weekend.....complete with gorgeous weather!  Friday evening we made pizza as a family (one of our favorite "fun friday" activities) and then dyed eggs for easter (purple fingers for days lol).  We spent Saturday building a lego kit and playing outside.  Sunday we celebrated E
davidandjennifer · 99 days ago

So a surprisingly eventfull week for us. Doesn't look like I mentioned this last post (probably still trying to keep it a surprise), but my surprise birthday party for Sara fell through late Friday night when Delta Airlines was forced to take a weekend off. The PLAN was to fly in one of Sara's good
danandsara · 100 days ago

So a journal huh? I've never been that into these things. Don't get me wrong, I've tried a few times, they just don't seem to last long. Maybe because I don't expect others to read them? Well, we'll see what happens, this should be fun either way.   So this weekend has a nice balance of ups and down
danandsara · 107 days ago

A lot of you have asked us to keep blogging our adventures with our new son Tony! It has been close to two and a half weeks since he has joined our lives, and we couldn’t be prouder to call him our son. Three year olds are quite the trip! Overall, we are seeing Tony adapt nicely to our family and ho
brianandkerri · 111 days ago

Despite the wacky weather and massive amounts of rain, it's been another great week. I decided to sweeten things up a bit by making a huge batch of my favorite cinnamon raisin granola to have throughout next week. Cooking and baking always make me smile & bring back memories of the many times my
Mindy2673 · 116 days ago

Parents night! Anthony was on the ice with Jaida and all parents to play a ringette game!!!  so much fun had by all!
AnthonyandLorilynn · 116 days ago

  Science Fair...   Zyack had a great night showing of his project...WATT light is Best?  
AnthonyandLorilynn · 116 days ago

Well two weeks and what to do with Jaida and Zyack?!!  We decided to allow them to choose one fun thing everyday.....within reason to do! lol  So we did a bit of bowling, a movie (Beauty and the Beast) sooo great, we cleaned out our closets and donated it all, swimming fun with waterslides at our lo
AnthonyandLorilynn · 116 days ago

Hi there! So we just wanted to add another journal about our week. Softball season officially ended, Amarys found out this year she is passionate about softball and loves it. So we found a skills building team for her to join for the rest of the year while next season begins, she is very excited to
EdandZeli · 132 days ago

So, maybe it's too soon, but I really couldn't help checking out some cribs while shopping for furniture for my Nana and Papa's new condo.  All of that baby furniture just drew me RIGHT IN!   Mike gets the fun part of making the babies room a beautiful space by creating the perfect closet, putting u
mikeandally · 132 days ago

It was Grandpa's (Ben's Dad) 64th Birthday! So we decided to Hoot and Holler our way to Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Camp Ground (a quick 15 minute drive from the house) to surprise Grandpa with Dinner at The Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue! This was the family's first time seeing the show without
aaronandbenjamin · 133 days ago

Hi we are so excited to let you know that we recieved the first draft of our family video so you'll be able to see us in video and get to know us a little bit more. I must say we were both nervous but had a blast telling you a little bit of ourselves. We think they did an amazing job putting it toge
EdandZeli · 134 days ago

In February we celebrated Kevin's birthday.  We decided we would just go out with some friends!  We were going to go bowling after a nice dinner out, but the wait for bowling was too long and they were going to have to get home to let the babysitter leave.  So instead we just hung out and played aro
kevinandabby · 136 days ago

Last week it was Carnaval time in the southern pat of the Netherlands. It's kinda like halloween were everyone gets dressed and have a nice time. This year Jos was dressed as a medieval farmer and Vincent as Robin Hood. Together with friends and family, we had a lot of fun. After the carnaval festiv
vincentandjos · 141 days ago

Since we don't know what our baby's name is, we've decided on a code name.  And the baby's code name is Fred.  It's an old joke from a silly song we used to hear on the radio about a man riding a horse whose name he doesn't know.  Since he doesn't know the horse's name, he calls him Fred.  And then
sarah_adopts · 145 days ago

Family is so important to us and we are so fortunate and grateful to have such wonderful support so close to home. Dig a little digger and read on to meet our family.   Murray: Tessa's dad, affectionately known to the grandchildren as Papa Murray, is sixty-two years old and lives in the city where
dustinandtessa · 146 days ago

The last couple weeks we have been blessed with unseasonably warm weather here in Michigan, and you better believe Brian and I tried to spend as much of our free time outdoors. We were able to take a bike ride to our local downtown area, and enjoy some ice cream while we walked around. Brian has als
brianandkerri · 148 days ago

Today for lunch I had multiple students stay in to have fun and spray paint outside! We conversed about graffiti and the famous painter Jackson Pollock and then we painted away. The weather is gorgeous today! One of my students staggered when leaving. She is a student that tends to stay on the "naug
Threemuskateers · 151 days ago

Sorry I have not posted since the 20th! We were busy celebrating Brendan's 32nd birthday! We had a lovely dinner out with our good friends Sam and Ben on Monday. We have been friends with Sam and Ben for many years and we would do anything for one another! So nice having a day off from work! Last ni
Threemuskateers · 153 days ago

Just wanted to post here with pictures of my nephew's quilt finished.  I finished it a day or so after Christmas (which was okay 'cause they didn't come to visit until a few days after Christmas), and I think it turned out pretty cute.  Here it is in its finished glory:  And a few detail shots :)  
sarah_adopts · 157 days ago

TGIF is right! We are quite excited that the week is finally over! The warm weather starts for a while tomorrow, and we are grateful to be able to spend time with family and friends over the next several days!  Kerri had a successful conference in Atlanta and had a blast learning more while explorin
brianandkerri · 158 days ago

Family has been so supportive with daily check ins, phone calls and texts to make sure we are staying positive and looking towards the future. I am thankful of friends and family who support us on this journey I really feel they believe in us and our love.  Thanks to all who may read this. Brendan
Threemuskateers · 169 days ago

This week brought about a lot of emotion. My husband and I have been active on parentfinder and facebook for a month and have had a few connections but not many. I have met a lot of incredible women through adoption support groups on facebook. We are all now in this together...waiting! Waiting for t
Threemuskateers · 169 days ago

I think you can tell a lot about a person by the types of music they listen to.  I am not sure what our music choices will tell you, but I hope it gives you a better glimpse into the type of people we are.   Abby's Pandora Stations: Happiest Tunes on Earth (Anything from a disney movie makes me smil
kevinandabby · 171 days ago

Hey Everyone, Since we are in the middle of Winter, we cannot help but dream about sunshine and warmer temparatures. We love to head to the west side of Michigan in the warmer seasons, as well as staying outdoors to enjoy the weather. We are excited to get outdoors to barbeque with family and friend
brianandkerri · 173 days ago

  I've started this post several times but some how never ended up posting it.     January has has been flying by.  I can't believe it's already 2017!  We celebrated my birthday this month and it had me thinking about what birthdays were like growing up.  When I was younger we did a family and frien
kevinandabby · 180 days ago

With the Lunar New Year coming up this weekend, our family has been getting ready for the celebration. We have new haircuts. We've been cleaning our home to usher in the New Year, and we're preparing a magnificent feast for New Year's Eve, a tradition in our home. The festivities for the Lunar New Y
derekandjim · 181 days ago

Saturday play dates have become part of our weekend routine in the family. These are outings every weekend dedicated to exercise and socialization with other families. Play dates can take place at locations like the park, Disneyland, a museum, or the zoo. It's time for our little one to run around a
derekandjim · 195 days ago

Thanksmas Eve went very well!  Everyone stepped up and filled in for me when I was dealing with a shoulder injury.  Now I'm okay :)  Our gift exchange was great!  We took a train downtown and met with more family and had a great italian dinner :) Mmmm.... We made many goodies to share.  This year w
joshandsusan · 196 days ago

A few weeks ago we were hanging out with family when our nephew started crying. The only person he wanted was Uncle Erik. It melted my heart seeing our adorable little nephew cuddle up to Erik!! It's moments like this when I know Erik is going to be an amazing dad.
erikandkamilyn · 197 days ago

We had an amazing holiday season. We spent Christmas enjoying time with my side of the family. We had a wonderful Christmas eve meal and then enjoyed watching my little cousins run down the stairs Christmas morning to see what they got from santa. The next weekend we went to Jacob's family and enjoy
jacobandmandy · 197 days ago

Our Niece and Nephew came to spend the night with us. We had a lot of fun making and flying paper airplanes, watching movies and going to see Christmas lights! We always have some much fun playing with our nieces and nephews. They are some of our favorite people to be with!  
erikandkamilyn · 198 days ago

After the holiday this year, we were able to spend time with our little nephew, John.  So much fun, Amy and John loved watching a little movie together, sharing a hug here in January 2017. John loves to watch videos of himself on the computer also.  John is soon to be a big brother, and he's gong to
damionandamy · 199 days ago

Hello All! 2016 was a great year with many wonderful trips, memories created with family and friends, and having good health. We got to see various parts of the country (Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas), and also went to Jamaica! So many trips, and quality time spent with family and friends,
brianandkerri · 204 days ago

We celebrated Christmas early with Jon's family, because this is the off year where all the kids spend Christmas with their spouses family...aka Christmas would be with Erica's family this year.   We got together for a delicious Christmas dinner of ham and potatoes with all of Jon's family. Jon's mo
jonathananderica · 205 days ago

Christmas Holidays   Happy Holidays to everyone! We have been so blessed to be able to share the holiday season with so many loved ones. Between having get togethers with our friends, having Brian's brother home for the holidays, and getting to spend quality time with family, we have definatley felt
brianandkerri · 208 days ago

We love celebrating the holidays because it means lots of quality time with family - especially our niece and nephew. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us!  
gautamandandrew · 210 days ago

  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!   Kevin's parents and little sister(as well as her dog) all came up to visit us on friday the 23rd.  We are blessed to have them with us for just over a week this year.  Christmas eve was spent together watching christmas movies (and of course the Packers game this year since Kev
kevinandabby · 211 days ago

We enjoyed this past weekend in the beautiful town of Natchitoches. We did some shopping, then walked down by the river and enjoyed the Christmas lights. Each afternoon I have been in the kitchen baking up goodies for Christmas. I can not wait for our family to try the turtle cheesecake.
jacobandmandy · 214 days ago

Our winter break has begun! We have time off from work for two weeks so we went to see Star Wars: Rogue One and loved it. We appreciated how Jyn's love for her birth-parents never wavered but she also had a deep love for the man who raised her. The droid in Rogue One was hilarious and the action was
derekandjim · 215 days ago

Thanksgiving has always held a special place in our family's heart. It is a wonderful time with great food, laughs and spending quality time with family, and friends. Kerri's dad hosted this year, and we had 18 people total! Two turkeys (One fried), stuffing, bread, potatoes and desserts were everyw
brianandkerri · 226 days ago

We did it! As we start to expand our family, we felt it was the perfect time to move back home to Kansas from Florida to be near our own families. You might say we're crazy for choosing to move back in the WINTER. I had to buy a coat for the first time in a long time... I'm still getting used to it
kevinandkelli · 231 days ago

We had a wonderful weekend enjoying Christmas activities. We started the weekend going to the holiday light safari. The lights were beautiful and all of the big cats were very active. Saturaday afternoon we had my department unit party, we had a wonderful meal, then all the children made gingerbread
jacobandmandy · 233 days ago

It has been a little while since we last posted so there is a lot to catch up on.  Jon went camping a couple of weeks ago with the boy scouts to Arches National Park.  Jon hadn't been to Arches in a long time so it was fun for him to go back.  He camped overnight with and then spent a beautiful Nove
jonathananderica · 236 days ago

We are back in home in Burbank, and it feels so good to be settled again. We don't plan on traveling for the rest of the year and spend the December holidays in California. Thanksgiving was very special as we spent time with our grandmother, parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, niece and nephews. It was
derekandjim · 237 days ago

Spent thanksgiving with our family, enjoying a wonderful meal and watching LSU football at night. The ladies did some Christmas shopping the next day. Over the weekend we decorated for Christmas. 
jacobandmandy · 238 days ago

Over the weekend, we had the chance to meet one of our closest friend's newborn son. We couldn't get enough of him!  
gautamandandrew · 238 days ago

Hi everyone Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  It's great!  This is the one day that we take time from our crazy, hectic lives to reflect on all the reasons why life is worth living.  We don't have to worry about gifts, costumes, or any of that commercial stuff.  All we have to
AmitandNatalie · 240 days ago

With Thanksgiving approaching, we are so thrilled to be seeing family. It's become a tradition to visit with family in Pennsylvania. We house-hop to several homes and have meals all day. Our grandmother and parents all join in on the fun, and our cousins host a junior talent show where they perform
derekandjim · 244 days ago

One of our favorite things to do is spend time with our 5-year old nephew and 2-year old niece! We spent the entire weekend with them - and of course, that means lots of selfies!  
gautamandandrew · 246 days ago

With all the craziness that is going on in the world, we find it important to remember the good things we have in our lives and all the happy memories we are blessed with. This picture represents an important time to us. It was our first major trip as a couple to Austin, TX.  While we had so much un
brianandkerri · 250 days ago

Hi Everyone As I am quite sure you've figured out by now, we love our dogs very much.  So when one of them has a birthday, it's a cause for celebration in our house!   We have a family tradition where the birthday boy (or girl) gets to go with us to the pet store and pick one treat for himself, and
AmitandNatalie · 253 days ago

This week saw a new niece come into our family.  Jon's sister Emily had a baby girl named Olivia that everyone was excited to welcome into our family.  Olivia had an eventful birth by being delivered at Emily's house instead of at the hospital.  Emily's husband Bruce kept a cool head and helped deli
jonathananderica · 254 days ago

This month is National Adoption Awareness Month and we have been doing our best to shine positive awareness with our story and our hopes! We treasure the experience we have had with adoption and what an amazing blessing it is. Adoption has touched so many lives and illustrates such unconditional lov
brianandbeth · 256 days ago

Over Halloween weekend, Marna and Liz celebrated with their annual pumpkin carving get together for friends and family. Everyone brings food and we have a pumpkin carving contest with prizes for the most creative results.                     We had a fantastic time. Halloween is one of our favortie
elizabethandmarna · 257 days ago

Jim's stepfather has a conference at the Walt Disney World Resort this week, so we booked a week vacation to Orlando to get together with him and Jim's mom. Jim's birthfather is also in town for another conference, so we are getting together with him. In addition, Derek's mom has made a trip to Flor
derekandjim · 258 days ago

October, November and December are a few of our most favorite months. They are packed with holiday traditions. A few of our favorite traditions for Halloween is going to corn mazes, going on a hay ride to pick out our pumpkins, carving pumpkins and going to see the witches at Gardner Village. Our ne
erikandkamilyn · 261 days ago

Happy Gilvember!  What in the world is Gilvember you may ask...it's a quirky little word for celebrating that this month is when Beth's favorite show has new episodes airing after nearly ten years of being off the air! Gilmore Girls returns to Netflix the day after Thanksgiving, which means no crazy
brianandbeth · 265 days ago

One day, we hope to welcome a dog into our family. Jim grew up with a dog named Chassie. Jim always wanted a dog but never thought he'd get one because his mom didn't want pet hair everywhere. One year at summer camp there was a stray dog that his best friend and he played with all week. They nickna
derekandjim · 272 days ago

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