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We are two weeks into our profile being live and so far we are feeling calmer than last week.  There was something about being “LIVE” and now seeing our faces amongst all of the families we had been looking at prior that is a bit shocking.   We are getting more comfortable with it and making plans t
bradandsarah · 4 hours ago

The weather in Michigan has finally warmed up! Derek and I have been busy this last weekend with spring clean up outside. And we are getting our garden ready to plant some veggies!. Derek built 3 gorgeous raised beds and we are filling them. I am trying my hand at aspargus and rhubarb this year.  Th
derekanddarcie · 23 hours ago

  Besides my baking hobby, as well decorating cakes and cookies, I enjoy a variety of crafts.  Sewing and needlework are my favorites.  I learned these crafts at an early age from my mom, sister and my Dad's cousin, who we fondly referred to and have always known as Aunt Mary.  I still enjoy crafts,
bretandjean · 5 days ago

Had a blast at Lagoon this afternoon! The weather was perfect and we got to goof around like little kids. Best day ever!  
jaredandelizabeth · 10 days ago

Today is the first day of really nice weather for us (finally!). I always remember marking this day as a kid by taking the dog out to hang out in the yard:  lie in the sun, roll in the grass, listen to good music, smell the fresh air. Presley loved keeping up with this tradition this afternoon. Sitt
rodneyrebecca2741 · 11 days ago

With the new building comes a stack of paperwork, from blue prints, to permits, to zoning restrictions to much more.  Despite this, I look forward to having a workshop again.  This one will provide more room than my last and I have needed more space for years.  Whether it be metal work, wood work or
bretandjean · 14 days ago

To Our Future Child, We don’t know you yet, but we do know that we love you.  We know that you are out there waiting to come home, and will come to us organically and when you’re ready.    We am not perfect, but we will always protect you.  We will keep you from fear, hurt, and sorrow for as long as
frankandaaron · 15 days ago

This post is a little delayed, but we wanted to include it anyway! Every year, we typically celebrate a low-key Easter with Hamilton's mom Linda. This year, we had dinner with Linda at her house and then took her dog Rooney for a walk around the neighborhood. Hamilton made us strawberry shortcakes f
hamiltonandrebecca · 16 days ago

So last Sunday was Easter! I love Easter for many reasons and family is one of them. The whole family got together to celebrate this year. Our new neighborhood in Colorado Springs had an Easter Egg Hunt with a bounce house, face painting and of course...the Easter Bunny! It was so much fun to see ou
ZekeandMandy · 16 days ago

WE JUST SPENT A WEEK IN DC.WE CELEBRATED EASTER WITH TANYA'S SISTER, OUR NIECE AND MANY FRIENDS. EASTER SUNDAY WAS A HUGE HIT. WE HELD OUR ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND THERE WAS A VISIT FROM THE EASTER BUNNY!   WE WERE HOPING TO SEE THE CHERRY BLOSSOMS IN FULL BLOOM, BUT DUE TO THE COLD WEATHER, THEY
richardandtanya · 19 days ago

Wow, 2018 has definitely been a busy year for us so far! The firm John has worked at for years recently sold to a much larger firm. After a lot of discussion and prayers he decided to move jobs. This new job allows him to do both sales and investment management. The best part is that his new firm is
johnandcarley · 20 days ago

    This week Nora has shown a lot of concern over not knowing the baby's name. We've explained to her that we don't know if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl, so we don't know what their name will be either.  She's started calling him/her baby bear instead of baby brother or sister. We're al
matthewandbethanyanne · 20 days ago

We had an amazing road trip to Washington, DC.  Not only did we have a chance to visit with family (Jon's mom and step-dad and Michelle's sister and brother-in-law) but we also made some incredible memories.  Here are a few photos and highlights from our trip:   Day 1 in Washington, DC- (Visited the
jonathonandmichelle · 23 days ago

One of my favorite hobbies is baking. I have always enjoyed baking and wanted to elevate that a level, so I decided to take some classes to learn cake decorating techniques.  Since doing so, I have made dozens of decorated cakes for family, friends, for church functions and even for fund raising.  I
bretandjean · 24 days ago

We had so much fun at our first Monster Jam this year!  Not sure who enjoyed it most!?!? Mom and Dad or Tommy?   
MelandKC · 27 days ago

We had a fun filled weekend!  David’s brother and his girlfriend came to stay with us for a few days. We had a nice time visiting with them. We even enjoyed some Chicago style deep dish pizza together!   Brynn went to two Easter egg hunts this weekend. At both egg hunts she helped other kids put egg
davidandelizabeth · 30 days ago

Daylight savings time, that joyous time of year that we set our clocks ahead an hour and replace batteries in our smoke detectors and flahlights.  With this also comes yard cleanup, green grass, budding trees, flowering plants and a fresh start to the new year.   Our girls (dogs), Grace and Shirley
bretandjean · 33 days ago

For the past few months I've been in the process of renewing my paperwork for my annual Homestudy Review. It's not difficult, but there are a lot of pieces needed and they come from various places such as my employer verifying my employment or an agency that takes my fingerprints on file every year
felicia · 35 days ago

Jon and I are on our way up the east coast heading to Washinton, DC.  We decided to stop in Charleston, South Carolina our first night and had a chance to tour the city that evening.  Our second stop was to visit Jon's mom in North Carolina.  We spent our time hanging out with family and visiting Vi
jonathonandmichelle · 37 days ago

This weekend, we visited the Peabody Essex Museum with our friend. They have a lot of interactive exhibits, like this one....a room full of balloons! Although it was probably designed with kids in mind, we went in anyway. HA
hamiltonandrebecca · 37 days ago

This weekend our forecast has the possibility of snow! Many of our winter weekends we have been spent at home, usually a lazy morning together over a big breakfast and coffee. I (Chelsey) love to cook big family meals when we have a slow day together! Tomorrow, however, isn't exactly one of those sl
philandchelsey · 39 days ago

As we prepare to welcome a child into our lives and home, we thank God for giving us the means to do so.  We also thank him for guiding us to and through the adoption journey.  We have no doubt that he already has a birth mother/family and child in mind for us and will bring us all together at the r
bretandjean · 41 days ago

We've been working more on the nursery! Some photos are hung over the dresser and changing table, and we got this adorable and soft changing pad cover! Our amazon list is all set up so anytime we see things go on flash sale we order them for little love. We want to add a star and moon garland made
matthewandbethanyanne · 41 days ago

Meet Emmy. Just when you think she couldn't get any happier, it snows. I love watching her play, jump, run and try to 'catch' it. She might be seven years old, but she plays like she's still a pup. This is the second of two snowstorms (so far) in the past week. This time, we got a foot of heavy, wet
Mindy2673 · 47 days ago

As nature begins to unfold this spring, Bret and I again thank God for blessing us in finding this home and wooded property.  It was an accident that we found it or more likely God's plan all along.  When we saw this property, we knew this would be our home and where we wanted to raise our future fa
bretandjean · 48 days ago

One of the things we like about living in Seoul, Korea is the creative, fun, cute and sometimes silly items that are for sale. Korea is known for fun socks with cartoon characters or animals on them or bright, fun colors and patterns. Korea also has character themed stores, such as Line Friends, wh
williamandteressa · 49 days ago

  Two weeks ago Jon and I took our travel trailer to a new camping spot in Tarpon Springs.  We spent the weekend enjoying St. Petersburg and then went on a fishing charter out of Tarpon Springs.  We caught a ton of fish and I even walked away with the largest fish on the boat.  We also ate some grea
jonathonandmichelle · 52 days ago

For the last few years, we've gone with some of our friends to Boston's famous chocolate bar at the Langham Hotel. Amazing choice of desserts. It was hard to choose! Here's Rebecca's first pass:  
hamiltonandrebecca · 52 days ago

Last night Travis and I attended a reunion of former coworkers. This is an annual event and we all go around and update the group on developments in our lives over the past year. For the first time this year, it was really hard for me to hear about all the new children my friends and former coworker
travisandellen · 53 days ago

Friendship is a wonderful blessing.  To have even one other person you can rely on, share ideas, thought and concerns with or that someone who will listen or offer advise when needed.  To have someone who is genuinely concerned about your well being and happiness.  True friendship is having that spe
bretandjean · 57 days ago

Our birthdays are just 10 days apart, so we usually celebrate them together. Last night, Hamilton's mom Linda took us out to dinner at a great seafood restaurant called Bonefish Grill. The food was delicious and it was fun to catch up!
hamiltonandrebecca · 58 days ago

Yesterday wepicked up a mamaroo for the baby! It's like a combination of swing and bouncer and it's been on our short list of things we wanted to have for when the baby comes home, so we're really excited to have it.  Nora is a gusher whenever we get something for the baby and immediately started wi
matthewandbethanyanne · 62 days ago

Keenan married a couple years ago.  He met his wife Allison in law school.  They spent many hours studying together and discovered they were very compatible and fell in love.  They have many common interests, a favorite right now is traveling when they can.  This picture of them taken at the Kentuck
bretandjean · 65 days ago

Keenan and Evan are Bret's 32 year old twin nephews and Callah his 21 year old niece.  Though grown, they fondly speak of their Uncle Bret and still look to him for guidance.  They frequently refer to memories they have with their Uncle and it is evident that they deeply love and respect him.     Ke
bretandjean · 71 days ago

Rebecca's best friend from childhood just got married, so we threw her and her new husband an informal get-together at our house. It was tons of fun to see everyone and catch up, and we're so happy for our friends!  There were lots of kids at the party, and they had a blast playing board games in ou
hamiltonandrebecca · 72 days ago

We took a trip downtown Chicago to spend some time at the aquarium. We saw a neat 4-D movie where bubbles and water flew through the air.  We always check out the dolphin and beluga whale show. We had fun and learned some new things!   We also hit up the Field Museum because they were having a free
davidandelizabeth · 75 days ago

We celebrated Brynn's birthday with all of our extended family the last weekend in January!  Brynn always loves spending time with her Grandparents and all of her cousins.  She was so excited about seeing everyone that we were counting down the number of "sleeps" (how many nights) until her party.  
davidandelizabeth · 76 days ago

Sara is my 27 year old niece and Alec my 20 year nephew.  I have had the privelege of seeing them both grow up.  I still remember the first time I held them thinking how tiny you are and now they are both grown.  I am endearingly known by both of them as Auntie.  I am Sara's godmother and confirmati
bretandjean · 76 days ago

Our Promise To You, We promise we will love your child more than anything in the world...We promise we will always tell them how much you love them more than anything in the world... We promise to never let them forget where they came from, and we promise that your child will have a life filled wit
Philipandkelly · 78 days ago

We've been spending a lot of time thinking about how the nursery should look. It felt a little overwhelming planning for the baby's room when we don't know when they'll come home and what gender they'll be!  We decided on stars and moon/ outer space and it's been so fun finding little things that fi
matthewandbethanyanne · 84 days ago

This winter, we had lots of friends over to visit. It was also the first Christmas that we spent in our new home. There was even a big snow storm that hit us, right after we had placed our Christmas tree in the garden. It looked magical.Chris’ parents, his brother and girlfriend came to visit on Chr
chrisandtobias · 87 days ago

  (Baby's baby book and their tiny baby shoes)    This week we got Baby's baby book in the mail. It's such a sweet journal that has prompts for us to record special things about their childhood until they're 18 years old.  What makes this baby book so wonderful is that it is specific to their adopt
matthewandbethanyanne · 88 days ago

I, Jean, have one older sister.  Mary is eight years older, so we grew up at different points in our lives.  Despite our different interests at that time, we were still close, spending quality time together whenever possible.  As adults we have remained close and have always been there for each othe
bretandjean · 90 days ago

Brynn and I have been enjoying the winter days together!  We always seem to find something fun to do when she’s not in school. Today we went sledding for the second time this week in our backyard. It’s fun to get outside and run around together even in the cold. Our dog Griffin even got in on the fu
davidandelizabeth · 96 days ago

We welcomed the New Year while in Italy. We had an amazing time exploring Rome, Naples and the country side of Tuscany. The highlight of our trip was doing a cooking class in Tuscany and hiking to a medieval town. We can’t wait until we’re able to take trips like this as a family.  
johnandcarley · 98 days ago

My parents imigrated to the United States in the 1940's.  They met here and were in their 30's when they married and began a family together.  They worked hard becoming citizens, learning to speak fluent English and both working to establish and maintain a loving comfortable home for themselves and
bretandjean · 99 days ago

I love my job as teach for many reasons.  I enjoy working with young people on a daily basis and watching them grow throughout the school year.  I also enjoy the variety, yet predictability the school day provides.  Justin enjoys selling real estate because he loves meeting and working with new peop
justinandsara · 102 days ago

Christmas Day was spent with Andy's family this year.  Lila and her two cousins had a ton of fun opening presents and playing with new toys!  Lila especially loves her colorful new maracas.  We spent New Years Eve at Sarah's parents' house up north, where the temperatures reached a bitter -22 degree
sarahandandrew · 105 days ago

New Year’s weekend was spent with Justin’s family celebrating Christmas and spending time together.  His family lives six hours away and we look forward to trips to visit them.  Rylan loves his cousins and playing with them.  Some highlights from our tip included opening Christmas presents, going bo
justinandsara · 113 days ago

There is always something magical about the first snowfall of winter and this year it came at the perfect time; the day before Christmas Eve.  Justin and Rylan were excited to bundle up and get outside to play in the fresh white blanket that covered the ground.  They also got the sleds out and spent
justinandsara · 113 days ago

As the Holiday's come and go, we are thankful for all the blessings of the season.  Christmas started off with an unveiling of our newly renovated Church along with a live nativity.  This presenattion was done by the children of the parish, 8 years old and younger.  What a wonderful way to teach the
bretandjean · 114 days ago

Merry Christmas! This past month has been filled with family, love and laughter. From a trip to Magic Kingdom/Epcot to see the beautiful light displays and to experience different Christmas traditions around the world to Christmas Eve and Christmas spent with our friends and family it's easy to say
johnandcarley · 119 days ago

Christmas is a time for giving.  To us this does not mean going shopping and just purchasing random gifts for those on our list.  It means finding that special gift for each person and even more special if it is something we can make. Bret designed and made a figurine for me the Christmas right afte
bretandjean · 121 days ago

We dream of the day that we can welcome a child into our hearts and home through adoption!  As we excitedly go through this journey, we cannot help but think of names that we would love for a future child.  Here are a few!   Girl Isabelle Gabriella McKenzie   Boy Gabriel Elijah Noah   We also couldn
nicholasandmelissa · 124 days ago

We wanted to share some fun facts about us!  Melissa Favorite Foods:  Chocolate, all vegetables, pizza, buffalo chicken wings Favorite Musician/Band:  Elton John!  Favorite Movies: Just Married, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, A Christmas Story,  Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, most d
nicholasandmelissa · 124 days ago

It's hard to believe that in a matter of 6 months I'll be welcoming 3 new cousins into the family! I have 2 cousins who've announced their pregnancies (1 with twins!) over the past few months. One of them will be a mother for the first time. In fact, 10 of the cousins I grew up with have 17 (soon to
felicia · 127 days ago

One of Brets and my most treasured things to put out each Christmas is the Nativity scene.  The stable was made by my Father and the figurines were made for Bret by his Grandparents.  The significance of the nativity scene in itself is powerful, but since none of these family members are with us any
bretandjean · 132 days ago

In the spirit of giving, Rylan and I made a toy donation to the local YMCA today.  I was at the YMCA early this morning and was going to take the donation at that time but decided I wanted to wait until Rylan could go with me.  At first he was sad that the play-doh set was not for him.  I explained
justinandsara · 133 days ago

This past weekend we enjoyed a family date night by going out to dinner and to a Christmas pageant show.  There is a large church that puts on fantastic production of the Christmas story with a modern day twist each year.  Justin and I attended it several years ago but have never taken our son Rylan
justinandsara · 133 days ago

Brynn and I made a fantastic gingerbread house this weekend!  We have made them in the past but this year Brynn was really into deciding what decorations should go where on the gingerbread house. She loved adding lollipop trees and putting her own flare on the roof decorations. She also enjoyed samp
davidandelizabeth · 135 days ago

This year for Thanksgiving we flew to Detroit, MI where Mandy's parents live. The whole family met there for pure chaos and lots of fun. The weekend was full of activities. We tried to fit everything in since we were finally all together this year. So we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas, went w
ZekeandMandy · 136 days ago

Melissa recently had the pleasure of getting to meet her good friend's baby!  What a cutie!  We cannot wait to be parents!
nicholasandmelissa · 136 days ago

We recently visited Disney Springs to see their Christmas decorations.  We had so much fun walking through the Christmas tree trail!  They have trees decorated after many Disney movies and characters!  They also have Florida snow!  
nicholasandmelissa · 136 days ago

We love to put up our tree and decorate for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving!  We have so many cute ornaments from our childhood and also sentimental ornaments from vacations we have taken!  Oh yes, and we have a ton of Disney ornaments since we are Disney fanatics!      
nicholasandmelissa · 136 days ago

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving several weeks ago!  We had all of our family over and we cooked the Turkey as well as our homemade family recipe for stuffing, greenbean casserole, and sweet potato!  We cannot wait to experience family traditions and create new traditions with a little one!      
nicholasandmelissa · 136 days ago

This past weekend was spent with family. John and the rest of the men headed off to Texas for a hunting trip at a family member's ranch while Carley and her sister Anna headed off to Chicago for a mini vacation. The boys had fun hunting, while the girls had a great time shopping and seeing the music
johnandcarley · 139 days ago

As Thanksgivning came to an end and the Christmas season officially began last week, many people went Black Friday shopping but not Bret and I.  Though we both like a good deal, Black Friday shopping is not for us.  We did both have to work that day, but afterwards headed to a local tree farm with G
bretandjean · 140 days ago

This past weekend Justin’s work sponsored an event which included a visit from Santa, face painting, and holiday treats.  Rylan was very excited to visit santa and share his Christmas list with him.  For his list he had cut out pictures of toys in magazines that he wanted and glued them on a sheet o
justinandsara · 141 days ago

We had a fun weekend celebrating the holiday season!  We meet Santa at a pancake breakfast and Brynn wasn’t shy around the big guy at all this year!  We made Christmas crafts, played bingo and there was even a bounce house. We even got a family photo with Santa!   That night we went to the local arb
davidandelizabeth · 142 days ago

We know that God’s hands are weaving our adoption story. We are so excited about growing our family through open adoption. We pray for a strong connection with the expectant mother and to maintain a relationship with her so that she will know her child and the child will know the incredible love tha
aaronkimadopt · 143 days ago

We know that God’s hands are weaving our adoption story. We are SO excited about growing our family through open adoption. We pray for a strong connection with the expectant mother and to maintain a relationship with her so that she will know her child and her child will know the incredible love tha
aaronkimadopt · 144 days ago

This fall we had many friends over to celebrate Thanksgiving in our new home. This even included two Americans! One was a colleague of Tobi, the other a young boy who was also adopted from the US, and who lives with his two dads in our home town. The turkey was again delicious. Tobi found a fantasti
chrisandtobias · 144 days ago

This past weekend we were blessed to celebrate Thanksgiving with both of our families. John's Mom and Aunt came into town on Wednesday and celebrated Thanksgiving with Carley's family at her parents’ house. Most of Carley's siblings and their families were also able to make into town to celebrate wi
johnandcarley · 148 days ago

We were fortunare to spend much of our Thanksgiving weekend outside as the temperatures in Nebraska have been unseasonably warm.  On Thanksgiving Day after enjoying our turkey, potatoes, and all the fixings with Sara's family, we went for a hike along a creek near Sara's parent's house.  There is an
justinandsara · 149 days ago

We are grateful and thankful for our many blessings. Some of the things we are thankful for this Thanksgiving Day are....                                         We are thankful for our health and the ability to complete the Turkey Trot again this year!                                              
jasperandlisa · 151 days ago

In the Spring of 2012, there was a devastating tornado that hit Henryville, IN.  Someone we knew of through my sister had friends living there that lost everything and started asking for donations.  When we were contacted, not only did we make a donation but started asking others.  Quickly doantions
bretandjean · 152 days ago

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, I am reflecting upon some of the things for which I am thankful for: a wonderful support system that surrounds and encourages me every day; my health; a great career which provides me the opportunity to spend my days with energetic kids who love music & learning;
Mindy2673 · 155 days ago

I grew up in a small town in Southwest Nebraska.  Both of my parents started their careers as teachers before my father took a job as a manager at the local lumberyard, and my mother decided to stay at home.  I have one older brother, Trevor, who works as a physical therapist.  He and his wife, Moll
justinandsara · 155 days ago

I grew up in a town of about 23,000 as the oldest child with two younger brothers and one sister.  My parents still live there today and continue to own and operate their own business.  My brother, Matt works as an engineer for a power company.  He is engaged and our family is very excited for his w
justinandsara · 155 days ago

I love Thankgiving and the time it gives us to be reflectful of the gifts in our life that we are thanful for.  What I love even more is seeing thankfulness through the eyes of a child.  Last week Rylan brought home this turkey that he made at preschool and I love the simplicity of his grateful hear
justinandsara · 155 days ago

Our Catholic faith plays an important role in our lives and has from early in our relationship when we began attending mass together.   Bret though not baptized as a child, grew up attending daily mass before school.  During this time, the Catholic faith made an impact on his life that carried into
bretandjean · 160 days ago

Thanksgiving is in less than 2 weeks!  Gobble Gobble!!  About to head out to get our Turkey and some of the ingrediants for our sides.  Melissa loves to make homemade stuffing, greenbean casserole, and sweet potatoe casserole!  Our families are coming to our house on Thanksgiving Day.  Part of our t
nicholasandmelissa · 165 days ago

We just finished celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary on a cruise!  We went to the Bahamas, Haiti, and Jamaica!  We did several activities including a dolphin swim and beach days at each of the ports.  Not to mention, we had so much fun aboard the ship!  The food was amazing also!  We cannot w
nicholasandmelissa · 165 days ago

On September 30, 2017 we were blessed to serve as Matron of Honor and Best Man to Melissa's brother's wedding.  Danny and Stefanie were married at Niagra Falls.  We had a wonderful weekend of sightseeing and witnessing this beautiful wedding!      
nicholasandmelissa · 165 days ago

Wishing this year is the best one yet!   
Philipandkelly · 166 days ago

We spent this weekend with my dad cheering on our alma mater. After the game, we celebrated the win with close family friends that have become like family. They're all very supportive of our decision to adopt, and cannot wait to meet our future child.   We can’t wait to bring our baby to the game to
johnandcarley · 167 days ago

We want to thank all the mothers who are making the brave decision to choose adoption. This month will be very busy for us. Our families are coming into town and we will be going out of town for Thanksgiving. We love visiting our family members across the country. We can't wait to visit our siblings
derekandjim · 173 days ago

This past Saturday we spent the day at our community’s annual fall festival. There were lots of trick or treaters, local vendors, and even a bounce house. Carley’s family has owned a local business for the past 19 years so it was great day spent giving back to the community and spending time with th
johnandcarley · 176 days ago

Hello!  It was almost a year ago now that we first made the decision to adopt.  After failed fertility treatments, we weren't sure where to turn.  We had a healthy and vivacious little girl already... wasn't that enough?  As my husband and I pondered whether or not our family was complete.  I couldn
shaunandkerri · 179 days ago

 Today we went to The State Fair of Texas with Jasper's older sister. We had our fair share of food and fun! We tried the fried Reese's and fried banana pudding. Both were delicious!                                     Today was also the Texas / OU rivalry game. We went to cheer on our Longhorns, bu
jasperandlisa · 192 days ago

I have spent the better part of the day today signing up with various social media sites in hopes of getting the word out about Ciprian and I wanting to adopt. We are hoping that this will enable birthmothers to view our profile and thus connecting us for our future adoption. We are hopeful!  In our
ciprianandsusan · 199 days ago

 Tonight we had dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, La Hacienda Ranch.  Jasper actually worked there in high school as a waiter.  We got our Tex Mex fix, and enjoyed spending time together after a long week!                                
jasperandlisa · 200 days ago

One of our traditions is to get together for everyones birthday. So, today we spent the morning with Lisa's family to celebrate her brothers birthday. We had a delicious breakfast and enjoyed spending time with family.                 In the afternoon we went to Jasper's nephews baseball game. The b
jasperandlisa · 213 days ago

Last weekend my nephew turned 12.  We had a birthday party at my sister's house, ate LOTS of yummy food, and played outside.   My favorite parts were the chocolate cake with chocolate icing and of course the time with family.
rallie_adopts · 222 days ago

First grade is underway.   And I am so proud of this little, yet BIG kid. She has started picking up books by choice and reading out loud.  First grade has also brought a new teacher, new friends, and the chance to ride her bike to school.   Look our world; here she comes!!
rallie_adopts · 222 days ago

The weather was fantastic last weekend.  We went hiking and saw a red and yellow caterpillar, gorgeous views and this cute little mushroom.     Being in the woods always makes me feel good.  I saw a quote someone had painted on a stone that said, "I went on a walk in the woods and came out taller t
rallie_adopts · 222 days ago

On our sunny Saturday afternoon, it was time for some sidewalk chalk for the boys!  
lonnieandmaryjo · 225 days ago

We got the chance to spend Labor day weekend exploring Manitou Springs and the Royal Gorge. At the Royal Gorge we enjoyed walking across the massive expansion bridge, riding the tram, and I even convinced Kevin to do the zipline across the gorge!  It was so much fun (though I am pretty sure Kevin ha
kevinandabby · 225 days ago

   School is back in session and it's been a very smooth transition. It's great to be back with my students and doing what I love.    Emmy (my Golden Retriever) and I got to enjoy the beautiful weekend and are grateful to be safe and out of harm's/Irma's way! The weather has been amazing and it's al
Mindy2673 · 226 days ago

Like father like son Bacon is king! On Labor Day we went to have breakfast at a friends house and Andrew grabbed the bacon and started chomping.  
lonnieandmaryjo · 229 days ago

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