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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 · 13 hours ago

As I look at this approaching season, there is so much joy and appreciation in the air!  It seems that life is busy and we have a lot of shopping to do (not one of our favorite things), but I also feel it's so important to enjoy the little moments and create moments with your family. Each year Kevin
kevinandabby · 2 days ago

We absolutely love going to the movies - especially animated movies like "The Trolls" and "Peanuts."  We cannot wait to have another bundle of joy to share in the fun with!!!
jimandlaurinda · 2 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 · 5 days ago

Thanksgiving is such a special time for us, one we just are so excited to share with a child and build a family.  It's Damion's favorite~  he had made a special pumpkin cheesecake the day before, what a treat!  We always do our turkey on the old Webber bbq, a special tradition along with his home ma
damionandamy · 8 days ago

We spent the weekend with friends at a car show. It was very interesting to see all the old cars and hear the history behind them. Looking forward to having Thanksgiving dinner with the family this week.
jacobandmandy · 13 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 · 14 days ago

Our Family loves to play games together - especially all of the new Monopoly Games such as Monopoly Empire.  Cambrie happened to win this game :)  We cannot wait to add another child to our family and get him or her in on the fun!!!       
jimandlaurinda · 17 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 · 17 days ago

Our Children Absolutely LOVE babies and cannot wait to be a Big Brother and Big Sister to a new bundle of joy!  Here, they are getting some practice at Church.
jimandlaurinda · 21 days ago

Had a wonderful weekend enjoying the outdoors, Listening to the birds sing and watching the squirrels play. Went hiking on a few trails the area had. We hope one day we will be able to share this with a child.
jacobandmandy · 21 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 · 23 days ago

The first thing our nieces and nephews ask when they come over is if they can play Erik's drums. We love seeing them get so excited and rock out!
erikandkamilyn · 24 days ago

We love to sometimes simply "Chilax" at home together on the weekend while cozying up on the couch to a favorite movie or sit together at the kitchen table and play board games.  Whatever we are doing, we enjoy spending time with each other and our kiddos.  We cannot wait to add another bundle of jo
jimandlaurinda · 25 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 · 25 days ago

We have been picking up more items for the nursery. We are going with winnie the pooh. We are going to have a combination of tradition winnie the pooh with new winnie the pooh. We could not decide which one to use because they are both adorable.
jacobandmandy · 27 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 · 32 days ago

Hey Everyone, Today is Brian's Birthday (Happy Birthday Bri!), and we have had quite the weekend. Friday night we went to the Piston's home opener with a group of our friends and watched them win! Saturday we drove up to East Lansing for the Michigan/Michigan State game with Kerri's family. We had g
brianandkerri · 35 days ago

We have been thinking hard of baby names. For a boy we like Sebastian, and for a girl we like Gabby. Hopefully one day we will be able to use one of these names.
jacobandmandy · 36 days ago

We love to visit Patti's Settlement in Kentucky this time of year.  It is always decorated so beautifully and the food is absolutely amazing.  Just look at this Chocolate Meringue Pie...  
jimandlaurinda · 41 days ago

Enjoying the fall season. Had our annual halloween party last night, with family and friends. Looking forward to having a child to share these traditions with and adding new ones.  
jacobandmandy · 42 days ago

I love going to football games with my family.  Here I am enjoying the Buckeyes with my family.  I hope to share the love of sports with a child someday. 
Beth-adopts · 45 days ago

Every year I take my nieces to the Indiana state fair.  We have a blast riding the various rides and petting the animals. 
Beth-adopts · 45 days ago

The past week has held so many special days and very meaningful memories. We celebrated our son's birthday, as well as the day we met him and the day we signed adoption papers a few years ago. We hold these days so dear to our hearts and celebrate each of them.  We look forward to being able to cele
brianandbeth · 45 days ago

One of the traditions that I share with my eldest niece, Kaitlyn, is making all her birthday cakes from scratch.  Kaitlyn continues to challenge her Aunt Beth’s artistic ability.  This year for her 7th birthday Kaitlyn wanted a rainbow cake with paint splatter cupcakes.  It was a success! Aunt Beth
Beth-adopts · 46 days ago

  Hello Friends, This past weekend was exciting!  We went on a weekend date to see Adele live and in person in Nashville, TN.  The concert was outstanding.  We love taking weekend trips for a get-away, visiting new places and experiencing different things.           
jimandlaurinda · 49 days ago

Hello Everyone, Happy Sweetest Day to everyone! After a busy week, we both are glad to be able to relax this weekend with cooking and football. This morning Brian cooked a wonderful breakfast for us consisting of eggs, hashbrowns, bacon, sausage, and cinnamon rolls. We spent the afternoon watching M
brianandkerri · 50 days ago

We will be celebrating our son's birthday with family and friends this weekend and are so grateful! This time of year always brings back such tender memories of when we got "the call" to start traveling to meet our son! He was born many states away from us and in not wanting to expose a newborn to a
brianandbeth · 59 days ago

Recently Liz and Marna spent a long weekend in Cleveland catching up with friends. We loved spending time with Karen, meeting her dog, Frank, visiting the house from A Christmas Story, and checking out Cleveland's public art scene.       Liz also got to visit the Geauga County fair with her frien
elizabethandmarna · 63 days ago

One of the traditions of our family is reading time on the weekends. During this time, we all find a comfy space in the living room and each enjoy a book from our personal collection or from the library for at least one hour in the morning after breakfast. Literacy is very important to us, so instil
derekandjim · 68 days ago

Cooler fall weather has finally made an apperance, at least for a few days anyway. This makes us happy! We are so ready for some pumpkin picking fun with family and getting lost in a corn maze with friends!  We found out this week that we are now an officially waiting family with our new adoption ag
brianandbeth · 68 days ago

Fall has officially arrived, but luckily the weather has still been nice and sunny over the last couple of weeks. We took an extra day off at work and took the opportunity to explore the countryside around Rotterdam by bike. Points of interest consist of nature and small vilages that are very pictor
markandpaulus · 70 days ago

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 excited for fall and all that comes with it!
brianandbeth · 72 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 we have discussed that we would enjoy having
derekandjim · 75 days ago

One of our best memories from this summer was our visit with my son's birth mother, her other two children (and his half-siblings) and his biological great-aunt. We've visited a few times before, but now that he's 4 and a half, these things are more meangingful. We talked about it for weeks, leading
michelleadopts · 78 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 from our own great grandparents and see pho
derekandjim · 81 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 adament that we would have a closed adoption.  I
joshandsusan · 83 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 one. "Sunshine" loves it!   We also went mini
steveandleeann · 84 days ago

                                           Hello and Welcome! We are very excited to share our adoption journey with all of our family and friends. For those going through the adoption process, we hope our blog can be helpful in knowing that you are not alone on this journey. One of our questions a
brianandkerri · 88 days ago

Jim loved to read at a very young age, as did his siblings. His siblings and he would go to the library to check out new books to read every week. His love or reading began one summer when Jim’s stepmother encouraged him to finish a book by the end of the week. Jim chose a fun sounding book: Nancy M
derekandjim · 89 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 roadtrip to New Hampshire (Live Free or Die, acc
elizabethandmarna · 94 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 always tried to teach his brothers and him le
derekandjim · 96 days ago

Have I mentioned how great Kevin is? I mean seriously great.    This guy pulled over a fast one on me! A few weeks ago I turned 32, gulp. He made me believe we were celebrating my birthday with just the two of us at a group paiting event.    When I walked in, 4 of our favorite couples were there to
kevinandkelli · 96 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 summer and begin the school year with a ban
steveandleeann · 98 days ago

So our adoptive family profile went live a couple of days ago...so now we start the process of waiting.  We have read so many articles on how to manage the wait of the adoption process and we have started taking a few things to heart.  We have started taking small steps to adapt for this big change.
ryanandkhara · 102 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 honors students in high school and college, a
derekandjim · 103 days ago

WE DID IT!!! Thanks to everyone who stuck with us through this blogging challenge. It was a lot of fun and some very thought-provoking topics. On to our answer. I was thinking about a funny answer (about changing the toilet paper roll, about the next Star Wars movie coming out sooner, etc) but I tho
DavidandCarmen · 115 days ago

David's favorite beverage is water... between the better hydration, simplicity, and low cost, it's a perfect option. ;-) For a less generic drink, he likes Mountain Dew once in a while.Carmen's favorite drink is Diet Sierra Mist. It's no longer made and the "new version" that they made to replace it
DavidandCarmen · 117 days ago

We're almost to the end and this is the topic? You'd think this would have been one of the first ones. LOL!David doesn't really have any good nicknames... Dave, David, "hey you"... but nothing that really identifies him.Carmen has several cute nicknames... Carmie, Caramel, Becky (after the other nam
DavidandCarmen · 118 days ago

Carmen's biggest deal breakers are cruelty and exclusion. Because of her Treachers Collins Syndrome, she was commonly overlooked or excluded so she likes to make sure that others don't feel the way that she did.David's biggest deal breaker is a lack of communication. With all the problems and bad th
DavidandCarmen · 118 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 certain items, our garden can also lead to s
elizabethandmarna · 119 days ago

Real life cannot be summarized to a nice blog post or Tweet. Real life is the messy stuff that many of us NEVER post on social media. Real life is a messy house. This has been our “real life” for the past 6 months. Can't wait for the basement to be done so it's safe and clean for our little one to p
DavidandCarmen · 119 days ago

Hands down – Carmen’s favorite dessert is ice cream. She says she always has room for ice cream. ;-)David has a hard time narrowing it down to just one, but will typically go for anything that's not chocolate as he's sensitive to chocolate. Can't wait to share our desserts with our little one! :-)#a
DavidandCarmen · 121 days ago

Carmen would probably try to rescue all of her scrapbooks. They hold so many memories and took a lot of time and effort to create. David has thought about this over the years and would probably save his computer. Between the pictures and writings on it, there's also quite a bit of memories and month
DavidandCarmen · 122 days ago

Carmen would choose the ability to fly. She is afraid of heights so she feels that if she could fly, the fear of heights would go out the window. David would choose the power of duplication... it sure would have helped the basement to go faster. ;-)#adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingToAdopt60
DavidandCarmen · 123 days ago

We love to have adventures, and the DC area, where we live, always has something to offer. When we heard that the U.S. Botanical Garden's corpse flower, which only blooms every few years at most, was in blossom this week, we knew we had to go. Since the corpse flower peaks for only about 24 hours be
elizabethandmarna · 123 days ago

The journey and memories that we experience in the adoption process will be something we share with our children. We believe our kids should grow up knowing that their biological parent(s) loved them so much to make the courageous decision to consider adoption. We come from big families so it's impo
derekandjim · 123 days ago

Carmen would just like to travel more – Iceland is the most recent place on her list along with California, Outerbanks in NC, Niagra Falls, Ireland, England….Lots of travel!David thinks this will be another trite answer considering where we're posting it, but his has been to have and raise a child f
DavidandCarmen · 124 days ago

There are so many people we admire that it's hard to narrow it down to just one choice. We both admire people like the Olympians who spend countless hours devoted to working hard to better themselves and work towards a greater goal. David's added that he admires anyone who is willing to put themselv
DavidandCarmen · 125 days ago

When Carmen was younger, she wanted to be either a teacher or something in the medical field. She got her degree in Early Childhood Education but never really went into that field. She enjoys her current career but has found herself being pulled back to education. She loves helping others learn new
DavidandCarmen · 126 days ago

   
MarkLetty · 129 days ago

Carmen just admitted a quirk that she had to David and now he cannot stop teasing her about it. The volume on the TV must be at an even number…she also loves wearing flip flops with socks.David has a lot of quirks but most are mild... he likes to tell "dad jokes" (the super-corny ones that only kids
DavidandCarmen · 131 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 · 131 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 LeeAnn’s brother in a pushup contest at the park
steveandleeann · 131 days ago

Carmen would love a dog but she is highly allergic to them. What a bummer! Carmen’s sisters and parents have dogs – Sophie Lynn, Pippilotta Louise, and Maddie Louise – aren’t they adorable!?! David has never had a real pet of his own so that's a hard topic. While he would like a pet, allergies hav
DavidandCarmen · 132 days ago

Carmen’s all-time favorite TV show is probably Big Brother. She is really enjoying it this year as they changed the game a bit this year. David's has a lot of favorite TV shows that he's watched in his life so it's hard to pick just one. One great thing about cable (with a DVR) and Netflix is that y
DavidandCarmen · 133 days ago

Carmen’s person is David and David's is Carmen (of course!). What does this topic even mean? LOL! David is dedicated, hot, and loves Jesus. Carmen is sweet, thoughtful, and generous to a fault, even when she had almost nothing to give. ‪#‎adoption‬ ‪#‎birthmom‬ ‪#‎birthmomsrock‬ ‪#‎HopingToAd
DavidandCarmen · 133 days ago

By now you know that we are finishing our basement and while this process happens, many boxes and tubs are being stored in our kitchen. We just have to keep reminding ourselves that it's almost done, it's almost done... it's almost done. LOL! #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingToAdopt60Days #
DavidandCarmen · 135 days ago

Carmen would like to visit Europe again but would also like to visit the West coast. We love to travel so any trip we take is very fun!David wants to rent an RV at some point in the future and drive to every state in the continent on a major road trip with the family. #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsr
DavidandCarmen · 136 days ago

Carmen would consider herself to be a mixture of both. She can be very shy until she gets to know you better. This is something that she struggles with and is working on getting better at this.Similarly, David is commonly an introvert but has some extroverted tendencies. Go figure that two shy, outg
DavidandCarmen · 137 days ago

That would require one to read, wouldn’t it?  Carmen doesn’t like to read a lot of books. She has read a lot of books in the past, but with life getting busy, it's harder to read for pleasure.  David's favorite author is Dean Koontz. He found his books while he was working the night shift in a call
DavidandCarmen · 138 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 gorgeous white sand beach.  Crane Beach probably
davidandlora · 138 days ago

Carmen believes that the hardest thing she’s ever done was go through fertility treatments. The shots, appointments, hormones, emotions, struggles are all overwhelming when you think about it. As our adoption journey wait continues to lengthen, we cannot help be reflect on the past 6 years of trying
DavidandCarmen · 139 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 gets so excited about new projects, and lov
steveandleeann · 139 days ago

Carmen’s pet peeves are crunchy or noisy things (are you sensing a theme here? –see Day 35 and 37). Unnecessarily crabby people are another big pet peeve for Carmen. One of David's pet peeves is when Carmen yells at him for eating crunchy foods. ;-) In all seriousness, not many things bother David s
DavidandCarmen · 140 days ago

Carmen wants to know if donuts are a food genre. ;-)Overall, our favorite genre of food would have to be Italian. Whether it's Italian seasoning on a pasta dish or one of our favorite lasagna recipes, it tends to be our go-to category for food. That's one reason we chose to go to Italy when we had t
DavidandCarmen · 140 days ago

This may sound odd considering what Carmen said her favorite sound was the other day but she does think that sound is her favorite sense. She gets annoyed in situations where she cannot hear clearly. David's favorite sense is vision. While not blessed with perfect vision and needing to wear glasses,
DavidandCarmen · 143 days ago

Carmen’s favorite zoo animal is the polar bear. She has vivid memories of the polar bears at Como Park Zoo in Minneapolis when she was a child. They are so beautiful when they swim and so strong and powerful. A close second and third are the penguins and peacocks. David’s favorite zoo animal is the
DavidandCarmen · 144 days ago

Carmen’s favorite sound is SILENCE! ;-) She wears a hearing aid and it can be overwhelming all the sounds she has to pay attention to all day long. An evening is not complete without at least 10 minutes without her hearing aid in. David's favorite sound is a tough tie between Carmen's giggling and c
DavidandCarmen · 145 days ago

Both Carmen and David love a variety of music from oldies like the Beatles to show tunes to 80s like Michael Jackson to current pop, but our favorite genre overall is Contemporary Christian. We'll listen to quite the variety and our MP3 players reflect that variety, but Contemporary Christian is wha
DavidandCarmen · 146 days ago

We really don't have a lot of "traditions" in our family and like more non-traditional versions of typical traditions. For example, we don't really like turkey so we don't have turkey on Thanksgiving or Christmas as many other families do. We love variety and doing things because we want to instead
DavidandCarmen · 147 days ago

We've got a large variety of foods in our fridge. We've got our water filter jug, obvious condiments, and the typical milk, butter, and dairy selections. We've got some leftovers from our standard Sunday lunch as we like to go out to eat after church as a family, plus some leftovers from dinner last
DavidandCarmen · 147 days ago

Carmen's favorite holiday is Halloween. Between the dressing up and festivities, she has always enjoyed it. David doesn't have just one holiday that jumps out as his favorite as he likes any holiday where we can get together with family, but says that Easter has to be at the top of his list. It's
DavidandCarmen · 148 days ago

Half way done! Carmen says dumb corny jokes make her laugh... and David is full of them. ;-) David says Carmen makes him laugh when she's being silly. Needless to say, we laugh quite a lot... or maybe giggle is the right term. :-) #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingToAdopt60Days #amazin
DavidandCarmen · 150 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 for us!  During the summer when David was g
davidandlora · 150 days ago

David's guilty pleasure is watching cartoons. One of his favorite is pictured, Samurai Pizza Cats. Carmen's guilty pleasure is reality TV. One of her favorite shows is Big Brother. #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingToAdopt60Days #amazinglove  
DavidandCarmen · 151 days ago

Carmen and David love a variety of music from different genres so it was tough to narrow it down to just one artist. Overall, we'd have to say our favorite is Mark Schultz as he had such deep and touching stories in his songs and has a great voice... we even saw him in concert at Worship On The Wate
DavidandCarmen · 152 days ago

Carmen works for a company that works with state Medicare and Medicaid programs. She's not normally allowed to take pictures in her workplace because of protected information and whatnot, but they also celebrate friends and family in addition to working hard. The picture is of Carmen and some of her
DavidandCarmen · 153 days ago

Carmen's best friends are Tammy and Marie. David's best friends are Joel and Drew. The saddest part of leaving North Dakota to come to Michigan was leaving our friends behind and having to find new friends. While we've made some friends out here, it's hard to replace our besties. #adoption #bi
DavidandCarmen · 153 days ago

David has one brother and 2 step brothers along with both of his parents. Carmen has 2 sisters, a brother-in-law, a niece, and both of her parents. We can't wait to add one more! :-) #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingtoAdopt60Days #amazinglove    
DavidandCarmen · 154 days ago

There are several movies that we like as a couple and David has a BUNCH OF movies, both PG+ as well as kids movies. To narrow those down to one each was quite the challenge, though. Carmen's favorite movie is Rent, based on the musical. The music is so touching to both of us and the story is so mo
DavidandCarmen · 155 days ago

Aside from the several songs that came to mind when we first read the topic and started singing, "I believe I can flyyyyyy," we took some time to narrow it down to just one thing. As a couple, we both believe that Jesus is the Son of God and is our personal savior. David believes that everyone h
DavidandCarmen · 157 days ago

This was an interesting one that was tough to figure out how to get a picture of it. Namely because the two that we chose were very large collections that we have each amassed over a decade or more. David has had many collections throughout his life... some have gone (like his rock collection from
DavidandCarmen · 158 days ago

This was an interesting topic that surprised us and took a lot of thought to narrow it down to just one as there are so many scents that we like from fresh garlic bread to a wood fire burning. Carmen's favorite smell is the Moonlight Path body lotion from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. David's favorite sm
DavidandCarmen · 159 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 independently for a number of years, it became clear
davidandlora · 159 days ago

David likes his everyday shoes... although he only owns 5 pairs of shoes including his old mowing shoes. Carmen loves her flip-flops, flip-flops, and flip-flops... did I mention flip-flops? And these were just the few pairs that were by the door... there were more in our closet but I didn't want t
DavidandCarmen · 160 days ago

"Hero" is such a freely used term that we feel it's lost a lot of impact as there aren't many true "heroes" outside of comic books. It may seem trite, but the only "real heroes" today are those that out themselves in danger to protect others such as firefighters, police, and those in the armed servi
DavidandCarmen · 161 days ago

Today we got to go back to the ocean after not having been for more than a month! We love the relaxation of just sitting in the sand and listening to the waves crash against the shore. We also were able to meet up with our good friends, Dean and Beca, and his daughter, Emma, who is 10 years old.   W
shadandchristine · 162 days ago

Every Father's Day, my 68-year-old dad wants to do the same thing: relax at an Orlando-area resort with my mom, all of his children, their significant others, his granchildren and his great grandchildren. It's heartwarming to see how he picks this particular resort because he knows it is where his f
shadandchristine · 162 days ago

We have two cars for working, a Toyota Echo and an Oldsmobile Alero, but our Echo is what we consider our family car. It's quite economical and has great gas mileage so we take most of our trips with that car. We've been to several towns across Michigan and we made the drive to North Dakota to see f
DavidandCarmen · 162 days ago

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