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· 16 days ago

Test blog #1
· 16 days ago

So since Christmas we've been working on new skills and routines.  Evan has learned how to make his bed and help clean up the kitchen after breakfast.  (He also loves to help crack and scramble his eggs!)  And Pete and I have been learning, too.  Pete is w
PeteandSarah · 16 days ago

Hello there little person,Daddies have been waiting for you.  You wouldn't know it, but we've traveled a long to get to now.  Though this trek has been long, arduous, and up & down, it has always been a hopeful path.We can't wait until you're here to t
johnanddane · 18 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 · 18 days ago

The beginning of school after winter break is always fun and hectic.  The students are back (and trying hard to shake off the cobwebs from their break), we're trying to get them all organized and put back together again (and teach them basic sewing skills)
sarah_adopts · 18 days ago

Winter here can be long and chilly, so we try to find fun indoor things to do.  Yesterday we went to see the Harlem Globetrotters with Jodi's parents.  The Globetrotters put on a great show!  We laughed and were amazed at their ball handling and dunking sk
thomasandjodi · 20 days ago

Dave and I have a positive outlook on life, happiness and the future!  Everything seems to be falling into place and we are feeling really positive about the direction that our life is headed.  We can't wait to hear the joy and laughter of a little one, fe
daveandkristal · 20 days ago

  Our weekend started off by meeting Matt’s college roommate and his wife for dinner at a new Italian restaurant called Bar Dough in the Highlands. It was great catching up with old friends that we don’t see nearly enough. After Lindsay went to work and M
mattandlindsay · 21 days ago

  We had a wonderful Christmas holiday this year.  Christmas Eve we spent in Boulder with Matt’s sister’s family.  Our amazing niece, Delaney, was in the Christmas program as the lead Sheppard.  She had her own solo and was the star of the show!  The play
mattandlindsay · 21 days ago

Fun snow day in NYC. We dream of bringing a child of our own to the park after we #adoptababy to build snowmen, snow angels and sledding.
micheleandsteven · 21 days ago

Where has the time gone?  I can't believe it's almost February.  It's been almost a year since we began the process to adopt!  We just celebrated Sterling's 14th birthday at her favorite restaurant and Carter's 11th birthday at the local laser tag/bowling
dustinandangannette · 21 days ago

We made breakfast in bed for daddy!  Sophie helped make the toast and put the "sugar" on the toast (cinnamon toast). Yum!
JohnandLaura · 22 days ago

  Words to live by. We dream of the day when we become parents through adoption.
micheleandsteven · 23 days ago

I celebrated my 29th birthday on Wednesday! We always try to make birthdays a big deal at our house with signs all over the house, balloons, and of course something sweet to eat! This year, Ryan took me to Russell's, one of our favorite restaurants in Vail
ryanandashley · 23 days ago

One of our hopes for Evan is that he finds ways to be adventurous and active throughout his life. Right now he's taking swimming and skating lessons, and has a sports exploration class once a week. For us it isn't that he picks a specific sport or activity
PeteandSarah · 23 days ago

This popped up on my facebook feed. Although we aren't quite to the point where we have been chosen for a child (whether a girl or a boy), most of this still rings true! We have been praying so much for our birth mom and birth father. You are in our prayer
travisandshannon · 24 days ago

Being teachers, we were always finding ways to support students both in and out of the classroom. One of the things that we started doing early in our teaching careers was chaperoning dances and proms at the high school we worked at.  Seeing our students a
jamieandkristy · 24 days ago

Some how destiny comes into play.... These children end up with you and you end up with them........ Nicole Kidman    
ToddandKristy · 25 days ago

Christmas lights came down and winter lights went up.     
MichaelandKristi · 26 days ago

We are very active and love to be outside as much as possible. In the winter, that means we're skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling as often as we can!  Colorado is awe-inspiring, and we love the wild beauty of it. We can't wait to share our love of outdo
ryanandashley · 26 days ago

  Great websites to help kids learn. Fun loving couple who will provide a life filled of love and support to help fulfill a child’s dreams. Hoping to start our family through adopting a child.
micheleandsteven · 27 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 · 27 days ago

  Yesterday we attended Danny's brother's wedding. What a beautiful day full of love and happiness. The entire family was able to attend the wedding and we all had so much fun. The food was delicious and we all danced the night away to celebrate our new fa
danielandmaria · 28 days ago

Laura and Sophie got a ton of books and fun puppents from the library this week.  We are spending a lazy Sunday reading in Sophie's tent. Every now and then we all need a lazy Sunday!  
JohnandLaura · 28 days ago

Today we took lunch and spent time with Pete's Grandma. She lives in a nursing home, but is sharp as a whip!  We had such a good visit. She had a puzzle for Evan and we took playing cards. It is so special to spend time with someone who loves us so well, a
PeteandSarah · 28 days ago

Evan has started a new adventure at the YMCA!  He has a 2-1/2 hour class that includes swimming, playing games in the gym, crafts and lunch with friends. It was his first time, and he had so much fun. He was nervous and yet brave!  It is so fun watching hi
PeteandSarah · 28 days ago

This week we welcomed Kalissa's newest little cousin, Vienna, to our family! Kali was fascinated by her tiny little fingers! Wanted to upload a very sweet picture of them but having computer issues at the moment. Looking forward to meeting another 2 nieces
travisandshannon · 29 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 · 30 days ago

The reward for an hour out in the snow?  Hot cocoa with marshmallows!
PeteandSarah · 31 days ago

We had so much fun over the holidays!  We always have an annual Christmas party with our family and friends.  It is such a nice time to spend time with the people closest to us at this time of year.  We also enjoyed cutting down our Christmas tree (another
garyandandrea · 32 days ago

This sweet puppy is the very best reason to get all bundled up and take a coooold winter walk!  She is so gentle and loving to our family and we couldn't imagine life without her.  
JohnandLaura · 32 days ago

I love birthdays. I love to celebrate other people- buying special gifts and making special desserts. I want everyone to know that their day is special and so are they. Nate's birthday fell on a day he was on his mission trip in Ecuador. So we get to celeb
nathananderin · 32 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 · 32 days ago

The weekend kicked off with a great snow storm (which has continued each day)!  Two of Evan's highlights were Grandma Ginny (my mom) sledding down the hill in our backyard on Saturday morning, and an after-dark sledding party with Pete and I on Sunday. We
PeteandSarah · 33 days ago

We will offer a safe fun and supportive home after we adopt. 
micheleandsteven · 33 days ago

We went ice skating this weekend! Sophie was having an aboslute blast with the whole thing. Laura spent a good portion of the time on the wall, but eventually it all came back and she was able to skate pretty well.  John loved taking Sophie around really f
JohnandLaura · 33 days ago

Staying home full time was something we both knew we wanted for our family. I had been working fulltime with young children & families for 15 years when we adopted Evan. Being with him all day every day has been such a joy. Motherhood is the focus of m
PeteandSarah · 33 days ago

   The question that Paulie and I have been getting the most is "where are we at in the adoption." My answer now is that we are just waiting for a phone call. At first I can honestly say I was overwhelmed by the amount of people that asked us this question
paulandamanda · 34 days ago

Starting this new year, it is certainly looking bright.  Paulie recently started a fun side business for himself where he can be creative doing screenprinted signs and barware.  He is so talented and never stops amazing me with what he can do. We have been
paulandamanda · 34 days ago

One of Ryan's favorite meals to cook is sausage chili, which he describes as, "freakishly good".  We enjoy trying new recipes together and sharing those new recipes with family and friends. Some of our other favorite recipes are French Onion Casserole, Fri
ryanandashley · 35 days ago

Great idea making a quilt out of old baby clothes. Great way to create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Dream of making this after we #adoptababy
micheleandsteven · 35 days ago

We love watching football!  Whether we are cheering on Michigan, Michigan State, or the Lions, on any given Saturday and Sunday from August to February, you can find us checking out football scores and watching games on TV. One of our favorite traditions i
jamieandkristy · 36 days ago

No matter the occasion, Jamie's mom is always taking family photos, and we love it! She insists on setting up the camera and timer to snap photos of us when we are all together. Unfortunately, this Christmas was the first time we were not all together beca
jamieandkristy · 36 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 · 36 days ago

2015 was such a great year, Kristal and I made so many memories! We spent a week in Aurba & Mexico as well as added a new member to our family (our little puppy Lily). It has been great to see her grow and mature into such a smart little girl.  2015 wi
daveandkristal · 37 days ago

Whew it's 2016!  The month of December is always a blur.  There are parties, treats to make, gifts to buy (and make), dance recital to attend, school breaks and then throw in two December birthdays and we have the recipe for a quick month.  It is such a fu
TimandTiffany · 37 days ago

Happy New Year!!!! We are now into a new year.  Over the last couple of weeks we were able to host two Christmas parties at our house where we had a lot of fun.  We were able to connect with cousins that have moved away and catch up on some of the family t
bvanstrien · 38 days ago

Sophie LOVES her Papa North and he has a soft spot in his heart for her as well. After a fun night out for Chinese food we ended the night with a couple of games with papa.  Papa needs to be reminded of the rules because he tends to cheat a little bit.  Th
JohnandLaura · 39 days ago

  Happy loving couple looking to start our family through adopting a child. We will provide unconditional love and support with a lifetime of happiness to a child.
micheleandsteven · 39 days ago

John and Sophie have a nightly ritual lately where they go outside to play, buld snowmen and do some swinging in the dark.  Sophie LOVES this special time with John!  Mommy just gets the fire ready for when they come back inside for hot chocolate! 
JohnandLaura · 40 days ago

Laura's family makes a special bread they call Christmas Bread every year. The tradition started with Laura's great-grandmother.  Every year the family makes the bread together.  Sophie and her cousins love to help knead the bread! Our niece Ashlyn tries t
JohnandLaura · 41 days ago

We've finally had  a snowy day!  We drove home from the YMCA in quite heavy snow, and though it didn't really amount to much - there was enough to sled down the hill in our backyard and play on a very slippery slide!  So much fun!
PeteandSarah · 41 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 · 41 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 · 42 days ago

We've lived in Colorado since 2010, but we're originally from Texas. We enjoy spending time outside enjoying the snow, which includes BUILDING SNOWMEN! We really like building unique snowmen, and in the past, we've built a snowman standing on it's head, an
ryanandashley · 42 days ago

Spending the time decorating cookies with the family for Chirstmas.
timothyandashley · 42 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 · 42 days ago

We enjoyed a relaxing Christmas week in a cabin just outside of Steamboat Springs this year!  It was a memorable week with family.  We spent our time tubing, horseback riding, snowshoeing, shopping, and hanging in the cabin.  Family stayed in our home to r
tonyandjess · 43 days ago

We hosted a New Year's Eve party that was a lot of fun! All the kids had a ball with the hats and noise makers. Laura set up a ball dropping celebration for Sophie and some of her cousins with a ginger ale toast at 8:00pm.  It was cute!  We are so hopeful
JohnandLaura · 43 days ago

Each year Mike and I ring in the New Year with my sister, brother, friends and all their kids.  Can't wait to add our child to the fun celebration.  
MichaelandKristi · 43 days ago

Christmas is always a big holiday for us with lots of family time/traditions.  We are fortunate that both of our families live fairly close by so we are able to spend time with both sides during the season.  We always celebrate Christmas with our gift exch
MichaelandKristi · 43 days ago

T'was the Night Before Christmas and Laura read to all the kiddos before they all popped into bed! They were so excited for Christmas morning!  I think the teacher in Laura may have been just as excited!
JohnandLaura · 44 days ago

We had Laura's entire family at our house for Christmas this year! We had such a good time celebrating with both sides of the family.  John's family tradition is to go out in search of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. The tradition began with John's granpa an
JohnandLaura · 44 days ago

What a whirlwind!  We celebrated Christmas with Tracy's family and then celebrated late Christmas and New Year's with Todd's family.  Lots of fun and food and family.   Tracy loves her new sweatshirt from Todd!   Christmas morning popovers are a deliciou
toddandtracy · 44 days ago

  Ringing in New Years with my love steve and jimmy buffet. Hoping your New Years is everything you want it to be
micheleandsteven · 44 days ago

  Looking forward to an amazing new year. I know this will be a good one for all. Hope all your dreams come true. 
micheleandsteven · 44 days ago

We have had so much fun during the holidays this year!  Rebecca enjoyed getting together with her mom, sister and Braden to do their annual gingerbread house decorating.  She looks forward to this day every year!  For Christmas, we were able to spend time
jimandrebecca · 45 days ago

Back in junior high and high school(and on into college), I was an actor.  I wasn't an especially good actor, but I liked to act and I loved to sing.  At one point, I thought I would be a professional actor.  That was before I realized how difficult it was
sarah_adopts · 45 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 · 46 days ago

Dear Sweet Little One and Expecting Family,   We have had such a blessed week filled with winter adventures!  It has been an absolute joy visiting family, playing games, and spending time up north.  With the hustle and bustle of the season, you-sweet child
deanandmichelle · 46 days ago

Christmas 2015 is officially in the books!  We had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends.  Working in education, we are fortunate enough to receive some extended vacation time over the holidays which we spend with family. This year, our fir
jamieandkristy · 46 days ago

We had such a great holiday seasons spending time with family and friends. This year we started a new tradition of exchanging homemade gifts. We are so excited to carry this tradition forward and hand craft our gifts each year! It was so fun to see how cre
dougandnatasha · 46 days ago

 Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve- a new year, filled with new opportunities. Both Nate and I are pursing different spiritual journeys to fill our soul in the month of January. Nate will be going on an adventure to Ecuador to offer medical services to underserve
nathananderin · 46 days ago

When I think over the past week or so we've spent celebrating Christmas, different "snapshots" come to mind. The one actual snapshot I took is of our house all decorated (not a white Christmas this year!): The sharpest one is of our Christmas eve service.
thomasandjodi · 46 days ago

Merry Christmas! I know we are a few days late wishing a Merry Christmas. It has been a whirlwind of a holiday! We love celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus! We really enjoyed our time spent with both of our families! Both our mothers made some very del
travisandshannon · 46 days ago

This Christmas we spent on a cruise with Nick's family. It was wonderful! Our whole lives we have spent Christmas here in Colorado. This was new for us, but a lot of fun. We still reflected on what wonderful family and friends we have. 
nickandbrenda · 46 days ago

Paul - the engineer he is - loved picking out science gifts for the girls.  They all got "Sphero Robots" for Christmas.  So funny and cute. We hosted Missy's whole family plus all the in-laws for Christmas day.  This picture above is of Missy's family.  W
paulandmissy · 46 days ago

We are so excited we got to spend Christmas in the Gorgia mountains. We all drove up in van and brought Vera along with us for the holidays! On Christmas Day we enjoyed going to a Christmas festival and got to ride a train and see a Christmas light show. I
danielandmaria · 47 days ago

“As I began to think about what to share with you, I considered the reasons why I would recommend Jeremy and Liz for this wonderful process of becoming parents. The answer came very easily to me. If I had a child I was not able to care for, for whatever ci
JeremyandLiz · 48 days ago

Sophie's Mimi and Papa took her to see Santa this year! Sophie declared she wanted a reindeer for Christmas. Luckily Santa told her he needed to keep the reindeer for his sleigh.  :) We had a nice lunch and a Merry-Go-Round ride afterward. 
JohnandLaura · 48 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 · 49 days ago

Gotta say, this was the best Christmas in recent memory.  We're getting the house all ready, bought a "new(to me, anyway)" car, got pictures taken, and we're looking forward to a new family member.  Really amazing.  Since we're a small family at this point
sarah_adopts · 49 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 · 49 days ago

The best is yet to come in 2016. We look forward to meeting someone special that will make our dreams come true and grow our family through adoption. We will love and care for the child unconditionally.
micheleandsteven · 49 days ago

Merry Christmas!  What a wonderful reason to celebrate, Christmas and Christ's birth. And we celebrated with my parents, and loved every minute (and meal!). Christmas Eve morning we went on a breakfast date while Grandma & Papa watched Evan. We bought
PeteandSarah · 50 days ago

Today is Christmas morning, we just finished eating the breakfast Paulie made, and now he is cooking for dinner tonight at his parents house, he really does love cooking. My mom is coming over this year as well.  I was not able to spend Christmas eve with
paulandamanda · 51 days ago

  Amazingly warm on this day before Christmas. Watching people ice skate at Rock Center. We love NYC and can't wait to share it with a child.  
micheleandsteven · 52 days ago

  Recently watched sound of music sing a long with the hubby. Brought back memories of when I was in a school play of the show. Can’t wait to create memories like this with a child one day
micheleandsteven · 53 days ago

When we decided to bring a dog into our lives we considered many different types of breeds, but there was one definite requirement. The dog breed had to be well known for its gentle nature, especially around children.  We were spoiled with our first lab, J
jamieandkristy · 53 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 · 54 days ago

I decided to take advantage of my day off and that it is 53 degrees outside right before Christmas, and go for a run. It felt so good to get out with my running partner Foster.  I am hoping to one day have the opportunity to try to master running with a do
paulandamanda · 54 days ago

We had a blast on our recent family vacation to Key West!  The weather was perfect (a beautiful 80 degrees)!  We swam everyday in the pool, shopped till we dropped, did a little boating, and visited the southernmost point in the US.  The best part was spen
JasonandAmy · 54 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 · 54 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 · 54 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 · 55 days ago

Laura's parents are in from St. Louis for Christmas! They were excited to take Sophie for a bike ride even though they were a little chilly!  We are so excited to celebrate with them!  We can't wait for the rest of the family to arrive later this week.  
JohnandLaura · 55 days ago

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