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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 · 47 days ago

  We spent the 4th of July in a smaller town just to the south of us.  They always have an awesome parade.  After the parade, we enjoyed a chicken dinner with one of the local organizations.  Then we headed home.  We actually watched the fireworks in town
DavidandCarmen · 48 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 ev
DavidandCarmen · 48 days ago

We were going through pictures the other day and found some from this past year. This picture is from our family hayride.  It was cold that night but we had a wonderful time.  We saw alot of deer in the field and just had fun laughing and telling stories
bvanstrien · 48 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 ha
DavidandCarmen · 49 days ago

Happy Indpendence Day! We hope you had time to enjoy celebrating your country. We just celebrated Canada Day on Friday! Started the day off enjoying a local town parade! Kalissa collected lots of candy at the parade. In the afternoon, Kali and Shannon watc
travisandshannon · 50 days ago

Celebrating Independence Day with family!
chrisandhaley · 50 days ago

The Fourth of July is one of our favorite holidays.  Of course we love that we get the day off from work!  But more than that, it's a wonderful reminder of how fortunate we are to be citizens of such an amazing country!  It's easy to take for granted all t
davidandanne · 50 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
DavidandCarmen · 50 days ago

We met our great, long time friends Nate and Natalee with their two kids Sebastian and Gabriel in New York. They live in Saratoga Springs and a reunion was long overdue. We meet up every two years, on either side of the ocean. We had a great time in the pa
marcusandjane · 50 days ago

  Wishing everyone a very happy 4th of July.  Looking forward to the Macy’s fireworks display right in our own “backyard “.email txt/call 646-650-8634
micheleandsteven · 51 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 #amazinglov
DavidandCarmen · 51 days ago

Just over a year ago we started our adoption process. While we work on renewing our home study, we cannot help but think about all that we have done this past year. We talked with our family and friends about starting the adoption process.  We read every b
jonathanandjessica · 51 days ago

Celebrating the 4th of July weekend at the Independence Day festival South Street Seaport. Something for everyone. YouTube t
micheleandsteven · 51 days ago

  We saw Fiddler on the Roof. Great story about family and traditions. We look forward to sharing our traditions and creating new ones after we adopt. Considering adoption we would love to hear from you and get to know you and create a plan .  Www.michele
micheleandsteven · 51 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 t
DavidandCarmen · 52 days ago

Kevin and I just returned from a week of vacation. We went with my mom and dad and it was such an enjoyable and relaxing week. We had some of our nephews come and spend some nights with us and then some of our nieces and my sister came for the day one of t
kevinandamy · 52 days ago

My mom is one of my best friends, and one of the things we love to do together is decorate each other's houses. We both love making our house into a home where family and friends can come and enjoy each others' company.    We enjoy flipping through magazin
ryanandashley · 53 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 perso
DavidandCarmen · 53 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... s
DavidandCarmen · 54 days ago

So basically an awesome day!  We spent the day swimming with my nieces who have recently moved from the Chicago area to Michigan. It was an awesome pool, and so fun for Evan and I to get to spend time with them, without needing to plan a whole weekend away
PeteandSarah · 55 days ago

  Out celebrating our nephews 12th birthday at a great new hibachi place. Dream of adding a little one to the family celebrations. Thinking of an adoption plan we would love to hear from you. YouTube
micheleandsteven · 55 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 fro
DavidandCarmen · 55 days ago

We found a great tandem Kayak and took it to Green Mountain Reservoir North of Silverthorne June 24th-26th.  It was a blast!   We look forward to one day taking our child out on lakes to explore and teach them how to fish!  It's the perfect kayak for us.  
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

During our weekend in Granby, we decided we wanted to buy a tandem kayak.  We did a lot of research and spent June 18-20 testing out different kayaks to find the best fit.  We wanted one that our family can grow into once we are blessed with a child.   We
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

Tony spends many Wednesday nights biking with co-workers after work during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons.  This year there have been some great rides on the Boulder and Lyons trail systems.          
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

This year's Father's Day was a very special one for us because it was the first one since David's (maternal) grandfather moved in with David's mother and father. He is 94 years old but has the energy of someone half his age!  :)  Although he lived independ
davidandlora · 55 days ago

On June 14th, we celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary!  We enjoyed a nice dinner at The Melting Pot in Louisville, CO.   We are waiting faithfully and patiently as possible for God to bless our family with a child.  We have great hope that this day will
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

We spent June 10-12 camping and hiking in Granby.  The waterfalls were beautiful!                
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

The first weekend of June we camped on the Cache La Poudre River.  We did some hiking, some relaxing, and met up with friends on Sunday morning for some rafting.            
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

We kicked off the first week of June with some recreation in Loveland:  Devil's Backbone (on foot) and Bobcat Ridge (on bike)        
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

At the end of May, Jess spoke at a national health conference in New Orleans.  We were able to extend our time in the city to enjoy the history, landscape, and FOOD!                
tonyandjess · 55 days ago

We saw a family of foxes on our way up to Button Rock Dam last month!    
tonyandjess · 56 days ago

We feel so lucky to have three families on our short block with young kids. And there are several more families with kiddos just a little older. Evan will get to know two boys, right across the street, who will start kindergarten with him. The sweetest thi
PeteandSarah · 56 days ago

We had a great, hot weekend!  All the wet & wonderful toys came out!  Sprinkler, hose and spray guns!  Cooling off never felt so great.   
PeteandSarah · 56 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
DavidandCarmen · 56 days ago

The month of June has come and gone in the blink of an eye.  We have been busy with birthdays, a theme park visit, and camping.  Our son turned 6 this month and we threw him a "Swimsuit and Afraid" themed birthday party.  The kids had to solve challenges s
chrisandhaley · 57 days ago

The month of June has come and gone in the blink of an eye.  We have been busy with birthdays, a theme park visit, and camping.  Our son turned 6 this month and we threw him a "Swimsuit and Afraid" themed birthday party.  The kids had to solve challenges s
chrisandhaley · 57 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 firefi
DavidandCarmen · 57 days ago

Boy summer is sure flying by.  Before you know it, it is July.  Although the time goes fast we still make time for each other.  Friday night we were able to pick up some pizza and than we went out to Lake Michigan and watched the boats go by in the channel
bvanstrien · 58 days ago

  Steve surprised me with tickets to Beautiful. The so was AMAZING He always does sweet and thoughtful things like that. Can’t wait for him to be a dad and do wonderful things for a child.  
micheleandsteven · 58 days ago

Such a fun family vacation.  Traveled to Pennsylvania to visit with friends and family and had a wonderful time.  Presley enjoyed the plane ride, but not getting up at 3:45 AM for a 6 AM flight.  Once we landed we went to the annual picnic to celebrate her
charlesandchristine · 58 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
shadandchristine · 58 days ago

I (Ryan) know we say it a lot, but we really love living near both of our parents.  It is especially fun when we are able to celebrate different occasions with them.  This month we wanted to celebrate our dads and show them how much we love them, so Ashley
ryanandashley · 58 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 particul
shadandchristine · 58 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 an
DavidandCarmen · 58 days ago

This was another tough one for us because we haven't been in Michigan very long and we came from North Dakota, a state with no professional sports teams, so we have never really bonded with a professional sports team. Big Bang Theory made a gag that has re
DavidandCarmen · 59 days ago

David has enjoyed reading for many years so it was tough to narrow it down to just one, but he chose the Chronicles of Narnia series. Carmen fell in love with the book, "Wish," an adorable story that we came across about adoption. We're looking forward to
DavidandCarmen · 60 days ago

There are quite a few restaurants in town that we enjoy going to and quite a few options at various fast food restaurants in town, but our favorite overall has got to be Culver's. We can't wait to buy our first kids meal there! :-) #adoption #birthmom #bir
DavidandCarmen · 61 days ago

Carmen's favorite breakfast food is a tie between pancakes and french toast. David has a lot of different cereal brands that he likes, but his favorite is whatever is on the best sale. The picture is of our stockpile  (temporarily displaced during construc
DavidandCarmen · 62 days ago

As we're hopefully waiting for a proposed match, we try to use our time well and prepare ourselves for family expansion in every way we can. That way we can react quickly to a situation when needed. Last week, we decided to go browsing for an infant layett
markandpaulus · 63 days ago

Garrett and I spent a day helping with our church's Vacation Bible Camp last week.  Garrett's highlight was this tractor he got to climb on.  Although, he was a little disappointed that he couldn't drive it, since the door was locked :).    
ryanandbrittany · 63 days ago

We were fortunate to spend Memorial Day weekend at Ryan's grandparents.  It is so special to see Garrett get to spend time with our grandparents and make special memories with them, just like we did.  Ryan has many fond memories of fishing in this pond!
ryanandbrittany · 63 days ago

We spent a great Mother's Day weekend going to the circus!  We had a great time enjoying the fun and the up-close entertainment.  Garrett's favorites were the camels, and Ryan and I enjoyed getting to see the circus through Garrett's eyes.  
ryanandbrittany · 63 days ago

Because both Nick and I are educators, we really look forward to summer.  During our trip to see my parents I took this picture of my mom with her sweet kitty - our Elmo's grandma!  We went to the Sand Dunes pool and walked the canals of the valley with my
nickandbrenda · 63 days ago

Carmen has two big fears... bridges and many carnival rides, especially those that are high or fast. David's biggest fear (aside from losing Carmen) is extreme heights. #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #HopingtoAdopt60Days #amazinglove  
DavidandCarmen · 63 days ago

  We dream of providing a lifetime of unconditional love and encouragement to a child so they can achieve all their dreams. Considering adoption? We would love to get to know you and create an adoption plan. email:micheleand
micheleandsteven · 64 days ago

Last weekend, Andy's brother came to visit us for the weekend. We spent lots of quality time together and even had the chance to take Andy's brother to the White House for a reception celebrating LGBT Pride Month! Here are the two brothers:
gautamandandrew · 64 days ago

Yesterday was Father's Day. It was such a bittersweet day.  Anne lost her father 5 years ago and so she was of course a little sad.  But whenever she misses him, she remembers the fun times they shared.  Going on roller coasters, playing basketball in the
davidandanne · 64 days ago

Father's Day-Wonderful weekend spent with both of our Father's and families. Looking forward to when Kevin will be a Father because I know he will be an AMAZING one!  Praying for all of you birth mother's and father's out there. You are making the most ama
kevinandamy · 64 days ago

When David was asked what his favorite gift that he's ever received, he said, "does getting Carmen count?" with a smile on his face. After that answer was deemed to easy and cheesy, he said his GameBoy. He got it for Christmas when he was about 12 from his
DavidandCarmen · 64 days ago

Celebrate our first anniversary! One year later, we dressed up secretly our wedding clothing . Tonight we will celebrate our first anniversary with a nice dinner at Ruiterhuys in Castricum were we married last year.  
timandjosine · 65 days ago

Yesterday was Father's Day!  Since both of our fathers were travelling this weekend, we could only Skype with them but it was so wonderful to see their faces and tell them how much they mean to us.  We were both so lucky to have loving, caring, and hard-wo
davidandlora · 65 days ago

With so many gifts we've given over the years, it's hard to pick out just one gift. Carmen's favorite gift was a birthday card she made David out of candy... she always knows the way to his heart. ;-) It was an adorable card that she got an idea from on Pi
DavidandCarmen · 65 days ago

As part of our Father's Day weekend celebration we visited a local dairy farm. Today we were surprised with the opportunity to feed baby cows their afternoon bottle!  One calf was just one week old!  It was a fun activity before we indulged in the world's
PeteandSarah · 65 days ago

When we moved into our house a few years ago, I discovered that I actually enjoyed gardening.  For the last several years, I've been excited as spring and summer approach, as I am able to add to our landscaping just a little bit more.  Last summer, I added
darrellandjoshua · 65 days ago

We just got back from a week of walking in France; in the Pyrenees. Those are mountains of around 9.000 (!) feet between France and Spain. We walked a lot in beautiful nature! There even was some snow left. We talked a lot about how our live would look lik
marcusandjane · 66 days ago

Pete has earned every bit of the love Evan gives!  He is such a fun, hands-on dad. He teaches and guides, he encourages and soothes. He is a great dad and I am so blessed to have him as a partner  in parenting!  Happy Father's Day!  
PeteandSarah · 66 days ago

Carmen's favorite vacation was when we used my timeshare week in Florida a couple years ago as we were able to invite our entire family to come. It was a great time and we all had fun!David's favorite vacation was when we went to Italy in 2011. Between exc
DavidandCarmen · 66 days ago

Today was an exciting day for Mary at the hospital where she volunteers - it was our annual send-off party for our pediatric oncology patients attending Camp Boggy Creek! Every year, we plan an early morning party with activities, food and fun to get our p
chadandmary · 67 days ago

  Such a great way to celebrate the finalization of an adoption. Everyone lols so excited. We would love to share a special day like this after we adopt. Considering
micheleandsteven · 67 days ago

This was actually a tough one for us as we don't usually like to brag or draw attention to ourselves by showing off. David is more of a "Jack of All Trades" as he's good at a lot of things but doesn't greatly excel at any one of them... he's pretty mechani
DavidandCarmen · 67 days ago

Summer is my favorite time of year. I get to pull weeds and plant new flowers, though the weeds seemed a bit out of control this year! We opened our pool and are now looking into making a few improvements around the house. We started redoing the floor in o
ryanandlauri · 68 days ago

Favorite color is a tough one with so many good ones to choose from. Among all of them, David's favorite color is red and Carmen's is purple. We're hoping to share the multitude of colors with a little one soon. :-) #adoption #birthmom #birthmomsrock #Hopi
DavidandCarmen · 68 days ago

We have lived in our home since our wedding in 2008, and it's time for a facelift.  Evan was very excited to give us a hand when it came to painting the dining room & kitchen!  We love doing "things" as a family!  
PeteandSarah · 69 days ago

There are quite a few games that we enjoy playing and have a large shelf of games (all of which are stored in boxes during remodeling so we couldn't take a picture of that), not to mention video games, but Ticket To Ride has got to be our favorite! We don'
DavidandCarmen · 69 days ago

We are so excited that summer is here! It is definitely a favorite season of ours.  We have been going to baseball games, visiting the pool, spending time on the beach and enjoying grilling outside.  We love to just get out of the house on a warm summer da
garyandandrea · 70 days ago

First and foremost, we want to thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We can’t begin to imagine your thoughts and emotions but the decision you have made shows courage and the love you have for your child. We hope that as you learn about us you w
micheleandsteven · 70 days ago

We just got back from a disney cruise with the whole family. Jessica's parents were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary by taking all of us on a disney cruise for a few days. It was so much fun having all 19 of us running around the Bahamas together
jonathanandjessica · 70 days ago

We have embraced the loveliness that is the Crock Pot/Slow Cooker!  We use our crock pot on a weekly basis and sometimes more than once per week.  Carmen spent one Saturday last fall creating freezer meals that could be pulled out and put in the crock pot
DavidandCarmen · 70 days ago

A new project I just finished. We found this doll at the goodwill outlet awhile back. She was kind of tired and well-loved and her hair was a bit manky. So I got some track hair and a rooting tool and started learning how to make her feel/look a little bet
sarah_adopts · 71 days ago

Welcome to our profile and our first blog post!  Karen and I just recently returned from our trip to Ireland, where we spent time on both the East and West coast.  We love travelling together, and experiencing new cultures and new places.  It seemed that e
wesandkaren · 71 days ago

We are currently finishing our basement... and by "we," we mean David. :D A bathroom, laundry room, bedroom, and living room will be the final product. Everything that was stored down there has made its way to the main floor and upstairs. We cannot WAIT to
DavidandCarmen · 71 days ago

We live in Central Florida.  We woke up yesterday to the news that Christina Grimes, of The Voice fame had been killed at an event in Florida the night before.  When Anne lived in Atlanta, she and her mom used to watch The Voice together and Christina was
davidandanne · 72 days ago

As I am writing this I am thinking of the people in Orlando and everyone who has been affected by the terrible act of violence this morning. Just devastating. On a more positive note, Last week we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary! We decided to celeb
travisandshannon · 72 days ago

Having fun at Henry ‘s birthday day. Dreaming of planning birthday parties for alittle one of our own some day. Thinking of creating an adoption plan would love to hear from you. email tx
micheleandsteven · 72 days ago

Carmen has two sisters – Heather is the oldest and Natalie is the youngest.  Heather is married to Freddie and they live in North Carolina.  Heather and Freddie are waiting to adopt through the Foster Care program in NC.  Natalie lives in Colorado with her
DavidandCarmen · 73 days ago

Our favorite place in town is the ice cream place in our little town.  We went to lunch there for the first time yesterday afternoon.  This has been on our "to do" list for quite some time.  The food was delicious!  We were pleasantly suprised with this!  
DavidandCarmen · 73 days ago

One of the things Ryan and I love most about where we live are the family-friendly festivals held throughout the year. We love that our town puts such an emphasis on families spending time together and making memories!    One of my favorites festivals is t
ryanandashley · 74 days ago

We live on the edge of a smaller development so we get a nice view of trees outside of our door. There's a farm on the other side so I'd hardly call it a forest, but there are a lot of birds and other small Wildlife creatures to watch throughout the day.
DavidandCarmen · 74 days ago

Hi there! We are Carmen and David and we are looking to adopt... as should seem apparent from our profile on ParentFinder. ;-)We have been married almost 7 years & together for 8. We met on Yahoo! Personals and instantly clicked. Our first date was at
DavidandCarmen · 75 days ago

On Memorial Day weekend, Jeff's family threw his mom a surprise retirement party. Jeff's mom is the hardest working person we know, a value we hope to impart onto our child, and she retired after 32 years with the same company. The best part of the party w
ethanandjeff · 76 days ago

Lora is a teacher at an elementary school and one of their annual traditions is "Field Day."  It is one of the most fun days of the year!  The students make sidewalk art with chalk, do fun science experiments, play volleyball, and this year there was a kic
davidandlora · 76 days ago

We found this challenge on Instagram and thought it'd be fun to share here. We will post everyday for the next 60 days. :)      
DavidandCarmen · 76 days ago

Attended our nephew’s first piano recital. He was so amazing. I remember my first recital as being nerve racking but exciting.
micheleandsteven · 77 days ago

Hello, We wanted to provide you with some exciting updates from our last year.  On December 31st, 2014 we were enjoying dinner at one of our close friend's house for New Year's Eve.  After dinner they shared the news that they decided to build their dream
JasonandHolly · 78 days ago

We attended an event through Carmen's work and had this AWESOME caricature created!  It is SO fun and we had no idea the artist was being SO creative!  We love it!  
DavidandCarmen · 78 days ago

The time for summer fun has arrived!  Camping, beaches, parks, playdates. We are ready to get our summer underway!  
PeteandSarah · 78 days ago

The time for summer fun has arrived!  Camping, beaches, parks, playdates. We are ready to get our summer underway!  
PeteandSarah · 78 days ago

We feel so blessed to have been chosen to parent Evan. We celebrate not only the joy of his birth, but also the privelege of parenting. He is funny and strong willed and adventurous. He has been so healthy and strong. He talks about his birth story and his
PeteandSarah · 78 days ago

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