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Recently I was asked by a Dog Aide, a local animal rescue to help them with a fundraiser.  I initially met Beth from there after doing a Canine CPR and First Aid class for them from my business Save 1 CPR.  Well I am not sure that Beth knew what she was as
paulandamanda · 54 days ago

My best friend Julia (Juls) is so incredibly excited for Paul and I to become parents and she has been there through all the hard times and has been so suportive.  She also has 2 little girls and cant wait till we can do fun things together with the kids.
paulandamanda · 54 days ago

We are blessed to have both of our parents in Colorado. We spent Thanksgiving with Brenda's parents down on their farm in southern Colorado.   
nickandbrenda · 55 days ago

Advent is the season leading up to is a season of waiting. A time of wonder. Space set aside to dream and wonder and imagine. I was pregnant during Advent 2011...I remember the depth of feeling of that waiting time as I journeyed the Christm
davidandnicole · 55 days ago

This weekend was our first time out on the mountain for the 2015/2016 ski season, and the weather was perfect! It was snowing the day before, but we had perfect blue-bird skies for our day on the hill. We love living in the mountains of Colorado and we liv
ryanandashley · 56 days ago

This weekend Shannon was able to bring Kalissa skating to the nearby outdoor skating rink! She had a blast! We then spent the evening driving around looking at Christmas lights on display (one of our traditions). On Sunday we had a Christmas party at Shann
travisandshannon · 56 days ago

This weekend Nate, Lilia and I traveled downstate for breakfast with Santa. We met up with my sister, brother-in-law and nephew Silas, as well as Nate’s brother and our sister-in-law and twin niece, Nora and nephew, Brandon. We were surrounded by other clo
nathananderin · 56 days ago

Another great weekend.. Satruday we drove to see the Wayne County LIghtfest and Sunday was brunch with Santa.  While I love we get to see Santa at so many functions, each time Hayden talks to Santa his wish list changes!  Need to make it a point to avoid S
PeteandMary · 56 days ago

I LOVE to bake.  Ever since I was young, I could spend hours in the kitchen either following a recipe or creating one of my own.  One of my earliest specialities was chocolate chip cookies.  I would make them particularly for my dad who loved them and rave
jamieandkristy · 57 days ago

Hello! This, our most favorite time of the year, is packed with little family traditions.  One of the things that we like to do is walk around, looking at Christmas lights.  Lucky for us, there are plenty of beautiful places in our community to do just tha
AmitandNatalie · 57 days ago

On Thursday we met Pete at work for lunch, Evan loves the riding in the elevator and eating lunch in the staff rec room. He also thinks it is great fun to pretend to be daddy working in his office. Later in the evening, after ice skating lessons, Evan and
PeteandSarah · 57 days ago

  Getting ready for a family holiday dinner tomorrow. The food is be prepared and decorations are up. Love making these cherished family memories. 
micheleandsteven · 58 days ago

Tuesday night we all put our pajamas on, got a hot chocolate and drove thru Rochester to look at all the lights.   Last night was the Christmas program at school.  The kindergarteners sang 3 songs and did a great job! There is nothing quite like this time
PeteandMary · 60 days ago

We had a beautiful day to go Christmas Tree hunting this year! It was actually sunny and warm(er)! We took a nice wagon ride and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate as we picked out the tree.  Sophie helped John chop down the tree and drag it back to the wag
JohnandLaura · 61 days ago

Tonight we got to see the Broncos beat up on the Deflatetriots (I mean Patriots).  It snowed the entire game and was freezing; however, the energy inside the stadium and 7 layers of clothing kept us warm.  We also go to be part of a new world record.  At h
mattandlindsay · 61 days ago

On a snowy walk with my neice and sister-in-law Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year.  For me, it’s a time to spend with the people I love most, eat delicious food and relax.  I’m able to slow down and reflect on all of the blessings in my life.
mattandlindsay · 61 days ago

The Christmas parade always proves to be a blast for everyone. We walked to our parade with family and friends. Mickey and Minnie Mouse were the fan favorites from the kids.  Santa was at the end of the parade, which made everyone scream with excitment!  I
JohnandLaura · 61 days ago

We have started to enjoy the Christmas season! Christmas tree is up and lots of baking done with Shannon's mom! Yum!! Kali got to enjoy some Christmas cookie decorating with friends this weekend. We went to our first Christmas concert of the season as my m
travisandshannon · 62 days ago

The kids had pajama day at their preschool today. They looked so cute in their Christmas PJ's I had to get a picture of them on our front porch before they headed off to school.
CoryandCarrie · 63 days ago

Community has different meanings to different people. It can simply be where you live or it can be “your people”. The holiday season is a time for gathering and spreading, joy, love and peace with your community. Though we have only lived in our current to
nathananderin · 63 days ago

Tonight, Paul took Amelia on a fun Daddy Daughter Date to see Frozen Disney on Ice. I love how intentional Paul is - he is always thinking of fun things to do with our daughters.  
paulandmissy · 64 days ago

I (Missy) just turned 34 on Thursday - December 3rd.   It was an awesome birthday!  Since we just got home from the Mexico missions trip - I'm feeling extra blessed and thankful for the way that God has provided awesome friends and family to celebrate with
paulandmissy · 64 days ago

Paul LOVES skiing.  It's one of his favorite things.   He is awesome about taking our girls up to snowboard as much as he can.  It's been Hannah and Paul's thing to ski together since we brought Hannah home at age 5.  They are pretty hard core!   Once a ye
paulandmissy · 64 days ago

This weekend we went to a local tree farm where we picked out our Christmas tree!  We had a fun afternoon together choosing our tree, cutting it down, bringing it home, and decorating it.  This is a family tradition we look forward to and enjoy!
gregandpam · 64 days ago

Well, the tree made it safely home and in the house.  After letting it rest inside for a day, we got to work trimming it. Clear Christmas lights were used this year despite the initial thought to try something different, maybe next year. Our Christmas orna
jamieandkristy · 64 days ago

We had such a nice Thanksgiving and spent most of the weekend just enjoying some quiet time with family. Chase played with his aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins, and John and Sara enjoyed cooking and chatting with family. We also got our house decor
johnandsara · 64 days ago

Christmas time is, by far, Kristy's favorite time of year. Jamie enjoys the Christmas holiday, but is more of a warm summer weather kind of guy.  Every year, we venture out to a local Christmas tree farm to find our 'perfect' tree. We love walking through
jamieandkristy · 64 days ago

Our home is officially ready for Christmas!   The warmer weather has made putting the final touches on the oustide of the house easy, no numb fingers this year.  We are now ready for some snow.  As promised in the first post about our Christmas decorating,
jamieandkristy · 64 days ago

Let the Holidays Begin! We had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. Jen's mom was able to visit from Rochester, NY, which was a special treat. Now we're preparing for Christmas. The pumpkin decorations are gone and we got our Christmas tree on Sat
toddandjennifer · 64 days ago

We truly believe this we know that timing is everything. We look forward to that perfect time when we meet the right person so we can create a wonderful relationship
micheleandsteven · 64 days ago

Our first holiday weekend was kicked ofd with fun and surprises. We spent some time at "Daddy's Airport" watching planes get loaded with Christmas gifts distributed through Toys for Tots. What a fun chance to talk with Evan about giving. Then we headed to
PeteandSarah · 65 days ago

I am so blessed to have family living in our town.  There is nothing quite like an impromptu dinner.  One night this week my mom called me to invite us over for spaghetti; my brother's family showed up as well. All 8 of us crowded around the table and fill
patandelisa · 65 days ago

Dear Sweet Little One and Expecting Family,   Last weekend was a time filled with Holiday cheer as we celebrated Thanksgiving with our families.  We even got to celebrate Christmas with Dean's side of the family!  This is a time filled with joy and laughte
deanandmichelle · 66 days ago

It's that time of year where there's the pressure to make lasting memories that your children will cling to and hopefully not remember the things about you that you aren't as proud when you showed your impatience by not letting your toddler put t
joshandsusan · 66 days ago

Christmas is our favorite holiday and this year we couldn't help but break out the decorations early! Decorating the tree is the main event, and it's our tradition to play Christmas carols and drink hot chocolate while we hang the ornaments. Every year, Ry
ryanandashley · 66 days ago

Well Jeremy and I had another first in our marriage... we traveled to another country! It was an absoulte amazing experience. This year for Thanksgiving we traveled to Jamaica with my (Liz) Dad, Step-mother, Bethany, and Bethany's parents. It was a quick t
JeremyandLiz · 67 days ago

We went bowling over the weekend with some friends and their son.  Turns out we're out of practice at bowling, but we have a lot of fun!      
toddandtracy · 67 days ago

Since he was a little kid, Gautam has loved decorating a Christmas Tree during the holidays! This year, the day after Thanksgiving, we bought a beautiful, 9' tall tree and decorated it with the help of Gautam's aunt, uncle, and cousins who happened to be i
gautamandandrew · 67 days ago

We made it home from Texas, and Evan's already leaving for the moon!  It was time for a new carseat, and it came in the best box.  Evan has a great rocketship he's taking to the moon and we have peace of mind knowing he's safely buckled in. Win-win!  
PeteandSarah · 68 days ago

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November was National Adoption Awareness Month!  We were very excited to participate for the second time in our local adoption support walk.  The theme of the walk was "Superman is Adopted Too!"  We were able to connect with the many families we have met d
gregandpam · 69 days ago

The Advent calendar is out.... Let the countdown begin!    
PeteandMary · 69 days ago

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dbmigcouple · 69 days ago

We had two wonderful celebrations for Thanksgiving this year!  Our "Friendsgiving" was spent with some of our closest friends and their children.  We enjoyed a turkey dinner followed by an evening of playing games together.     On Thanksgiving Day, we gav
tonyandjess · 70 days ago

  \ Back from vacation. My niece is such a goofball. Here she is acting like a mannequin. We look forward to having a goofball of our own one day.
micheleandsteven · 70 days ago

We visited The Butterfly House in St. Louis! Sophie LOVES the variety of butterflies they have at this awesome site! Mimi and Papa helped Sophie research butterflies before we went.  Of course, our trip ended with a fun carousel ride!! 
JohnandLaura · 70 days ago

Thanksgiving is over and we are headed into the Christmas season and we can hardly wait. This weekend was filled with blessings and love from Nates family. This winter has proven to be mild so far and the cousins, dogs and kids were all able to get outside
nathananderin · 70 days ago

Thanksgiving 2015 was a success!  We love spending time with our family, and since we live further away, the holidays are even more special to us.  This year, we spread Thanksgiving over several days.  On Wednesday and Thursday, we traveled to Kristy's par
jamieandkristy · 71 days ago

We were so excited to get our first outfits for you.  We don't know if you will be a boy or girl, but we just couldn't help ourselves.  We figured these outfits will work for either gender.  If you are a girl, we will add a little cardigan and bow headband
andrewandlindsay · 71 days ago

This weekend Mike and I put up our Christmas decorations. Christmas is one of our favorite holidays. We are fortunate that both of our families are a 10-30 minute drive from our house. This makes it easy to see both sides on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
MichaelandKristi · 72 days ago

Today we helped our Texas family decorate their Christmas tree.  Evan was so excited and it was very fun to look through their ornaments and hear stories.  Every year after Thanksgiving dinner they (with their guests) paint ornaments.  Evan now has four ye
PeteandSarah · 72 days ago

Growing up my family had a special advent calendar that my mom made for the family.  It was a wall hanging with a Christmas tree on it.  We had 24 ornaments that we could then pin on the tree.  I remember setting it up each year with my mom, spending what
patandelisa · 72 days ago

We just got home from a Missions Trip to Juarez, Mexico.  We were able to be a part of helping build a house for Yolanda (a single mother) and her 4 children.   We also spent time at the local orphanage.  The impact the orphanage had on me (Missy) is still
paulandmissy · 72 days ago

3 days into the long holiday weekend and having great family time.  Spent Thanksgiving with family and Gram came to stay the weekend.  Playing some games, having lightsaber battles and watching more Star Wars.   House is decorated for Christmas and most pr
PeteandMary · 72 days ago

Thanksgiving wouldn't be Thanksgiving for us without the four F's- Family, Food, Faith, and Football! It's our family's tradition to make turkey pot pie with the Thanksgiving leftovers every year. This recipe is Ashley's great grandmother's and it's a fami
ryanandashley · 73 days ago

This year we spent Thanksgiving with Ashley's mom & dad enjoying a great meal and fun time together. We're so thankful to have her family living close by for holidays and to be a part of our day-to-day lives. 
ryanandashley · 73 days ago

What a special day Thanksgiving is!  We were so blessed to have dinner with our Texas family and their friends. As I cuddled with Evan for a pre-dinner nap I was filled with such thanksgiving for his very special birthparents. I am so thankful for the oppo
PeteandSarah · 74 days ago

One of the things we've been looking forward to most is getting the nursery ready. It seemed like a big job, but once we picked the theme, Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss, everything has been falling into place. My mom and I found an old suitcase at a
ryanandashley · 74 days ago

Baking pumpkin pies right now and as the smell of sweetness fills the air, I wanted to take a short break to reflect on how much we have to be thankful for this year. We are so blessed and the holidays are a special time as this is the time we welcomed our
TimoandJessica · 75 days ago

It was a wonderful day celebrating our annual Friendsgiving! 
mattandtricia · 76 days ago

Supporting the children at a local charity event. An amazing night which helped raise money to fund research for children. 
micheleandsteven · 76 days ago

Our first snow day was a blast! Sophie painted the snow with food coloring and made a snowman!  We had a blast!!
JohnandLaura · 76 days ago

Halloween is not something us Dutchies traditionally celebrate. But every year halloween gets bigger and bigger and we intend to pick up this tradition as well as each year we see more and more “scary” dressed up children going to halloween parties. Trick
lennartandsaskia · 76 days ago

Hello   This weekend was a sad one, as we said goodbye to my parents for the winter.  They own a couple of homes out of the country, and prefer to escape every year before the snow hits.  I suppose I can't blame them, these midwest winters are not for ever
AmitandNatalie · 77 days ago

We are so blessed to be with our Texas family. Evan has said "I love you" about fifty times to his cousins, and we've only been here two days. It is so special to watch their relationships grow. Today we took it easy and played outside a bunch, we love Tex
PeteandSarah · 77 days ago

To celebrate Saskia’s parents wedding anniversary, they invited us and their other daughters including husbands and children for a week holiday in Morocco. It was great to be in this sunny beautiful country,especially spending time with our 6 nieces en nep
lennartandsaskia · 77 days ago

We put our tree up... and it is not Thanksgiving yet. Usually not our MO because we want to make sure that we truly take the time during the Thanksgiving season to have gratitude. However, our schedules are filled in December so we wanted to make sure that
nathananderin · 77 days ago

It's hard to believe that time has passed so quickly since we finalized our home study.  We headed into summer thinking that it would be a laid back, stay at home type of summer.  It was NOT.  We went camping with family for a week (the day school got out)
TimandTiffany · 78 days ago

Mike and I are big believers of celebrating Thanksgiving before decorating for Christmas. Today we did get our totes of lights down from the attic so Mike can test the lights before we spend our traditional black Friday putting up the Christmas decorations
MichaelandKristi · 78 days ago

Had a great day enjoying our first snow by having a snowball war, cup of hot chocolate and playing our favorite family games:  statue, Zingo and Chutes and Ladders:)  
JasonandAnn · 78 days ago

With it snowing all day yesterday it was a great day to put the tree up and decorate, go outside and play in the snow and then come in and have a fire, some hot chocolate and watch Star Wars!
PeteandMary · 78 days ago

One of my hobbies is collecting purses. I have a lot of them. When I go inside a store I can't leave without looking at purses. Now I have my favorite store. The name of that store is Charming Charlie.  I already bought a lot of different purses in that st
marcinandkasia · 78 days ago

Flying is such an adventure!  We have arrived in Texas after a long and playful flight, thank goodness for Dollar Tree trrasures (new mini cars) and a episode of Paw Patrol to keep it fun!  We left just as a snow storm blew in, and I will admit I am sorry
PeteandSarah · 79 days ago

  Seeing the king and I with friends. Love NY so many great things to do can’t wait to share everything with a child one day.  
micheleandsteven · 79 days ago

Hello again. After adopting our son in December of 2014, we decided to grow our family yet again! We are enjoying decorating our home for Christmas and having a little one around to spoil this holiday season!
jasonandkenny · 80 days ago

As we approach the holiday season we look forward to what the Lord has in store for us and our family.  We do not have many parties to attend this year as it is only immediate family parties.  It is always a joyful time as we sit back and relish what the L
bvanstrien · 81 days ago

Took Hayden to his first Red Wings game last.  An exptra special treat since it was a school night.  Got a free Red Wings Carhartt giveaway hat, won the free slice of pizzea toss and toured the Olympia Room.  Not too shabby for a first timer!  
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MarkLetty · 82 days ago

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and that means Christmas is not far off.  We love this time of year!  Looking forward to the time we will spend with our family during Thanksgiving and Christmas has brought an element of excitement to our house.  Gettin
jamieandkristy · 83 days ago

Hayden was asked to write down 3 cool facts about himself to share with his class this week.  He chose to share that he was adopted.  He stood in front of his class and told them that he was adopted, that it happened when he was a baby and that we are a fo
PeteandMary · 83 days ago

Started the weekend with a half day of school on Friday.  Of course what better way to spend a snowy afternoon than out to lunch and then off to visit Santa! Had lots of hockey and other activites this weekend but still managed to squeeze in a trip to the
PeteandMary · 84 days ago

My husband and I just completed our profile video. Please, if you are a birth mom and you are reading this and our video is already published do not judge us on that video. LOL! Though, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better.   
nathananderin · 84 days ago

We're very excited that our flipbook is now online!  Take a look by clicking this link and please feel free to reach out with any questions!
toddandtracy · 84 days ago

What a fun week we've had!  Swimming, ice skating, a new roof (boy was that loud) and Pete finished his student pilot hours with a two hour flight today.  We are moving right from Halloween to Christmas around here, because next week we are headed to Texas
PeteandSarah · 86 days ago

Tomorrow Dave turns 34 years old, hard to believe when we married he was 28!  We are looking forward to having a good dinner with family and celebrating this old mans birth...I like to tease him about being old!  It's going to be a great weekend because we
daveandkristal · 87 days ago

God has a plan.  God always has a plan.  This year, we do not have a plan.  We always have a very good plan for the holidays - where we will be, who we will be with, and of course, what we will be eating.  Right now there are many options.  We usually host
PeterandCarol · 87 days ago

Dear Expectant Mom & Dad, We hope that taking advantage of this blog feature will help you to get to know us a little better.  Eventhough you will be able to see our photos, flip book and some text - which are all worth reading - we liked this informa
timandamy · 88 days ago

Today marks the anniversary of the end of World War I.  This day is observed as Remembrance Day in Canada which is similar to Veterans Day in the USA.  We both had tears running down our faces as we watched today's Remembrance Day ceremony.  We remember th
gregandpam · 89 days ago

Two weeks to go till we leave for our family thanksgiving out west. We are so psyched to see everyone especially our niece and nephew. Can't wait to play with them and spoil them. Precious moments hope next year to bring a child of our own.
micheleandsteven · 89 days ago

This weekend we went to North Carolina to visit Sarah's family. We had a great time playing with our nephew and catching up with Sarah's sisters and parents. Of course the topic of "any news" was brought up each time we saw one of them as they couldn't be
justinandsarah · 91 days ago

Tom and I are enjoying November so far.  This past weekend we went to a Rend Collective and Chris Tomlin concert, which we really enjoyed.  Rend Collective is one of Tom's favorite bands - when he randomly bursts into song it is often a Rend Collective son
thomasandjodi · 91 days ago

Made it thru the busy weekend and enjoyed a great visit with Hayden's biological father and his parents yesterday.   Start of a new week and today is my first time volunteering in the computer room for Hayden's class.  Looking forward to working with the k
PeteandMary · 91 days ago

This weekend we took Evan for his first Home Depot Kids Workshop. It was so fun to help him build and paint a jet!  (It took all day for the paint to dry.)  We also went to see the Peanuts Movie, Evan's first trip to a theater. He decided that he did like
PeteandSarah · 92 days ago

  Great ideas for unique creative toys for children. Let their imagination run wild. Can’t wait to pick these up one day.
micheleandsteven · 92 days ago

Every year we decorate for Halloween, so this year wasn’t going to be any different.  My wife Kasia loves to decorate, so for her any holiday with some type of decorations is a good excuse to head on out to Michael’s to buy some new trinkets that she can h
marcinandkasia · 92 days ago

It was an emotional week.. we had a funeral, for someone who was too young, and a baby shower. The circle of life yes, but it doesn't make it any easier.   Today we are going to meet with Hayden's biological father.  Looking forward to seeing him and shari
PeteandMary · 92 days ago

Who doesn't love to jump in the leaves? What a better way to celebrate a fall Saturday afternoon than a day outside in the leaves! We played soccer, kicked the leaves, piled them up and jumped right in. Even our dog, Maggie loves to play in the leaves!
JohnandLaura · 92 days ago

We had such a fun time giving out candy to all the trick or treaters that came to our house!  Gary got really into the Halloween spirit, and greeted all the kids with a scary mask.  We had so many kids visit our house, but we can't wait to one day take our
garyandandrea · 93 days ago

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