Our Family ~ Nov 2017

Our Family ~ Nov 2017

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

BIG NEWS( well pretty big)


only about 28 miles away! But, we are moving in one month to a great home with 3,600 sq. feet of living space, 7 rooms, 2 living rooms, walkout basement and deck, ranch style and space enough for us to have a dedicated foster kids room! So very blessed that the Lord has let this happen and things have fallen in place. I really feel this will be so wonderful for us.

Yes, we will miss the new friends we have made ( but we will come to this area often for doctors appointments, temple trips, shopping etc) but, we are excited to see who the Lord has put in our path this time! For right now, we are moving over slowly stuff each weekend and in between we are getting stuff ready for FC. Can't wait to share more exciting news soon! Happy Leap Day!

*Our family at the ice castles in Silverthorne!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

it's never too late for LOVE

Just a couple of quick pics from our Valentine's Shoot. Much more to come!

Man, I'm so blessed by these 3 crazy monkeys!

Friday, February 17, 2012

My Older Bro's Friend...

Russ, is a fantastic writer, great musician and all around funny man! He is also an adoptive father who BLOGS/WRITES about it. It easy to see his humor and candor and openness. Just check out his blog and sit a spell and read some of his funny stories too. I have tons of childhood memories of him and his siblings and parents. I will have to share a few sometime soon. All are fun or funny or taught me something pretty awesome!

Rock on Russ, You truly are a SUPER DAD!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

2 through adoption= one in love

Both my husband and our sweet boy were brought into their families through the miracle of adoption!

This was taken just moments before we had Gavin's finalization! As I saw my husband holding and playing with Gavin, I couldn't help but think of how unique and special this is, not only for us but, for him. His parents also had an experience like this. They probably choked up when the judge said his/her final words as well. It's surreal and such a miracle! Jessica and Dustin- thanks in not even close to enough. Having Gavin join our little family is our pleasure, honor and joy! We will do everything in our power to be worthy of this little man and give him everything and most importantly a solid upbringing founded in Love and Righteousness! We will do our very best to provide and nurture all our sweet children into loving, honest, well-rounded and talented young adults! I imagine that Brandon's birth mother hoped and prayed for these same things for his life! I hope she is pleased with how Brandon has turned out! I know we are!

Love to everyone in the adoption world!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A New adventure...

YAY! We are preparing for a new adventure into the world of foster parenting!!!

I know some of the readers are thinking I'm nuts and " i could never do that, it seems so hard" But, we are not nuts and it will be hard. Good things in life normally are challenging!

If you didn't know our story here's some details...

Before we ever had children we knew and felt strongly that we would one day be foster parents. less than 2 months after that feeling, we adopted Brielle. 18 months later, I brought Aria into the family! When we moved to CO, Aria was almost 3 and we put our papers in with LDSFS again and felt like we needed to keep the Foster Care option open. We took the classes October 2010 we finished our CPR class last april 2011 on the 7th and on the 8th of April , Jessica made her first contact with us. 8 weeks later Gavin was born & welcomed to the family! Both adoptions have blessed us with VERY OPEN contact on all sides! We love the relationships we have through this incredible and divine Miracle! We can never say enough about our wonderful birth parents ( Kara, Kyle, Jessica & Dustin) and thier parents and family members.

We still felt that we needed to press forward with Foster Care. the week that Jessica and I started talking on the phone, we were placed with baby H, our first glimpse of what it would be like to have a child in our home then prepare to place her back with her mom. God's timing was impeccable. Now, having our sweet baby Boy and having had that experience, we know we can do it! I have been blessed to have 3 other friends/couples who are on this journey with us too! They too are fostering or preparing to foster a child/ren.

I will let you know that we will have lots of homework and probably another background check, physicals etc to go through and we may need a different home too. Our lease is up in a few months and the timing again- couldn't be better! So, we will see if we move or not!

Also, I'm not at liberty to NAME or publish things about who we are placed with so. don't ask. I can be vague and leave names out or say we have a placement in general but overall- pretty hush hush! I'm looking forward to helping little children come to our home, worn down and or neglected and watching them transform with time, love, necessities that they are in dire need of. If the potential of adoption is an option wonderful but, if not, that's okay too. We are here to do our part and help children while they are with our family!

I imagine little feet that have longed to be guided and shown what it's like to be surrounded by love and grown ups that they can trust. I know separation will be hard and trying for these kiddos. And we will be viewed as strangers for a while to them. I hope that most Birth parents that have kids in foster care can get healthy enough to reunify. I hope they make those changes long term not just to get the kids back!

And lastly, when I meet God one day, I hope He will know we have done our part to protect, love and serve his hurting children, in their time of greatest need!