Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Things we like to do

We enjoy spending time in the mountains- camping, fishing, having picnics, hiking.  We have been fortunate to enjoy a vacation each year.  This year it looks like Southern Utah hiking and camping is going to be the winner.  We enjoy at least one Utah Jazz game each year. I’ll admit it J.D. has turned me into a Jazz fan.  When we are just hanging out at home we like watching Chopped and are huge fans of Big Bang Theory, if you haven’t seen it you need to watch it HILARIOUS, or simply just work on various projects.  Melissa enjoys crafts and is starting to re-do furniture and J.D. works on web development projects.  We are currently taking on our biggest project together as we search for our dream house and turn it into our HOME!

Monday, March 26, 2012


We are so thrilled to be building our family through adoption and encourage you to click around our blog and get to know us better. 

This journey with adoption has not been without tears but mostly joy!!  We are excited to finally have our paperwork, education classes and home study complete and to begin the search to find our child and/or children.  We continue to attend Families Supporting Adoption chat nights each month and reading to educate ourselves about the journey ahead.

Our dream is to have an open adoption with our child's birth parents and their birth families.  We believe a child with more people to love them and cheer them on in life can only be a good thing.  However, the level of openness that we will have with our birth families will be dependent on their level of comfort.  We only hope that we can have an open dialogue to find the happy and comfortable place for everyone.

We have heard more times that can be counted that families built through adoption are built through word of mouth.  If you have found our blog and you know of someone that is considering adoption or if you are considering adoption we are WAITING FOR YOU to contact us or pass along our information.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Adoption Phase 3 Complete

This is my favorite picture. I can't wait to have a little to pull in a wagon!
These are a few of our pictures that we had taken for our adoption profile. We love how they turned out! Thanks to Kristen at Shadtree Photography for capturing exactly what we were looking for.

Just this morning I finished and submitted our letter to expectant parents for our adoption paperwork. We just have our home study left to do and we will be approved and expectant parents can look at our profile and hopefully want to know more about us...and place their baby in our home.
I never anticipated writing a letter would take so much time but it is hard to express everything you want to and tell someone you have never met....ever how great you and your spouse are.
I had to keep reminding myself that this really is in the Lord's hands and He has a plan for us and our baby and our birth parents and only He can make it all come together like it is supposed to and no matter what we say in our letter He is the one in charge.
So grateful to be done with that part and ready for the home study to be done so we can be approved. I am waiting to order pass along cards with our information on them until we get approved and need to get our adoption blog started and finished. Still plenty to do. We are enjoying going to the LDSFS chat nights and learning more about adoption and others adoption stories.

Until next time...