The Story Behind the Annual Mad Tea Party

Almost two years ago we decided to dress as Mad Hatters for our first Halloween bash in the new house. When our costumes arrived it seemed like a good idea to take a picture, and this picture needed to be a production. So we turned our backyard into a Wonderland Tea Party and included Toby. … Continue reading

Olivia’s First Day Home

What a blessing and a light she has been.  We could not have been more blessed.  And BLESSED is the word that continually comes to mind. Thanks to everyone who has sent their congratulations and gifts, again we are blessed. We love you all. Brock and John The song “One Thousand Years, Part 2” was … Continue reading


A few days ago, our new case worker (number 4) asked us if we would be interested in putting our names in for a red file meeting (a meeting where Arizona agencies show up to try to convince a panel that one of their famlies would be best to adopt a child). This particular file … Continue reading

Family Book

We recently finished our family book that will be used to present us to children or birth moms who are considering us as adoptive parents. We ordered an 11 X 14 hardcover version of it and hopefully it will be here by the end of the week 🙂

Road to Adoption

It has almost been two years since we decided it was time to expand our family.  In the beginning, we were unsure of what to expect nor did we know what ages or gender would be a best fit for our little family.  We realized that it could take a very long time and so, even … Continue reading

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