July 14, 2015

Adoption Is More Than Becoming A Mommy

Dave and I have so much love in our hearts to share with a baby.

When I was a little girl and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, the first thing I said was, "A mommy!"

But our adoption is about so much more than making me a mommy or Dave a daddy. It’s about giving a child a forever home where they will be loved and taught about God. It’s about giving them opportunities to grow and discover their unique talents and gifts. It’s about building a family however God calls us to build it—even if it’s not the easiest way. There are a lot of unknowns on this road towards adoption. We’re a little nervous, but also so confident that God will provide what we need along the way.

There is something uniquely beautiful about adoption. It mirrors God’s adoption of each of us as his children, welcoming us into his family. As we continue to take steps forward on this journey, Dave and I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to have you standing with us in prayer! Much love to you all.

July 11, 2015

Our First Fundraiser!

We thought we'd kick things off with a little mini-fundraiser! Dave and I are offering these bottles to friends, family, coworkers--anyone local who will take one.  :D  Excited to see what God does through this to raise funds for our domestic infant adoption.

People who live far away:

You can still participate in our Baby Bottle Fundraiser! Just collect change in a jar or cup at home. Then, tally up your total at the end of August and make a gift to our fundraising page!

Thanks for being a part of our family's story! :D

Baby Bottle Fundraiser

“Feed me quarters, pennies, nickels, and dimes.
And if you want to, dollar bills sometimes.
At the end of August, return me to Laurel and Dave,
To help bring their baby home with what you gave.”

July 8, 2015

A Special Announcement ...

Dave and I are excited to announce that we're adopting a U.S. infant!  :D

July 2, 2015

Back from Florida!

Dave and I spent a week with his family down in Florida over the past week. We had a great time!
Sorry we don't have any photos to share ... we were too busy having fun! But here are some highlights from the trip:

  • Feeding a live alligator by attaching gator food to a string on a stick. (I was behind a fence. It was perfectly safe.)  ;)
  • Going shelling and discovering a beach covered in INCHES of shells. Amazing!
  • Mini golf at a pirate-themed course.
  • Relaxing and reading books side-by-side on a screened-in porch, watching the sun set.
  • The food was amazing. It set me back a little in terms of my #22by30 goal, but I'm getting back on track now that we're back from vacation!