Thursday, March 13, 2014

Its Official!

We are pretty excited at our home!  After a grueling 4 months of filling out mountains of paperwork, having a background check completed, and a walk through of our home, we are HAPPY to announce that our home study is complete and we are eligible to ADOPT! We can’t wait to ADD a BABY to our FAMILY! Below is the link to our adoption profile. Help us get the word out by sharing our profile link with your family and friends. 

Friday, February 21, 2014

Valentine’s Day

This year, I want to make the holidays a little more fun.  Maybe decorate a little for them, have a fun dinner centered around the holiday, etc.  So far, I’ve failed.  I came down with a terrible cold the end of January and it is still with me!!  some days going to work is about all the energy I have. 
We spent Valentine’s Day differently than we normally would have.  Most of the time, it is a low key day.  We may go out to eat or give gifts and then watch a movie together at home.  However, this year Jared accepted the assignment for us to be committee chairs for the refreshment portion of the Stake Valentine’s dance.  Neither Jared nor I are much into dancing, so we were hoping for some great company and good food to graze on during the night. 
Halfway through the dance, Jared offered to go out on the dance floor with me and give me my ONE dance!  Haha  As we left the table to go out on the dance floor, I turned around and discovered that the tablecloth with all the decorations (some glass) and water cups (still filled with water) were now on the floor!!  How embarrassing!!  Needless to say, we spent the rest of that dance cleaning up the mess and redecorating the table.  Another embarrassing moment to add to my list…
Jared has been craving chocolate dipped strawberries.  So I decided that a fun post Valentine’s day date would be to dip strawberries and bananas!  YUM YUM!
I love spending time with Jared.  We seem to always have fun no matter what we end up doing.  I'm so glad that he has the opportunity to finish his education and begin a career in something that makes him happy.  He LOVES helping people, and I know that he will succeed.  He is so excited to start our own family!  I know our children will be spoiled rotten with love by their daddy.  I hope that once we get our adoption profile active that our wait time won't be too long.  We're ready to share the next holidays with a new bundle of JOY!
Happy Valentine's Day Love!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

HATS, HATS, and more HATS!

My mom is the humanitarian specialist in her home ward.   One of the projects she and her ward have taken on is to provide 10 baby gift bags for the local hospital every month.  The bags include a receiving blanket and burp rag, a package of diapers, wipes, trial size shampoo, powder, lotion, destine, etc.  During the winter months, she includes also includes hand-made baby hats.  Aren’t they cute?  Over the holidays, I had my mom teach me how to make them so I could help her.  They were so easy to make that I jokingly told Jared that he should join in the fun.  He actually agreed on one condition—the first two hats would be for him to keep for our own children.  Since we don't know if we will first adopt a boy or a girl, he did one of each.  Didn’t he do a great job?

We thought about making to sell as a fundraiser for our upcoming adoption.  But I wasn’t sure how to get the word out or where to put them for sell.  So, for the time being, we just enjoy helping my mom make them for her care packages.