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Our Story Part 9: It’s a small world after all.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

So remember when Ariel said she knew someone in our book? That whole line of questioning never stopped, we met person after person who knew Ariel or her mom Ardy, or that she used to babysit for. Once in church I mentioned his due date and said she was taking Yoga, and the person we […]

Traveling with small children…..

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

So we had a family wedding to go to in Nashville TN. We live in Michigan. We have a 1 and a 4 year old.  A little stressed about that doesn’t even begin to cover it. Let me start by saying I don’t enjoy traveling, really at all. I love seeing new places and visiting […]

Playing in the fall

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

This was our Wednesday spent in Goshen at Kerchers farm market. This is how we went apple picking, he loves hanging out on my back, he even has a cherry tomato stuck in his cheek. We went with my cousin Wrennie and her son Evan on the left. This boy takes my breath away and […]

Our Story Part 8: Becoming acquainted

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Zach and Ariel came over for dinner again and while Zach was playing monsters, the three of us, Ariel, Todd and I were still siting around the table chatting, She asked if we had picked out a name yet, we said no but we have it narrowed down to 2 names. We did not say […]

A Letter to my Firstborn.

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

Dear Simon today marks a big day in your life, and a huge day in ours. 4 years ago today you came in to this world earlier than we expected and stole our hearts. I loved you the minute I laid eyes on you. I knew you were meant to be ours from then on. […]

Our Story, Part 7: Finally meeting some birthparents

Monday, June 21st, 2010

So the meeting was scheduled for a Monday at noon I believe, but before we could even get excited, we got a call that said they had to reschedule, they hadn’t changed there mind but the birthmom got a chance to go to Florida with her dad for a week, well I can’t fault the […]

Happy Fathers Day To: Todd, Woody, G.David, Shaunn, Zach, and many more

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

Years ago my brother and I got my dad a shirt for Fathers day it said: “Anyone can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Daddy”  I remember it was heather green with green trim and he wore it a lot. I liked that shirt, even more now that I know […]

Our Story Part 6: Is one enough?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

We looked at each other more than once during Simons first few years and wondered if one was a good number. Days when he was just as cute as could be and it felt like it took both of us to enjoy him completely. Days when he was just the biggest pill and it took […]

A life of perfection, Whatever.

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

So a friend of mine commented on her facebook status. “I wish people would quit pretending like there lives are perfect on there blogs” This made me giggle. I would like to tell you about yesterday, it was a normal day, the boys were up earlier than normal, which is happening way too often lately […]

Our Story, Part 4: Our time had come

Monday, April 12th, 2010

After our meeting initial meeting with Shane, we were just in a waiting pattern. Looking forward to August and all that that month would bring with us. My boss at the hair salon wanted to throw me a shower, so it was planned for June 25th, my mom came up and we had a great […]