July Recipes (& update)

As always, summer is flying by! So fast, in fact, we didn’t manage to try any new recipes in June. But, we weren’t going to let that happen for July! Chris used a bread pan he received as a gift that is specially made to make sandwich bread. He found a delicious recipe but forgot to put the top on during the backing. Oops! It still tasted delicious! 

For a game night with friends, we made Muddy Buddies. Chris had never made it before, and Jessica had only tried making once as a child. It doesn’t quite look right but still tastes so yummy! 


In addition to making a few new recipes, Chris finished his first class back to college. He’s looking forward to fall semester but is glad he has a few weeks off before it all starts. 

Jessica took on summer school this year. It definitely was a challenge, but she’s glad she took it on this year. She is also glad to have a few weeks off before the 2017-2018 school year starts. She’ll have a new challenge this year as she changes schools and will begin teaching science in addition to math. Jessica is excited for all the new adventures to come. 

We have a big day planned for tomorrow, and we can’t to share all about it later this week. 


**We are hoping to adopt a newborn. If you or someone you know has decided to place a child for adoption, learn more about us here.**

Christmas in July

We haven’t had too much to share, but now, we do! After a very long process and wait, we are active and approved with American Adoptions. This means that our profile will start to be shown to expectant mothers that have decided to place through their agency. It’s another tool/resource. We still have our Virginia […]

Month 26

Preparing for Baby B is an interesting process. We recently discussed our wait and journey up to this point. We have always wanted to be parents. About 6 years ago, we decided to start a family. As many of you know, parenthood did not come easily to us and is still something we hope for. BUT, early on, you are focused on the baby stage. The onesies. The little toes. The diapers. So many diapers. All the many firsts. As time goes on and especially with adoption, you start to think about every stage of your child’s life. We let ourselves daydream about first days of school, camp, family trips, sport teams, family dinners, driver’s licenses, graduations, weddings, and everything in between (and beyond). So, when we saw this school sign for $5 at Michaels, we bought it. Cute first day of school pictures. Check. 

Month 25

Piece by piece, we are adding to the nursery. Can’t wait to match with an expectant family or get the “call.”

May Recipes

We tried some pretty basic recipes this month. Jessica heard about Read More »

To the Beach We Go

We celebrated our anniversary last weekend by going to the beach! And, we took Read More »

Month 24

Today marks 24 months as a waiting family. It also happens to be our Goddaughter’s 1st birthday. Happy Birthday, T! We are looking forward to celebrating her next weekend at her birthday party. Today, we are staying busy around the house which includes a glimpse at our new profile. Profiles are given to expectant parents who have chosen adoption for their child. Imagine choosing a family for your child based on a few pictures and a few pages of words! We are still waiting on Jessica’s background check, but after that, we should quickly be approved.