Welcome to our corner of the web! Here you will learn about our family and our journey of a family member adoption. In July of 2010, after 9 years of trying to add to our family and 5 years after we started our adoption journey, we welcomed baby Emily Rose. Emily's birth mom is Sharon's adopted sister. We look forward to someday adopting more children but for now, we are enjoying our time together as a family of 4!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


We've been MIA for the last couple of weeks. Tammy flew in from Utah last Tuesday so we have been busy hanging out. Playing lots of games, watching lots of movies. And trying to talk Tammy into going places. We had to practically drag her to the store the other day. She has decided she doesn't want to go outside. She is afraid of seeing bugs, more specifically scorpions or tarantulas, if she goes outside. It's possible, although we've never seen either outside around our house, but we do live in New Mexico, so it kind of comes with the territory. Eventually we will succeed in getting her to leave the house so that we can actually do something fun. Until then, we have just been enjoying time at home.

Jacob has only a couple of months left before his leave starts and then we start packing to move back home to Utah. He has had lots of appointments in Ft. Bliss (ElPaso). But only a couple of more months and we will be done. He has already signed his paperwork for the Reserves and is slotted to start in Jan. I think.

We found a house that we love. The sellers got another offer within a day or two of getting our offer and so they had to decide which to take. We were surprised when they excepted our offer. We are thrilled! Next step is the home inspection and appraisals. Hopefully things will go well with those and we can close on time. Right now we are slotted to closed on the 17th of August which is a couple of weeks before we move back to Utah but that gives us time in case there are any delays with paperwork. If all goes well we should have a house to just back the moving truck up to and start unloading. *big grin*. It's a great house. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, family room, lots of storage (and I mean LOTS of storage). It does need some updating. The kitchen and bathrooms are out of date. But since we and all of our families know how to do renovations we are up for the challenge. The kitchen just needs new countertops and to have the cabinets redone (sanding, and painting). Other then that we paint the walls, switch out the sink (it's porcelain, we prefer stainless) and we're done. New kitchen for very little cost. It'll take about a week or so to get that done. It's on a corner lot so the back yard is a little small but the front yard and side yards are large. So we plan to have a play set to the side of the yard for our future little ones to play on. Wish us luck!

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