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!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick Update

I know, I have been really bad at updating lately. We have been getting the house unpacked and doing some construction projects. We are almost done. It's taking a lot longer then I had hoped, but it's getting there. Jacob started his new job a couple of weeks ago. Wednesday we are going into the agency to talk with them some more about getting our file moved to the office here. Hopefully we will be able to schedule a time for our ammended home study. They just need to come and make sure the new house is safe. That is part of what we have been working on. Our house had 2 smoke detectors, neither worked. So we are putting in more smoke detectors. Ones that actually work! And we also put in a carbon monoxide detector as well. Anyhow, things are coming along. I will post pictures soon!

Monday, September 7, 2009

We made it!

Just wanted to post really quick that we made it to Utah safely. Thursday we cleared our military quarters in New Mexico and spent that evening with some friends of ours. We left their house after a very good nights sleep (I have to find our what kind of mattress they have in their guest room because I have never slept so well) at 6 a.m. and after a thankfully uneventful drive, we made it to Jacob's parents house in Salem at just before 8 p.m. We stayed up until Jacob's parents got home from the temple and then stayed up talking to them and catching up until almost 2a.m. We woke up to a yummy breakfast that Jacob's mom made us and then left their house at 9:15 to make the rest of the drive to our new home. It was only an hour drive, so, much shorter then that day before. ;-) Most of my family came, and a good part of Jacob's family came to help us unload our Uhaul and with their help we were done in just over an hour. It was so great to see everyone again and it's a little surreal to be back home. I'm sure it will sink in soon that yes, we are actually home, and that this is actually our house.

We have met some of our neighbors over the last few days and I think we are going to love this neighborhood. Church yesterday was really nice. We only went to Sacrament, but still, it had a very welcoming feeling to the congregation. Funny story, I was sittingin church and I look over to my left. I see this woman that looks like an old friend from high school who I haven't seen since she graduated in 1994, so 15 years. After the meeting ended I start to get up, she looks over at me and waves. Sure enough, it's her! We got to chatting. She actually doesn't go to church in that building, her sister does, she was just visiting. But what a small world we live in. I had just been on Facebook that morning commenting on how cute her new baby is, when just an hour later I see her at church. Too funny.

Anyhow, today is Labor day and we have no plans other then tackling some of the many boxes we need to unpack. Hopefully it won't take us too long. We'll see. We love our new house though! I'll post pictures as we get the rooms all put together.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

And we're off!

Well, not quite. Today we go to pick up the U-hual and get that loaded. Then tomorrow we clean the house here and clear housing (we live in military housing and they do an inspection before you "clear" or leave your house). We are staying tomorrow night with some friends (who we actually know from when we were in KS, we both got sent here to NM). Then Friday morning we begin our almost 900 mile journey back home to Salt Lake!! We're going to stay in a hotel in Green River UT Friday night and then make our way home Saturday morning. We're so excited!!!

Time to finish the packing. We just have to pack up the bedding and make sure we're ready to load when we bring the truck back. Not sure if I will post again until we get to Utah so... See you in Utah!!