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!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

This is the Place

A few weeks ago we went to Jacob family reunion at This Is The Place park in Salt Lake City. We had hoped to go for at least several hours, but like my post said yesterday, installing the new front door took way longer then it should have. So instead we were only there for about an hour. Most everyone had left by then, but we still saw most of Jacob's immediate family. Which was nice since his brother Paul is joining the Navy and will be leaving for training in a month, so our time with his whole immediate family is limited.

Here are just a few pictures from that day:

Jacob's older sister Janele and her hubby and kiddos took a train ride around the park. Jacob went with them. They had fun!

Neice Melissa was just enjoying all the attention.

Neice Valerie got tired and caught a ride in the stroller. I love her smile!

one of our favorite things to do when we get together is chat and talk, and of course everyone takes pictures of the chatting and talking.

And of course we love being silly. Jacob thought the his sister Ruth needed the windblown look for her photo.

Unfortunately two of the people that had already left were Jacob's grandma and his Aunt Patty. They live in California so we were anxious to see them. Fortunately they were staying at Jacob's uncles house so we were able to go over there and see them after leaving the park.

Jacob with Grandma and Aunt Patty.

Despite the setback with the door, it was a fun day. It's so good to be near family again!

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