Home Study and Profile Books Complete

The garage sale was complete leaving Adam and I in a both humbled and overwhelmed state. We had finished a monumental moment simultaneously conquering the sale and a home study visit. We were grateful to lean on friends and family so we could take care of that as our second…

Garage Sale Recap (Part 2)

(See part 1 here) Adam and I were exhausted from sorting the day(s) before but our excitement and anticipation for the sale to start left us both with racing minds. After maybe 4 hours of sleep we awoke before the sun with a 4:00am alarm. We jumped out…

Garage Sale Recap (Part 1)

It has been a long and great past few days. This past week was our adoption garage sale fundraiser. The garage sale itself was not at our home but at our church friends’ Dave and Kelsey’s house. Their property is situated on a busier street and has…

Overwhelmed

I am without proper words to describe the past couple of days. God is SO good and to see Him through the many many people who have helped, visited, and encouraged us over the past few day is truly overwhelming. I cannot remember any time I have felt more filled…

Home Study: Part One

We have completed our first home study interview. The whole home study process is done over three visits. The first two are done downtown Minneapolis at the Adoption Minnesota office. The third and final visit will be done in our home. Our two office visits are done one week apart…

Mother’s Day Thoughts

Mother’s day while waiting to have the title of “mommy” is a mixed bag. For some, the word “Mom” brings pain. It is a title that many fear will never follow their name. It is a coveted role that many pray for daily. And some days, “Mom” seems unreachable…

Restaurant Fast

For the month of April, Kristi and I decided to try out a little experiment.  We wanted to go a whole month without eating out.  This was very ambitious of us because over the past 12 months, our average amount spent on eating out was $200 per month.  The reason…

One Man’s Trash…

As many of you know today is the start of Bloomington’s spring Citywide Curb Cleanup weekends.  It is an opportunity for Bloomington residents to throw out items on their curb for the city to come pick up for free.  There are a lot of people who “scavenge…

Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parenting

I have done it everyone!  We are not even parents yet and I have found the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Parenting.  No more crying, fussing, unhappy children.  No more whining rebellious teenagers.  With this guide, you will learn to parent the perfect children.  Children that your own parents…

It’s a Farm Life

We have been blessed with many things we can offer an adopted child.  Kristi and I are both musically gifted, I have knowledge and live in the ever-growing technology field.  Kristi is prepared with tons of kids crafts and activities. Not to mention the amount of love that will…