Tuesday, July 14, 2009

New house, New jobs, we love it!

Hello from Tennessee! I know I have been bad about posting news on the blog...I am so sorry! We are in our new house in Clarksville, TN now and are finally settled in. We took off wall paper, painted almost every room, updated lights, mirrors, and cleaned everything!

Thanks to all of our family and friends who helped us move and make some improvements on the house. We could not have done it without you. We are looking forward to having many family memories in this house.

Some of you have asked about the adoption process. We have a meeting set up for Thursday (July 16) with the agency from Nashville. She is going to visit our home and do an updated home study. Once this is complete, we will be good to go once a mom picks us. So we will keep you updated.

I will take pictures of the house soon and post them for everyone to see. Mark is doing well with his new job at the Clarksville Best Buy. I have been attending some in-services for teachers and meeting some of my new co-workers. I took Mark to the new school on Monday. The building is not yet completed, however, it should be done in the next two weeks.

I will be traveling to Wisconsin on July 20 to visit my mom. Everyone please keep my mom in your prayers as she is going through a tough time in her life right now. It would mean alot to our family.

Hope everyone is enjoying there summer. I promise to post more often. Please visit back for pictures!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Update from Tennessee

Hello everyone! Well, for the 2 or 3 people that actually read our blog, I thought it was time to update it. We have sold the house, loaded up the moving truck and now have all of our stuff in storage in Mark's parents basement. I am staying with my dad and family for right now until we find a house. Mark is still working in North Carolina and will arrive in Tennessee on June 5.

Mark got the job in Clarksville, Tn, which is the same town I am working in. He starts his new job on June 7. We will take a family vacation to Minnesota on June 13 fro a week. We are looking forward to that very much. I know Mark is ready for a little rest.

For now we are house hunting via Internet and have a realtor who will show us some houses this week. We would like to buy this summer, so we will see how that goes. The dogs are split up into two houses, KC is with me and Bailey is with Marks parents. They don't like being separated, but they are doing o.k.

I started teacher training last week. Things sure have changed since I did my student teaching. I am looking forward to working in the school system. This seems to be a great school system. I have also been shopping for clothes for work. You would think after being in college athletics for 8 years...I would have enough clothes!

I am trying to help our parents as much as I can. Taking Frank (father-in-law) to doctor and therapy tomorrow. Trying to help with whatever we can, so I don't feel like a lazy slug.

That is about all the updates for now. I will try to do better at keeping you posted. Have a great week!

Monday, May 11, 2009


Well, it has been a long time since my last post. I have been so busy with softball season. We just finished a very disapointing season, and I am officially working my last two weeks at Elon University.

I have accepted a position at West Creek High School in Clarksville, TN. It is a brand new high school and I will be a Physical Education Teacher and the head softball coach.

We put our house on the market and with the grace of god, it sold in 11 days. Someone upstairs was looking out for us. There were two houses in our nieghboorhood that have been for sale fr a long time, and we just got very lucky to sell our so quickly. We close on the house on May 15, but the new owners will let us stay in there until May 26...rent free....so nice of them!

Mark has put in for a transfer to a Best Buy in Tennessee. He has had three phone interviews thus far. We are praying for the job in Clarksville, TN as an Operations Supervior. That would be the ideal position, however, we will not know until the end of the month. Please keep him in your prayers as he has been a very patient husband through all of this and I just want him to find a job he will be happy in.

Our final day in North Carolina will be May 25. We will be leaving that morning with the moving truck. Mark may have to stay and work for a little longer depending on his job transfer.

Please keep us in your prayers as we are waiting on news about his job. We love and miss you all and can't wait to be in Tennessee!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Waiting for our miracle

Well, the official wait time has begun. Out album has been completed and the agency has three copies of the books. We are also listed on the website in the waiting families page. To visit the page, click on the CAS adoption link on the blog page, then click on the Pregnant square where it says more info. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click on waiting families. We are on page 2.

Now we just have to wait and pray. They will call us if a birth mother decides she wants to meet us. If that happens, and she picks us, then we get listed on "hold". This means that someone has chosen us and we are just waiting on her to deliver the baby. Although she could still change her mind during this time.

We know that God has a plan for our child and he will bring him/her to us at the right time. We have the nursery completed and a few baby items ready to go. We just ask you to keep us in your prayers and thank you to everyone for all of your support. This has already been a long process, and depending on the wait, it could get even longer. But, it will definately be worth the wait.

Love and miss all of you.

Last Yankee/Boston series in Yankee Stadium

Nursery Pic 2

Nursery Pic 2
Nursery Pictures

Nursery Pic 1

Nursery Pic 1
The crib