Brent & Kimberley

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11-14

Went to town, so busy glad I got most of our Christmas shopping complete. Our 15 year old cat is not fond of our & week old puppy. I had to put a child gate to split the house in half so they can both have 1/2. Almost done decorating for Christmas. ‘Ti is 2020 , figured we would enjoy the holiday season a bit longer this year ! Read more »

A glimmer of light

Today I showed our son pictures of his birth mother and told him a bit about her. I knew her and her siblings were artsy with drawing or musical , he said he’s going to draw a bit tomorrow. Although she has passed I think it’s important for him to know those things, maybe he has one of those talents. They share hair and Read more »

Sadness 9-23

So yesterday my adoption lawyer called, she had facilitated our first adoption , and is ready for our next one , thinking she had something for us but wanted to inform me that our sons birth mother passed away last month at 32. Definitely a shock. Although we didn’t see each other we still sent messages and still had a Read more »

9-9

Enjoyed a relaxing holiday weekend ,with another drive through zoo trip . We are back to the grind with school work and work . Finally getting caught up. 5th grade in not short on work that’s for sure ! Read more »

8-28

So today our son got a cast. He was driving his newest four wheeler and hit the back staircase of the shop 3-4 weeks , end of swimming for the summer :( Read more »

8-23

It’s been mommy son weekend , grandpa and grandma went to visit great grandma in ohio and daddy got a opportunity to work as a spotter for the Indianapolis 500 and won! He gets to come home tomorrow night so he can do home school with our son the rest of the week ! Proud family ! Read more »

8-13

Rainy afternoon playing rayman ledgends together on the Xbox. Getting ready for virtual school Monday Read more »

8-8

Went to the lazy 5 Ranch today, had a good time , nice weather and lots of animals. It’s a drive thru zoo, takes a few hrs. Then bought school supplies needed for virtual school. Came home and FaceTimed with great grandma, she’s 91 and health is deteriorating, so try to see her at least once a week. Then cooled off in the Read more »

8-2

Organizing our shop fit the last week. Put up shelving so there is more space to play inside. Axel was entertaining grandpa grandma while face timing with a Great grandma yesterday Read more »

7-31

Brents birthday was last weekend and I surprised him with his parents for the weekend. Read more »

Independence Day

Our family loves America , we love our red white and blue ! We are so Thankful and blessed to live in this country! We can’t wait to share this love for holidays and this country with another beautiful child Read more »

7-3

I got a day off to spend with the family and sleep in a bit. We got groceries made food for tomorrow and the 5 of us shot some of Our fireworks tonight since our Neighbors had some family over. Since we live in the country in the woods they had a good view and clapped for us . Ready to lounge and enjoy tomorrow in the Read more »

6-30

Brent and our son went and got Waffle House for breakfast then he had a swimming play date with 2 of his cubscout buddies. After they went home , we all sat and watched The woody woodpecker Movie. Only 2 more days of work this week . Read more »

June 25

As I walk around the property this evening I look at the decorations, I love decorating For all holidays but I love Memorial Day thru Labor Day , and being patriotic and loving this country and disliking the people trying to tear it down . There’s no better place out there then the good USA!!!!, anc I want to raise my Read more »

Father’s Day 2020

My husband has now 7 Fathers Days under his belt. He’s a good dad, they have a lot of fun together. I can’t wait till we can add another child into our mix. We have a great village with my parents living with us and a great dad and to awesome grandpas to help be role models for our children, Also to wonderful grandmas to Read more »

6-20

Well we spent this past week painting everyday , whiten building our home almost 3 years ago they used flat dry chaulky paint , and Witt little hands and some big ones touching it we decided to repaint the same colors with glossy paint . Supposed to start getting hot today so we will put it away and do 3 more rooms this fall Read more »

6-14

Nice weekend ! Nice weather! We had a play date and a friend came to visit Friday , I had to work for a while Saturday then we got carry out and we watch jamangi with grandma . Today Brent will be back from his visit to his family in Pennsylvania and we are hung to enjoy the outside. My friend “aunt Janet” is down she is Read more »

6-6

Got my hair done today ! Haven’t had it cut in 31/2 months so I needed it. Watered all our flowers and plants , my parents and I called my grandma and just relaxed. Probably enjoy the pool later on. Our son has had 2 play dates with the neighbor girls this week and 2 with his best friend. Finally letting a few people over Read more »

5-31

No rain , Looks good till mid week , nice weekend. Mommy and daddy got a little us time and went to a outdoor antique farm. Definitely social distancing. Our son And grandma and grandpa swam in our pool. Today dad and I walked through the woods, we have 8+acres with atv trails . We are still working on some landscaping Read more »

5/24

Good long hot day . Dad , Brent our son and I started another landscape project . Everyone got in pool , I did about 1/2 way. Just not warm enough yet for me. Grandma and our son had a water fight. Got a lot of sun, then rain. Mom made a wonderful pork chop dinner. And the cat slept , except during dinner. Weird to have race Read more »

May 20

Well it’s mid week soggy raining pajamas all day type of day , at least for our son. I get up and get myself ready everyday before I go into the front room “my office “ to work . Brent has been working 6-noon . We went to a couple places for curbside pick up to get grandma birthday presents. Definitely changed the way Read more »

May 11th

Yesterday and today the family landscaped around the pool , Brent got it full and upgraded and we are ready for warmer weather here in N.C. Ready for family swim time. Won’t you consider adding your child to our family ? Read more »

May 10th Mother’s Day

Although I feel blessed everyday I get to be a mother and I thank the woman who gave us the opportunity to be parents to such a wonderful child. I can’t wait to be given the opportunity again soon to be a mother again!!!! Read more »

May 4th

Today is our sons 10th birthday . We have celebrated over 7 birthdays with this sweet boy! He definitely makes me smile everyday and thankful I’m his mom! We opened presents and got his favorite pizza and watched Trolls World Tour. I’m glad we were able to have a weekend of fun with all this Coronavirus stuff . Read more »

May 3

Sunday Funday , 2 day birthday celebration. After French toast breakfast we had a 2 1/2 hr 9 hole golf game with another game/ challenge at each hole then grandpa and grandma gave a present after each challenge. Then got thrown in the pool. We will finish off today with Applebee’s to go and cake . We surprised him with 2 Read more »

April 28

Made some cookies today for fractions in math class. Great benefit. Working on getting the pool refilled after draining to clean it. Nice weather we got out and played yard games this week a couple times. Can’t wait to have another child to do all this with ! Read more »

April 20

Today I just sit and wish my son had a sibling already , I wish he wasn’t an only child and stuck home with 4 adults for over a month. I wish he could play and teach his little brother or sister to do things. Laugh and have fun! We all have been doing stuff with him but I see the 3 neighbor girls out playing together but he Read more »

April 11th

Today we had a Easter egg hunt outside since we a getting rain tomorrow. We also decorated our eggs today that he Easter bunny will hide tonight . Read more »

April 9

I’ve been working at home for a few weeks now, This week I decided to move my work stuff into the front room because our office doesn’t have a window. This afternoon I looked out and I saw our son and Grandpa our playing catch. So glad that we have this beautiful 8 acres to play and enjoy during theses different times Read more »

April 3

So yesterday after working at home I found a lumber yard to get fencing and you stayed in truck the whole time , score ! On the way back we were sitting at the light and my mom said that lady is carrying Toliet paper out of CVS, so I went in and scored a 12pk. Still did our walks and bike rides up and down the driveway. Mowed Read more »

March 22

Sunday , relax day. Pollen is high and we have been outside everyday day the past week and a half. Decided to watch the iracing , little weird sitting next to Brent watching racing when typically your trying to find him on television. But great !!Grandpa, Grandma , Brent , our son and I have started ordering Easter stuff Read more »

March 18

Well working from home , racing won’t start again till may .our son got his school work to start on. Brent drove him to the school and they handed the packet through the window . I think he likes sitting listening to me talk to customers, he thinks it’s interesting. We had an Irish jig meal to celebrate. Today after I Read more »

Weekend Fun

Had a nice weekend since none of us went anywhere , got in some family movie and game time. , 4 wheeler riding. I’m back to work brining my computer home just in case . Brent is off till wed but no races for the foreseeable future and no school for 2 more weeks . No one in our county yet , but we have grandpa and grandma Read more »

3-12-2020

Today I have no picture I just had a bad day. Your on sites each day waiting for that glimmer of hope to send you a message but almost every page hasn’t been updated in over 12 hrs or more. Definitely this corona virus is on the minds of most Americans and while almost the whole country is shut down I am laying her Read more »

Why 6 months ?

I have been asked why I choose to start for children 6 months or older , why not a newborn ?  The honest answer , I want the birth mother to see what it is like , if they are on the fence ,if they want to parent or give someone else that chance at a beautiful miracle. That is why we chose are son, he was already born Read more »

Sunday Funday Outside

Well we have Easter decorated on our front porch , mowed lawn , played tetherball. Pushed our son on his swings and watched Daddy’s race and top 15 finish. Glad we got to spend some time outside getting fresh air. Read more »

Ash Wednesday

After celebrating Ash Wednesday with Grandma and Grandpa , we ate some cheese pizza and it was bath/shower time. Well our little guy had a question ran to our room where my husband was packing his suitcase and I was getting stuff ready for the next day .My husband says”what the” l turn around and bust out in laughter cuz Read more »

Scouting Sunday

Church was fun today , been spending the last 6 weeks earning the god and family badge and received them during church , Grandma and Grandpa were with us since daddy’s at the racetrack , we sent him plenty of pictures! Read more »

Valentines Cookies

Yesterday we came in from work/ school and my mother is baking and says Happy Friday Eve, my son looks at here and says “Grandma” you baked sugar cookies without me? Lol He thinks he’s going to sell them someday so he likes to help her bake them. She made most of them to send to Afghanistan for my cousin, and had to get Read more »

Pine Wood Derby

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby morning. We usually like our 730 sleep ins on a Saturdays in the winter, but always make an exception for this family event. Read more »

Feelings

Saw this today it’s so true. I think of our sons birth mother often.  And what a blessing she gave our family.That women truly is our angel. I have so much anticipation waiting for the next part of our journey, and the next child to love and our next angel! Read more »

Breaking ground

My parents moved down a little over a year ago and are building onto our home. Broke ground yesterday , the coldest day so far this year! Read more »

2020 Happy New Year!

We decided we wanted to complete our family and after 3 months our new home study came in the mail so we’re back in business. So excited to see what 2020 brings our family :) Read more »

1st day of school

Our son had his first day of first grade, its defiantly harder on Mom dropping him off and walking down that long hallway. I thought 1st grade wouldn’t be as hard as kindergarten, but boy it was :) Read more »

Busy Tuesday

Swim lessons then to the NASCAR HOF for a family team dinner. Tomorrow is Brent’s birthday, time to celebrate !!!  Checking out the track banking :) Read more »

Summertime

Went and enjoyed a drive in movie Saturday ” the life of pets” , it was really good. Had been 20 years since I had went to a drive in and our sons first time. Sunday mowed lawn and went swimming, the neighbors came too, it was a good time. Read more »

Independence Day Weekend

We had a fun filled weekend of swimming , the park , fireworks and going out to eat a few times. Our son was so afraid his daddy was going to miss Sundays fireworks in our town, but we went up to eat and see the fireworks and Brent’s plane came home early so they got to enjoy dinner and the fireworks together. Monday Read more »

family time

we all took last weekend off to have some 4 day weekend fun, we went to Great Wolf Lodge and an Estate Auction and got some antique farm implements. We always enjoy our little adventures! Read more »

Fathers Day

At six yrs old our son was unhappy that he wasn’t spending fathers day with his Daddy, I tried to explain Daddy is in sports and sometimes his work is entertainment for others and cant always be there for fathers day, but always is for the major holidays and would be home Sunday night, at 9pm he said Daddy missed Read more »

zoo

went to the zoo this past Saturday, was fun, lots of walking though! We were all worn out when we arrived home, didn’t get to see all the animals since we had so much rain the week before but was a nice trip ! Read more »

birthday fun!

our sons 6th birthday, grandpa and grandma got him an extreme coaster and we had his birthday party yesterday, skylanders theme. It was a lot of fun, and we still have 3 more days of birthday activities till the big day !! Read more »

more spring fun

grandpa and grandma are coming to spend the week with our son for his birthday and talk to builders for building for them. exciting times and birthday fun coming this week :) Read more »

Spring & Easter

They put a driveway in this week at our farm. Also in laws came into town this week for Easter and to spend time with our son the next few days during spring break . Had a good time and a lot of laughs playing twister and hanging out. Ready for the trampoline park and roller skating later this week after they go Read more »

Time Change

We were one tired family today! The time change sure throws you for a loop. We went out and played baseball and football after homework and dinner, now off to bed to play catch up. Read more »

Accomplishing Kindergarten

I felt like we had accomplishments this past week in school . The teacher gives crickets for good behavior , bees for be careful and beetles for bad behavior. I would have been a bee or beetle every week, because I love to talk, but our son got 5 crickets last week, only the 2nd time all year! Also his reading overall grades Read more »

Nice weekend

What a beautiful weekend.  Yesterday , we were outside about 6 hours. I cleaned up the yard while our son played in his sandbox. We also went out and rode bikes, he can go all by himself now, taking off and stopping! We washed my vehicle, drew on the driveway with chalk and cleaned up a few limbs in the yard. Also had Read more »

Sunday Funday

Mommy is a bit under the weather so the boys went to the baseball diamond to play ball and ate at McDonald’s before coming back to watch the Daytona 500. Read more »

Sick day

Home sick with our son today. Went to Doctor , now home to rest. Took half day yesterday too because of the ice storm, which started 2hrs after I got home. Brent had to drive home in it. Was defiantly still slippery this morning. I will be happier this week when we get to 60’s and our son Feels better! Read more »

Last weekend before racing starts

Wanted to go to Great Wolf Lodge this weekend, they were full, think we will do that maybe in March. We have 2 times to go this year and 1 weekend to Myrtle Beach ,and whatever other adventures bring us ! Brent will start back to the racing season next weekend, and will come home to spend Valentines Day with us! But for this Read more »

Weekend

What a wonderful weekend. Saw our neighbors out Friday when out to dinner , invited them back to the house so the kids could play. Weather was nice, we went to swim lessons Saturday and on an antiquing adventure about an hour from home. Came home with a restaurant booth to put in our Shop once it is built. Sunday we spent Read more »

School

As I come back from my teacher conference, I really am amazed that they expect so much out of a kindergartner these days. I can see why our son has such a negative feeling about school already, although he is very smart and is meeting or beating all but reading expectations. I cant believe how much he has learned in 5 Read more »

Winter

Had our first snowstorm over the weekend, and all 3 of us stayed home Friday and over the weekend. Did get 2 days of sledding in and some 4wheeling. This weekend we are looking forward to 60’s. I love NC, and love the fact you get just a little enough winter to play in. Read more »

Georgia Dome, Monster Jam

With Brent’s job, he has meet a lot of people over the years in different sports, and they take each other to there events. We were given tickets to go to Monster Jam at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. We went before our son, 6-7 years ago and it was really a site to see, this time we got to share the event with him. We Read more »

Merry Christmas

What a wonderful time with family! Great Christmas Eve mass and meal, wonderful Christmas Day, unrealistic 70 degree temps, which got us outside for a while. Looking forward to after Christmas shopping tomorrow, and no work till after the new year! Read more »

Holidays

We have been looking very forward to this next couple weeks, my parents will be here, School break has started and my Christmas shopping is almost finished. We have so many things to be thankful for and are blessed for all we have. We will be so greatful when we complete our family too. It’s hard not to think about that Read more »

anniversary

We have had a huge week, flew to Miami for the Nascar awards banquet, celebrated our wedding Anniversary and saw the Christmas lights .  With family still in town we will get some outside decorating done and shopping after work tomorrow. Read more »

Thanksgiving

We are very thankful to be able to do all the fun things as a family and enjoy a good meal and reflect on the last year. As our 5 year old said what he was grateful for he said he was glad he had a family and grateful for when he gets a brother or sister. We went to the zoo and saw Santa yesterday and he asked for a brother Read more »

Halloween Weekend

Last weekend we spent in Pennsylvania at Brent’s side of the family. Had a good time. Trick or treated, went to the Crayola Experience in Easton , and my brother in laws family had a Halloween Party. Time with Family is never long enough , but we had a good 4 days! Read more »

Chuck e cheese

Birthday party at Chuck E Cheese today. I don’t drink but I did find it funny they sell beer there. Met some nice families from My sons class. Next 2 weeks are going to be exciting with Halloween stuff, we all better get rested up ! Read more »

Family Weekend

Brent’s Dad was down for the weekend. Had some family time, and alot of eating! Feel like I won’t have to eat for a few days , lol. also Planned a weekend to go to Pennsylvania to see the rest of the family soon, so our son can see his cousins, grandmother, Aunts and Uncles. Read more »

Fresh Air

It has rained here 9 straight days but this after noon the sun came out for a few hours so we went and took a walk in the woods for some fresh air with a couple that lives down the street! It was nice , especially since we are going to have another 4 days of rain starting tonight. God blesses us with the little things Read more »

Time

My son and I were in the living room the other day and he says, “Mommy how long is it going to take for my brother or sister to get here, I know its not growing in your belly but it seems like FOREVER”  Well I guess to a 5 year old 9 months of waiting does seem like forever, I explained there was really no Read more »

Memorial Day

Got a lot of fall yard work done today, all vehicles, lawn mowers washed, fall decorations up outside! Love the fall season, and colors. While I was working my boys played legos and got a little football in outside. Read more »

Memorial Day Weekend.

Had a great time with neighbors last night , cooking out , kids roasting marshmallows ,kids running around playing , sitting around talking. Life is good! Can’t wait to expand our family so we can enjoy weekends like these with another child. Read more »

First full week of Kindergarten

Our son starts his first full week of kindergarten tomorrow. I think Mommy has more butterflies . He is riding to school with the twin 1st grade neighbor girls., and riding the bus home. Hoping all goes well. I am sure I will feel better after the first day is over. Read more »

Ohio trip

Had a great weekend in Ohio with family and friends.  My cousin’s wedding was beautiful, and our son was so excited to playing with his Ohio friends all weekend! Read more »

Great weekend

It’s was a great weekend. Traded 100 degree for upper 80’s. My friend and I had a garage sale. Went school supply shopping and had a great cookout with friends. Brent’s teams are doing great this year so Sunday morning he did his first radio interview with a Sunday morning race radio show out of New York. Read more »

Letting go

Had a big moment yesterday. 2 -7 year old neighbors boys who sometimes would come here to play came over and asked our son to come play at there houses. We have play dates with other kids and there moms come too but this was the first ” ride your scooter on the road without me” , and running back and forth Read more »

Carowinds

Taking our first family outing to Carowinds.. Kim’s not much of a “thrill” seeker for roller coasters and such but we surprised our son with a day trip. I am sure it will be a fun exciting day anyway!  Least they have a water park!  update: we had a great time, despite the warm temperatures . Read more »

Swimming

Joined the YMCA for the summer. Did 2 previous months of swim lessons but I think I did the right thing so we can just relax and play in pool 4 days a week.  Truthfully , I think he’s learning along the way too. Read more »

Movies

Went to see Inside Out, I read it’s a great movie for adopted children ..... Half way through our son says, we can go home, this is boring ,  I want to see Minions. Well maybe it’s good for older children ? Read more »

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