❤️Marie and Joe❤️


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Great Idea

I saw this on Facebook and thought this was a great idea. I want to ask my principal if I can install this in my classroom. Things are so crazy in the world today I try not to let it get in my head but it feels look there is a crazy shooting at least once a month. Read more »

Baby Fever

I saw my friend for lunch today and her new chubby baby he is sooooo cute!!!! I love his chubby legs. Read more »

Middle Child Syndrome

I can totally relate to this- as the middle child I always felt forgotten. Added to that, my birthday is in January, right after Christmas so naturally I would get “combo” birthday/Christmas presents :/ Read more »

Dad Bod

Joe looks so good in his new haircut. He always jokes about how he already has the dad bod- but I know he’s afraid he won’t be a good dad. I know he will be wonderful- just as great as he was with our beautiful foster child last year. Read more »


Going to a foster class today. We have been licensed for over a year now but need to take refresher courses to keep our license. We had a baby boy last summer and he was so amazing which led us to want to adopt. It would be a blessing to adopt through foster care but it is up to God. Read more »

Looking at Houses

We started looking at houses and I found one that I’m really drawn to. We were going to wait until we adopted to start looking but I’m just getting so frustrated with this whole process feeling like it will never happen. My heart is heavy for all of the expectant moms out there considering adoption- I can’t imagine how Read more »

Nephew Love

We saw our nephew Jordan yesterday- he’s going to be a sophomore this year and he is so amazingly smart. I hope that we can motivate our child to strive their best at school and help them to understand the importance of education. Read more »

Long Walks and White T-Shirts

We took a nice long walk tonight and Joe joked about how he’s always wearing the same white t-shirt whenever I take pictures. He will make a great dad someday. Read more »


Here’s a photo of us ziplining in Quebec City at the beginning of July. We had so much fun. Read more »


Here’s a photo of us ziplining in Quebec City at the beginning of July. We had so much fun. Read more »


Fun birthday brunch yesterday at BEA NYC- I am still full! Such good food and friends. Read more »

Enjoying Summer

Joe and I love to go on long walks and enjoy our beautiful city. Loving this great weather and the beautiful views. Read more »


We finally broke 300! We have had over 300 people visit our profile. Not sure if that is a good thing, since we haven’t made any real connections. Still praying for our match! Read more »

200 Profile Views!

We hit 200- which is great but frustrating at the same time because we haven’t spoken to anyone through adoptimist. Read more »

The Neverending Story

We saw this movie last night at the House of Yes with aerialists and acrobats performing during the showing. It was incredible and great to get out of the house. Read more »

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. Read more »

Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Read more »

Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Read more »

God’s Calling

I know God has called us to adoption and I am more than willing to do his work. I want to be there where there is need and offer my help, my heart and my home. Read more »

Late Day

Staying at work to get all of this grading done while listening to the Star is Born soundtrack Read more »

Snowy Window View

View from the window of my classroom. I love snow but I especially love it when I get a snow day! Wish I was home snuggled up under the blankets. Read more »

I guess word got out…

about my adoption video and many of them have seen it. So far only positive feedback so phewwww! These kids can be rough at times but surprisingly sweet in general. Read more »


Wow I fell like I’ve been living under a rock- just learned about this I can’t believe how popular this is! Would love to know if it works for anxiety. Read more »

Getting Paid to Eat on Youtube

I cannot believe how much money these girls get paid to eat on youtube. It;s insane.It’s like my dream job. https://www.thetalko.com/13-girls-who-eat-on-youtube-and-are-winning-for-it/ Read more »

Gearing Up

Going to get extremely cold on Wednesday- getting out all of my warm layers to prepare. Read more »

Thank God It’s Friday!

So glad to kick off the weekend. Tomorrow we are attending an adoption workshop on Long Island and I’m excited to meet others that can relate to the adoption process. Read more »

So Cold Today

I literally had on three layers and I was still cold. Came home and had some hot tea to warm up. Joe made some spicy sausage for dinner and my mouth is on fyah! Definitely did the trick. Read more »

English Regents

English Regents exam today- we have been prepping for this all year! I am praying for my students to not just pass, but to do very well. Read more »

Clam Chowdah

Joe made the most delish clam chowdah for dinnah which was especially good on this blistering cold day. 15 degrees!!!! Brrrrrrrrr Read more »

No More Tree :(

Finally took down all of the Christmas decorations and the place looks empty. I wish I could keep them up all year! Oh well- time to move on and look forward to Valentine’s Day. Read more »


Wishing we could trade places on this cold Monday morning. Definitely don’t want to go to work. Read more »

Birthday Dinner

Our birthdays are two days apart. Every year she tells me the story of my birth- how she was stuck in the hospital with no visitors because of the huge blizzard. Of my full head of hair that the nurses fawned over and styled with pink bows. Of the best birthday present she ever got. Read more »

If He Calls You To It…

He will see you through it. I saw this on Facebook and it really spoke to me. God called us first to fostering and he saw us through that. Then, when our foster child was reunited with his mama, he called us to adopt. It has been hard waiting and keeping faith, but He has been sending me these messages through my coworkers- Read more »

Pre-Birthday Dinner

Amazing dinner pre-birthday because Joe is leaving tomorrow for Copenhagen where he starts his training for his new job. I will miss him!! But he will be back next week. Read more »

Happy Friday!

So glad the work-week was short and that the weekend is here already. Joe has to leave on Sunday for Copenhagen for the week to train for his new job. I’m going to miss him so I’m glad we get to spend some quality time before he leaves. Read more »

Love This Quote…

“Be strong because thing will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.” Missing my brother this holiday season. Read more »

Going Back to Work :(

Joe starts his new job tomorrow which is exciting, but I have to go back after having had 10 days off- boo. Not looking forward to it. At least it will be a short week. Read more »

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