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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- all of whom had 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 »

Stop Judging Me!

OMG this dog won’t stop staring at me with her judgey eyes!!! It was only ONE cookie! I swear! OK it was more like 20. Read more »

Christmas Day

It was so great seeing all of our family on Christmas- a lot of love all around. And the food! It was never-ending! Lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, antipasto and Stromboli- a whole lotta Italian food. The holidays are fun when you have a big Italian family. Can t wait to share them with a little one. Read more »

Rockefeller Center

Joe met his mom in the city today for their mother-son trip to see the Christmas tree. They had lunch at a Cuban restaurant and had the most delicious sandwiches. Afterwards, they saw the world-famous Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. An all-around great day. Read more »

Bella and Luna

We had our annual fur-baby photo shoot today! Marie must have taken about 50 photos and only wound up with 2 or 3 good ones. Luna kept licking Bella relentlessly and Bella kept trying to creep away. Finally settled on this one and we think it came out pretty good. We have had these sisters since the first year of our marriage when one of Read more »

Can’t Wait for Christmas!

The countdown is on! We love to put up all of our Christmas decorations as soon as possible. The lights make our home feel so cozy. This Christmas, we are going to Marie’s Moms and all of the cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews will be there. Joe is going to bring his famous lasagna at the request of the entire family- Read more »

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