Beau and I were lucky enough to meet through a mutual friend. I got a phone call one night, from a friend and she invited me to come over and make gingerbread houses with her and a few other friends. I was a little hesitant, but I decided it sounded like fun, so I went. When I first met Beau, I immediately realized that I knew his brother from some other friends, so the whole night I kept calling him his brother’s name. (Poor Beau). At the end of the night he asked for my number and I gave it to him, not knowing if I would hear from him. I had recently broken up with a previous boyfriend and so I felt like my heart needed time to heal. A few days later he called me and asked me out. I will admit we went on a few dates and I was always so unsure, yet he was so patient and always willing to support me and let me figure things out.
We dated for a year or so and we finally decided to get married! We were SO excited because we were best friends! We got married on June 15th, 2012 for time and all eternity. It was by far one of our best days!! As the years followed, we tried to have a family on our own, but it just wasn’t happening. We have come to realize that our family was meant to start a different way! We started praying and talking to other family members who had adopted, and we knew immediately that this was the route our family was meant to take.
We’ve both dreamed of becoming parents since we were little! We love and enjoy spending time with our many nieces and nephews! As we have had many late-night discussions about our family, we are so excited about the experiences we have to offer a child.
We both were raised on farms and grew up raising animals. We have learned many life lessons through raising sheep, cows, dogs, cats, pheasants, horses and having to help change the water on crops. This life style has molded us into the people we are today, and we are forever grateful for the lessons we learned! We cherish the moments we got to spend with our dads in the tractor or baking with our moms in the kitchen. We look forward to the many wonderful memories we will get to create with the future family we are given! We have so much love to give and so many fun stories about the things we have learned! We hope to get to share those with you and your family!