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July Reflection - Finding Solace and Comfort

2020 has been a year that has tested the mental and physical wellness of so many people. The coronavirus and racial injustice continue to grab hold of our country testing how we live our lives and the conversations we have with loved ones. Sometimes those crucial conversations don’t always go the way we think or hope they will. It can be hard to find the time or energy to focus on yourself, but personal mental health and wellness should never be thought of as a selfish act. As we all try to practice social distancing, Read more »

Check Out Our Agency Profile!

Have you checked out our profile through our agency, Children’s Home Society/Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota? We are featured in their Waiting Family Profiles under the Couples without Children section. We decided to shake things up a bit and add some new photos to our online profile! Here is our profile if you Read more »

June 2020

June is usually a month full of in-person celebrations, but this year felt different. As many states still practice social distancing and largely stay at home, we continue to do our part to flatten the curve. Father’s Day was not spent with in-person celebrations but with personal phone calls with Paul and his dad and Read more »

March 2020 Part II

Hello Everyone, Thank you to everyone for the kind words we received on the first video we posted on our adoption YouTube channel. We have released a new one called “5 Things I Love About You” Both videos can be found under the “Videos” tab here and on YouTube. We would love it if you would click Read more »

March 2020

Hello! Just wanted to share some quick new updates to our Adoptimist profile! We posted a new photo session that we did we Lindsay Marcy Design & Photography. We are so unbelievably happy with how these photos turned out. Lindsay is incredible to work with, so if you have any new photography needs for personal or Read more »

January 2020

January is always a month of reflection. Both in terms of looking at the year ahead and starting the year off focusing on what matters most. Family, slowing down, and being present. It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race, but the question becomes as to how we can slow down and enjoy what’s right in front of us. Paul Read more »

November 2019

Hello Everyone! It’s time for another monthly journal entry with a little sneak peek at what we’ve been up to as we brace for the chilly Minnesota months. In early November, Ryan got to perform at Musical Mondays at Lush – a monthly musical theater cabaret series. It was his second time performing at Musical Mondays Read more »

October 2019

October has come and gone faster than you can say, “Boo!” It was an exciting month for both of us full of unique opportunities, travel, and time with family. Ryan directed the Minnesota premiere of the Off-Broadway musical “Night of the Living Dead! The Musical!”. Yes, it’s a musical based on the George A. Read more »

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Our Adoption Diary is a monthly look back at what we've been up to as we wait to grow our family. A surprising mix of activities and people that build our book of adventures. Come along!

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