Kendrick & Stevi

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hey there, To whoever is reading this, we just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been taking a break from all of the journal entries and social media posts to focus on renewing our home study and enjoying the upcoming holidays. We plan to close this page early next month to use Pairtree instead. Please jot down our contact info or reach out before then if you’d like to contact us. Blessings, Stevi Read more »

Outside Fun!

We’ve been to the park today! The kids call it the “Elevator park” because it has a fun little elevator-like ride. Yesterday we spent time chalking outside and riding bikes. I love playing with these kiddos. -Stevi Read more »

Weekend of Oct 24-25

This weekend we got to meet up with cousins in Olympia for an afternoon of park hopping and exploring the grounds around our state Capitol. We also got to play some games with our neighbors, have friends over for dinner and to carve pumpkins, and Kendrick even fixed our dishwasher! Praying many blessings over you this next Read more »

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Hey there! Today we had a fun visit to the pumpkin patch with friends. The kids loved the tractor ride most of all, but enjoyed jumping as a close second! We got to see animals, blow bubbles, slide, race rubber ducks, swing, go through a corn maze, and ride tricycles. (The adult sized tricycles were my favorite!) We had Read more »

Park Day Today

L did two days worth of Kindergarten yesterday so she could have today off. We celebrated with a fun morning at the park! Instead of facing each other on the double swing, they like to pretend they are in a rocket launching into space together. I love their imaginations! They are so excited to use these swings with their Read more »

Play Hard Work Hard

On Friday we had a family game night! We ate smoothies and popcorn while playing Uno, Skip-Bo, and Sorry. We’re excited that our kids love playing games as much as we do! On Saturday Kendrick served on the James Brigade with our church. He’s a part of a team of men who serve widows in our community by doing yard work, Read more »

Words from our family and friends

These are all words written by family and friends of ours. Be sure to check back periodically as I add more. Feeling the love! “-Things about the Titus Family- What can I say about this beautiful family? First and foremost, they are a God fearing household with both parents following and personifying Christ’s love for Read more »

Random Things ;-)

Random title, eh? These were the things on my mind this evening so here it goes… We’ve had a wonderful week so far. The kids and I did a nature walk on Monday and then made nature crowns today. L loves drawing so the nature journal is a big hit with her, and G loves collecting treasures so making the crowns was a Read more »

Rainy Weekend

This weekend has been really rainy and gloomy. It was a perfect excuse to lay low yesterday. We played some MarioKart, watched “The Greatest Showman”, cleaned the house, ate mexi-bowls, and had friends over to play games after the kids went to bed. Today we’ve watched church from home, helped the kids go through their Read more »

Mini Vacation at The Great Wolf Lodge

This past week we had our first experience at The Great Wolf Lodge and it was amazing! We met up with some friends to enjoy 2 days full of water park fun and we enjoyed it fully. We showed up in the afternoon to start playing at the water park. Then we attended a story time, family dance party, and played games until late in Read more »

A Day (or Two) in the Life of the Titus Family

We’re home and settled in again from our short trip to Idaho. It feels so good to be home, but also a bummer we don’t have any other big trips planned in the near future. Here is a glimpse into our last two days at home. On Tuesday I woke up to the kids climbing into bed with me. (I love waking up that way.) After Read more »

Visiting Friends in Idaho

Wednesday evening the kids and I flew to Idaho to visit friends for the weekend. Kendrick is joining us soon - we can hardly wait! Stacie and I became best friends back in Washington and would often hike with our little kids before she moved away. We’ve kept in touch and it’s so fun to get together and let the kids play. Read more »

New Routines

Now that we’re home, we’ve taken a few days to get into a new routine with school. I’m doing a homeschool curriculum with both L and G this year and it has been awesome so far. L is in Kindergarten learning math and language arts, and G is in Pre-K learning letters, their sounds, and “pen Read more »

Why Choose Us?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the reasons why we would make a great adoptive family. It’s honestly hard putting our family “out there” not even knowing if it’s reaching the right person yet. We are actually more private people than our Instagram and Facebook adoption pages may reflect. So, here are a few Read more »

Symphony and Eagle Lakes Hike

Kendrick, my brother Tal, and I took advantage of the gorgeous day and hiked a total of 11.5 miles to see Symphony and Eagle Lakes. Mumsie and Pops stayed home with the kids. They got to enjoy happy meals at the park. Even though I had lived in Alaska over 11 years, and Kendrick even longer, we had never done today’s hike Read more »

Talkeetna, AK 2020

We had a gorgeous weekend visiting friends in Talkeetna, AK. We had a great time chatting, picking raspberries, playing at the beach, taking in the gorgeous scenery, eating yummy food, walking around town, and even attending a concert on a lake. The concert was a big hit! It was BYOB (Bring your own boat), so we brought Read more »

Catching up with friends

We have had a great time this week catching up with some of our old friends. We moved to Washington about 6 years ago but try to say “hi” whenever we’re up in Alaska visiting. These are friends I met at work about 9-10 years ago. We have been blessed to be a part of their lives - watching them get married and become Read more »

“Mumsie and Pops”

My parents shine Christ’s love onto those they meet. My mom has been known to invite tourists on her flight back to Alaska over for dinner and to be a “grandma” to many more kids than those in her own family. My parents are great at making everyone feel welcome and creating a comfortable, safe place. During high school Read more »

Family Hike

Kendrick was able to get off work early today so after the kids and I had breakfast and lunch at my sisters house we decided to skip G’s nap and go enjoy the beautiful weather. We took the kids hiking up Flattop mountain. It’s one of the easiest ones to spot while driving around town and now our kids can look at it and Read more »

A Special Place (Alaska)

Alaska will always hold a special place in both of our hearts. It was here that we met in Jr High, adventured through high school, got our first jobs, got married, enjoyed so many beautiful hikes and views, found out we were finally pregnant with our first, and where almost ALL of our family lives. Whenever we visit our days Read more »

Alaska Travels

We’re in Alaska visiting family on both sides! Our travels went great - even got to fly up with Stevi’s brother and sister-in-law plus their two kids. We only let our kids use their tablets while traveling over 2 hours so they were glued to them the entire flight making our travels extra easy. We’ve had a full first Read more »

Camping 8/16-18

Another wonderful camping trip in the books for 2020. This time we went with Kendrick’s cousin and family for a two night stay in the mountains. The weather was in the 90s both days so we didn’t go far from the river. We had two awesome campsites with river access so the kids were able to play in the water all day. The Read more »

Blackberry Picking

This morning we picked a big tupperware of blackberries. They are super yummy and we left with very little injuries from the thorns. We also got to swim at our neighbors pool, hunt for bugs in our backyard, put together a window bench with cube storage underneath, and eat a yummy steak dinner. It was a great day. Read more »

Church Scavenger Hunt

This evening we took the kids to an outdoor scavenger hunt that our church hosted. We met some of our best friends there and did it all together. It was a beautiful day and we were rewarded with popsicles at the end. We sure love our church, friends, and community. Thanks for taking the time to read about us. -Stevi Read more »

Camping With Friends 8/9-8/10

This past weekend we spent two full days and one night camping with friends. We had an afternoon on the beach, did a couple small hikes, played games, roasted marshmallows, caught crawdads, went to a swimming hole, watched our friend get baptized, and played, played, played. The weather was amazing, friends were even better. Read more »

Family Friday’s

After a family bike ride this evening we all worked together to prepare our family game night. Kendrick and G made popcorn, L cleared the table, and I made smoothies - Yummm. We played SORRY (G won!), then came First Orchard (co-operative game that we won together), and even got a few rounds of hide-n-seek in before bedtime. Read more »

L’s Flower and Otter-pop Stand

Sunday was so fun! We set up a table to sell Otter-pops and small bouquets of flowers to help with adoption costs. Our 5 year old, L, came up with this idea. Last week L asked if we could set up a lemonade stand. Given the current situation of COVID I advised her that not many people would likely want homemade lemonade, but Read more »

Wednesday Evening Fun

The kids got to play with cousins tonight, well, second cousins. We always have so much fun visiting their home and little farm. Tonight they got to hunt for eggs in the chicken coop, feed the chickens, pet some bunnies, play with goats, jump on the trampoline with sprinklers underneath, and do an ice craft with colored Read more »

This weekend we…

-Hiked as a family -Cleaned out the cars -Swam in our neighbors pool -Ran through the sprinkler -Went to a park -Hiked with friends -Delivered a plastic pool to some friends -Dropped off donations at Goodwill -Had a family date in the Dairy Queen parking lot -Sat in-front of the AC -Attended church from our living room Read more »

Neighbors and Pool Days

We feel so blessed to have such sweet neighbors. We have an elderly neighbor that loves us so much. She always has tootsie pops ready for the kids when we visit and reminds me she is praying for our adoption journey. On Monday we sat on her back deck catching up from our Indiana trip while watching the kids play in her yard. Read more »

A Summer Favorite - Blueberry Picking

We picked 28lbs of blueberries today. 28lbs! We love blueberries and always try to get enough to freeze so we can enjoy them year round in oatmeal, homemade popsicles, pancakes, and other yummy treats. We have been picking blueberries every summer for about 4 years now and it’s become a family favorite activity. This was Read more »

Traveling and HOME

We had a great 3 week trip visiting Kendrick’s parents and now we’re HOME! Auntie even got to join us on our flight before she continued on to her destination. Our kids are quite the travelers. We have learned a few tricks over the years to making airport time and flights go smoothly. Coloring, tablets, lots of snacks, Read more »

Last weekend in Indiana

This picture seems to sum up our Sunday pretty well. We walked to Kentucky this morning (L was begging to do it one last time before heading home) and got the kids a Dairy Queen treat. G asked for french fries and L went for an ice cream cone. We got to see 4 barges on our walk - 2 of which passed directly under us on the Read more »

Getting to know “G”

G is our sweet little boy. He loves to cuddle, play along with his sister’s imaginative play, ride bikes, help make food, help with dishes, say “hi” to anyone who walks by our home, and say, “awwwww! Hi baybeeee” whenever he sees a baby. He is super thoughtful and seeks to help in ways that continue to amaze me. He Read more »

Work/Life Balance

We’ve been so blessed that Kendrick has been able to work from home during this pandemic. This has allowed us so much extra family time that we try not to take for granted. G wakes up early with him so they can eat breakfast together before Kendrick heads to the garage office to get work done. We get to eat lunch as a Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

We hope you had a wonderful day celebrating! For the 4th we checked out the Saturday Farmer’s Market, did a firework craft, played at a playground, ate pizza, worked on a puzzle, threw “pop it’s” on the ground, twirled sparklers, and watched fireworks. The craft turned out really cool! The kids are thoroughly Read more »

Experiencing the “Firsts”

One of our favorite things about being parents is experiencing the “firsts” with our kids. When they are little, the new textures of grass or carpet always produce silly expressions along with introducing different foods and drinks. Swinging for the first time, going down a slide, riding in a bike trailer - it’s all so Read more »

A Letter from Stevi

Dearest Brave One, We haven’t met yet, but I want you to know that I admire and respect you. I see you during this hard time, and can already tell you are brave, courageous, and loving to even be considering an adoption plan for your child. As you search for the right family, I’d love to share a little more about Read more »

Getting to know “L”

L is the sweetest big sister. She is attentive to her brothers needs and usually offers to help him before I can even get to him. She will share bites of her treats with him, give him a cuddle if he gets hurt, lead him in imaginative play, and cheer him on with encouraging words. She was pretty young when we had her brother, Read more »

Indiana

On Tuesday we packed up and boarded a plane to Indiana! Kendrick’s parents and sister are currently living here. This is actually where Kendrick was born and lived for the first 9 months of his life before moving to Alaska. The kids are such great travelers - both have been on more flights than I can remember (L was on 28 Read more »

Stevi’s 30th Birthday Surprise

I turned 30 last week. Wow! Where does the time go?! I wasn’t particularly looking forward to it but I can truly say it ended up being the BEST. BIRTHDAY. EVER. On Thursday evening, Kendrick called a family meeting with the kids and me. He mentioned my birthday being the next day, and how 30 was a pretty Read more »

Father’s Day 2020

Happy Fathers Day to this amazing dad! He loves unconditionally, has amazing patience, and is so intentional about spending time with us. We love you, Kendrick, and I am so thankful to be married to such a wonderful dad. We went on a Father’s Day hike to celebrate today. We can hardly wait to carry along another baby (or Read more »

Weekend Getaway to Spokane, WA

We had a wonderful weekend visiting my (Stevi) older brother and his family in Spokane. Every time we visit our kids play together so well and the days seem to fly by. The kids got to ride bikes, run through the sprinkler, play at a park and on their play structure, and ride bikes at a pump track. (You can check out our Read more »

Our 11th Wedding Anniversary!

11 years ago we said our I do’s at 18 and 19 years old - man how time flies! The main song that comes to mind when I think about my incredible husband is “Then” by Brad Paisley. My love, admiration, and respect for this man continues to grow and I am so thankful to have him by my side making marriage awesome. Here’s Read more »

Daddy - Kid Dates

Kendrick is consistently present with our family and doesn’t want to miss this precious time we have with our kids. Once a month, he tries to take each kid on their own “Daddy - L Date” or “Daddy - G Date” to get some quality 1-on-1 time. G loves Chick-Fil-A cookies or popcorn from a local Read more »

The Great Outdoors

Kendrick and I grew up hiking in the Chugach Mountain range surrounding Anchorage, AK. We love experiencing God’s creation, seeing the beautiful views, and creating memories together. It’s been such a joy to see our kids enjoy the outdoors like we do. L and G were begging to hike on Thursday so after dinner we went to a Read more »

Our Oldest Turned 5 Today! Say Whaaaat?!?

Today was such a special day because L turned 5! Kendrick took the day off work and we spent it doing things L wanted - like going for a long bike ride with a picnic lunch (ended up being 10 1/2 miles. Oooof!), playing with her new walkie talkies and hammock, eating her favorite meal of rice with grilled chicken and Read more »

Our FIRST Diary Entry - Our love for the outdoors!

We are thrilled to be having warmer weather. As of this spring, both kids are riding pedal bikes (instead of balance bikes) and it is a favorite activity at our home. We are outside daily riding bikes, scooters or tricycles. L loves to find snails and give them rides in her bike basket. Our sidewalk is often covered in chalk Read more »

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We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Kendrick & Stevi

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