Victory & Daniel

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Office Assistant

Mabel helping Daniel get some afternoon reading done. She loves to lay right on our papers - it cracks us up. I hope her funny personality comes through the photo. She always seems perplexed as to why we’re laughing at her. Read more »

We made a video!

A few days ago, our brother-in-law interviewed us and then edited together some footage to create a 4 minute video. This is a still shot our niece took of us while we were recording. The video is up on our Adoptimist page, if you want to take a look! We had fun making it, and hope you enjoy watching it! Read more »

Morning Stroll

We rose early to beat the heat and took a stroll around the neighborhood. I’m feeling some serious cabin fever this Saturday morning, and am dreaming of getting out of town like we’d planned to before the pandemic hit. I can sense a bit of a pity-party coming on, so here’s when I challenge myself to switch Read more »

Bringing Up Baby

We’re just about to sit down and watch one of our favorite movies of all time. It’s a screwball romantic comedy called ‘Bringing Up Baby’. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a black & white film made in 1938, but it stands the test of time. Doesn’t matter how many times we watch it, it still makes us laugh out Read more »

Contact cards are in!

Excitement! We ordered these contact cards last week and they are here! It’s nice to have something tangible to share if an opportunity arises. A handful of friends and family have asked for some as well. Doing our utmost to get the word out everywhere possible! Read more »

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

This was dinner tonight. It might be the easiest recipe in the history of cooking! The chicken slow cooked for 8 hours with some chopped onion, salsa and spices. It smelled so good all day - we worked up huge appetites, and they turned out pretty tasty! Read more »

Multi-tasking

Daniel snapped this shot of me responding to a work email while doing leg lifts - thought you might get a kick out it! My capacity to multi-task makes me a great producer, but also sometimes it can keep me from being fully present for practices of self-care, (like exercising!). I did finally put down my phone and get a proper Read more »

Sunday Family Drive

Sometimes we just like to take a drive for a change of scenery. We listen to old-timey classic music and cruise. Hope you are having a restful and relaxing Sunday. Read more »

4th of July

Growing up, the 4th of July holiday was nearly as big as Christmas. Both my grandparents’ birthdays flanked the day; Grandpa was born July 2, 1929, and Grandma was born July 6, 1926. So, for the better part of my life, the 4th was always a huge family pool party, hosted by my grandparents. The day started early and lasted Read more »

Photo Albums

I’ve started a big project. We’ve got boxes of loose photos from throughout the years, spanning our childhoods and beyond. So, I’ve been organizing photos chronologically, and putting them in albums. Daniel snapped this pic of me in deep concentration! So far I’ve got 3 albums complete. Probably 3 or 4 Read more »

Dinner with a view

This evening we dined outdoors at a hilltop restaurant in Burbank called Castaway. It was delicious, and we had such a beautiful view of the city as the sun went down. The restaurant’s virus protocols were awesome. The servers wore masks, face shields and gloves. Love safety!! Now that coronavirus cases are spiking Read more »

Dear Baby

Dear Baby, We’ve spent countless hours dreaming of what it will be like to be your mommy and daddy. We can’t wait to shower you with all the love we already have in our hearts for you! We talk about you and pray for you every day, and anticipate when we will finally get to meet you. Your story of adoption is sacred and Read more »

Our Work

A photo of me on set - with my very serious ‘thinking’ expression! We both love our work. Getting to tell stories for a living is a great privilege and lots of fun! Daniel is screenwriter and works full time at a movie production company. He’s got two films coming out in the next couple months; a drama for Read more »

Chili Fail

Good thing the banana bread was a success, because I am sad to report, the chili was not. We pulled out all the ingredients to make turkey chili, a dish we make fairly often. Now, I should preface this with the fact that Daniel has never had a great sense of smell, and I have an overly sensitive one. So tonight, when I Read more »

Sunday Baking

Doubled the recipe for our favorite gluten free and dairy free banana bread, and it turned out great! I love this recipe because it’s so easy and fast. If you’re a baker - here’s the recipe! https://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/gluten-free-dairy-free-banana-bread/fb650c5a-3cb4-4f32-b672-3cb957b3d431 Read more »

Date Night!

We ventured out once again to an outdoor restaurant for an early evening bite. It was so nice to get out! Daniel had a burger and I had a cabbage salad (I love cabbage so much, I’m part rabbit), and delicious roast chicken and Brussels sprouts. My Grandma always said her favorite thing to make for dinner was Read more »

Uno!

We played an epic game of Uno tonight! Daniel pulled out a win in the last second. A rematch is undoubtedly on sometime this weekend. Read more »

Sweet Birthday Flowers

Fresh flowers are probably my topmost simple pleasure - (quickly followed by the feeling of clean, bare feet on a freshly mopped floor). To get two beautiful bouquets in one day was pure delight, and made me feel so loved and special on my birthday. What are your simple pleasures? Read more »

Our Wedding

We tied the knot in an intimate backyard ceremony surrounded by our closest friends and family. For our wedding, we wanted to do things a little unconventionally. We greeted our guests upon their arrival, so we could all enjoy each other’s company while we waited for sunset. Everyone gathered around at dusk, and a dear Read more »

Errand Buddy

Ran a few errands today with our favorite sidekick! It’s often hard to get great photos of Mabel because of her dark hair, but today the light was just right to capture that hairy mug we love so well. Read more »

Photo Bomber on Father’s Day

We took Victory’s dad out to lunch for Father’s Day. (*Note the t-shirt her dad wore to lunch - a photo of Victory and her sister from 20 years ago!) In the middle of the Father-Daughter photo shoot, our nephew ran into the photo and posed with a perfect smile. Of course we all died laughing. Read more »

Christmas!

I know, I know - we’re talking about Christmas in the middle of June? But, we must, because that is how special Christmas is to us. Now, this is not to discount all the other wonderful holidays we love to celebrate year round, because the fact is, we celebrate anything and everything possible: a good day at work, a personal Read more »

You

Dear Birth Mother,  We can’t pretend to know what circumstances have brought you here, or how you’re feeling, or what you’re thinking, or what your hopes and dreams are. But we want you to know that we think about you, wonder about you and pray for you every day. Our prayer has been that God keep you Read more »

Waiting is hard

Pretty quickly after meeting, we knew we were meant to be together for the rest of our lives, and there was never a question that we wanted children. For us, family and togetherness is everything, and having least two kids was something we instantly agreed upon. We spent two years learning each other and making sure we Read more »

Breakfast in bed for the birthday boy!

Celebrating the gift of Daniel’s life today: breakfast in bed, a very mushy card, special gifts, personalized cake and his favorite ‘cookies and cream’ ice cream, a socially distant outdoor dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, and a hike sometime this weekend. Back in January, before pandemic lock Read more »

Our first baby

Mabel is our 11 year old little rescue dog and our our first daughter! This is a photo of she and our 3 year old nephew, Guy. Victory adopted Mabel back when she was single, and it was just the two of them before Daniel came along. Mabel and Daniel bonded immediately, and they’ve been thick as thieves ever since. Read more »

Honeymoon In Italy

We waited until about six months after our wedding to take our honeymoon so we could visit in the fall for two solid weeks. In the months leading up to the trip, we carved out Friday afternoons to make our plans. Our tradition was, I’d visit Daniel at work, and we’d sit in his office eating take out, listening to Read more »

A bit about our adoption process & our agency

Thought you might be interested to learn a little about the beginning of our adoption process and the agency we’re working with. This is a selfie I took and sent to Daniel, (who was at work), the day I dropped our final paperwork off. We were beyond excited!! So, here goes: Back in August of 2019, we were ready to put Read more »

Social Distant Date with friends

When not in a global pandemic, we’re accustomed to regular visits with friends and family, so it’s been tough not spending as much time as we usually do with our loved ones. This weekend, we got to have a social distance visit with some of our dearest friends who live just around the corner. Everyone got to order a Read more »

First Photo

This was the first photo ever taken of us at an outdoor screening of ‘Dirty Dancing’. We were not yet ‘official’, so there was a lot of nervous giggling. Since it was the 30th anniversary of the film, it was a big event. When the movie ended, there was a fireworks show. Along with hundreds of other people, we danced Read more »

Yosemite

Last summer Daniel introduced me to the wonders of Yosemite. It was truly a life changing experience and one I’ll never forget. (I’ll spare you the many pages I’ve written about the trip so as not to forget a moment of it!) We’d planned to go again this summer, but, a global pandemic happened. So, Read more »

New hair cuts and strolling around the lake

Showing off our new home hair cuts - Mabel included! Not too shabby for first-timers, eh? This photo was taken at the lake just a few blocks from home. We love walking here at dusk, and try to go nearly every day. We’re both working from home, so we’re a bit restless by the end of each day. It’s so nice to Read more »

Car Seat!

We both look a bit ragged here with our long quarantine hair (and Daniel’s big beard!). But, we were gifted a car seat last week and are too excited not to share. (P.s. Home hair cuts happened the next day!) Read more »

Worth the wait

We received this beautiful, leather bound, custom engraved journal in the mail yesterday, from a dear friend who lives in Seattle, Washington. Included with the journal was a heart-felt note, sharing how her mother kept a journal that she’s cherished reading as an adult, and thought we might want to do the same for our Read more »

About This Diary

Stories of our life together, and an account of our day-to-day happenings, as we await our baby-to-be.

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Victory & Daniel

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