Joel, Sara, and Isaac

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A Sunday Kind of Love

Sundays are our favorite days. Even before becoming parents it was a day for rest, food and family. Now as parents, it’s a day for us to unplug and spend a lot of down time together. We cherish these days! Read more »

Our Pal Scruffy

We rescued Scruffy in June of 2010 and our family has never been the same! A 10-year-old, red, Irish terrier and coonhound mix, Scruffy is quite a character. He’s fiercely loyal, smart, and very opinionated, but he’s also very sweet. Scruffy loves to chase squirrels, go for hikes, and eat human food. He can’t wait Read more »

Springtime in DC

Now that it’s March, we are officially looking forward to Spring! Every year, the cherry blossoms bloom all around town. They are stunning. This view from the tidal basin is my favorite place to go to capture a beautiful moment among the cherry blossoms. Read more »

Date Night!

Date night might look a big different these days (masks, outdoor seating) but I always love spending time with my best friend. Enjoying a meal together is one of our favorite ways to slow down and connect, we cherish the time together! Read more »

A Sweet Reminder

Today marks the 7th day of Lent and although it’s been a hard week with no sweets, we are humbled to have a small, daily reminder of the sacrifice Christ made for us.  We are in a hard season of waiting. Yesterday, one of the adoption professionals partnering with us reminded me \that even in this season, the Lord Read more »

Prize Box!

We have a fun box in our mudroom that Isaac calls his “prize box.” Every time he does something that makes us proud he earns points until he can cash in his points for a fun prize. Positive reinforcement is so important for toddlers and preschoolers and this is a tradition we plan to pass down to our next child. Read more »

Dreaming of Warmer Weather

Brrrrr! We are sitting here by our fireplace dreaming of sunny days and warmer weather like this day that we spent together by the ocean in Italy. Can’t wait to go back! Read more »

Happy Valentines Day

“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” - A. A. Milne. Happy Valentines Day to my love. Each year with you gets sweeter and sweeter. Read more »

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to our rock and the best Daddy! We are so grateful for you everyday, but today in particular, we celebrate you! Read more »

Finally, a snow day!

In recent years, it is not too often we get a substantial amount of snow in the winter. But when we get enough snow, we don’t hesitate to get outside and play in it! We love to go sledding, make snowmen and Isaac especially loves to collect it in his big yellow dump truck. Read more »

Hiking

One of the great things about living in northern Virginia is that there are so many great hiking opportunities. We love to check out local nature centers and see the hawks, owls, frogs, and snakes! Isaac loves to rock scramble in the creek bed and look for interesting things along the way—tiny fish, shiny rocks and Read more »

Happy holidays and happy New Year

We are thankful this year to spend extra time together during Christmas to focus on what’s important: family. Isaac was very excited to Santa’s visit and was counting down the days until Christmas. Here is picture of us on Christmas day! We wish you a blessed, happy and healthy New Year. Read more »

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“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen.” - A. A. Milne. Happy Valentine's Day to my love. Each year with you gets sweeter and sweeter.

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

Sincerely,

Joel, Sara, and Isaac

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