S: Michelle and Dani
BC: "For this child I have prayed..." I Samuel
FC: Michelle & Dani
1: Dear Birthmother, This book tells our story from the day we got married until the day we planned adoption through Generations. We have so much love and laughter to share with the precious child God has planned to place in our care, and we have more than enough room in our hearts for a very special, very brave mother as well. Thank you for your courage and your unselfish love. We are praying for you with full confidence that a beautiful story is still being written! Much love, Michelle and Dani
2: In the beginning... | March 6, 2004
3: Our Home
4: Michelle is... | Dedicated-crazy about each of the three and four year olds at the Day School where she teaches part-time Musical-although she plays piano, viola, and percussion, children get most excited when she plays the guitar for them at school! Domestic-loves to cook and received the grand prize at a meatloaf competition even thought it was her first time to make meatloaf! Compassionate-has taught 3rd and 4th grade at an underprivileged elementary school for many years Caring-served as a deacon at church for three years and loved being able to serve the people in her neighborhood Fun-plays a mean game of pool Adventurous-had awesome experiences traveling to Africa and Japan on missions trips Loyal-has many life-long friends from elementary school through college, but really loves meeting people and making new friends Grateful-found it a blessing to have been adopted within her family Joyful-loves the holidays and hosting dinners and parties. She even catered for a few small parties for friends by popular demand.
6: Dani | is... | Entertaining-brightens everyone's day when he tells stories or plays his guitar, keyboard or drums Devoted-never misses an opportunity to spend time with our nieces, nephews, and any family member Spiritual-leader for a Christian church retreat for teenagers where he loves serving the Lord Intelligent-product manager for an engineering company and teaches part-time at UTD Scholarly-has a Masters and Ph.D. from SMU in Dallas with many technical awards and recognitions Tender-Dani can't resist holding any baby within arms reach and giving them love Humble-is known for doing dishes at every family holiday get-together Clever-speaks three languages and is learning Chinese using Rosetta Stone Adventurous-loves being outside: swimming, canoeing, or biking and especially enjoys camping when the weather is nice
8: together | we enjoy: | camping out | cooking out | eating out | hanging out
9: ...and having fun with family and friends!
10: Family Christmas | Santa Fe, NM | Travels | in Aspen | Our
11: Vegas Baby!! | San Diego
12: Dani enjoys spending time with his mom, dad, two sisters, brother, and seven nieces and nephews. | Dani's Family
13: Brother George and family | Sister Lina and family | Niece Nadine lives close by | Sister Joyce and family
14: Michelle loves her mom, dad, sister Cindy, sister Chandler and her family. | Michelle's Family
15: Sister Melody and Bob | Niece and Nephew Emory & Trip | Brother Jack and Debbie | Sister Carol and Larry | Nieces and Nephew Lizzie, Scott & Sarah
16: Family Holidays
17: Special Memories
18: The children in our lives:
20: We really love each other and have lots of love to share!