FC: Lindsay, Micah & Riley
1: Hello, We would like to start by thanking you for your brave and courageous decision to consider adoption. We know that by making this decision you only want what is best for your child, and we are in awe of your compassion and courage. | We are very excited about expanding our family with another child, and we appreciate you taking the time to get to know us better through the pages that follow. It feels like “thank you” isn't nearly enough for this incredibly tough decision you are making. We promise your baby will be loved, protected and surrounded by family and friends. We will always let them know that you are an incredible woman who placed their needs above those of your own. We will provide an environment of unconditional love, support, stability and, of course, laughter for our family. Our prayers are with you during this very challenging time. Sincerely, Micah & Lindsay
2: My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. ~Mark Twain All about Micah... Micah has a degree in occupational technology and is a successful service manager. More importantly, he is a devoted family-man; always available to rollerblade around the neighborhood at a moment's notice. Every spare minute is spent with his family; riding bikes, swimming, family game nights (our favorite is Apples to Apples!), or simply hanging around watching Bugs Bunny & Daffy Duck! While he loves time with his family, some of his favorite moments are spent with Lindsay--watching their favorite reruns on Friday nights. She is still his best friend.
3: DEVOTED DADDY
4: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. ~Mark Twain All about Lindsay... Lindsay has a Master's Degree in Education and teaches high school. Her favorite aspect of her job is the fact that she gets to touch the future every day by helping her students grow into the people they want to become. After high school, Lindsay flew to Texas to visit a friend and ended up meeting Micah. Her favorite memory is learning that Micah called his mother only a few days after meeting Lindsay and announced that he had met the girl he was going to marry. (His mother was a little worried...) Since age 19 they have been standing side by side--through good times and bad. Their love has never wavered.
5: Before ever knowing what career she wanted, Lindsay always knew she wanted to be a mommy.
6: This is us on our honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica We are Micah and Lindsay, a fun-loving couple who truly enjoy each other's company. After meeting at 19, we married at 21. Now, at 32, we've been married for 11 years and can't imagine life without each other.
7: It's not the clearest, but we love this one... We went to a friend's house while they were out, took pictures with their stuff, put them on a Christmas card and mailed it to them! Lindsay & good friend, Alex. From Micah... Lindsay is a wonderful, caring, and amazing wife who puts up with me on a daily basis. Plus, nothing beats her homemade cherry pies! From Lindsay... Micah is a hard-worker, but I love the fact that he always leaves work to get to Riley's activities on time. Plus, he's my "kitchen fairy;" every morning i wake up to a spotless kitchen! Sadly, he has NEVER been able to find the hamper-- no matter Micah as the where I put it! groom to bride Riley on Halloween
8: Introducing RILEY! Our energetic & charismatic daughter who is into everything! | Riley is an only child and would love nothing more than a sibling to share her activities with. We have taken great steps to ensure she has a bright future and promise to do the same with our future children.
9: Education is very important to us, which is why Riley has attended a Christian private school since preschool. | Here are some pictures from school & field trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard.
10: Despite the miles, both sides of our family make time to get together.
11: Who doesn't love getting dressed up? Every year we go to a huge Halloween party...we work very hard, and our costumes are always the best!
12: Christmastime is busy! We have to make Christmas Candy (chocolate covered cherries!), then build the Gingerbread houses, join the Christmas parade, make a list & visit Santa, Church Christmas plays and, of course, PRESENTS!
14: Some of Lindsay's family gatherings. | Lindsay's dad used to give her horsey rides, too!
16: Micah's family lives in Indiana... that means COLTS games! They even have a Lake House... with boat rides! We love watching 4th of July Fireworks on the lake!
17: MICAH'S FAMILY
19: Waiting to eat at our favorite beach restaurant! We go to Nia's & Pop-pops' beach house several times a year. Micah loves paddle-boarding, & Lindsay loves walking the shore line looking for sea glass. Riley's favorite is boogie boarding, and she can't wait to bring a sibling along! Aunt Jamie's Dog loves the water!
20: “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” ~Dr. Seuss
21: Four-wheelers! Micah loves to get covered in mud with his brothers (they're such kids!), but he takes it easy with the little girls--who wake up early begging for rides!
22: Our family takes lots of pretty cool vacations! Some of our favorites were to Great Wolf Lodge and Disney World.
25: Some of Our Favorites | Nanny's & Poppa's Pool | This one made the local paper! | Aunt Jamie's Wedding | Sir Houston, Lindsay & Micah | Aunt Anna's Wedding | Riley's first sleepover!
26: Thank you for reading our book. We have three pets: Mara, Houston and Bob. And I always pretend they are my siblings. But now I might have a real sibling! So, thank you and I am very glad that we might have a new addition to our family. Sincerely, Riley
27: The Nursery Because we love and encourage reading, we have chosen to do the nursery in Dr. Seuss! We have the crib and dresser as well as some other odds and ends. Once we paint; that's when the fun begins. Because ... "A person's, a person no matter how small." ~Dr. Seuss