S: Paul & Chrisma
BC: God Bless! | Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to share our family with you! We hope to meet you soon!
FC: Paul & Chrisma
1: "And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13 | Hello! We are so excited to welcome you and your child to our family! Just to give you an introduction to our book, we have been married for 3 years and have 2 cats (Emma and Teddie) and a dog (Belle), all of which are adopted. Paul works for a furniture manufacturer and Chrisma is a 3rd grade teacher.
2: Our dog Belle. She was adopted in 2008 and what a joy she is to have!
4: Pool Fun!
5: Belle is very active and loves to be outside! She is a mommy's girl!
6: Emma & Teddie
7: Paul's parents: Ray and Sue
8: Chrisma's parents: Dale and Chris
9: Chrisma's Brother Dale, his wife: Mandy and the nephews: Takoda, Brion, and John.
10: Paul's sister Jaime, her fiance Brett and nephew Aiden
11: We love spending time with the nephews. They come to our home regularly to visit and stay the night.
12: How it all began.... Paul asked Chrisma out after being friends for many years. They dated for 9 months and he proposed.
14: Paul and Chrisma love music! Paul plays lead guitar at church and is learning the drums. Chrisma is still trying to learn how to play guitar.
15: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
16: Paul loves photography!
18: We got married July 28, 2007
20: We love paintball, being outdoors, camping, taking the dog to the park, watching TV, having friends over, and Barnes and Noble.
21: Belle graduated! | Thank you Petsmart!
22: Every year our family goes on vacation. We have enjoyed the Great Wolf Lodge, Canada, and Ludington.
23: We love to make memories...
24: Halloween 2009
25: Dann | Danny and Sandi in Grease.
26: Chrisma graduated with her Master's degree in Educational Curriculum and Instruction August 2010.
27: Chrisma is a 3rd grade teacher.
28: About Paul (By Chrisma)... Paul is by far one of the most interesting and intellectual people I have ever known. He is such a smart and wise man. He is quiet and says a lot with just a few words. He can be very funny as well. Sometimes I laugh so hard that I almost pee my pants. He doesn't try to be funny...he just is. Paul has many friends and is kind and compassionate to others around him. Paul is awesome with kids! They usually like him more than me because he can transform the transformer toys and fix the toys I am unable to. I really enjoy watching him with children and they really enjoy his company. Paul has many talents. He is great with photography; he loves music, guitars, technology, and enjoys working on little projects he chooses to tackle within the house. He also has a "work station" out in our garage where he is currently working on making an effects pedal from scratch. Paul plays lead guitar at our church and does a fantastic job! He is currently learning the drums as well. He is a well-rounded individual with great qualities to teach and give a child. I am very blessed to have him!
30: About Chrisma (by Paul)... The first thing that attracted me to Chrisma was her giving and compassionate nature. She loves helping others. She has the type of personality that can light up an entire room. As a teacher, she really cares about her students. She’s attended her student’s birthday parties, and, sadly, funerals. She tries her best to make the biggest positive impact she can. As a wife, she has always been there for me when things seem tough. She is supportive and loving. Chrisma loves to spend her time doing crafts like knitting and painting ceramics. She also enjoys walks with the dog, spending time with her friends, and just hanging out around the house with her husband.