S: Kristie and Bruce
BC: Adoption Book 2012
FC: Kristie & Bruce
1: Dear Birth Parents, We would like to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents. We cannot imagine the emotions and feelings you have experienced up to this point. Please know that we are praying that you will realize this is an amazing selfless gift that you are giving your child! We grew up nine miles apart on family farms and even attended the same country church and school. Our families have known each other for over forty years and we have known each other our entire lives. While both attending the same college, we realized God had a plan for us. In a short time we became each others’ best friends and understood that a love like this can only come from God. We married three years ago and are blessed with an enormous amount of support from our families and friends. We have a lot of love to share with a child and understand that God’s plan also includes building our family through adoption. We continue to pray and hope that you will find peace with your decision. Thank you for taking a journey with us through our profile book and considering us as potential parents. God Bless, Kristie and Bruce
2: On June 5, 2009 we began this amazing journey as husband and wife.
3: We are sitting on a pew from the country church that we grew up in.
4: Bruce has a degree in business/finance, commercial arts, and athletic training. He has worked at a bank for nearly twenty years as a lender. Kristie has a masters degree in occupational therapy. She is a social wellness aide at a skilled nursing facility.
5: Bruce is kind, fun loving, patient, hard working, and a good leader. He loves to get Kristie to laugh at his old jokes and silly singing around the house. | Kristie is considerate, outgoing, friendly, cooperative, and loving. She enjoys sending cards, notes, or small gifts just to brighten someone's day. | Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge
6: Fun Kristie Trivia: Kristie loves her lists. She has lists for groceries, shopping, daily tasks, bills to pay, birthdays, weekly goals and Bruce's favorite . . The Honey Do List. | Kristie is a great cook and baker. She not only comes from a family of great cooks but also married into a family of bakers. She loves to try new recipes and share her creations. Both families love to have large meals around the holidays filled with not only immediate family members but also aunts, uncles, and cousins. No one leaves hungry. | Kristie
7: Fun Bruce Trivia: When Kristie and Bruce got married she learned of Bruce's collection of boxes. He keeps all original boxes and can never throw away a good box. | Bruce loves to sing and can sing a line of song to match any occasion. He can remember sitting on top of his grand father's pump organ and singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Jesus Loves Me. Bruce has sung for many weddings but would not sing at their own wedding because he knew he would cry. When they go to Bruce's parents' or brother's farm he can not help but sing a verse of Country Roads or Thank God I'm a Country Boy by John Denver. | Bruce
8: Standing in front of the White House | We have spent time in Canada, the Black Hills and the Badlands. | TRAVEL
9: We look forward to making memories as a family. | Our travel log is filled with visits to Los Angeles, London, and Disney World.
11: We love the outdoors, whether its spending time at a lake or camping with family. Bruce trends to be busy making improvements to their beautiful yard and Kristie enjoys tending to her garden and flowers. | Enjoying Mother Nature
12: We enjoy attending Minnesota Twins games and had the opportunity to visit Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. Bruce likes the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kristie cheers on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
13: We both enjoy sports. Kristie has been on basketball & volleyball leagues. Bruce enjoys being a part time athletic trainer as well as watching college sports.
14: Our Home
15: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | We have a five bedroom three bathroom home in a neighborhood close to schools, parks and walking paths. We love to spend time in the summer with our neighbors and their children sitting around the campfire.
16: Kristie's Family My parents will be married for 40 years this summer.
17: Bruce's Family My parents have been married for 50 years. | Our grandparents have 234 combined years of marriage.
18: We love to spend time with our nephews and nieces. They are an important part of our family. | We enjoy watching them grow and introduce new things to us.
19: We have seventeen nieces and nephews within our families.
21: "All God's Angels Come To Us Disguised" -Anon | We thank you for taking the time to spend a few moments viewing our profile book. There is so much we want to share with you and your child which would overflow the pages. We want you to know the love we have for each other will only increase when we begin our family.