BC: The End
FC: All things grow better with love. | Chris & Tracy
1: Dearest Birthfamily, This letter is a bit tough for us to write knowing that as you read it you are facing a decision that we can never comprehend. We truly hope that no matter what you decide you find God's peace in your decision. We have been praying for you and your little one for a long time. We also hope that through this letter you get a good feel of who we are as a family. So here goes... We met almost 13 years ago at a small private college in Minnesota in the suburb of the Twin Cities..we've been married for 10 years this coming August. We live in a great little town, in a cozy little house, with a fantastic backyard that we love to be out in! We have two pets; Jersey and Macy Mae who are golden retriever labs and our "babies". Chris is a teacher and football coach while Tracy is a part-time school counselor, teacher's aide, and barista. We were led to Montana almost 2 years ago. Why did we come out here to Montana? Great question - Chris enjoys fly fishing and came out here with a buddy several times during college, and he knew he would retire in Montana. We have great friends who returned to their home after college. After visiting we fell in love with it, too. Chris landed a teaching job so we came about 30 years earlier than planned. Our faith is an important aspect of our lives. Family and relationships are also very important to us. We spend a lot of time with loved ones who encourage and lift us up. They have a way of taking the smallest events and turning them into huge memorable celebrations - we are always having a great time together! During the summer months we love to be outdoors camping, hiking, and taking bike rides. We try to soak up as much sun as we possibly can .When the snow flies, we love to bundle up to go cross-country skiing, play games, and go for drives. But we also love to be snuggled up next to a fire watching a good movie or reading some books. No matter the weather or the activity, we really just love to be together, surrounded by those that make us happiest...our friends, family, and each other. We are thrilled to begin this next chapter in our lives by adding a little one, or two! We have been waiting to be parents for a long time. We are even more thrilled to watch our extended family grow through open adoption! We wish the very best for you and all your decisions you have before you. May God bless you- Chris and Tracy
2: Fun Fact #1: We were married on August 25, 2001
3: Our view down our street.
4: Back where it ALL BEGAN... | Good old College Days!!!
5: Fun Fact #2: Chris asked Tracy out through a hand written note in environmental science class.
6: Our family: Macy (left) and Jersey (right)
7: Enjoying a concert. | Fun Fact # 3: We were both born and raised on farms in Minnesota!
8: We love to cross- country ski. It's a great way for us to tire our energetic dogs.
9: Fun Fact # 4: We are deathly afraid of snakes and dislike tomatoes!
10: Fun Visits From Family! | Top: Chris' parents (left) Tracy's parents (right)
11: Fun Fact 5: Our younger siblings married. So we are doubly related! Chris' brother married Tracy's sister!!
12: Tracy's Family | Hiking & mountain biking a few more favorite pastimes. | Tracy's parents. | Tracy's brother & his wife and 3 kids | Chris with Tracy's twin brother. | Tracy and her sister's
13: Tracy's sister & Chris' brother with their 1 year old son. | Chris on a hike with his youngest brother. | Enjoying an evening out for dinner with Chris' fam | Chris' parents | Chris' Family
14: A Family Baptism | Our sweet niece. | Tracy, her 2 sisters (left) and sister-in-law. (right) | Our precious Godchild. | Fun Fact #6 TWINS run in our family! (No- we are NOT talking about the MN Twins!)
15: Chris' family.
16: Chris and his brother walking into Target Field. | TARGET FIELD, MN
17: Fun Fact #7: We are big MN TWINS fans! | Enjoying an outdoor stadium in MN summer of 2010. | Tracy's 2 brothers with her dad & nephews
18: Our precious, energetic nephews and sweet niece
19: High School Football Coach | Fun Fact #8: Our team was 1 game away from being state champions in 2010
20: Friends | Snowmobiling Hunting Girls Nights Cabins/Bbqs JacksonHole... some of our faves
21: 4th of July | Halloween
22: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
24: FUN FACTS Our Favorite Verse: James 1:17 Our Favorite Food: Mexican Our Favorite Bible Characters: Chris- David Tracy- Sarah Favorite Sports: Chris- Hockey Tracy- Basketball Favorite Season: Chris- winter Tracy- fall Favorite Holiday: Chris- Christmas Tracy- Thanksgiving Our Favorite TV Series: Friends & The Office Our Favorite Movies: Chris- "Miracle"& "The Rookie" Tracy- "Australia" & "The Note Book"