S: Anna, David and Andrew
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FC: Anna, David and Andrew | Living Life with Arms Open Wide We believe that families created thru adoption are special and honorable. We will read and show pictures of their adoption stories; above all we want to honor and respect you and your gracious gift. | The Journey of a Growing Family
1: To a Brave Soul, Welcome to our hearts, a place where Christ is above all, dreams are chased, passions followed, fun is to be had and love is unconditional. We hope our pictures and story will give you an idea of the life we can provide for your baby. We have been married 13 years and have a beautiful son that was adopted thru Gladney 4 years ago. The unconditional love that was shown to Andrew by his birth family is a tribute to this amazing adoption process; his birthmother’s devotion to his wellness, happiness and to give him all the opportunities in the world is true unconditional love. We struggled thru infertility, but now know God’s glorious plan for our family is with a special gift of adoption. We thank you for your devotion and unconditional love you are showing | David and Anna
2: Work Hard, Play Harder | David Favorites Ice Cream: Mint chocolate chip Childhood book: Peter Cottontail Disney Character: Pluto Number: 7 Snack: Popcorn Color: Blue Season: Fall Vacation: Alaska Holiday: Christmas Like many families today, we both work. David owns a technology company specializing in pharmaceuticals and Anna owns an automobile dealership with her younger sister. We live a comfortable and enriching lifestyle, own our home, take family vacations and provide for our children's future. We have strong work ethics and enjoy our professions, this gives us some fabulous perks including bringing our children to work, kissing booboos and singing lullabies at any moment and providing us with a flexible lifestyle to allow us to be completely dedicated to family time and activities.
3: Favorite things: Ice cream: Fresh homemade peach - Childhood movie: Annie - Sport activity: Tennis Book: I love you like Patty-Cakes - Flower: Daisies - Game: Chutes and Ladders - Song: You are My Sunshine - Animal: Turtles - Vacations: Any Beaches, favorite so far is Harbor Island Holiday activity: Dying Easter eggs - Drink: Sprite Zero - Fruit: Strawberries We both enjoy playing sports. David played baseball in college and I play on a tennis league. The outdoors is our favorite place to be; we believe our outdoor living areas create a peaceful atmosphere that nourishes the mind and soothes the soul. Andrew loves to go on scavenger hunts around our acreage and look for treasures; along with swinging, sliding, soccer and t-ball being played regularly in the yard. We look forward to seeing which activities your child likes and enjoying the creativity with them. We hope to show your child how to love life and be happy. | "A mother's smile can brighten any moment, and a simple hug can put joy in your day. A mother's love will stay with you forever, and touch your life in every way." | Anna
4: Andrew | Andrew Favorites: Song: Swing Low Ice Cream: Orange sherbet Toy: Transformers Color: Orange Book: Dinosaurs Sport: Soccer Drink: OJ Cartoon: Bob the Builder Loves to sing Andrew loves the fact that he is adopted. He tells people that he is extra special because God chose his forever family. He also enjoys picking the pictures that we send to his birth family. Andrew is beyond ready to be a big brother. He has asked many people to pray for his baby brother or sister. He is looking forward to reading baby books and showing his little sibling how to navigate life. "God what is taking so long to build my baby's bones?" ~Andrew
5: All aboard the family cruise | A Circle of Family Love | Christmas with Cousins | With Mimi and G-Daddy Sunsets leads to Sunrises | Shopping with Grandmother | David, Anna, Scott and Janie (David's younger sister) | We Love Birthdays | Styling with Aunt Lisa (Anna's younger sister) | Happy Birthday Poppy (David's Dad) | The Family: God's gift to us as we are to them
6: A Forever Family: David's family is close in all meanings of the word. David and his younger sister spent their childhood growing up in Florida. Now his grandmother, mom and dad, sister and brother-in-law, niece and nephew all live within 20 minutes. They are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of another child to spoil with prayers and love.
7: Anna's parents live 30 minutes away on a ranch with pet peacocks, horses, goats and even a pet deer. Mimi and G-Daddy eagerly await another grandchild to shower with attention and love. Raising 3 girls they know how to spoil. Anna's sisters, brother-in-law, niece and nephew are excited to welcome another to the fun.
8: Home Sweet Home | Raising a child ~ A child should have a fun, positive learning environment that challenges both physically and mentally. Playing ball, singing the ABC's, and going to church are some of the activities we look forward to. Looking to our parents and the way they raised us for advice and encouragement. The struggles will bring support and the achievements will bring applauses.
9: You Are Always in My Heart | We live on 8 acres in a beautiful ranch style home just off a lake that we all enjoy daily. Skye is our 9 year old black lab and Belle is actually the same age as Andrew. Both enjoy playing ball and swimming with Andrew and his friends. They both adore and love to get hugs from children. We all enjoy playing dress-up from bunnies to snakes... our imagination is creative. Whether we are sitting out watching the sun set on the lake or watching frogs eat insects we love spending time with family and friends at home. | In the spring we enjoy watching the miracle of birth with several deer that call our land home and become mothers. Summer's we often sit together on the back porch or down by the lake and watch the sunset against the lake. The fall is filled with hikes and the winter we occasionally make snow angels. We look forward to this becoming your child's home and place of refuge also.
10: Your smile brightens my day | Our hearts will shine with joy as we watch your child's excitement as they experience the world | Vacations | Cozumel | Behind the scenes at the zoo | Napa Valley | Alaska
11: Alaska | Cruising
12: Your smile brightens my day | Napa Valley | Germany | Russia | Cruising | State fair
13: Travels | We travel often and believe children should be able to see the world. We have traveled all over North America, the European and Scandinavian countries and Russia. Every year Anna's grandmother takes us on a family vacation then we also go on a vacation with David's family. We enjoy getting to know the locals and their customs. | Cayman’s | Inaugural sailing Oasis of the Seas, cruise | Jamaica
14: Spring to Summer | A beautiful way to bring in a new year is by starting spring with a family vacation; so for 8 years now that is just what we have done and we plan to continue this tradition. Following the vacation we refresh the plants and flowers to be ready for the summer which is spent mainly on the lake, right behind our home, with family and friends.
15: Fall to Winter | As fall approaches we enjoy sitting in the fields and hunting; we also appreciate another family vacation (this picture was while in Norway). Winter brings David’s favorite holiday, Christmas. A cookies and coco movie party with the children is one of Anna’s favorite Christmas moments.
16: The Journey is just beginning | With Loving Prayers, David, Anna and big brother Andrew
17: "Life is a lesson in love because of all the love you share and the caring things you do. It teaches the world to reach out and help. With your loving gift, you will be changing our life and for that we are truly grateful.