FC: The Gregory's
1: We are a fun loving family who would like nothing more than to share our adventures with your child. Here is just a glimpse of the fun times we have had with one another and the memories we are making with our son.
2: Who We Are | We are Chris, Laine, and Hayden. We are a young, loving couple dedicated to creating a loving family. We have a strong commitment to each other, God, and our son. Through our struggles of infertility and the inability to have more biological children, God has revealed His plan of adoption for our family.
3: We are excited to see what God has planned for us in welcoming another child into our family. We know God has created this path for us, and we are excited to travel down it.
4: We met in high school through mutual friends... | ...and have been together ever since.
5: One becomes a husband, the other becomes a wife. Together with God they begin a brand new life.
6: About Chris
7: Chris is so much fun! Through our married lives, his sense of humor has been a blessing. He is a cover spreader for a local furniture company by day, but on the evenings and weekends, he's all about his family. He has many hobbies. He likes to write songs that reflect things going on in his life, loves Superman, drawing, and reading. As a child, he grew up with a loving family, who taught him how to be the man he is today. He also played baseball and football, as well as received the Eagle Scout Award in Boy Scouts. Chris is an amazing father and husband; he gives everything he has to us: his time, his attention, and his wisdom. I could not have asked to be blessed with a more loving, caring, God loving man. He is forever my best friend and love of my life.
8: Chris' Family
9: My parents have a love like no other. They taught me how to give selflessly and love unconditionally. My dad is my hero and has taught me how to work hard for the things I want and how to be the best dad to my son. I have an older brother who always looked out for me and wanted the best for me. I am truly blessed with a great family.
10: About Laine
11: Laine is my lifeline. Her daytime job is Nursery Director/Religious Education Assistant at our church. She loves being around kids and planning activities for them. She is a wonderful photographer who rarely goes anywhere without a camera. She is an awesome cake decorator and is very creative. She loves making things. She also volunteers as 7th and 8th grade youth advisor. But most importantly, she is the best mother and wife Hayden and I could ever ask for. She is very family oriented and would do anything for anyone of her many family members and never asks for anything in return. She also loves to cook and I think she gets frustrated sometimes because I don't eat much. We have to invite people over from time to time for her to show off her cooking skills. She is very loving, caring and giving and I wouldn't have her any other way. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
12: Laine's Family
13: My Family is my World! My mom is one of 10 kids. There are 32 grandkids, and 13 great grandkids. There is never a dull moment and always something to do. I have one sister, and she is just amazing, so full of life. My parents are my life line and have always been there for me. They truly ROCK!
14: Hayden Allen
15: Hayden is our little blessing from God. He is all boy and so full of life. He loves Thomas the Train, playing ball, and bowling. He has a very active imagination and loves to be a big helper. He is the pride and joy of our life. He is so excited to have a brother or sister to play with.
16: Laine's Cakes
17: Laine's | Youth
19: Laine's Photography
20: Fun Facts: | Favorite Childhood Memory: "Playing with all my cousins and family get togethers." | Favorite Food: "Anything seafood, or from Paula Deen" | Favorite Activity: "Hanging out with my guys." | Favorite Vacation Spot: "Myrtle Beach" | Favorite Television Show: "That '70's Show" | Favorite Past Time: "Reading." | Favorite Sport to Watch: "Football and Baseball." | Favorite Season: "Fall, I love seeing the colors and feeling the wind on my face.: | Craziest Thing I've Ever Done: "Jumped off the back porch because the rest of my cousins did."
21: Fun Facts: | Favorite Childhood Memory: "Hunting with my Dad." Favorite Food: "Anything Breakfast." Favorite Activity: "Playing with Hayden." | Favorite Vacation Spot: "Myrtle Beach." | Favorite Television Show: "Smallville." Favorite Past Time: "Playing Playstation." Favorite Sport to Watch: "Football." Favorite Season: "Winter, I love the cold weather and getting ready for Christmas."
22: Things we like to do during the year! | Fall Pumpkin Patch Football Games Trunk or Treat Camp Outs | Winter Super Bowl Party Bonfires Parades Cotton Plant Lights Ice Skating Decorate for Christmas
23: Summer Fishing Swimming Fourth of July Fish Frys Taking out the Boat Water Parks | Spring Baseball Games Egg Hunts T-Ball Games Day Out with Thomas Park
24: That's Us!
26: Traditions and Celebrations: Some of our traditions include, getting to pick out an ornament for the tree as well as making one for the tree. They are put up for when they have their own tree one day. On birthdays it is a tradition in our house that the birthday person picks whats for supper and the whole family goes, including grandparents.
27: Our Deepest Thanks... Thank you again for taking the time to read through our book. We hope that you had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of who we are and just what life is like in our shoes. We realize that you may have additional questions for us should you choose us as prospective adoptive parents, please know that we are more than willing to answer any questions that you may have. We are thinking of and praying often for you. We look forward to meeting you, but if it isn't us, we wish you the VERY best in your journey. In His Love, Chris, Laine and Hayden