S: JOSHUA AND CHRISTINE
BC: We are excited about what God has in store for us as a family, and we know that he is faithful to see us through this process. We cannot imagine how difficult this decision must be for you to make, but we know that it is a decision you are making out of love for your child. May God grant you His grace and peace during this time. Love Joshua & Christine
FC: JOSHUA AND CHRISTINE | Welcome
1: Dear Birth Parent: Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We would like to start by expressing our respect, admiration, and thank you for your courage right now. | We can't imagine the feelings you have or will experience in your decision to make a birth plan for your child. We are excited that you would consider us as loving parents and we pray that this book will give you a glimpse of who we are and who we hope to be as parents. Christine & Josh
2: our home!
3: WHY WE LOVE IOWA... Great place for an education. Our families live in Iowa. There are always family oriented activities to do. Great opportunities in the job market. The Iowa sweet corn. The friendly people. Iowa football.
5: Our Story | Josh and I met in 2006 through his mom at my yearly dance recital. We then met at a local Caribou Coffee House. It was soon after that we started dating. Josh took me to restaurants I had never been before. Christine got Josh to try foods he had never eaten before. Four months after we started dating Josh got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. A year later on September 29th we were married and have been living happily ever after for about six years now.
6: Christine through the years
8: Getting to know Christine a little better... 1. She loves dance, photography, making greeting cards, She loves animals. Oh! and she loves eating healthy. 2. Christine graduated from high school and after high school, she went on to major in child development. She has been a nanny for triplets and managed her own day care. Today she works for a major corporation. 3. Christine is a city girl through and through. She grew up in the Des Moines area and loves the family atmosphere Iowa has to offer.
9: Getting to know Joshua a little better... 1. Joshua loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes football team, enjoys playing golf, and plays volleyball in the summer. He is also a train enthusiast. 2. He graduated from UNI where he majored in history. While in college Josh worked at Living History Farms. Today he works as a Farm Processor with a national insurance company. 3. Joshua was born in Des Moines and grew up in a small Iowa town. 4. Today Joshua and Christine live in the Des Moines area .
10: Josh through the years
12: MAddIE LIKES: Long walks Football with Dad Massages Cuddling Going cruising Meeting new people Going to see the Grandparents. Carrots & peas
13: KIARA LIKES: Short walks Chasing her sister Watching football Pillows Cuddling Going cruising Meeting new people Carrots Going to see the Grandparents
14: Family and....... | Christine's Family.. Jon, Dad William, Tim, Mom Sandra & Christine | Josh's family.. Holly, Madison, Dan, Cara, Dad Larry, Step Mom Leann, Jed, Caleb, Step Sister Amanda, and Step Brother Matt. | Josh's mom Deb and the rest of the family.
15: Friends | Our Bible Study Group | Sue and Marty are not only good friends but they are like parents to both of us. We are truly blessed to have them in our lives.
16: Favorite spots around town
17: Every so often Christine enjoys shopping at Archiver's | HuHot is one of our favorite spots | Going to church is something Josh and I both enjoy. | Josh and I enjoy supporting some of our local business. One of with is a local Ice Cream shop.
18: Special words from our loved ones.
21: Josh and Christi have been praying for a family for a long time. We know that the Lord has a plan and we are praying that we can be grandparent to another grandchild in the feature. Larry - Father of Josh