S: The Weddles are the Best - Pick Us!!!
FC: Nick & Keri
1: We are so excited to become parents through adoption. Even before our personal journey took us through infertility issues, we found ourselves extremely passionate about adoption and find it to be such a privilege to be entrusted with another person’s child. We would be honored if you chose us to be the parents of your child. We can only imagine the difficulty of such a decision and only pray that you may confidently choose us to be the forever family that you so desire for your precious little one. We hope this book will give you a glimpse into who we are, what we value most, and the community in which we live. We have attempted to share with you a bunch of pictures: some of us at home, some us traveling, and some of us just having fun with our friends and family. We invite you to listen to your heart and mind as you try to imagine your child growing up in our family, with us as their parents, and if you feel any inkling to get to know us more, we would love to walk down this journey a little further to see where it may lead us. | Dear BIRTHMOTHER
2: We have both dreamed of having kids for many years. As a teacher, nanny, and youth worker, Keri has embarked upon various opportunities, both professionally and personally, caring, advocating, and educating, children. Nick has been around kids since he was little; he loves being around them, whether playing with them or caring for them as their babysitter, their “Uncle Nicky,” or their doctor. Together as parents, we hope to create a safe, loving, and encouraging home where God may mold us into the best parents for our CHOSEN children. | Cancun 2006...the beginning of our married journey | summer 2010--family photo opportunity. too beautiful of a setting to not take advantage | Colorado 2009...we love the mountains, being silly, and enjoying the outdorrs. | Our HOPES
3: Our LOVE | 5 Things I LOVE About My Spouse KERI about NICK NICK about KERI 1. HIS FAITH 1. HER PIERCING EYES 2. HIS SMILE 2. HER TEACHABLE SPIRIT 3. HIS FORGIVING SPIRIT 3. HER MATERNAL LOVE 4. HIS GIDDY LAUGHTER 4. HER CREATIVITY 5. He chose me as his wife 5. She chose me as her mate | We desire for our faith to be the driving force in every aspect of our family life experience, not as an extension of us but who we are to the core. We want to create traditions that our children will want to carry on for generations. We will parent in a manner that our children do NOT have to be the parent. We want to cultivate a safe and loving environment where they will feel free to be who God created them to be whether or not it is the path that we personally would take or like them to pursue. Therefore, this means that we will need to be continually seeking counsel and mentorship from other parents who are modeling such parental behaviors. | Our Love Story began in April 2006 | Our Thoughts on PARENTING | Dominican Republic 2009 | Nick's Chiropractic Graduation Dinner...2009
4: We are so blessed to live in our dream home with our best friends as our neighbors. We anxiously await the arrival of our little baby bumdle.. | We have three cats,, Deueli, Picaboo, & Mira. They are affectionate, playful, furry little critters that add spice to our home. | We are proud to say that our public schools have been accredited and marked with distinction for over five years. | Our HOME | We are blessed to have some of our best friends living on our very street. We love being able to live in a safe neighborhood where we can ride our bikes, exercise, meet up with friends and play tennis or ultimate Frisbee. | Our house is a hundred year old farmhouse located on three-fourths of an acre.
5: Nick is one of the most easy going, fun-loving, passionate men of God that I have been given the privilege of knowing and loving. He is such a good man and loyal companion and is respected and loved by most who encounter him. I have always been so attracted to his innate ability to love children, especially babies. They seem to be drawn to him regardless of their age, and their parents trust him with him with contented peace. | Meet NICK | by Keri | Meet KERI | by Nick
6: Song: “Glance” by Misty Edwards Ice Cream Flavor: Double Chocolate Chunk Book: Redeeming Love Hobbies: art &decorating, Band: The David Crowder Band Holiday: EASTER Movie: Cry Freedom Piece of clothing: Yoga Pants Vacation spot: the beach Sport: biking Bible passage: Psalm 139: 14 ”I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your workmanship is marvelous and how well I know it!” | "I cant wait to be a mama. I look forward to loving my lil' babies that God has so perfectly created me to love forever. My heart feels like it may explode with motherly love already." | Keri's FAVORITES
7: Song: “The General” by Dispatch Ice Cream Flavor: Vanilla Bean Book: Blue Like Jazz / the Bible Hobbies: Playing guitar, djembe Band: Enter The Worship Circle Holiday: Christmas Movie: ‘Shawshank Redemption’ Piece of clothing: Red Skate Shoes Vacation spot: Playa del Carmen Sport: Mountain Biking Bible passage: Proverbs “Give me not riches, lest I become prideful, nor give me poverty, lest I need to steal, but give me only what I need, my daily bread.” | Nick's FAVORITES
8: Our COMMUNITY | We love celebrating life with those we hold so dear. Birthdays and holidays are such a sweet way to connect with our friends and family. We are committed to “doing life” with people who challenge us, mentor us, and hold us accountable to our goals and our dreams. | We truly believe it takes a tribe to raise a child.
9: We are surrounded by a rich, encouraging, and committed community of friends and family, and a church that embodies the very essence of the word community. We believe that “doing life” with a close group of people that we love, respect, and adore like family is so valuable. | We love hanging out with our family & friends eating, talking, laughing, and occasionally centering it around an activity such as a campfire, card games, or exercise. We also love to watch movies and t.v. series that capture both of us so we can share in the experience together.
10: Our PASSIONS | Nick is a Doctor of Chiropractic. He recently started his own practice in our community where he focuses on restoring the health of kids and adults. He is living his dream of providing a new kind of healthcare where the patients are highly valued, intentionally educated, and encouraged in the pursuit of natural healthcare. | Keri is passionate about all types of art. She was formerly an elementary and high school art teacher; however, she has recently transitioned into a private art teacher and mural artist while working part-time as a Starbucks coffee barista. She dreams of creating a space where children and adults can create, exhibit, purchase, and enjoy art in experimental and educational environments.
11: We both possess a strong passion for mission work and intentionally serving others in their communities. We hope to continue to live life in a manner that cultivates service in our own community and others around the world. We desire to be a family that embraces our differences with others and seeks commonalities that will better connect us to other cultures, people, and communities. We long to be forever learning and growing and inspiring each other to love unconditionally each person we encounter. What a challenge, and yet, such a rich and beautiful manner by which to embark upon this journey together as a family in Christ. | Chiropractic Mission Trip 2009-Dominican Republic | South Africa Mission Trip 2008 | "What an experience to have with my stepdad, Steve. Gosh , I love this man!" | Nick got to work alongside a dominican doctor | We love MISSIONS
12: Our ADVENTURES | Traveling for us has a two-fold purpose. We look forward to the thrill and excitement of the experience and the potential impact each experience will have upon us, spiritually and personally. So whether it be seeing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the sandy white beaches of the Dominican Republic, the extreme impoverished villages of South Africa, the spectacular Taj Mahal of India, or the sweet faces of family and friends, we relish in each opportunity to see the world in all its glory and welcome the possibility of change the journey may provoke.
13: Our LOVE, Our LIFE, Our STORY. . . changed forever with an unforgettable email & one word, | . . ."YES" | WITHIN 36 HOURS, WE WERE PACKING AND HEADING TO HOUSTON, TX TO MEET OUR DAUGHTER
14: SOLIBEL EVANGELINE WEDDLE | August 22, 2012 8:11 PM weighing 6ibs. 11 oz. length: 19.25"
15: "For this Child We have Prayed" I Samuel 1:27 . . . and oh, how over joyed and blessed, are we!