S: Our Family
BC: "...But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord" Joshua 24:15
FC: Our Family
1: Thank you for taking the time to get to know our family. We are Alex and Stephanie. We are so thankful that you love your unborn child enough to consider an adoption plan for him or her. We believe that this is the most courageous and selfless act that you could do in your situation. We hope you enjoy our book and getting to know a little about us. We met on a blind date 10 years ago. Who ever said that blind dates don’t work! We live in a suburb of Tulsa in a beautiful neighborhood with a pond and ducks right in our backyard! Alex works as an IT consultant and I work in restaurant management. We are very family oriented and are fortunate to have much of our extended family within 10 miles of us, including Alex’s sister and brother in law who live just six doors down in the same neighborhood! | Dear Birthmom,
2: HOME SWEET HOME | 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2500 square feet Built in 2005
3: Raley loves feeding the ducks in our backyard...she is such an animal lover.
5: I grew up just outside of Oklahoma City. My parents divorced when I was young, but I was very lucky that they continued to get along very well and were able to co-parent my younger brother and I. My dad is a builder and my mom is a doctor. They were very loving and encouraging to us. I am thankful that I was raised in a Christian home and as an adult my faith continues to be an important part of my life. Though neither of them live very close to me now, I am still in close contact with both of them and make it a point to see them any chance I get. We moved to Tulsa when I was in high school and I quickly made friends and got involved in musical theater. Just out of high school, I had a baby. I am thankful to my mom and dad for being so supportive during that time. When my daughter was 13 months old, I met the man of my dreams. He was wonderful to me and the best daddy for my daughter that I could have ever dreamed of.that's where the story of me becomes the story of we.
9: I grew up in a small town in northeast Oklahoma. I am the oldest of 5 children. I have three younger sisters and one younger brother. My parents have been happily married for 36 years. Growing up, I was a very active kid. I loved playing soccer and have continued to play into my adult years. I was raised with a strong Christian upbringing and am happy to say that I am instilling those same values in my daughter today. My extended family is extremely close. It's quite unusual for us to go longer than a couple weeks without a family game night and supper at my parents house. They are great parents, in-laws and grandparents and we are lucky to have them in our life. I graduated from high school and stayed close to home. Into my mid twenties, I was perfectly content with the way life was going. Then a friend set me up on a blind date and my life changed forever. I fell in love and became a husband and a father. I am confident that the best days with my family are yet to come!
13: My name is Raley. I am 11 years old and I am in 5th grade. I live with my mom and dad in a big house with a duck pond and a trampoline. I have the best family in the whole world. We go to church on Wednesdays and on Sundays too. My dad's whole family goes to the same church so we see them alot. I have alot of aunts and uncles and I love to play with all of my cousins. I love to cheer, tumble and play soccer. I would love to have a baby brother or sister. There are so many things that I would teach them. I want to share my family and my home with a baby. I would be a great big sister and I know my mommy and daddy would be the greatest mommy and daddy in the whole world!
16: Our Pets | Bear | Samson | Boo
17: We love our pets! We have 2 dogs, a cat and fish. our dogs are both 8 years old. Bear is a Jack Russell. She is a very smart dog. She loves her family and is very protective over them. Boo is a lab mix that we rescued. She is the most loyal, laid back dog ever. Samson is our cat. He is about 18 months old and he was also rescued. He is a fat and sassy cat that has a playful personality and sometimes acts like he is a dog! We have an aquarium with several fish in it. They are fun to watch and the tank is very peaceful.
18: Our Vacations
19: We love going on family vacations. In the past year and a half, we have been to Disney World and on a family ski trip. Our Disney World trip was just the three of us, but our ski trip was with several other family members and it was so much fun! We also go to Branson at least once a year with our entire family.We plan on going on many more family vacations and are trying to plan another Disney World trip very soon...We loved it!
20: Our Life in Pictures
21: Our Life in Pictures