BC: We Promise: | * We promise to always give an endless supply of hugs and kisses * We promise to support and guide your child toward whatever makes him or her happy. * We promise to pick them up when they fall down. * We promise to make education a priority, but also make it fun. * We promise to always show your child unconditional love.
FC: Brandon, Mindy, and Layton
1: Dear Birthparents, Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us and considering us as adoptive parents for your baby. We understand that this is a very difficult decision and we admire your courage to put your baby's needs first. In September 2006 we were blessed with the adoption of our beautiful son Layton. We know first-hand how truly amazing it is to build a family through adoption. We are very excited about completing our family with another child. Our hope is that this small snapshot into our lives will show you that we are a fun-loving couple and will provide a happy home for your baby.
2: About Us | We are Brandon and Mindy. When we met in 2001 there was an immediate connection, easy conversation, and lots of laughter. We became inseparable and have now been married for 9 years. We are best friends, have great chemistry together, and we laugh a alot! Becoming first time parents has been an incredible journey for us and we feel our relationship is even stronger because of it. We have certainly learned a lot about ourselves, our marriage, and how to work together as a team.
3: Who said Halloween is just for the kids :) | We love summer days. We spend most of our time outdoors during the summer. | We love running and nothing is better than crossing the finish line together.
4: Brandon...... | * 33 years old * Operator at a chemical plant * Fun, energetic, easy going guy * Favorite holiday is Christmas * Favorite color is Green * I am a night owl * Kentucky Wildcat fan * Destin, Florida is my favorite vacation spot * I love riding 4-wheelers and fishing * Sponge Bob is my favorite cartoon character * Mindy's hair is my favorite smell * My favorite food is Japanese food.
5: Mindy...... | * 33 years old * Kindergarten teacher * Positive, fun, adventurous gal * Favorite holiday is Christmas * Favorite color is Pink * I am an early bird * Kentucky Wildcat fan * Destin, Florida is my favorite vacation spot * I love running and boating * Scooby Doo is my favorite cartoon character * Coffee is my favorite smell * My favorite food is tomatoes.
6: My favorite part of baseball is sliding. | So EXCITED about being a big brother | I am in kindergarten! | One of my favorite sports! | I love to ride my dirt bike. | I love school, especially recess and P.E. | L a y t o n
7: Grandparents are the best.! Mindy's parents live very close to us and they live for the moments they get to spend with Layton, who is their only grandchild at the moment. They are very excited and open to share their love with another grandchild.
8: Brandon has a big family: 2 biological brothers, 1 biological sister, and 4 adopted little brothers. When they all get together there is LOTS of laughter and you can just feel the love in the room. | Brandon's mom and dad.
9: Mindy's mom and dad. Mindy only has one brother. He is a great uncle and is very excited about having another niece or nephew.
10: We just finished building our home a few months ago. This house is very important to us because we were fortunate enough to get to build this house together with Mindy's parents. The memories we made with our family during the building process are priceless to us.
11: Layton adding nails to his bedroom floor | Digging the first hole together. | Only my dad was allowed to measure | The boys were so nervous when I used a power tool??? | Holding up the first wall with my mom and cousin. | We also took lots of breaks :)
12: Decorating a Gingerbread house | We have a mischievous elf that comes to live with us after Thanksgiving. It is interesting to wake up each morning and see what mess he has made or where he is hiding.. | Traditions
13: Every year since we have been together we have visited the local pumpkin patch. We always select a pumpkin to carve. Each year we try to get a little more creative with our carving. We are really not the best at carving pumpkins, but it sure is fun.
14: We live in an amazing town. It is a small community and the people here are wonderful. However, our little town was missing something...a nice park for families to enjoy. Brandon and I helped form a small committee (5 people) This committee raised the money and the community came together to create this amazing park. We are super proud to have been a part of this creation and our family spends lots of time enjoying it.