BC: And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ. Phillipians 1:9-10
FC: Introducing Tim & Amber
1: Dear Birth Family, | God Bless, Tim & Amber | We are so grateful for your thoughtful consideration of us as potential adoptive parents of your precious child. We are a loving and childless couple with a large and supportive extended family who would be overjoyed to welcome a new member. If given the opportunity, we will offer your child a safe home, caring parents, and strong values rooted in our Christian faith. We hope the next few pages might help you to feel as if you know our family, the love we share, and the way we live. We pray that God will give you peace as you make this difficult decision.
2: in this family | WE LAUGH LOUDLY | WE MAKE MISTAKES | WE SAY I'M SORRY | WE ARE | WE CHERISH FRIENDS | WE HONOR | WE SHARE | WE LOVE DEEPLY | PATIENT | family | WE ARE GRATEFUL
4: Our Story | We met in world history class during high school, and it truly seems like ancient history now! After 5 years of dating and being best friends, we were married. Our wedding day was seemingly the happiest day of our lives, but every day since has been an opportunity for our love to grow deeper and stronger. After trying to start a family for 7 years, we feel that God has called us to adoption. We are energetic, passionate, and fun people who look forward to sharing our life with a child.
5: live | love | laugh | every moment | everyday | beyond words
6: MARRIED FOR | 9 | YEARS | TIM & AMBER | In the summer of 2012 we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary. It's crazy how quickly time flies! We are excited to begin a new chapter and start a family together!
7: And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. The greatest of these is love. -1 Cor 13:13
8: OUR FAMILY | Tim's parents are amazing grandparents and look forward to more grandkids! | Amber's parents live close and are excited to be grandparents for the first time! | Tim with his brother and sisters | Tim and his brother | Amber's cousin and his daughter-our goddaughter
9: Us with Amber's parents and sisters at our wedding | Amber and her sisters | Our nieces and nephew would love a new cousin to play with! | We are close with many of our cousins and love to get together!
10: OH THE PLACES WE'VE | TRAVELED | Alaska | We recently went on an Alaskan cruise! The scenery was beautiful and we saw amazing glaciers and lots of whales! It was an amazing trip. | Someday!
11: Driving the Pacific coast highway | Jamaica | new york city | On our first trip to California we rented a Mustang and drove down the coastal highway. The views were breathtaking and Tim loved the car! | We enjoyed a romantic and relaxing trip to Jamaica for our anniversary! | Tim attended a conference in the Big Apple and we decided to stay for a long weekend. We visited Times Square, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and saw a Broadway show!
12: We have greatly enjoyed being an uncle and an aunt to Tim's older sister's three children. It has been such a blessing to watch them grow and develop their own personalities and interests. We don't have kids all figured out yet, but we have had some great practice with overnight visits, trips to water parks, dinners out, and the occasional mishap! They are hopeful for more cousins to visit!
13: HOME | SWEET | HOME
14: AMBER | Amber works for an advertising agency. She enjoys working in the world of marketing and uses her creative juices every day. | PASSIONATE | FUNNY | CREATIVE
15: OUTGOING | Amber enjoys cooking, reading, watching college sports, TV sitcoms, gardening, and craft projects. She especially loves all the ideas she finds on Pinterest! She loves to be surrounded by family and friends and is especially close to her two sisters.
16: TIM | OUTDOORSY | Tim enjoys the outdoors, grilling, fishing, and sports like soccer and football. He is known to sing and dance on occasion, neither well.
17: MEET TIM | GOOFY | LOVING | Pictured Above, Our niece Rebekah, and below, our nephew Micah | Tim is a software engineer and enjoys talking gadgets and the latest technology. He is fun, laid back, and always a hit with the kids! | THOUGHTFUL
19: We adopted our dog Lucy when she was 8 weeks old. She is part of the family! She's learned a few tricks over the years - including singing! She is great with kids and loves visits from the nieces and nephew!
20: HIGHLIGHTS | OTHER EXCITING | 1 | WE BOTH LOVE TO GARDEN. TIM BUILT THE GARDEN BEDS HIMSELF. WE HAVE GROWN PEAS, TOMATOES, GREEN BEANS, CUCUMBERS, AND MUCH MORE! | AMBER LOVES TO BAKE, ESPECIALLY CUPCAKES. WE ALSO LOVE TO HOST PARTIES. WE HOST AN ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY AND SUMMER BARBECUE FOR OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY. | 2 | 3 | WE HONEYMOONED AT DISNEY WORLD IN ORLANDO AND WE'VE BEEN HOOKED EVER SINCE. WE'VE BEEN 3 TIMES SINCE WE MARRIED AND CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE CHILDREN TO SHARE IT WITH.
21: WE LOVE BOARD GAMES AND TRIVIA. WE OWN TONS AND ANY TIME WE CAN GET FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO JOIN US, WE'RE GAME. TIM HAS EVEN TRIED OUT FOR JEOPARDY! | WE LOVE TO TRAVEL AS A COUPLE, BUT WE ALSO ENJOY TRIPS WITH FAMILY. WE'VE WHITE WATER RAFTED IN TENNESSEE, HIKED IN COLORADO, & RODE ROLLER COASTERS IN ORLANDO AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS. | WE LOVE CHRISTMAS AND ENJOY DECORATING THE HOUSE EACH YEAR. AMBER COLLECTS ORNAMENTS AND CHRISTMAS VILLAGE PIECES AND DECORATES THE WHOLE HOUSE! | 4 | 5 | 6