About us

Ours was a typical story.  We met, fell in love, and got married on March 13, 2004.  Right away, we wanted kids.  After many frustrating months, which turned into 4 frustrating years, we became aware of and explored the idea of adopting out of the foster care system. 

Six weeks of classes, two home studies, lots of paperwork. and seemingly endless waiting later, we were finally matched with William and Antwan.  They came to live with us on February 15, 2008 and we finalized the adoption on May 9, 2008.

  On Septemeber 11, 2008, Lizzie unexpectedly joined us and we officially adopted her a little over a year later, on September 29, 2009. 

Since then, we've had the typical, non-typical family that Brian and I never realized that we always wanted. 

This blog is from Emily's perspective.  This is me learning to be a mom and still learning to be me.  This is about the fun, the challenges, and the random.