Friday, December 30, 2011

Merry Christmas

We hope that you had a Merry Christmas! We had a great holiday spending time with family. Here are some of our adventures:
On Christmas Eve day we went to Adam's parent's house and had fun with their new Kinect. We all tried to get our groove on with a dance game. Not only was it fun to play, but very entertaining to watch.
Adam and his awesome sister Alesha

Katie and Adam's Dad, Kent

Later, we went to Katie's parents house because it was our year to spend Christmas with her family. We opened presents from siblings and played a rousing game of FARKEL!
Katie's sister Abby after Farkeling

Then, Katie's sisters and brothers-in law all got together for a sleep over in the basement so that Santa could come visit. Of course Abby and Adam had to slide down the stairs first.

On Christmas Day we opened presents and we went to a nice program at church. This is all Katie's family before church.

We had a great Christmas lunch with family and friends. Then went to visit more family. This is Katie's Grandma and Grandpa Stucki. They are awesome people. We can't wait for you to get to know them.

Monday, December 19, 2011

December Celebrations

The last few weeks have been pretty eventful and we have had a lot to celebrate. Adam has officially graduated college! He has his bachelor degree in Human Biology. We are now waiting to see if he will be accepted into graduate school. Adam was not able to walk in graduation because of a family funeral, but he wanted his picture taken in front of our Christmas tree anyway.

We went out to dinner with Katie's family to celebrate the much awaited graduation. Adam chose to eat at Texas Road house. He is such a meat and potatoes man.

These are some of Katie's family members who celebrated with us. Nate, Abby, and Carolyn, and Jeff (her parents). We are going to celebrate with Adam's family later because his dad was playing Santa at their ward Christmas party.

This time of the year we are also celebrating the Savior's birth. Last night Abby, Nate, Carolyn, and Jeff went with us to a live re-enactment of the nativity. A lot of the actors were children so it was cute to watch and we got delicious homemade donuts afterward. The re-enactment was outside so this is all of us huddling in the car before. Adam was given a nice new camera for graduation so he was playing with it in the car. He is in love!

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Meet Savanna and Joe

This is Savanna and Joe. They are Katie's sister and brother-in-law. Don't worry, they don't usually dress like they live in biblical times.
They were in a Christmas play in the little town they live in. They were basically the stars since they were Mary and Joseph. Both of them had solos and did a great job. They both love music. People in their stake said that they were the perfect couple and looked so good that they should be on a postcard. Savanna made a great Mary since she actually is pregnant, but with a girl instead. This will be the first grand baby on Katie's side of the family so we are all excited. Katie got to feel the baby kick and was thrilled.

This is Katie's Aunt Deanna and Mom. They went with her to the small little town to see the play.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


As we mentioned earlier we are very grateful for the blessings we have received while we have begun our adoption journey. We are grateful for those who are supporting us. We are grateful for adoption. We're grateful for eternal families.

We had a great Thanksgiving with all of Adam's extended family. It was a weekend of food, family, fun, and shopping. We volunteered to make apple pie for Thanksgiving. Last year our apple pie looked like it had skin cancer and Katie's dad said the apples were too hard. This year, everyone loved our pie! It was a great improvement.

Thanksgiving morning we were also in charge of making "Peanutbutter Jiggers" in the family hotel room. It was certainly a challenge. We feel like we should write a hotel room cook book. Measurements would be in coffee mugs which would also have to be used to crush items. Cups, no matter the shape, would been used as rolling pins. This is what we did!

We ended up melting chocolate for the top in the microwave at the church house we were eating at. Adam insisted that we should add milk to the chocolate to make it creamier. He said, "I know this will work! I watch CHOPPED all of the time!" Well, it didn't work so much!
Later, Adam went Black Friday shopping with his sister, Alesha. He made sure everyone knew that he loves shopping on Black Friday... and eBay He helped her get a new TV for her house and an ipod. The next day we hit some sales to finish our Christmas shopping.