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We are so grateful to be here on this journey and are looking forward to what the future holds. We have felt called for over a decade to welcome a child into our home to raise with abundant love and support. We want to share our lives with this child and believe adoption is a beautiful way to grow our family.
When I first met Kayla I was drawn to how deeply she thought and cared about others. She was especially skilled in working with young kids with all of her early babysitting and training working in childcare. She said she wanted to be a mother since her earliest memories playing with her dolls. Kayla’s ability to plan and organize has brought so much fun to our family. You will find her planning weekly meals, homeschool activities, fun vacations, and themed family nights. Some of our favorite nights are the family movie nights complete with an entire meal to match the movie theme, tickets to the living room movie show, and even games or artsy type crafts to match. On other days, you can find her planting all things. She learned over the years that she loves plants, flowers, the smell of fresh dirt and everything about gardening. I love how she lights up and comes alive doing something she is passionate about. Kayla is patient and intentional with our three boys, taking the time to listen and make them feel heard and valued. She makes sure to provide one on one time with each of our children and shows excitement about the things that interest them.
Pete naturally draws people to him by his humorous character. He is always cracking jokes and making people around him laugh. He is so talented and always finds ways to nurture his creative spirit. Not only is he highly skilled in house leveling and construction, but he has fun hobbies that really let him express his creativity. His passion is 3D printing. He knows all about how to build and fix the machines and additionally how to create files to print and bring his vision to life. He paints a lot of his work and astonishes me how attentive he is to detail. Something that instantly drew me to him long ago, was his ability to be patient and gentle. Pete may appear to have a tough exterior, but he is as gentle as they come. He is a protector and also loves with his whole heart. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Pete is a fun dad and loves to rough house with his boys. He is always setting up fun games and competitions with the boys. They love the fun nature of the competition. You can find him on a weeknight, after working hard all day, at the outside basketball hoop with our kids challenging a friendly game. He is full to the brim of dad jokes. He is steady in all aspects of life and parenting is no exception.
Thank you so much for taking the time to get to know us and read over our profile. We hope that it has shown you the truth of who we are: parents who are devoted uncondionally and abundantly to any child who joins our family. Our goal as parents is for our children to grow up feeling secure and confident in who they are. We want them to see our home as a safe landing place during hard times and a place of celebration of the great moments in life.
We promise to love your child, to give them every oppurtunity possible, to encourage their journeys in discovering who they are, and most importantly to remind them of your love for them. We continue to pray for you and your sweet baby and hope to meet you soon.
Parenting is an amazing oppurtunity that we don’t take lightly. A good parent is nurturing and loving. We try to be parents that listen to the needs of the child. We respect them and guide them with understanding. Love and respect of each family member is very important in our home. Unconditional and non judgemental love is what we hope to teach our children. We also value our Christian faith. We want our kids to know they were created with purpose. We want them to enjoy life and be kind, loving, considerate individuals to those around them.
Our home is a ranch style home nestled in between big shady trees. It sits far back on 8 acres of land down a long driveway. It is full of windows we often open when the weather is nice to let the cool breeze flow through. It is right outside the city limits giving it a country feel without being far from the stores in our town.
We are a little obsessed with all things Frenchie at our home. We have 5 French Bulldogs: Fiona, Ruby, Diesel, Tucker and Ellie. They are small and very well behaved. They are the most gentle canines and a shadow to Kayla. They live for belly rubs and sitting in our laps.
Our family enjoys activities that allow us to spend time together. We enjoy hosting dinners and game nights for our extended family and friends. We especially enjoy smores over a fire in our backyard, a family game of water kickball with our slip and slides during the summer, and family board games such as Scene It and Ticket to Ride. Riding bikes or the electric scooters is also one of our favorite pasttimes. Waterparks, swimming, anything involving cooling off from the Texas heat is what you will find us doing in the hot summers.