One of our mutual attractons so many years ago was that neither of us ever wanted children. We were both dedicated, career-oriented people. Hmmm... how things change.
On August 1, 1999 Darian came into our world and we knew we had made the right decision to forgo our DINK status (Dual-Income, No Kids) and join the parenthood club. Exactly 13 months later to the day, Trevor became a part of our family and confirmed that our decision was right.
Two beautiful boys, no worries in the world... what else could we want? Well, we wanted two girls. Both of us were aging, however, and we were acutely aware of the many children in this world who needed a warm, loving family. So, we decided to go the adoption route.
We started the whole process about 4 years ago and finally got Alexis from Ukraine in the summer of 2007. And now, we're just a few days away from bringing home Katrina and starting a new chapter in all our lives.
Darian will turn 9 and a half this Sunday (super bowl Sunday). Trevor will be 8 and a half on March 1. Little Alexis will have her third birthday in between the two.
Darian, Trevor, and Alexis - we cannot imagine life without you. You bring us so much joy and happiness. So, Big D (Darian), Sweet Pickles (Trevor), and Poodle-Doodle (Alexis) - get ready. Mommy and Daddy are coming home and we may never stop hugging you!!
P.S. Thanks to Uncle Mark for daily reading our blog to Al and Fern.