Friday, August 29, 2008

Playing in the Great Outdoors

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Courtney: Camping! I love cooking over an open fire, snuggling into a cozy sleeping bag, and enjoying a nice warm cup of hot chocolate in the cool mornings. It's nice not to have to worry about what time it is...if it's light it's day time, if it's dark it's time to wind down for the night. It's so simple and relaxing. It's great to get a bunch of family or friends to go with you. Camping allows you a lot of time to really spend quality time together. And honestly, I think everything tastes better when it's cooked over a fire! Oh! and how can anyone deny the awesomeness of S'mores?!??!??

Matt: Surfing the internet. Oh wait, thats my blackberry. Hiking! I just love being outside and trying be unplug myself from the demands of the job and just connecting with the great outdoors.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cleanliness is next to Godliness

"What is your least favorite chore?"

Courtney: I have to say that my least favorite is dishes. I know I have a dishwasher and all I have to do is put them in, but still I really dislike it! lol The act itself takes up's not like folding laundry where you can pop a movie in and fold while you watch. No, you're stuck in the kitchen with wet food stuck on your plates. (yuck)

Matt: I hate cleaning the bathroom. Just because it's a bathroom.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A warm welcome for Matt & Courtney

Please let us introduce ourselves. We are Matt and Courtney. This lovely blog is for prospective birth parents to get to know us a little better. We want this blog to be a place where we can share more openly who we are as a family. We want to share the things we do that make us Matt and Courtney. Keep checking back!

Well, we might as well start at the beginning! Here's our story of why we're hoping to adopt someone special!

We decided a few years ago that we wanted to expand our family. We, of course, started trying...We heard it's supposed to be pretty easy. lol But about 18 months later we found out that we aren't physically able to conceive children. After numerous doctor visits and many hours in prayer we decided that our family would grow through adoption. We felt that it didn't matter if we aren't physically able to bear children...we are physically, spiritually, and emotionally able to be PARENTS! We strongly believe that family is what you make it! That you don't have to be born into a family to belong there. And by the sealing powers of the priesthood, the children that we parent, will enjoy the blessings of an eternal family.