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    We’re Paul and Amy. We’re teachers and artists and lovers and laughers. We have a daughter,
    Lucy, who fills us with delight. We take pictures in fields of flowers. We’re adopting a little boy
    from Africa. And we can’t wait to meet him.

We’re Expectant!

A post in numbers:

1. Soon, Lucy is going to have a baby brother. Our family is going to grow.

2. But not the way that you might think.

3. We’re going to adopt an infant from Africa.

4. (pause for excited squealing)

5. We can’t tell you which country online (it’s in the adoption agency contract), but if you ask us in person, we’ll be happy to share that info with you.

6. We’re about two weeks into a process that we hope will take between 12 and 16 months.

7. We’re thrilled.

8. We won’t be able to afford this alone. But we’re expectant, trusting that God is going to use all of you out there to help us bring our son home. We can’t wait to see how that works.

A New Blog. And a Big Announcement

Thanks for visiting us. We started keeping a family website when our daughter, Lucy, was born in April of 2011. We kept her website,, fairly active over the next two years, mostly posting pictures of us having fun together as a family. But, now that we’re expecting, we figured that we should have a website that’s a little wider ranging than just the exploits of Lucy.

Did you catch that? I said “Now, that we’re expecting.” Amy and I are really excited to go Facebook-official with our big news. Within the next year or so, we hope to have adopted a little boy from [Home Country]. There will be lots more info about our rationale for this on the site, but for now…we hope that you’ll rejoice with us. Adoption is a long and difficult journey, but we are blessed to have an incredibly supportive group of family and friends. You all are so supportive that we felt selfish keeping you all to ourselves. We can’t wait to share you with a new member of our family.

We’ll continue to post about our fun with Lucy, but we’re also going to use this site to keep you up-to-date on our adoption process, any other family happenings, and ways that you can help.

May 6, 2013 - 8:41 pm

Lia Thibodeau - This is such wonderful news! Blayne and I thought seriously of adopting in our younger days. It makes my heart happy for your family and your new sweet little boy that is awaiting meeting his awesome new family!

May 7, 2013 - 2:47 am

Granma - Already praying for my new grandson. Can’t wait to meet him!