And so it begins…

So far we’re having good success with Levi and his potty training. He’s got the pee part pretty much so down, and knows he has to go poop on the toilet. It’s just him realizing a it’s okay to poop while sitting on the potty.

Wish us luck

It’s that time. Pray for us. I’m on vacation and the wife and I have decided it’s potty training time. No, not for us, for Levi. Well sorta for us (and our sanity). I’ve got a weeks vacation (staycation) scheduled plus a long holiday weekend to get this done.

Way too long

Once again it’s been way too long since I’ve updated this page. So what’s happened with Danielle and I in the past year and a half?

Well, for starters, some not so good things. We endured the passing of both her grandfather on her dads side and her grandmother on her moms side. We know they are both in better places, but we sure do miss them.

That’s the main points of bad in life over the past year and a half. It’s been mostly good for us. We celebrated Levi’s second birthday recently. Farm themed and lots of fun. Little man is growing up so fast. His vocabulary is shooting through the roof, which is awesome. He’s having so much fun now playing at Mothers Morning Out.

He’s also obsessed with busses (or anything he thinks might be a bus), farm animals (still), and now The Very Busy Spider from Eric Carle. Oh, and dinosaurs.

IMG_5364 And I’m still not sure what this is all about. but he sure makes us smile on a daily basis.

As for Danielle and I, we recently celebrated her birthday and our anniversary with an overnight trip (minus Levi) to Louisville. Thanks to our neighbors for keeping little man overnight for us. We got to enjoy an anniversary dinner to Melting Pot. That’s where we went on our honeymoon, so it was nice to revisit one after 7 years. A beautiful night’s rest (meaning not having to get up to an alarm or a 2 year old) in a lovely hotel followed by a fantastic breakfast at First Watch, and it was a good weekend to just reconnect and pay attention to each other.

Other than that, it’s all just normal life. School/work, and watching the boy grow up.

Happy Daddy moment

Wow, it’s been a very long time since our last post.

First off, hope everyone had a good Christmas 2016, a great start to 2017, happy Valentine’s day, and a blessed Easter.

Okay, now that we have all that out of the way, quick update

We finalized our adoption (which you probably already know). If you are following Dani and I on Facebook, then you’ve seen our pictures and know all of this. So I won’t rehash anymore.

But this week I have had two of the best daddy moments I can think of. First was Monday after work. I came home, Levi was on his playmat in the living room with his back to the door I came in. So I laid my stuff down, grinned at Danielle, and crept up behind Levi. By the time I got to him, I was laying prone on my stomach. I blew into his ear, he still hadn’t heard me coming up behind him.

He slowly looks up, then over his shoulder, sees me, and gets this big smile on his face, puts down his MegaBlock toy, turns around, grabs my shoulders and starts clamping on to give me a hug! So happy I was nearly in tears.

Then today, I go home for lunch, he’s on the floor again playing, I go hug him and hold him for a few. Well, after a few minutes I have to put him down to take care of nature and start my lunch. As I come out of the bathroom and cross the living room (he’s sitting on his playmat again) and go straight into the kitchen, he starts wailing a cry. I get my frozen grilled chicken breast in the microwave, go pick him up (still crying) and as soon as he’s in my arms…silence.

All he wanted was his dada. So we put him in his high chair, give him some munchies, I finish fixing my lunch, and sit at the table with him. he’s happy as a lark, having lunch with dada.

Heart…melted. I’m so in love with my son. It’s the greatest thing that’s happened to me, I think.

Just had to share that moment.

– Drew

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick wish to all our family and friends to have a great and Happy Thanksgiving. We hope that you enjoy your day with family, friends, and loved ones.  To those who are working today, we hope you are safe and have a good day as well. 


Drew, Danielle, and Levi

Waiting on baby rub

As most anyone reading this blog post is aware, Danielle and I have been in the process of becoming parents.

We decided to adopt for personal reasons.  This is something we thought about, prayed about, and finally felt God has prepared us for this moment.

If you haven’t heard, we are looking to adopt a newborn infant.  As this is our first adoption, we will be staying domestic.  We have nothing against international adoptions, but we just didn’t have the time and fiscal resources to commit at this point in our lives.

The process up till now has been interesting, full of excitement and anticipation.  That will only grow exponentially now, I am sure.

Today, our adoption profile booklets were placed in the mail to the agency.  They’ll have them by noon tomorrow.  Which means, as long as they say the booklets are okay and we don’t need to make any changes, they can start showing them to birthmothers. 

I’d love to share some pictures of a few of the baby items we have prepared for Baby Rub (yeah, still don’t know if we’ll get a boy or girl, so no chance of first names being dropped any time soon).  Right now I don’t have access to them. Be sure though, that we’ll keep you updated on what’s happening.

For now, if you are so inclined, please keep us in your prayers.  Most specifically for patience as we enter the “official” waiting period.  Please pray for our potential birthmother, as we know the decision she’s making to place her child for adoption is one made from love, but it also probably one of the hardest she’ll ever make.  And please pray that God speaks to her heart in helping the right mother choose us.