2013 What a ride!


Looking back on 2013 I see God’s hand and favor upon us.

Jesse has jumped out of his comfort zone and began teaching the youth at our church as well as teaching a cycle class at our gym. Next year he will  begin teaching BodyCombat at the gym and looks forward to many youth group adventures.

Ezekiel finished Kindergarten and began first grade like a champ! He loves school and loves to read. This summer he was a little fish and if we weren’t in or near the water he was asking when we would be. He played soccer in the spring and fall and is getting a good understanding of the game all while making some good friends!

Titus started Kindergarten in the fall and is thriving in it! He loves school! He too LOVES summer and loves being in the water. He also played soccer this year and is learning a lot about ball control. Titus loves to draw and color and is very talented!

With both boys being in school I have been able to get involved in some new ministry opportunities that I have really loved being a part of. I have gotten to meet some great new people and have really been taught a lot! I am looking forward to this year and what God has in store for us! HOPEFULLY a trip to Africa and new Tapley!

2014 holds a  lot of unknowns…What we do know is that there will be a lot of signing in this house in 2014…”What does that mean Jeanette!?” I’m glad you asked! We are excited to tell you that we have been matched with a little girl!! She is a doll!! And we are very excited to pursue and love on her!! One little side note is, that she is deaf.

Jesse and I have always had heart for the deaf community, but never knew how God would use us in it. We are excited to jump in this way. As of right now the boys and I are learning ASL while Jesse quizzes us! We appreciate the love and support we have gotten this far, because let’s be honest…this is all a little bit scary!!

As the year comes to a close we are forever thankful to all of you who have made this adoption process possible! We have an amazing “Village” 🙂


We hope and pray that 2014 will find you happy, healthy and blessed!


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