Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Meet the Prowse Family

Brinn. Blandon. Harper. Lola

I know, I know! You don't have to tell me twice how cute they are!
Brinn is one of the most amazing women I have ever met!
I have not had the privilege of meeting Blandon and Harper yet, but with a mom and wife like Brinn they have to be nothing short of awesome!

They have been dealing with Secondary Infertility for a few years now. They are hoping to adopt their next bundle of joy.

You want to know more about them you say....sure!

Please begin by telling us a little about your family.
Blandon and I met in college and married in August of 2004. We were surprisingly blessed with our son, Harper in 2006 and have now been struggling with unexplained secondary infertility for the past 4 1/2 years. We have a stinky but adorable bulldog, named Lola who keeps us laughing. We enjoy life and being a family.

What are some of your favorite activities to do together as a family?
We love being outside: camping, hiking, exploring, and anything to do with water or the beach. We make pretty awesome blanket forts, and bake the best chocolate chip cookies.

What led you to choose adoption?
Blandon and I have always loved adoption and had a desire to adopt at some point in our lives. As we went through all that infertility entails, we were gently led towards adoption. Over the past year we have been researching like crazy and have fallen in love with the miracle of adoption. We are so excited and feel so blessed to be able to grow our family in such a special way.

What are you looking forward to the most about adoption?
Obviously, growing our family! Not only with another child, but with the relationships that an open adoption provides.

What advice would you give couples who are thinking about adoption or are just starting the adoption process?
Breathe! Beginning the adoption process is so completely overwhelming as there is so much to do and to learn. Read as much as you can, positive and negative. Inform yourselves as much as possible with all sides of the adoption triad. Most importantly take it one day at a time, and pray, pray, pray!

You can read more about their family and what their everyday lives are like by checking out their blog...Prowse Family

Crochet Hats

Here is one of the few hats that I have made in the past 2 months.We took a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico to see my bestest and her family and she is CRAZY good at crocheting. She taught me about 2 years ago and I was bad at it. So, I thought I would give it another try....and this is what I got! 

{this is newborn size}

I think I will keep trying!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Latest obsession

And by "latest" I mean yesterday and today.


I haven't actually made any meals yet, but I am doing pieces.
Cookie Dough:
A few days ago I made cookie dough and then put little balls on a cookie sheet and froze them. When they were done I put them all in a freezer bag  and WAH-LA I can have cookies in 10 min whenever I want.

Taco meat:
Today I browned some turkey meat and cooked it with the taco seasoning. When it was done I let it sit for a few minutes to cool off before I put it in the container to freeze.

Sloppy Joe's:
I did the same thing I did for the taco meat.

BBQ chicken (for bbq chicken nachos):
I have 6 pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast cooking in the crock pot in water. Once it is done I will shred it and add or favorite BBQ sauce (Honey flavored) and then let cool and freeze.

That is as far as I have gotten. I plan on making a broccoli cheese and rice casserole, bbq chicken dinner (complete with veggies) Teriyaki chicken dinner (complete with veggies) I'll be sure to let you know how those turn out.

Hello again!

Well, it has been longer than awhile since I have posted. More than a WHOLE year. Wow, where has the time gone?? We haven't had the internet at home so I have been VERY disconnected.  I guess I have year to catch up on....
  All three of us are doing fabulous.
*Martin and I graduated from BYU-I in April 2011
*We moved back to VA after graduation
*I became an Auntie in Oct of 2011 to a cuter than life niece!!!
*I miss my "Ice-burg" friends TERRIBLY!!
*In the last month we bought a HOUSE!!! I can't believe it :)
*Jade is almost 2...YIKES! I can't believe my baby isn't a baby anymore. She talks us a storm and is such a copy-cat, but hey its fun to see that she is learning so much!!!
*I have made more friends in Meadowbrook, then I went and moved! but at least it's only a short drive. :)
*I haven't been coupon crazy since I don't have my coupon buddies to help me.
*We have been doing the "same old, same old" pretty much since

Until next time, (hopefully before next year, haha)