Stay tuned…

August 26th, 2014

I got behind in keeping this blog updated.  I am working on catching up so keep checking back for new posts….

Amazing Bedhead

August 25th, 2014

McKenna has the best morning hair!  Beside being so cheerful in the morning it always fun to see what her hair is doing when she wakes up.  Today was too good not to take a picture!

We are coming home!

September 26th, 2013

After days of running frantically to get all the legal stuff in order, we are approved to leave Washington.  We just received word that Utah has approved us to return so we can come home.  Now that we are done we can just relax and enjoy our children!

And her name is…

September 26th, 2013

We are attempting to name our little baby girl. Every time we try a name Dempsey emphatically tells us, “NO! Her name is Sparkle!!”

Even after all of Dempseys insisting, we decided to name our dear little daughter Mckenna Ann Martin.

It’s a girl!

September 24th, 2013

What a crazy day… it started with a call at noon followed by frantic packing, a trip to Orem to sign papers, and then a 6:30 PM flight to Seattle. Then followed by a 2 and a half hour drive… boy was all the rushing worth it!  We are so excited to welcome this precious baby girl into our family!  Dempsey is so excited to have a sister.

Our Home Study is Complete and We Are Approved to Adopt Again

July 17th, 2013

We just completed our home study and we are approved to adopt again.  We are excited to grow our little family and share our love with another child.  Dempsey is excited to have a brother or a sister.  She talks regularly about both.  She will be a great “big” sister.

Family Reunion – Lincoln City, Oregon

July 8th, 2013

Check back soon for pictures and more information…

Caribbean Cruise 2012

April 20th, 2013

Check back soon for more info and pictures….

Our Day in Court – Adoption Finalization

October 15th, 2012

We arrived at the courthouse for our 8 AM appointment.  It made for an early morning but we were more than happy to be there.  Everything went smoothly and Dempsey is officially ours!

Our First Family Trip – Cannon Beach, Oregon

September 12th, 2012

Both Jared and I grew up spending summer vacations at the Oregon Coast.  We were so excited to share that with Dempsey.  We were able to choose a day with absolutely the best weather (not always the easiest thing to do in Oregon).  Dempsey had a great time.  She wasn’t quite sure about the cold water at first but that did not last long.  She loved splashing in the water and playing in the sand.  We will definitely be continuing our family tradition of vacationing at the Oregon Coast!