Wednesday, February 10, 2010

How It All Began

Chris, Riley, Peyton, and I were heading to Sweet Tomatoes one Friday night a couple of weeks ago. As we were driving there Chris and I talked about the situation in Haiti with the earthquake and how horrible it was. We talked about the children who were without a Mom and Dad. Chris said that he wished he could bring one of those children home with us so that they could have a family. It was then that my brain started working over time.

When we got home I went on the computer to start researching adopting children from Haiti. It didn't take long to realize that this wasn't something that could be done at this time. Not because we didn't want to, but because it isn't something that is being allowed at this time.

As I searched various adoption sites I came across Reeces Rainbow and fell in love with so many beautiful children with Down Syndrome. At that moment I knew I wanted to bring one of those precious children home with me and have him or her become a part of our family.

Every night after that Peyton and Riley would look at the website with me. They would ask to look at the kids. They even have their own favorite kiddos that they will look at and get so excited when they see the picture. I also shared the website with Karissa and she looked at it while in her dorm room one night and called me to tell me her favorite cuties.

They have all expressed their interest in helping bring a child home and into our family. Riley and Peyton have discussed how to decorate the room for their new brother or sister, they have looked at Target for clothes, etc.


  1. Welcome Jenn! You will be a blogging wizard in no time, I'm sure of it! I'm really excited to see where this journey leads your family. There are so many wonderful people on RR to help you and cheer you on. I'm not technologically gifted either, but if I can help you in any way I sure will!

    Sherry White

  2. If you want help with your blog, a button, etc. I am happy to help. I do a lot of the buttons for people on RR and also do blog design. For families adopting/fund raising I do free blog design. So, if you want help just email me at