Tuesday, March 31

The Mr. and Mrs. {the story of us}

We met in the summer of 1989 while working at a night club.  Was it love at first sight?....Pretty close to it! After a whirlwind courtship, we were married in the winter of 1989.

We jumped into family life with both feet! Jeff was excited about his new role as husband and Father and needless to say, Tyler was thrilled to have Jeff as his Step Daddy.

We celebrated the birth of our second son Kyle in the Spring of 1990.

In the fall, we took a family trip to Arizona to visit Jeff's parents. We fell in love with the Valley of the Sun and decided it make it home in Spring of 1991.

In June of 1991, we bought our first home and shortly after we started attending a Bible Church
. It was there, that we made the decision for Christ in June of 1992.

In the Winter of 1993, we joyfully welcomed the birth of our Daughter, Jordan.

In the winter of 2003, we made a bold move and relocated the family to Texas! (Sometimes....it's the bold move that pays off!) We love, love, love Texas!  (Really, we do!)

Today, we are super excited as we wait for our new daughter to join our family. We can't wait to make the trip to Ethiopia to bring her home. (and we are praying it will be sooner than later!)

Along the way- The past 19 years have been filled with joy (and sorrow), ups (and downs), peaks (and valleys) all "par for the course" in marriage. (Hey...Marriage is not for wimps!..it can be hard work sometimes but it is worth it!)

Through it all...we are committed to our marriage and to our family. We look forward to watching our kids continue to grow and thrive, to becoming Grandparents (someday), perhaps traveling the world a bit and even growing ..together.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

I Cor 13: 4-8


  1. What a great story! Can't wait to hear about Justice!!

  2. What a nice story. Lately, I've been questioning my marriage and reading this makes me think. Thanks for posting.

  3. loved this....it is great to get to know people a little bit better everytime I read a post!

    sounds like you have had a great ride so far...and you are right marriage is not for wimps...but it is sooo worth all the hard work!


  4. I enjoyed visiting your blog! May God bless you and your family.

  5. What a great story. I'm so happy for you all and Justice.

  6. What a beautiful couple! And a great story. Good luck with your adoption. That is so exciting!

  7. What a great love story!!! thanks for following! Keep me in your prayers while I go through with "The Dare"!!!!

  8. Great story. Sounds like you are blessed.

  9. What a great story. This is my first time here. Looking forward to reading more.

    Winks & Smiles,

  10. You look so beautiful...and the story, just the same. : )

  11. Thanks for the follow, I love the name Justice! ;-)

  12. You have such a beautiful family!

  13. Love this picture. Love the Story of how you took the leaps that brought you to the Happy place you sit now. Hope the 4 months longer (for Justice) flies quickly by!