Monday, December 13, 2010

Not just friends, more like family

Every week, JT and I get together with our "life group."  Our LG, is made up of a group of friends from our church that are all at the same life stage, so we're "doing life together."  Last week, we had a white elephant gift exchange Christmas party - hence the huge "chubby bunny" poster on the left! Our good friend Jason, always tries to get the biggest laugh with his gifts - I think he definitely won this year! (The poster is actually him circa 1993 ~ hilarious!)

Over the past few years, these friends have surpassed the friendship status, they've become more like family to us.  We share meals together, we listen to each other, we laugh together, we cry together, we celebrate together, we pray for each other. This incredible group of people recently surprised JT and I with a very generous gift toward our adoption expenses!  It was something they certainly didn't have to do, but something they did because they love and care about us and our kids (who we don't even know yet) so much that they want to help us bring them home.  We are so thankful for all of the support they've given to us since learning about our decision to adopt. We love each of them like family and wanted to take a moment to thank them for loving us!

Thank you Sarah & Jordan, Molly & Jason, Ashley & Dave, Christine & Eric, Kathi & Chad, Jess & Jared for being a part of our family.  We love you and feel so blessed to have you in our lives!


  1. Aww this makes me want to cry! We LOVE you guys too and are so very thankful for your friendship! I can't wait for you to come to Oregon someday, so we can meet your kids:)

  2. Likewise - We love you guys and all of our growing LG. We're the ones who are thankful to share this experience with you.
    Perhaps you'll have to bring those boys to visit us too...Hawaii, Japan, San Diego?!?!

  3. Dang, how does a person get a copy of that poster? That thing is so sweet on so many levels...

    Chad O.