Cari & Michael
Hello Sweet Friend.
I hope as you view our family, it will feel a little like walking through our front door.
You would be greeted with a bustle of activity and noise. It is rarely quiet. We all love to hang out in the kitchen together, and run circles around each other. There is always food cooking , coffee brewing, children playing, and toys to trip over. This is home to us. Loud, busy, and a place to be loved and belong.
We hope you get a glimpse of who we are, but also that you are met with warmth, love, and belonging.
Cari & Michael
LEARN MORE ABOUT US
Top 5 traditions
Hot Cocoa and driving in our PJ’s to look at Christmas Lights
Summer trip to South Dakota
Apple picking and the pumpkin patch
Fall trip to the cabin
Celebrating Brazil’s Children’s Day
A few of our favorite snapshots...
Favorite things to do at home
Drink coffee together in the kitchen
Build a fire
Cozy up to watch our favorite shows and movies
Cook together in the kitchen
Play and listen to music
five important things we try to teach our children
To love others well
To have empathy, compassion and understanding
To embrace and celebrate other ethnicities, religions and cultures
To be generous
To recognize their own value, strength and worth
The perfect saturday
Explore new parks and lakes
Hang out in the city and visit Farmer Markets
Have Brazilian BBQ
Walk around the neighborhood
Everyday, we seek to create for our children, and others, a place to let their guard down. A place to make mistakes and be met with grace and understanding. A place to belong, to be heard, and to be infinitely wanted, and loved.
Our desire to adopt, goes beyond the desire to grow our family. But to keep our hearts open, to whomever may need it. To love well without expecation. The most life changing words that were ever spoken to me were, " You matter, and you are loved."
Sweet friend, you matter, and you are loved.
It is our hope that during this time that you are filled with an incredible amount of peace and comfort.