Jenn & I have been married for almost 5 years and recently have been on a journey to start a family. But our story isn’t the same as most of our friends because we chose adoption.
They say if you want kids, then get a plant first, if that doesn’t die then get a pet. If that makes it then maybe you are ready to have kids. We took that advice and started with a great cast of characters that have fully enriched our lives.
Toonces (The Driving Cat) is our neighborhood adopted stray who goes from house to house to get food and shelter. We all call him by a different name and after 3 years of secretly feeding him, all of the neighbors have started to admit that they do too. Although I think he likes Jenn & I best.
Then came Axelle…our Foreign Exchange Student from France. There is nothing like going from 0 kids to a teenager overnight. She has helped prepare us in our journey and has provided many stories and laughs. Not sure what this year would have been like without her.
Next was Pancake (named by Axelle because it is her favorite food). He was the dog that wandered into a classroom at Jenn’s school with a broken leg after being hit by a car. Yep, he joined the family too.
Finally we were blessed with Nolin, our son. It has only been a few days, but we loved him immediately. I started this blog so that I can always look back at these days and remember just how lucky we are.
Each member of our family has come from somewhere different and brought so much to our lives. I like to say that they chose us, but either way I hope you enjoy reading about Our Modern Family!