Monday, August 15, 2016

New Beginnings

Hello everyone!

Life is full of new beginnings for our family right now.  Lucas is almost sixteen months old; he's not just running around everywhere - he's climbing everywhere!  We also got a new cat, Gracie, and Lucas loves chasing her around.

Even more, we moved recently!  Mike got a position as assistant professor of systematic studies at Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology in Hales Corners, WI, where he'll be teaching sacramental theology and some other classes to seminarians.  Mary Beth was fortunate to stay with her company part-time in financial planning; she gets to work from home and has switched into the role of stay-at-home mom.

That means we also moved.

We bought our first house in the Milwaukee suburbs and we're settling in.

The community and our neighborhood are wonderful. Lucas loves all the room to run around, including our own backyard. The previous owners had a little one, so the house came with a "pre-decorated" room for Lucas!

Lastly, we're starting the adoption process again!  We've connected with Bethany Christian Services here in the Milwaukee area.  We're in the most initial phases of the adoption process now.  There's lots of paperwork, meetings, and waiting ahead.  But this time we feel like veterans to the process!

We can't wait to bring home a little baby brother or sister for Lucas.

We were blessed beyond belief to adopt Lucas because of word-of-mouth: friends of friends connected us.

Please remember us if you hear of anyone considering making an adoption plan for their baby.

Thank you for your help in spreading spread the word!


  1. So exciting! Congrats on the move and the career changes and new upcoming adoption!

  2. Good luck with starting the process again!

  3. Yayyyy! Seriously I am so excited for you guys :) Let's keep each other in prayer!! And congrats on Mike's job - that sounds amazing!

  4. So many exciting changes at once!! Love the pics of your house; what a great backyard!

  5. Congrats on the move and preparing to adopt again. So exciting. I've heard good things about Bethany...that isn't the agency we used. I'll keep your family in my prayers as you embark on another journey to grow your family. Wow...Lucas is 16 months old? Seems like it was last month that he joined your family.