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Merrill & Maryprofile id #27932
Merrill and Mary
Hereís what you should know about Merrill:
He graduated from ASU in Electrical Engineering and works for a large corporation in the valley. He was recently promoted to a level 4 engineer! Merrill is a manís man! When he was a Scout Leader he would go on camp outs once a month. He loves all that kind of boy stuff, cooking outdoors getting dirty, hiking, making knives and roughing it (we hope to pass the love for the outdoors to Max as we start taking him camping). Merrill enjoys what I call experimental cooking. If we donít have the ingredient he will find something else to replace it with or if he thinks something sounds good he will add it in the dish even if it doesnít call for it. Sometimes itís great sometimes itís not. Merrill can fix just about anything that is broken and sometimes he can even do it McGyver style. Max loves to help out any way he can when Daddy is fixing things and Merrill loves to show him how to use his little tool set he has. One of the many things that makes Merrill so great are his awesome listening skills which will help win the hearts of our children.
Here is a little bit about me:
I have deep love of learning and enjoy seeking out anything that captures my attention and that is applicable to my life. I love to read book after book and I think I might be slightly addicted to buying books. I love taking classes whenever I can, two of my favorite have been photography and sewing. I was able to turn photography into a little side job and I have been photographing weddings for over 6 years now. I decided I want to focus more on being a wife and mother and have closed my own business and contract out to shoot weddings from time to time for a big wedding photographer in the valley. As a child I was very active in music (I played the flute, tenor and bari saxophone, and taught myself to play the piano). I have been athletic all my life and enjoy swimming when its warm and running when it's cold. I like keeping ďto doĒ lists around the house as I find it helps me get more accomplished and Iím constantly getting ideas of things we can do to improve life or to have more fun. I feel that being a wife and mother are the most important roles I have in life. I feel so grateful to my Father in Heaven for allowing me these privileges of being a wife and mother. Through the adoption process have come to trust Him more than I had before.
Max - Our Pride and Joy
Max is now three and a half and we cannot seem to get over how adorable he is. Our birth mother made one beautiful boy and he definitely got some of her even temperament. He can be very calm for the most part but defiantly has a more rambunctious side that he shows at home. Max loves being outside and getting dirty. It's pretty common to see him walking around with his tools and trying to fix things or carrying around a box full of cars. Max is in the stage where he loves to help (for the most part) with the things we are doing and he just starting the "Why?" phase for everything. Max is loving and learning so much at preschool which he goes to twice a week. We are so excited for Max to be a big brother - he loves babies and always wants to help whenever we are watching little ones. He will be such an amazing big brother and example.
Hopefully youíve seen we really are happy people and we work hard to be the best people and parents we can. We arenít there yet but we are constantly working towards building a strong family foundation built upon our belief in God and the values we hold. But the truth is we long to have more children and not being able to do that leaves our hearts aching again. Between the three of us we have so much love to give to another child. Itís still our dream to have a large family, but by golly if we can just have 2 kids we would feel as if we were just handed the world. We share this with you because we want you to know that even though we have a son who we love dearly, it doesnít diminish our love or want for another. But in all this we trust that God has a plan for us and for you. He knows what is best for all of us so we continue to trust in Him and His plan.
We hope that youíve gotten a glimpse into our lives. We wish you the best as you start your journey which ever one it may be.
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