We don't have family in the immediate area, but we try to see our family as often as possible. We typically get together for birthdays and holidays. There is always a lot of chatting and catching up!
Cate has an older sister and a younger brother. Her sister has four sons. The oldest of which has a daughter and two sons. Cate also has a younger brother. He and his wife have two daughters and a son. Bill has a younger sister who has a daughter and two sons. Her daughter also has a daughter.
When we're with family Bill spends time fixing family computers and helping everyone figure out their new technology. His father, Ron, always make sure there is a heavy, greasy engine in the garage so they can sneak out to do some work and talk about their projects.
Cate loves to spoil the nieces and nephews to make sure everyone has nice things to wear throughout the year. With so many nieces and nephews on her side of the family a lot of time is spent working out the details of when we can all be together next.
Our families and friends have been behind us 110% in our adoption endeavor. Our extended families are eager to welcome another child into their lives. Our nephews, nieces and little cousins will certainly be thrilled to welcome a new baby. We are blessed to have loving families that have so much to share.
Our house has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, kitchen, dining room, living room and a room we call the waiting room. It’s supposed to be a dining room, but its waiting for us to figure out what else to do with it. In the meantime we filled it with books, board games and comfy places to sit.
Our subdivision was developed to promote a real sense of community. There are several families in the neighborhood with kids. We often see them playing outside in our yard and their own yards. We see them taking walks with their parents and can chat with them from our front porch. We'd like our children to be active in the community. Our hopes are to participate in programs at the county humane society which is also near our home.
We have a park nearby with swings, slides and a jungle gym. During a recent family get together, we took 7 kids to the park for an hour or so – we had so much fun! We also like to regularly visit the Zoo and the Children's museum. These are two of the many kid friendly destinations in our area that encourage play, laughter, fun and child development.
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