Tamara & Courtney

Hoping to Adopt (Texas)

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Date Night!  When the weather is cool we like to warm comfort food. We're driving to Lubbock to meet some friends to eat Orlando's.
Date Night! When the weather is cool we like to warm comfort food. We...
Enjoying some Texas Rangers Baseball 2019
Enjoying some Texas Rangers Baseball 2019
Tidd Bit - I am five years and three days older than Tamara
Tidd Bit - I am five years and three days older than Tamara
Tamara's family -
This picture was taken right before we found out our youngest nephew was on his way.
Tamara's family - This picture was taken right before we found out our...
Fun Fact: We have been snorkeling at St. John's Bay in the Virgin Islands
Fun Fact: We have been snorkeling at St. John's Bay in the Virgin Isla...
Our Song is
Our Song is "Crazy Like You" by Josh Grider
BBQ Date Night!  We like to enjoy Prime Rib night at one of our favorite restaurants in Wolfforth, Tx. Evie Mae's Barbeque is one of the best.
BBQ Date Night! We like to enjoy Prime Rib night at one of our favori...
It's not everyday that Courtney wears a suit. Doesn't he look so handsome. We celebrated the wedding of some of our friends.
It's not everyday that Courtney wears a suit. Doesn't he look so hands...
Enjoying summer nights at the ranch.
Enjoying summer nights at the ranch.
Something interesting about us...
My grandmother was Tamara's Sunday School Teacher when she was little.
Something interesting about us... My grandmother was Tamara's Sunday...
Family trip to the Fort Worth  Zoo.
Family trip to the Fort Worth Zoo.
Christmas Movie Date to see
Christmas Movie Date to see "The Grinch"
Courtney's Family -
We took these pictures for Christmas 2019.
Courtney's Family - We took these pictures for Christmas 2019.
Love my little sister! Enjoying the night at our cousin's wedding.
Love my little sister! Enjoying the night at our cousin's wedding.
Our sweet nephews . I love taking pictures for fun. So these two get to model for their Aunt Tamara all the time.
Our sweet nephews . I love taking pictures for fun. So these two get t...
Carnival fun with our nephew.
Carnival fun with our nephew. "Wave at the camera" Every year my sist...
I love to babysit my nephews. This guy is such a sweetheart and I love spending my weekends with his cuddles.
I love to babysit my nephews. This guy is such a sweetheart and I love...
He loves his Uncle Courtney. Just look at the smile he gives him.
He loves his Uncle Courtney. Just look at the smile he gives him.
North Texas Jellystone Vacation -
Tamara's family went to down for 4 days to fish, hangout and play at the water park.
North Texas Jellystone Vacation - Tamara's family went to down for 4 d...
Our nephew's 1st birthday.
Our nephew's 1st birthday.
Weekends! We had a bonfire at my sister's house. You can see it was all smiles.
Weekends! We had a bonfire at my sister's house. You can see it was al...
We love lake days!  As a family we have always spent most of our summer days on the lake. There is nothing better than sharing this tradition with the youngest members.
We love lake days! As a family we have always spent most of our summe...
Fun Fact about us... We had the same group of friends growing up but didn't actually meet until 2009.
Fun Fact about us... We had the same group of friends growing up but d...
Me and one of my co-teachers, Frances enjoying the Color Run at school.
Me and one of my co-teachers, Frances enjoying the Color Run at school...
The week Texas froze over. Look how beautiful our trees are covered in the ice and snow.
The week Texas froze over. Look how beautiful our trees are covered in...
The one mile winner of our Color Run at school. Nothing like sweating Rainbows.
The one mile winner of our Color Run at school. Nothing like sweating...
Me and Pops are working hard on tractor tires for planting season.  Pops has worked with my family for 47 years, he's like my uncle.
Me and Pops are working hard on tractor tires for planting season. Po...
Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas
I took Tamara to Waco for her 30th birthday. She was so excited to visit Magnolia to shop, see everything and of course we enjoyed the food trucks and bakery.
Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas I took Tamara to Waco for...
Weekends at the Ranch. We don't always to do work on the weekend but sometimes it's nice to help out the family. We decided to help my grandpa check his cows on this beautiful morning.
Weekends at the Ranch. We don't always to do work on the weekend but s...
This was taken the day we did our Adoption.com video interview. We have to save a picture to mark this day in our lives in hopes it's the video that helps us become parents.
This was taken the day we did our Adoption.com video interview. We hav...
Our Support System
These sweet people with my parents are teachers at the school. They have supported us through our adoption journey.
These sweet people with my parents are teachers at the school. They ha...
We had a service at church over adoption. We spoke to our church family about our struggle with ivf and how we decided to adopt. These sweet girls sang the most beautiful song for us.
We had a service at church over adoption. We spoke to our church famil...
My sister have been the biggest blessing to us during our journey. She is rock and taught about the kids of parents we want to become.
My sister have been the biggest blessing to us during our journey. She...
Family Friend:  Kara was adopted herself and has let us come to her questions and promises to help us along the way.
Family Friend: Kara was adopted herself and has let us come to her qu...
Close Friend: Macy was like my sister growing up. She is the sweetest and caring person. I know she prays everyday for us and will continue
Close Friend: Macy was like my sister growing up. She is the sweetest...
This is my cousin, his wife and step-daughter. My family is mixed with biological, step, adopted and just because we love you members.
This is my cousin, his wife and step-daughter. My family is mixed with...
These three ladies have always been apart of mine or Courtney's life. They will help us raise this child as they helped raise us.
These three ladies have always been apart of mine or Courtney's life....
My parents cannot wait to add another grandchild to the mix. They love babysitting and spoiling them rotten. -Tamara
My parents cannot wait to add another grandchild to the mix. They love...
"We cannot wait to be an Aunt & Uncle" - Korie, Tamara's Sister
Close Family Friend: Tonya was my babysitter growing up. We became very close and I love teaching her kids now. See Recommendation for more.
Close Family Friend: Tonya was my babysitter growing up. We became ver...
 My mom and  Emma, my niece cannot wait to have a little one to spoil rotten. - Courtney
My mom and Emma, my niece cannot wait to have a little one to spoil...
Brenay was one of my high school friends and college roommates.  She may live away but I know we are in her prayers along with this sweet baby.
Brenay was one of my high school friends and college roommates. She m...
Anniversary Trip to Colorado
Red Rocks Amphitheatre! After walking up those steps we had to take a break and enjoy the view. Hopefully one day we will get to go back to a concert there.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre! After walking up those steps we had to take a...
Hiking at Roosevelt National Forest. 
9.8 miles is our new record.
Hiking at Roosevelt National Forest. 9.8 miles is our new record.
Courtney is a huge baseball fan. His goal is to see all the MLB Stadiums in the US. He can now mark off Coors Field home of the Rockies.
Courtney is a huge baseball fan. His goal is to see all the MLB Stadiu...
Downtown Denver at the Milk Market.
Downtown Denver at the Milk Market.
Golden, CO was an awesome small town. We loved driving around and visiting all the small mountain towns.
Golden, CO was an awesome small town. We loved driving around and visi...
Head up the steps at the Red Rocks.
Head up the steps at the Red Rocks.
Headed back down the steps. Almost half way down had to take a photo break.
Headed back down the steps. Almost half way down had to take a photo b...
On our 9.8 mile hike!
On our 9.8 mile hike!
This  amazing sight we found on our hike is to good not to share.
This amazing sight we found on our hike is to good not to share.
We ended our trip with the most beautiful sunset.
We ended our trip with the most beautiful sunset.
Fishing at Brainard Lake  
Roosevelt National Forest.
Fishing at Brainard Lake Roosevelt National Forest.
Our hiking trail was filled with small streams running through it.
Our hiking trail was filled with small streams running through it.
Riding around the Rocky Mountains.
Riding around the Rocky Mountains.
Looking up at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre at how many steps we  just walked.
Looking up at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre at how many steps we just wa...
Weekend Adventures
There is nothing better than being up early at the ranch to drive out in the middle of no where to watch the sunrise.
There is nothing better than being up early at the ranch to drive out...
Spending Christmas break with this boy has been the best blessing.
Spending Christmas break with this boy has been the best blessing.
Christmas is about family. So glad we were all able to spend the day together.
Christmas is about family. So glad we were all able to spend the day t...
Courtney seems to get all the cuddles lately.  He definitely loves his Uncle NeeNee!
Courtney seems to get all the cuddles lately. He definitely loves his...
My sister is my best friend. I love getting to spend the holidays with her and my family. There is nothing better than watching Christmas through the young ones eyes.
My sister is my best friend. I love getting to spend the holidays with...
Weekends during December are filled with lots of cookie making. This is serious business to this four year old. His little brother doesn't care what they look like as long as they taste good.
Weekends during December are filled with lots of cookie making. This i...
Saturday nights with friends have been far and wide in 2020 but so glad when were able to get together.
Saturday nights with friends have been far and wide in 2020 but so gla...
Sweet Summertime. Oh the hot summer days were filled with these two boys.
Sweet Summertime. Oh the hot summer days were filled with these two bo...
Our  step-cousin got married this weekend. I love when my family gets togethers for these types of events. I have a large family and don't always get to see everyone so when something that brings us together like this it's a treat.
Our step-cousin got married this weekend. I love when my family gets...
My mom is so supportive and loving. She normally isn't a fan of selfies but I can always seem to talk her into one or two.
My mom is so supportive and loving. She normally isn't a fan of selfie...
The glow sticks were not only a hit at the wedding for the young kids but all the adults loved them too!
The glow sticks were not only a hit at the wedding for the young kids...
Just a little trampoline park fun.  Courtney and our littlest nephew had a fun time bouncing around.
Just a little trampoline park fun. Courtney and our littlest nephew h...
This little nephew of mine was my date since Courtney and my brother-in-law were gone hunting. He danced the night away by himself and whoever would twirl him around the floor. Plus, we ate sweets and defiantly enjoyed us some wedding cake.
This little nephew of mine was my date since Courtney and my brother-i...
Bounced into our weekend at the trampoline park. We’ve been having freezing temps and needed to get to moving around.
Bounced into our weekend at the trampoline park. We’ve been having fre...
My sister and I at the wedding. Everything was so pretty with lights, gold accents and the greenery everywhere.
My sister and I at the wedding. Everything was so pretty with lights,...
Just a little snack break with his aunt and uncle. Jumping is hard work!
Just a little snack break with his aunt and uncle. Jumping is hard wor...
My mom and I making snow angels. You’re never to old to enjoy the snow.
My mom and I making snow angels. You’re never to old to enjoy the snow...
Our little wild bunch at the trampoline park.
Our little wild bunch at the trampoline park.
And she thought I wouldn’t throw a snowball at her. She was wrong!
And she thought I wouldn’t throw a snowball at her. She was wrong!
My oldest nephew, Kane showed his calf at the stock show. We are thankful we were able to watch him this weekend.
My oldest nephew, Kane showed his calf at the stock show. We are thank...
We took two of our nephews and our niece to the San Angelo Carnival before the rodeo.
We took two of our nephews and our niece to the San Angelo Carnival be...
Spoiling our nephew at the carnival was a blast!
Spoiling our nephew at the carnival was a blast!
Rodeo Time!
Rodeo Time!
We enjoyed the San Angelo Rodeo! The best part of was bull riding because this kid waited all night for it.
We enjoyed the San Angelo Rodeo! The best part of was bull riding beca...
Big Bend
Exploring the mountains of Big Bend.
Exploring the mountains of Big Bend.
Before we drove over to Big Bend we spent the night in Alpine, TX.
Before we drove over to Big Bend we spent the night in Alpine, TX.
The Ghost Town of Terlingua, TX. Walking around this old town that holds history was amazing. I loved learning and seeing everything it had to offer
The Ghost Town of Terlingua, TX. Walking around this old town that hol...
The beauty of this place is breathtaking. The way these plants and animals survive in desert like conditions.
The beauty of this place is breathtaking. The way these plants and ani...
"Just acting my age!" - Courtney This was awesome seeing the dino bon...
We needed more time to see it all but this road will be visited again.
We needed more time to see it all but this road will be visited again....
Hard to believe that dinosaurs once roamed this area.
Hard to believe that dinosaurs once roamed this area.
Our Wedding
"I Do" There was no turning back after that. Our ceremony was pretty s...
When I was taking my bridal pictures the good olé West Texas wind decided to join in on the fun. This turned out to be one of my favorite pictures.
When I was taking my bridal pictures the good olé West Texas wind deci...
I just wanted her to eat cake and turn red. I love when she get embarrassed and her cheeks are red.
I just wanted her to eat cake and turn red. I love when she get embarr...
My mom was enjoying people throwing the bird seed at us. She thought it was hilarious when I got it in the mouth. - Tamara
My mom was enjoying people throwing the bird seed at us. She thought i...
Our Song.. I picked it out just for Tamara because she is 5'4
Our Song.. I picked it out just for Tamara because she is 5'4" and it...
 We only had very close friends and family attend. We just wanted to keep it simple and intimate.  This picture includes most people at our wedding.
We only had very close friends and family attend. We just wanted to k...
Nothing is better than knowing the stress, joy and excitement of the wedding coming to a wonderful end. Expect the flying bird seed at your face.
Nothing is better than knowing the stress, joy and excitement of the w...
Our Home
 Our home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, long living room that connects to dining room. Our kitchen is most used spot in the house.  We love cooking!
Our home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, long living room that connects to d...
We have nursery already set up and ready for when our timing is perfect. We have it painted in traditional neutral green with little woodland animals.
We have nursery already set up and ready for when our timing is perfec...
 We have a massive backyard for living in town. We have trees for swings and enough room for a play-set one day.
We have a massive backyard for living in town. We have trees for swin...
Holidays 2021
My little nephews and I Easter Sunday. We missed Uncle Neenee but understand he wanted to spend the weekend with his parents.
My little nephews and I Easter Sunday. We missed Uncle Neenee but unde...
My sister and her family after church Easter Sunday.
My sister and her family after church Easter Sunday.
My parents with their two grandsons. They sure make the best Pop & Big Mom.
My parents with their two grandsons. They sure make the best Pop & Big...
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