Exciting times at the Anderson abode. We got a new mailbox and got it all set up. It's the little things in life that bring such big smiles!
Kevin and I have decided that we would like to become better golfers. We had an absolute blast this weekend & really enjoyed being out on the course.
Have we mentioned we like the salt water? We LOVE being out on the water, whether we are crabbing, shrimping, fishing or just plain tugging around.
We are very excited that we live in an area with such great hiking. It is one of our favorite outdoor activities.
Emily loves Disney movies! Especially the new Beauty and the Beast movie that was just released. Don't worry we own it, so we can watch it lots more!
The great outdoors! We love spending time outside and especially camping. We cannot wait to take our kids out on their first camping experience.
Our faith is the foundation of our relationship. It is very important to us and something that we plan to teach to our children.
" It is with great confidence and excitement that we submit this letter of recommendation and reference for Kevin and Emily. We were thrilled when they told us that they are pursuing adoption, as we believe they will be amazing parents and any child (or children) they have the privilege of raising and nurturing would be entering a wonderful family with a strong support system of loving and committed relatives and friends. But most of all, they would be entering a loving home with a committed mother and father. Kevin is my older brother, so I have known him for my entire life. More than maybe any other individual I know, Kevin embodies the phrase “family first.” Kevin would do anything to serve or assist his family when they need it. He is loving, patient, kind, a great teacher, and I’m excited for him to become a father because I know he will be an excellent role model and devote his entire life to his children. When we first met Emily, we knew she was special and feel so blessed to have her in our family. Her passion for life and her family is inspiring, and her loving and caring nature is a gift that will bless any child lucky enough to call her their mother. We (Jen and Mitch) have been together for 15+ years, and it’s been exciting for us to watch Kevin and Emily meet, grow in their relationship, get married, and reach the point of wanting to start a family. They have been through a lot together over the years, and we are proud of the way they have handled life’s ups and downs together, supporting and loving one another through the good times and the more challenging times. We have two children, our daughter is 3.5 years old and our son just recently turned 1. Observing Kevin and Emily with our children is a true joy, as their passion for kids and excitement about becoming parents is very clear and fun to watch. When our daughter was born, Kevin and Emily waited for hours at the hospital to meet their niece. They were so excited to be an aunt and uncle for the first time. We have always trusted them to watch our children - even when our kids were younger and it was at times difficult - because of how loving they are to our kids and because we know that any directions or advice we give them they will follow 100% because of their desire to keep our kids safe. They have become our go-to babysitters and the kids never want them to leave if we come back from a date. Uncle Kev and Auntie Em are talked about long after they leave, and we love the relationships they have built with our children. They are supportive, attentive, engaged, and generous to our little ones. They love getting down to the child’s level and being silly with the kids. If anything unfortunate should ever happen to us and our children needed to be taken care of or raised by someone else - Kevin and Emily are who we have chosen. At the risk of sounding boastful because it is our own family we are talking about, we are confident that Kevin and Emily have a strong and loving support system that would welcome a child with great excitement and open arms and treat an adopted child as one of their very own. Since we have had children, we have been overwhelmed by the love and support our family has shown us, and it helps that almost all of our relatives live within hours of one another. We are also close with our extended family (cousins & aunts/uncles) who live in the area, and they have young children as well. An adopted child would fit into our family wonderfully, as everyone is so excited for Kevin and Emily to be parents and will embrace any and all of their children lovingly. Selfishly, we are excited to be an aunt and uncle to their children, and look forward to loving them and being active participants in their lives. We couldn’t be more thrilled that Kevin and Emily have decided to pursue adoption, and look forward to the day when we can meet the newest member of our family. Any child that enters their home will have a wonderfully loving, caring, nurturing, supportive, attentive, and passionate mother and father in Emily and Kevin. They are going to be amazing parents. We are excited and feel fortunate to be a small part of their journey. Best, Mitch and Jen Anderson "