We have four of our own biological children. Sierra (age 20), Logan (age 17), McKenzie (age 14), and Dillan (age 11). We adopted one child in June of 2016 who is Brody (age 2). We have always been open to adoption since we got married, but since our first child was born, Misty’s pregnancies were really hard. Our children are open and excited about the possibility of having another sibling through adoption!
Sierra just finished up her second year in college. She plans on getting her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She has been a straight A student all the way through high school and into college. She has coached her sister’s volleyball team while going to college and has played some volleyball at BYU-Idaho. She loves to ride horses, travel, go on four wheeler rides, and ride motorcycles. She also is a very artistic person. She is excited we are adopting again, but sad she won’t get to know the baby as well as the rest of the kids because she is in college and possibly could be getting engaged. We miss her and are always glad when she comes home to visit.
Logan is our second child and will begin his senior year in the fall. He has good grades and is very intelligent. He is Aaron’s right hand man for fixing things on the farm. He loves to play football and basketball. He loves to spend time with his friends and rides his motorcycle every chance he gets. Logan also loves to spend time with his dad on the farm. He is loving towards people, cares about others’ feelings and loves to give hugs and talk with his mom and dad. He is the comedian in our family and comes up with some funny stuff. Logan is good with little kids and is very excited to welcome another sibling to the family.
McKenzie is our third child, who will start ninth grade in the fall. McKenzie is an animal lover and especially loves dogs, cats, and horses. She likes to ride four wheelers, motorcycles, and her bike. She likes to spend time with her dad on the farm and is her mom’s right hand helper in the kitchen. McKenzie loves to give hugs and is very cheerful. Her Grandma Romrell calls her “little miss sunshine.” She likes to spend time with her little brother Brody. Brody loves McKenzie so much because they have a lot of fun together. She says she is “happy and excited” to have another sibling to love.
Dillan is our fourth child. He will be starting sixth grade in the fall. He is smart, energetic, and loves to tease his brothers and sisters. Dillan likes to ask a lot of questions and is somewhat of a jokester. He loves to play his Xbox and plays the farming simulator games. He likes to be outside and ride his motorcycle, four wheelers, play with his collection of farm toys, and best of all be with his dad. Dillan’s favorite place to be is on the farm. He likes to cook, do crafts with his mom, give hugs and take care of animals. Dillan was used to being the youngest child, but he has been very happy as we adopted Brody. He is excited to have another younger sibling to tease and love.
Brody is our fifth child and will be three years old in June. We adopted Brody in 2016. Our oldest daughter Sierra mentioned to her parents that she felt like we still had one more sibling that had not come to the family yet. When she told her parents that, her mom shared that she had been feeling the same way. The moment we saw Brody is one we will never forget. Our hearts fell in love right in that hospital room. We are so grateful he is part of our family because he has brought us so much happiness and joy. He is very smart and already knows his ABCs, shapes, colors and can count to 12. His favorite toys are his trains, puzzles, kitchen blocks, and iPad. Brody loves to be outside and play, ride on his pickup truck, jump on the trampoline, go with his dad for a few minutes in the tractor, and loves to go on four wheeler rides. He likes cats, but is scared of the horses because they are huge. We asked Brody if he is excited for a baby brother or sister and he said, “Baby sister! Yay, yay!”