I'm Carrie, and my husband Richard and I (and our two children Sara and Max) are waiting to welcome another child into our loving home.

I met Richard more than 13 years ago while working at a nursing home. We quickly knew we were meant to be together, and were married that year. We have two children, Sara (12) and Max (8). A couple years ago we moved to a small farm where we raise cows and chickens in our spare time.

Richard is a software engineer and works for a very large, stable company, and I am a stay-at-home mom.

Please take a look at our LDS Family Services Profile. If you have any questions, please email us at RichardAndCarrie@gmail.com.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Every girl needs a sun dress

I love my daughter. She is 12 now, I can’t believe it! I have so many good memories from the last 12 years. I was thinking the other day how cute Sara was when she was a baby. I loved fixing her hair just right, dressing her up in pretty clothes, stuff like that.

When Richard and I were young parents I learned how to sew. My Mom taught me a few things when I was a teenager, but I didn’t really take an interest until I had a baby. I sewed baby blankets for Sara, cute pajamas, dresses, jumpers … you name it, I sewed it. I think little baby girls look so cute in sun dresses, and they are so easy to make.

The past month or so I’ve been babysitting for a lady in our neighborhood. She has an 8 month old grand-daughter that is so cute, and I watch her for a few hours each day. I was cleaning out my sewing room last week and found a cute piece of fabric and thought of how fun it would be to sew a sun dress for a baby again. Turns out it’s like riding a bike … once you learn to sew you never really forget.

The little girl looks so cute in the dress. I picked up more material tonight to sew a second.

It has taken Richard and I quite some time and we still haven’t been able to adopt a baby. One day, we know a birth mother will choose our family as the home for her baby. In the meantime tending this baby girl and sewing these dresses is almost therapuetic.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I love my girls......

I love animals, I always have. I think I get it from my Dad. Growing up we always had a dog, and thru my teenage years I had a few different pets. The iguana and ferret were my favorites, although I don’t have them anymore. We have quite a few animals on the little farm we live on. Just to name a few, there is my Boston Terrier Amos, who 2 days ago turned 5 years old (and yes, he celebrated his birthday with a yummy can of doggy beef stew). There is Charlie the duck, and Hannah and Sheba our goats. Of course there are the chickens and cows and the few barn cats that keep the mice away.

The one thing that was missing from our little farm was a good farm dog. Although Amos is a good dog, he is little and he stays in the house most of the time. A few weeks ago we decided it was time to get us a farm dog so we started browsing the ads. We ended up looking at a litter of Dalmation mix puppies that were so cute. Long story short … we ended up bringing home 2 of them. They are sisters and we named them Phoebe and Chandler (we are “Friends” fans, can you tell?) We love it when people say “Is Chandler a girl name?” If you’ve seen “Friends” you’ll know what I’m talking about.

The puppies are my girls. That’s what Richard and I call them anyway. They have already grown so much in the short time we have had them. They love Amos a lot, it’s cute to watch all three of them play. Now I just need to figure out how to make them not chase the rooster.