Archive for the ‘Shawn’ Category



This sad, depressing photo is the look of a boy who’s just waiting for his mama to come home from the grocery store. Anytime Mandy leaves the house, Shawn immediately anticipates when she’ll return. When he hears a car drive by, or any noise from outside when she’s gone, he whispers, “Mama” thinking it could […]



The first quarter of 2010 has brought many challenges into my life.  In February, Mandy and I added Shawn to our family.  I can’t tell you how quickly we attached to him.  We love him so much and though things have worked out as well as you could ever hope for, he still has brought […]

Snow Day


Everybody loves a good snow day!  Today, we were given the day off from work due to the snow.  About 11:30, the snow started falling.  Shawn didn’t know whether to be excited or to be scared.  Hatch loved every second of it.  Here’s a few snapshots of Shawn’s first snow day. Click on photo to […]

For just over a year, Mandy and I have been working with Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services and Alabama’s Department of Human Resources to get this little guy into our house.  After a year of paperwork being misplaced, details being lost, and two caseworkers working through the courts, we brought him home today. Adoption […]