A snapshot into what her future held...

A snapshot into what her future held...
Zhukovka, Russia

Meet Our Family

These descriptions have changed quite a bit since 2010 when we began the adoption process of Karis.  For now, I'll leave them... they are who we were when we put our YES on the table to adopt "Sveta".

Kevin, the DAD

*Kevin is a worker! Besides his jobs of husband and father, he works full-time at Procter and Gamble, downtown Cincinnati and works freelance for the Cincinnati Reds. GO REDS!!! In his spare time, Kevin enjoys relaxing on the back porch, camping, golfing, taking the fam to Emerald Isle, NC, enjoying a good cigar, landscaping, gardening, and playing the guitar.

Emily, the MOM

*Emily put her career on-hold to stay at home with her beautiful children, Evan and Karrigan. It's the best job she has ever had, and she feels blessed to be able to do it! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, growing cutting flowers, photography, scrapbooking, crafting with her kids, flea marketing/antiquing, and having coffee and prayer group with her awesome gal palz!

Evan, the BROTHER

*Mr. "Personality Plus" describes this young lad of 7 1/2 years! He doesn't know a stranger! He is polite, intelligent, good-hearted, and athletic. Evan plays football, basketball, soccer, and will play baseball in summer 2011. He has recently earned his Tiger badge through Cub Scouts. In his spare time, Evan enjoys reading, riding his scooter and bike, swimming, and hanging out with friends.

Karrigan, the SISTER

*Able to melt her daddy's heart, this 4-year-old beauty is a Ballerina, Miss America in waiting! She's a toughie though - she speaks her mind and isn't afraid to! Karrigan enjoys ballet, swimming, soccer, gymnastics, leading her lambs, playing Strawberry Shortcake, Polly Pockets, My Little Pony, Zhu Zhu Pets, Barbies, Doll House, Disney Princesses... just to name a few! In her spare time, Karrigan loves to sing and dance to "All the Single Ladies" by Beyonce.

Waiting in Russia... our Sweet Sveta

We can't wait to learn all about our newest daughter! She is sure to surprise us with all of her God-given gifts and talents!

Bryansk Home

Bryansk Home
My two favorite colors together seem to be common in Bryansk homes.