Wow! It's been almost a year since I've written my blog. We've been busy changing our lives and the year flew by. I'll catch you up!
Last fall, we decided it was time to leave New York City and return to our hometown Virginia. You can always go home again and it's been great. Moving back to Virginia was the best decision that we've made.
In January 2015, Marlon and I moved to a historic neighborhood that's close to my family. In the past year, we have just about changed everything except our happy marriage and our two cats. We started new jobs and bought a car. Sadly, I lost my grandma and mom after long illnesses. I'm thankful I got to spend some time with them early in the year. Our adoption home study has been completed for Virginia. Last month, we closed on our dream house! An 1880 Victorian townhome, which we are renovating. It's been a whirlwind. All of these things could be stand-alone posts, but I'm moving forward these days. I never thought Virginia would be busier than NYC. Sometimes you have to give life a little kick to get where you want to go! All in all, we are happy and we're still waiting to adopt.
If you or someone that you know is thinking about making an adoption plan, we ask that you think of us. Thank you! http://www.marlonandjenniferadoption.com
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Three years have passed since we were first approved to adopt, so we thought it would be a good idea to freshen up our website and book with new photos and stories. I think expectant parents want to see what we look like now and for us to share our new adventures. My fear is meeting someone in person and they think, "you look nothing like your photos." Our website and book are mostly likely our first impression.
I have been working on our new adoption website and wanted it to look clean without a lot of distractions and to be easy to navigate. I found a great template on Weebly and scratched our Wordpress site. Honestly, Wordpress gave me a headache. Sorry to the Wordpress lovers. Weebly was really easy to use and I was able to achieve the look that we wanted. After I signed-up for the Weebly Starter plan, I was able to direct our domain name to the Weebly site. Directing the domain name took a few chats with tech support and waiting for the new site to load on the network. I know, I sound like a Weebly commercial.
It was worth it, we are live! Unveiling our new website...
Our Blogspot website has longer versions of our life for those that want to know more. Our new website links to those stories. We also updated the look of the Blogspot site to coordinate with the Weebly site. Sometimes, I amaze myself.
While I am on a roll, I updated this blog's look too. It's a little more modern and streamlined. You'll still be able to read all your favorite posts.
Our next project is updating our book that is shared with expectant parents thinking about adoption. It basically needs to be a combination of the two websites. Not too long, not too short and it should be personal. Guess what I did over Labor Day weekend?