Hey Expectant Parent,
We feel blessed, inspired, and thankful for the courage you have shown to create an adoption plan for your son or daughter.
Hi, we're Laurice & Jarrett.
We cannot even begin to describe the gratitude that we have for you. We feel blessed, inspired, and thankful for the courage you have shown to create an adoption plan for your son or daughter. We feel humbled that you are considering your baby to join our family, and we know you will choose the perfect family for your little one. We cannot even pretend to imagine the emotions that you have regarding the adoption plan that you have created, but we will honor you as a momma in your child’s life. By your child joining our family, we will respect you, teach them about you, and celebrate the connection in our lives, forever. We admire your decision and the love that you have already shown to your baby. We will raise, encourage, and nurture your child through their life. Our family motto is ‘celebrating sunset to sunset’ and we choose to do this with all of the child’s dreams and accomplishments. We look forward to the relationship that our family will have, which includes you. There are no words that express the appreciation we have for your decision of creating an adoption plan, and we hope this book offers a glimpse into our lives, and the love we have to offer to a child. We love you and your child. Blessings and Love, Jarrett and Laurice
We still laugh that it took Jarrett 9 years to ask Laurice out.
Us at prom
We met at the young age of 9 years old, at our local elementary school and attended the same church (which we still attend today). We soon became friends through the many school and church events that we attended; summer camps, 50’s night at school, and school carnivals. Timing never worked out on the two of us liking each other at the same time and we didn’t want to ruin our friendship, so we remained friends the majority of our childhood. Senior year of high school, Jarrett finally asked Laurice on a date to prom. We still laugh that it took Jarrett 9 years to ask Laurice out. Afraid that it might be awkward at prom as a couple, we decided to go see a movie as our first date, Monsters verses Aliens. During the movie, Jarrett reached for Laurice’s hand, and both realized it was more than just a high school crush. Through prom, graduation events, finals, and graduation we grew deeper and deeper in love. Jarrett wrote Laurice a letter for graduation about their memories and ended by stating he loved her. Laurice argues that although Jarrett wrote ‘I love you’ first, she said ‘I love you’ first. After high school, we both attended small colleges in Texas where we saw each other once a month. The summer before senior year of college, Jarrett proposed to Laurice with a scavenger hunt, ending with an engagement party with our friends and family. After graduation from college, we moved back to our hometown and married in December of 2013. We feel the best thing about our relationship is how we communicate and love each other. Jarrett is always willing to help redo something that Laurice wants, while Laurice loves tagging along to car shows and music events with Jarrett.
Jarrett has the most giving, kind, and genuine heart.
Jarrett is the absolute best!
Jarrett is the absolute best! He is loyal, gentle, and willing to try anything. Jarrett’s has the most giving, kind, and genuine heart. He is ready to be a daddy based on his dad joke references, the way he cares for his students and family, and how he interacts with those around him. Jarrett handles any challenge head on and calmly. He is a lover of music, and especially loves helping with our church’s worship team by assisting in the background. My favorite thing about Jarrett is the way that he makes me laugh even if I have had a difficult day and how he assists with my wild projects. Fun Facts about Jarrett 1. Birth State: Kansas 2. College: LeTourneau University 3. Job: Junior High Math Teacher 4. Favorite Food: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with cheese bread 5. Favorite Holiday: Christmas 6. Favorite Music: Rock 7. He volunteers on our church’s tech team ministry. 8. He has played hockey since he was 12 years old. He can be found playing any of the defensive positions.
I know Laurice will be an amazing mom because of her loving attitude, warm smiles, and caring heart.
Laurice is an amazing woman!
Laurice is an amazing woman! She loves to help in any way she can, always give 100% to her work, and is supportive of her family and friends. Laurice is the best wife I could ask for, always there for me and pushes me to try new things and experience new things as we travel and continue our story. I know Laurice will be an amazing mom because of her loving attitude, warm smiles, and caring heart. She is always willing to lend an ear to help solve problems and lend a hand to get things done. My favorite activity with Laurice is our time spent cooking together. Fun Facts about Laurice 1. Birth State: Texas 2. College: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 3. Job: Foster Care and Adoption Social Worker 4. Favorite Food: Cheeseburger with tater tots. 5. Favorite Holiday: Halloween 6. Favorite Music: Country 7. Favorite Nail Polish Color: Bubble Gum Pink 8. She helps with our church’s hospitality team. This is the team that welcomes people, passes out the donuts, and helps with the coffee bar. 9. She loves anything crafty; making door wreaths, crocheting, painting by beads and house projects.