Lil & Corey

Hoping to Adopt (North Carolina)

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We are so excited to start a family. We have no other children, but we have 14 nieces and nephews who would welcome a baby cousin!
We are so excited to start a family. We have no other children, but we...
On hike in the mountains ...
On hike in the mountains ...
On a coastal hike with our dog, Mala ...
On a coastal hike with our dog, Mala ...
We are not the type of people who pose for photos often. Most of the time, Lil is behind the camera, and Corey is a reluctant subject.
We are not the type of people who pose for photos often. Most of the t...
Lil lost her hair to chemo, and when it grew back it came in curly.
Lil lost her hair to chemo, and when it grew back it came in curly.
Now Lil's hair is long and straight again.
Now Lil's hair is long and straight again.
Mala
Mala
Our pet chickens give us fresh eggs.
Our pet chickens give us fresh eggs.
Lil found our cat Boogie in the middle of the road on a rainy night 7 or 8 years ago. He's so little in this pic!
Lil found our cat Boogie in the middle of the road on a rainy night 7...
Corey working in the garden ...
Corey working in the garden ...
On a coastal boating trip with our family big and small ...
On a coastal boating trip with our family big and small ...
Our wedding ceremony kiss ...
Our wedding ceremony kiss ...
We were married in 2003.
We were married in 2003.
Lil's father passed away several years ago, and her mom moved from PA to NC to be closer to her. She can't wait to have another grandchild, especially one so near!
Lil's father passed away several years ago, and her mom moved from PA...
Celebrating another anniversary. We met in 1999 and haven't looked back since.
Celebrating another anniversary. We met in 1999 and haven't looked bac...
Cousin from up north ...
Cousin from up north ...
Lil and her mom try to take regular trips back to see family in PA together.
Lil and her mom try to take regular trips back to see family in PA tog...
Playing pool games with more cousins ...
Playing pool games with more cousins ...
Out to dinner with more cousins ...
Out to dinner with more cousins ...
Family
Family
Sightseeing at a local waterfall with more cousins ...
Sightseeing at a local waterfall with more cousins ...
More family fun ...
More family fun ...
Cousins at a waterfall ...
Cousins at a waterfall ...
Cousin checking out our downtown ...
Cousin checking out our downtown ...
More family ...
More family ...
Family vacation ...
Family vacation ...
More family
More family
Lil mining for gems with more cousins ...
Lil mining for gems with more cousins ...
Papa with two of his grandchildren ...
Papa with two of his grandchildren ...
Lil and her mom in NC taking a scenic view of home from Mt. Mitchell.
Lil and her mom in NC taking a scenic view of home from Mt. Mitchell.
Lil and Corey encourage the kids in the family to explore music ...
Lil and Corey encourage the kids in the family to explore music ...
Corey flying a kite with family on the beach ...
Corey flying a kite with family on the beach ...
Lil's grandmother played guitar and encouraged all of her grandchildren to learn how to play.
Lil's grandmother played guitar and encouraged all of her grandchildre...
Quarantining
Boogie Boy cuddles up with his stuffed animal friend. His life has not changed much during this quarantine.
Boogie Boy cuddles up with his stuffed animal friend. His life has not...
My mom has been in isolation since March. I made her a mini turkey meatloaf.
My mom has been in isolation since March. I made her a mini turkey mea...
Lil has been painting at least once a week during the stay-at-home orders here in NC.
Lil has been painting at least once a week during the stay-at-home ord...
Social distance visitation at my mom's house last weekend.
Social distance visitation at my mom's house last weekend.
Lil painted this from an online tutorial.
Lil painted this from an online tutorial.
Mala likes to
Mala likes to "help" with yardwork.
Home cooking
A friend dropped off homemade sourdough bread and English muffins.
A friend dropped off homemade sourdough bread and English muffins.
So I made blueberry jam.
So I made blueberry jam.
Last night I smoked a chicken on our grill.
Last night I smoked a chicken on our grill.
Today I took the meat off the bones and made chicken broth.
Today I took the meat off the bones and made chicken broth.
Then I made a yummy chicken salad.
Then I made a yummy chicken salad.
Gonna drop this off at my mama's.
Gonna drop this off at my mama's.
Flowers, fruit trees and garden
We planted a Daylily Garden last year. It is looking promising.
We planted a Daylily Garden last year. It is looking promising.
This is our Wild Flower Garden that we started from seed this spring.
This is our Wild Flower Garden that we started from seed this spring.
Mountain Laurel in bloom
Mountain Laurel in bloom
I think this is the third year for our Asian pear tree. It is very fruitful this year.
I think this is the third year for our Asian pear tree. It is very fru...
This is our very first cherry.
This is our very first cherry.
Our hydrangeas are busting out all over.
Our hydrangeas are busting out all over.
Corey's grandma always planted purple petunias every year. So we planted some in her honor.
Corey's grandma always planted purple petunias every year. So we plant...
This is a golden raspberry. They are much milder than the red.
This is a golden raspberry. They are much milder than the red.
An elderberry in bloom
An elderberry in bloom
We had a late frost in May so I brought in my iris flowers, and I gave them to my mom for Mother's Day.
We had a late frost in May so I brought in my iris flowers, and I gave...
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