You know those stories you hear about people who are struggling with something and then their friends and family rally around them to do something amazing?  The type of stories that make you tear up?  Well, that happened to US!  The journey to become parents has been a roller coaster.  We’ve been hopeful, doubtful, excited, disappointed, encouraged, the list goes on.  And on and on and on.  We’ve tried to remain positive, knowing that we are meant to be parents and that our baby is out there.  But sometimes, you can only get by with a little help from your friends.  This was one of those times.  In a big way!  

Around Christmas, the roller coaster had taken a dive.  I was talking with my girlfriends (Tera and Nikki), feeling discouraged and telling them that Troy and I were considering signing up for some new adoption websites to help us find a birth mom looking for an adoptive couple for her baby.  They mentioned, insisted, that we could do something more fun, more meaningful and more “us.”  And so the video idea was born.

In the beginning we were going to re-write a few lyrics, film a video of us singing while dancing with our friend’s kids using our iPhones.  Then, we mentioned the video to more friends and family.  That’s when it took off!   Casey jumped on board to produce the video.  Then, Adam and Nick offered to film and edit for us.  Molly spent 2 days at our house painting the nursery.  Johnnie (Adrienne’s brother) and Jackie went to work creating a website and a social media strategy. Before we knew it, Nikki was taking our photos in the recording studio.  We were seriously feeling the love!

We filmed the video on February 4th.  We had over 50 friends and family at our house to help! Our mom’s cooked for the crowd with lots of people brought extra treats.  Our neighbors brought over a pot of hot chocolate and warm brownies.  It was a fabulous, cold frigid day, and the support we felt that day still makes me tear up.  There are good people in the world.  Lots of them.  And we get to have so many of them in our lives.

Molly painting the nursery (Otis is supervising)

Molly painting the nursery (Otis is supervising)

Nikki at the Troubador Recording Studio

Nikki at the Troubador Recording Studio

Troy and Casey warming up for the video

Troy and Casey warming up for the video