A glimpse of our Adoption

We are thrilled to be featured over on Small Fry as part of their adoption week.
Check it out here.


We are Timmy and Niccole the overly excited parents of Ollie and Thor (our Maltese).  Prior to being married Niccole knew that at some point in her life she wanted to adopt children, her mother was adopted into an LDS family at birth, so naturally adoption had always been a part of her life. Timmy thought adoption sounded like a great idea in the future. We enjoyed five fun years of marriage together living in Salt Lake City and Orange County, California (where we are both natives) studying, working, traveling and enjoying our lives together with out any children. After many years of trying to become pregnant without any infertility treatments the thought popped into our heads that NOW is the time for us to adopt! DUH!
The day our birth mother contacted us we were shocked! We were hit with a flood of emotions that we still can remember today. Through our correspondence with our birth mother we got to know each other and felt so much love for her. We had the great privilege of spending many months with our birth mother and lots of sleepovers at our home. She was and is like a little sister to Niccole. We grew to love her more than we can adequately express. She is a dream come true to us! She gave birth to our sweet angel Ollie in September 2011. We were so fortunate to be at the hospital with her and got to partake in watching her love Ollie just as we do. She is incredibly strong. Those days were extremely emotional for each of us. We were so ecstatic to be parents yet our hearts were breaking watching the pain in her eyes. We cannot imagine how painful that time was for her.
Ollie is the joy of our lives. He is the most beautiful child ever with a wild curly fro, chunky thighs and a big belly. His rosy cheeks are full, his lips are luscious and his skin is milky smooth.  He is the perfect mix of African-American, Panamanian and Caucasian. A true breathtaking beauty.
We have witnessed in our lives a modern day miracle. We are still in awe of our adoption journey. With out Heavenly Father in our lives this would not be possible. We can still recall feeling surrounded in so much love through out many times of the adoption process. The spirit touched us and our birth family in ways we never had known before. There is not a day that passes that we are not thinking of our birth mother. It has been a joy to watch her move forward in her life. She has overcome giant obstacles and continues to thrive. We are truly grateful to maintain a life long and forever relationship with her.
Niccole absolutely loves being a stay at home mother. She left her fashion career behind and has never looked back. She spoils Ollie each day. Which is evident in the mass amounts of photos she continually posts on Instagram!  Timmy is lucky to work for himself with an office 10 minutes from our home. We spend a lot of time together toting Ollie all over the place! Timmy enjoys surfing and photographing so each Saturday you can find us in Laguna on the sand.
Ollie is now 18 months, the time sure does fly! He is very active and enjoys playing with our 8-pound pup. But he really needs a sibling!  We are eager to grow our family once again through adoption. We plan to adopt all of our children and pray that once again we can witness another miracle in our lives. 
To catch a glimpse into our daily lives and see what we are all about follow us along on Instagram. What you see is what you get! The good, the sad, the fun, the boring, its all us.
Niccole can be found as: littlepetitedesigns
Tim can be found as: timtom949

We sure would love for you to help spread the word that we are looking to adopt in the United States. Thank you for reading along!
Timmy, Niccole, Ollie and Thor