Aubrey Franzone

Franzone Adoption Kickoff – WIN This Awesome Quilt!

The Franzone Family is excited to announce that we are starting the process for a domestic adoption again and we are kicking it off with a quilt raffle fundraiser. This beautifully handmade quilt, Antique Rose, has been generously donated to our growing family by Mrs. Jacquie Currey for the purpose of this adoption. We are so grateful for her generosity and labor of love to support us! If you would like to support us and be entered for a chance… Read More »Franzone Adoption Kickoff – WIN This Awesome Quilt!

The Giant Yard Sale

This past weekend was the GIANT Yard Sale! G-I-A-N-T! I have never been a part of such an enormous yard sale.

When Jonathan and I decided to adopt, we were encouraged to do some fundraising and a garage sale was one of the suggested events. Friends and family began spreading the word and I soon had a garage full of baby items and more. I continued to collect items, but as the months went by I kept saying, “when it’s cooler I’ll do it” or “this weekend is so busy.” I soon became discouraged and overwhelmed at the pricing job before me and was about to give up when a sweet friend came along and said, “why don’t you let me organize the yard sale and put it on Facebook.” She offered to collect items in her big van (she has a family of 9) weekly at our homeschool community! This quickly became a large event with many friends and family joining our family and lightening the load.

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Where Did the Time Go?

It is the end of October…the end of October! We have a lot of catching up to do! The time since our last update has been so packed and the blog updates got away from us. We continue to joyfully move forward in the adoption and want to update you on where we are in the process…
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But I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep Daddy

I’ve been the good ole Mr. Mom quite a bit lately as Aubrey is working many hours trying to make some income. It’d help if I would get off my rump and find a job, right? Just kidding… hopefully I’ll be hearing back from a company in Fort Walton this week with good news (keep praying). Anyway, my baby girl, Avery and I have somewhat of a routine now. We get the older two kids in bed and then I… Read More »But I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep Daddy


I just wanted you to know that my certification went really well today and I did indeed get “certified”!  Yay!  I even got to take home all of the food that the manager ordered.  Yup!  Free food! ;)  I quickly took it home to Jonathan and the kids (who were so excited to see some take out) so I could pick up a shift for someone tonight.  I worked all by myself and I survived… hee hee. I was able… Read More »Certified

You Got It…

This morning I got a call from Macaroni Grill letting me know that I got the job if I was still interested.  I was shocked!  I start training on Saturday and then continue my training through next week.  I will be running food on Friday and Saturday of next week.  This comes to us with good and bad feelings as Jonathan just had a great interview in Ft. Walton and could actually have a job where he’d be commuting 2… Read More »You Got It…


Well, this has been an exciting month for us as I’m sure it has been for many people. Ragan started 1st grade at Alethia Christian Academy. It is a major change from a large Kindergarden room with many “centers” and friends sitting together around tables to a smaller room, desks in a row, and no centers. She seems to really be enjoying it already though. She’s excited about the year ahead. Gavin started Preschool this month at Alethia as well.… Read More »August

Avery’s 6 weeks

We can hardly believe that Avery is already 6 weeks old! Time flew by too quickly and now our newborn baby is 12.2 lbs! Yes, we did it again…a big baby. She is such a happy little lady and we are thankful for her. She caught her first cold this past week and had to visit the Dr. Poor baby really doesn’t appreciate the saline drops and suctioning that is taking place around here. Milestones include smiling at her Daddy… Read More »Avery’s 6 weeks

First Month With Avery

Our first month with Avery has truly been a blessing.  She is so peaceful and sweet.  We sure didn’t understand the turn of events that occurred before actually getting pregnant with her, but we now know that God’s timing is the best timing.  We are so happy with the way that Ragan and Gavin are loving and welcoming her into our home without jealousy and just longing to be close to her.  The biggest question we get is “Can I… Read More »First Month With Avery