We have created this website to
keep our family and friends updated on our journey to bring home
our daughter, Rylie Shanlin. It will also serve as a special way
to preserve our adoption journey and the thoughts and prayers
from our family and friends. Now a little bit about our current
Our son Nick (18 years old) is graduating from high school this
May and will be attending Western Kentucky University to study
Theatre Arts in the fall of 2010. We are very fortunate to have
Rylie home before her big brother leaves for college. Nick has
been very involved in theatre the last several years and plans
to continue in college. This summer Nick will be the assistant
coach on the Fieldstone Farms Swim Team (3rd year) and work as a
lifeguard once again. Swimming, sun, and spending most of the
summer outside, how do you go wrong with a job like that? We are
going to miss Nick and his amazing sense of humor this fall when
he goes off to college.
Our daughter Molli (15 years old) is going to be a sophomore
next year at Franklin High School. Molli’s passion is dancing,
which she started when she was 3 years old. We can still picture
her on stage at her first dance recital when she sucked her
thumb and did not move one inch during the entire performance.
Molli is now one of the main characters in the end of the year
dance recital, Peter Pan, with Franklin School of Performing
Arts. Molli will be attending BalletMet in Columbus, Ohio this
summer for 4 weeks of intensive dance training. It is an honor
to be accepted at such a prestigious dance program. We are very
proud of her accomplishments.
Our youngest son, Cole (9 years old) is full of life and
abundant energy. He is playing football in the spring as he did
last fall. Mom has a tough time watching “her baby” play
football but he loves it. Cole has scored several touchdowns,
which makes dad go crazy happy. Cole also loves numerous outdoor
activities, legos, video games, and anything that Nick loves!!!
He has a little hero worship going on with his big brother. Cole
will be in the 4th grade next year.