Jason & Bethany

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Jason & Bethany
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To Someone Special,

The biggest question on our minds is - How are you? We pray that you have family and friends that are loving and supporting you throughout this process. But if you're feeling alone, please know that God loves you and that we look forward to getting to know you and developing a lifelong relationship with you.

Our names are Jason and Bethany, and we live in central New Jersey with our two year old daughter, Aria.

Jason loves watching college football, reading classic novels, playing board games, and learning new things - whether it’s an ancient culture, finance, or theology. He is most passionate about traveling to new places and hopes to visit Egypt one day.

Bethany loves reading a good novel, browsing Pinterest and Etsy for home décor ideas, cooking new recipes, and creating art projects with Aria. She’s not afraid to pick up a tool or paint brush and has recently enjoyed learning about video editing.

Aria is a happy toddler that loves to explore. Her favorite activities include playing in water (the pool, beach, bath); climbing at the park; drawing with chalk, crayons, or just about anything she can get her hands on; visiting farm animals; and spending time with her family.

We’re very much hoping for an open adoption where you and your family will be a part of our lives. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. Feel free to browse our blog, Instagram, and YouTube to get a glimpse into our lives.

We pray for you and your baby each night with Aria, and we look forward to meeting you!

With Love,

Jason & Bethany

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Who We Are

(written by Bethany)

It’s the first day of our sophomore year of college. I’m sitting at my desk and notice this cute guy (my future hubby) walk into the classroom. I instantly knew I wanted to get to know him. We became Facebook friends – this is back when parents had no clue what Facebook was and you had to have an “.edu” in your email to create an account.

Me, the forward New Yorker, messaged him and asked if he wanted to hang out sometime. He took me out for ice cream and we sat there and talked for the longest time. We had so much in common – I knew Jason was the right guy for me.

Jason, on the other hand, wasn’t so sure. He never called me back after that date. I still saw him around campus and was always nice to him. You never burn a bridge.

Flash forward to the summer before junior year, and suddenly Jason started writing me on Facebook. I could tell this time he was interested, but remembering what happened the previous year, I played it cool. But he kept pursuing me, and I fell hard for him.

That year, we went to lots of coffee houses and movies. His family lived local and mine were eight hours away, so I enjoyed becoming part of his family.

During the summer after junior year, I helped Jason land an internship in NYC, introducing Jason to the Northeast. That fall, Jason proposed to me on our one year anniversary with twelve dozen roses. It was quite the romantic gesture.

Jason graduated from college a semester early and moved to New Jersey to begin his career in finance. We got married the summer after senior year, and I introduced Jason to his first cruise on our honeymoon.

We spent five years living in a one bedroom apartment in central Jersey. We loved it! Keeping up with housework for a one bedroom apartment was simple. One of our favorite summers we bought passes to a whole summer of concerts and spent two weeks traveling through Europe – starting and ending in Rome.

Shortly after, we decided it was time to start a family. We bought a three bedroom condo and I soon became pregnant with Aria.

At the time, I was working as a digital marketing manager for an agency, and once I had Aria, I became a stay-at-home mom. Aria and I have lots of fun together! I love to get out of the house – whether it’s the park, a farm, a consignment sale, or driving up to New York to visit my family.

Jason and I really enjoy introducing Aria to new things. We had so much fun taking Aria to Dutch Wonderland on Father’s Day. She LOVED the water park! We also introduced Aria to soccer this summer. She went from picking up the soccer ball on the first practice to actually kicking the ball in the goal by the end.

We’ve explained to Aria that we plan to adopt a baby. To prepare her, we read a book about becoming a big sister. We’ve also watched the episodes of Doc McStuffins where Doc’s parents adopt a baby girl.

We’re looking forward to meeting you. And until then, please know that we pray for you and your baby every night with Aria. We may not know you yet, but you’re in our hearts and on our minds.

Adoption Diary

My First Time Cutting Aria’s Hair

Aria turns three in a few weeks, and I had her hair cut once (by a professional) before she was in my cousin’s wedding.

Her hair has been getting really long, so I decided I would try to cut it. What’s the worst that could happen, right? And it seems like being a stay-at-home mom and cutting your child’s hair go hand in hand. At least my mom used to cut my hair.

So a few days ago I trimmed the back a few inches. It looked good, but I felt like it was missing layers. I wanted her to have long layers to give her hair some dimension.

Today after Aria’s bath, I YouTubed cutting layers and watched a short tutorial. Then I got to work.

How do you keep a toddler still? It’s tough, but I know she’s really into makeup, so I gave her a chap stick that has a red tint. She loved it!

I also sat her on my bathroom counter so she wouldn’t run away.

When that all began to fail, I put a tv show on my iPad.

I think the end result came out good. What do you think? (If you can’t see the photo, click on the title of this post).

With love,

Bethany

Visiting Friends

Jason had a business trip in DC over the weekend, so Aria and I went up to New York to visit family.

We drove home to New Jersey today, and on our way home we visited my friend Amanda and her daughter, Ella. I’ve written about my friend Amanda in previous blog posts. She has been battling cancer and is almost done with radiation. She’s been doing amazing throughout the whole process.

So today Aria and I picked up Panera and brought it over to Amanda’s.

Aria and Ella attempting to play together is comical. Toddlers have toy envy. One kid is holding a toy, and then the other wants it. Teaching toddlers to share is hard work!

They did enjoy pushing each other on a ride on toy. That was cute.

But one of the funnier moments was when Ella wanted us to stick out our tongues. That’s what happening in this picture.

Please keep Amanda in your prayers as she finishes radiation.

With love,

Bethany

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Jason & Bethany

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