Greetings from Cody & Sam! We look forward to being parents with open arms and lots of love to share!
First, please know we promise to always treat you and your family with respect. We would so be grateful for the chance to get to know you and learn about the wishes you have for your child.
Thank you for taking some time to learn a little about us!
We cherish the simple pleasures of life and hope to share them with a child. We enjoy the outdoors and keeping busy with friends, family and our 2 dogs. We live on a big family farm in Southwest MN (lots of room to run and play)! The farm is the same farm where Cody grew up. We are excited for the opportunity to raise a family here! We love what life on the farm has to offer but are also close to Sioux Falls, SD where we can enjoy the amenities of the city too!
We hope our photos and stories in our profile give you a good glimpse into the life we share together.
Cody and I were both raised on a farm close to small towns. We grew up in active rural communities with lots of close family and friends.
We both have a love for animals. As kids Cody and I enjoyed playing sports. Cody was active in 4-H, showing cattle and I competed in rodeos and spent as much time with my horses as I could. I also enjoyed spending lots of time with my friends - my mom always says I'm a social butterfly!
Cody has a bachelors degree in Animal Science from South Dakota State University. I have a bachelors degree in Human Services from Buena Vista University.
Cody and I met in 2007 at a golf course county club near my hometown in north central Iowa. After college Cody got a job in this town and joined the club as a member. I worked there in the restaurant while I was going to school. We starting dating shortly after meeting.
In 2009, a few days before Valentine's Day, I was at Cody's apartment and found an empty box (what looked like a ring box) on the kitchen table. I was SO excited! Right away I called my mom to tell her what I'd found. I took the box and did not mention to Cody that I'd found it. Valentine's day comes around...he gives me earrings. I was secretly a little disappointed. The next day we were headed over to my mom's for supper. We got out of the car and our bloodhound dog, named Lois (Cody and I rescued her from the humane society in 2008), came running up to the car. She had a black bag tied around her collar ( I thought she'd got tangled up in something). Turns out there was a RING in the bag. Cody got down on one knee and proposed. My family was in on it the whole time. The earrings were just a trick since Cody accidently left the box on the table. Their trick worked...I had no idea!
We were married in October of 2009 and it was one of the best days ever!!
A little more about us and our extended families:
Cody is the youngest of 3 siblings. He has an older brother and sister. Cody has 3 nephews. Cody's parents live close to the farm where we currently live. They recently just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.
I have one younger brother who lives in Oklahoma. I don't have any nieces or nephews (yet!). My mom and step dad live in Texas. We love traveling to Texas in the winter to visit my parents and they love to visit Minnesota in the summer! We recently lost my Dad. We now have a beautiful angel watching over us. My grandparents live in Iowa.We visit them often. They only live about 3 hours from us.
We have built the beginning years of our life together, our careers and our home. We have a huge support network with all of our friends and family. Now we would love more than anything to expand our family by welcoming a child through open adoption.