We are a happy, fun-loving family. Our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is central to our lives, and we are very involved in the ministries of our family friendly church, such as teaching a kids' Sunday School class.
Ben was born in Australia in 1972 and was adopted at three weeks old. He lived in Australia until we moved to the USA as a family in 2011. Ben has two sisters, both of whom were also adopted, one domestically in Australia and the other from Vietnam.
Jessica was born in upstate New York in 1980, grew up mostly in California and Idaho, but has also lived in Florida, Missouri, Australia and now North Carolina.
Ben works in Information Technology (IT) and Jessica is a full time stay-at-home Mom and homemaker.
We met through mutual friends in July 2002 and after a long distance courtship (Australia to Idaho) and several international visits, we were married on September 12, 2003. We have been blessed with a loving and strong marriage and find that our love grows through life's ups and downs. We are truly best friends!
We were blessed with the birth of three wonderful sons in 2006, 2009 and 2013. Our first two were born in Australia and the third was born here in North Carolina.
We love celebrating holidays, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving! We have lots of fun traditions, including going to a local farm to choose our tree each year and going to the Handel's Messiah concert.
We enjoy many activities and hobbies, as a family and individually. We love hiking together, having picnics, camping, gardening, fishing and just being together. We all love music and the boys play violin and guitar. Ben also plays the guitar and Jessica sings. Ben and the two older boys love to run and enter races. Jessica loves reading (especially classic novels, such as those by Jane Austen), interior decorating and sewing
Our large, but still cozy, family home is located
in a safe, wonderful golf community with a
neighborhood pool and playground. We live
in a small town in North Carolina within easy distance to major cities. We also live near other playgrounds, pools, walking paths,
a library and state park on a lake with camping, picnic areas and running trails.
The playhouse is a favorite feature in our
huge backyard! The kids love to decorate it for the seasons. :)
Ben is a wonderful husband and my best friend, as well as a great dad to our three boys. He is a hard
worker and truly cares for our
family in every way. Ben also has a unique sense of humor, spirit of adventure and a charming
Australian accent. ;-)
Ben was born in Australia in 1972 and was adopted at three weeks old. He lived in Australia until we moved to the USA as a
family in 2011. Ben has two sisters, both of whom were also adopted, one domestically in
Australia and the other from Vietnam.
Jessica is the finest Mother in
the State. She is a patient, skilled homeschool teacher, a friend to the boys, as well as the Mother they need when they need it.
She is the perfect balance as a wife to me, being the ying to my yangs! She is a Mother by nature, and brings grace back to the lost art of parenting.
Jessica was born in upstate New York in 1980, grew up mostly in
California and Idaho, but also lived in Florida, Missouri, Australia
and now North Carolina.