Who We Are
Cara and I love telling our story. It's one of love, timing, fun and full of God's grace.
Prior to meeting, Cara and I were both involved with the same Church. We had our own sets of friends and had our own separate lives. At times our paths would cross, but we never actually met in a real way.
Then one cold Halloween night, we met at a party. I showed up dressed as a Backstreet Boy and Cara showed up as Hipster Ariel. I was looking for someone to draw a cross tattoo on my arm to complete my costume. Cara volunteered and we sat down and had our first conversation while she worked her magic to complete my costume.
After a few different events we both attended we went on our first date to a drive-in movie theater, and the rest is pretty much history.
We were married within a year of meeting. During our engagement we talked a lot about what we thought life would look like. We both agreed we hoped our family would grow through adoption.
After about 3 years of marriage, we began our adoption journey and were matched with our son’s birth family. Our lives have not been the same ever since. His ever-present joy, laughter and energy make life all the more exciting! He loves being outdoors, singing, talking, playing and going wherever we take him.
The three of us (and Oliver) currently live in central Virginia and we love it here. We spend a lot of time together exploring our city and hanging out with friends and family. Our dog, Oliver, also keeps us on our toes with his silly and playful personality. He loves his snuggles and we love them too.
We look forward to welcoming another baby into our family and watching our son become and older brother!
When Ryan and I starting feeling a desire to add a second child to our family we jumped into the homestudy process. When we were getting close to being finished with our homestudy we started working on the nursery. When we were waiting for our son we did the same, we cleared a room and started adding things here and there. Ryan and I would often go and sit in the room that would soon be our son’s and pray for the baby that God would bring into our family. It has been SO fun doing this again! The room is so lovely. It’s nice and bright with natural light. It started out a cream color and we have been working to paint the trim white and the walls a dusty blue that will work for a boy or a girl.
Hi and welcome to our page! Thanks for taking the time to read about our little family. We adopted our son and matched through a couple years ago so you’ll notice some of our older stories. We’re going to leave them just in case they help you to get to know us too. For now, I’ll leave you with this awesome picture of Ryan and our son :)