We are Robert and Lydia. We lucky enough to live in New York City, in a diverse, safe, and vibrant neighborhood.
We met in 2011, and we pretty much knew we were meant for each other by the third date. We both love to laugh and dance and sing out loud.
We consider ourselves lucky to have met each other and live wonderful, full lives with fulfilling and fun careers, lots of hilarious and interesting friends, and a huge, supportive extended family. Our family and friends can't wait for us to become parents!
Lydia is the lead lawyer at a media company that creates movies, TV shows, digital videos, and podcasts. Robert is a design director at a digital agency--he leads teams that builds websites and apps for a wide variety of big companies and nonprofits. We are both lucky to enjoy our careers, which are both secure and flexible.
Most importantly, this security and flexibility will allow us to have lots of time to enjoy being parents.
We make fun, family and friends a HUGE priority. We often spend our vacation time traveling with family. We both have siblings and cousins we love to hang out with, and they all have children we adore. Everyone looks forward to vacationing with another little one.
In the time that we have known each other, we have been lucky enough to travel to many beautiful and exotic places. We have been to Hawaii, Spain, St. John, Australia, Guatemala, and Portugal--and we recently went on a two week trip to Italy and France with Lydia's entire family. There were 15 of us traveling together! Lots of wonderful memories were made.
We also love to ski and snowboard. (Lydia's a really good snowboarder, and Robert can ALMOST keep up with her!) This past winter we spent a week in Utah over Christmas with Lydia's brother and his family. We especially love to take our nephews and nieces out on the mountain. They're just learning how to ski and it's so fun watching them challenge themselves.
Every year we celebrate Christmas at Lydia's brother's house in Indiana. That's a special time for us because we get together with the whole extended family and often get to spend a whole week or two together.
We live in a lovely apartment in New York City. Our street is peaceful and and lined with some gorgeous trees. We are lucky to live in a diverse and vibrant neighborhood filled with young families. Our home is walking distance from several parks and kid-friendly restaurants.
Lydia is one of the most energetic, organized, thoughtful, and entertaining people you'll ever meet. There's no such thing as running out of conversation with Lydia--she makes everyone feel special. Most people love her immediately because she's funny, has a great attitude, and is genuinely interested in getting to know people.
Lydia will be a wonderful mother because she's incredibly capable and has a solid moral foundation. Lydia was raised in a home with lots of support, love, and consistency, and she's ready and able to provide the same sort of environment for a child.
Lydia loves the arts and always knows what's going on in theater and film. But more than anything else, she loves cute, fluffy animals--especially dogs and pandas.
This picture is just one example of her finer moments.
Robert has a big heart and is incredibly loving and generous. Everyone who meets Robert thinks he's hilarious and smart. All of our nieces and nephews adore Robert because of his joyful combination of kindness, patience and fun.
Robert also loves music (he used to be a music journalist and DJ) and is a crazy dancer!
Robert will be a wonderful father. He's a great mentor and teacher that always remembers to have fun.