We met during a hurricane in Florida... and have been together ever since, over 12 years! After college, we moved to NY to be close to our family and take advantage of everything NY has to offer. We live a few miles from New York City, in a neighborhood that has parks, good schools and a small town feel.
Tom and I love nothing more then to share a good laugh with one another. Making memories through smiles and laughter is the best way to capture life.
Adoption is in both of our immediate families histories, so we know what a blessing it truly is and therefore, have always felt that it was going to be a part of our journey to grow our family.
That brings us to today and our true hope to match and adopt a baby to grow our family.
We moved to Long Island City, right outside of Manhattan, to be closer to our family. Long Island City is a very child friendly neighborhood. It is heavily populated by young families.
Our Apartment is in a doorman building and very safe community. We have a parking garage in the building which makes it very accessible with young children.
The floor plan of our apartment is very open and has a lot of windows.
There are several playgrounds, parks and fields within walking distance of our building. The building next door has an indoor children’s playground. We are surrounded by indoor and outdoor activities for little ones!
The school is 4 blocks away, doctor is 3 blocks and the subway is right outside our building! Our location is extremely convenient and very family friendly.
Tom is a caring, determined and generous man. He has this amazing ability to take a negative situation and somehow spin it positive; whether it is work related, personal or a family matter.
Tom was bounced around between various family members during his early childhood. He had no stability and went to a number of different elementary schools until he was finally adopted by his Great Aunt and Uncle, who took him to live in a small town in Iowa. It was finally with this stability that he was able to foster relationships with friends who became like extended family, and we remain very close with today.
Tom's world changed the day our daughter was born. He hasn't missed a beat and is there for every school conference, show and even shares the pick up and drop off responsibility. He wants nothing more then to build our family and be there for our children to help them grown as well as assist them to achieve their goals.
Tom LOVES Football. He played football in High School and College as well. During the fall on Sunday's the apartment is a foodball only zone. He really enjoys being outside; biking, surfing, wakeboarding, fishing, boating and coaching our daughters T-Ball Team! He truly enjoys helping her practice and being out on the field with her.
He is also the cook of the house. Tom makes sure that we are fed and even caters to all of our various dietary restrictions, without a complaint!
Tom and I come from very different backgrounds but that is what makes our relationship work so well. I am very thankful to have found him and for everyday we share that is filled with love & endless surprises!
Like any other family, we work hard to balance our work and family lives every day and share the responsibilities of raising our daughter together. I make sure to be home nightly to tuck her in and give a big hug.
I work with children everyday at a mommy & me gym and activity center, which makes my schedule very flexible. This is the perfect place for play dates and a little one to hang out! Our daughter spent much of her younger years at the facilities and has so many wonderful memories.
I always dreamed of being a mom and having a large family. I truly can't wait to add to our family and grow our family to create even more memories!