We met during a hurricane in Florida... and have been together ever since, over 13 years! 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 beautiful outdoor parks, good schools and a wonderful neighborhood feel.
Tom and I love nothing more then to laugh together. Making memories through smiles and laughter is the best way to capture life, of course you also need to take selfies too.
Adoption is a part of both of our personal histories, so we know what a blessing it truly is for a family. Therefore, we always knew that we wanted to make it a part of our journey to grow our family.
We moved to an area right outside of Manhattan to be closer to our family. Our neighborhood is very child friendly and is heavily populated by young families. (a stroller on every corner)
Our Apartment is in a doorman building and very safe. 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 a block of our building. Our building has an indoor children’s playground, pool, dog park, work out facility and entire outdoor BBQ set up for families. We are surrounded by indoor and outdoor activities for little ones and their families.
The school across the street, doctor is 3 blocks and the subway is 4 blocks away! 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 LOVES sports. 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!
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 and I come from very different backgrounds but that is what makes our relationship work so well.
Like any other family, we work hard to balance our work and family lives every day and share the responsibilities of raising a family. I make sure to be home nightly to tuck her in and give a big hug. It is so important to me to have that time every single night with my family; dinner, bath time, storytime and tons of hugs as well as kisses before bed!
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! (Baby central) 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 as the years continue to fly by. My family is everything to me.