We met 8 years ago and got to know each other because we were both active at our church. As we realized we had many things in common – including cooking, trying new restaurants, and exploring new places – we decided to spend our lives together. Our home is filled with a lot of laughter and is always a peaceful place to be. Our relationship is one of mutual respect and a shared faith, which helps guide us through all of life’s decisions, both big and small.
We share a passion for exploring other countries and visiting friends. Recently we’ve visited Portugal, Japan, Israel, Southern California, and Maine. We would love to travel with our children. We spend lots of time with friends and family hosting gatherings and cooking together. Some evenings we watch old movies together, and our two friendly cats spend a lot of time snuggling on our laps!
We live in a two-story Victorian home in a family-friendly town rich in American history. Our diverse and vibrant town is next to the ocean and has lots of children’s activities. Playgrounds, parks, and the beach are all a short walk from our house. We enjoy having friends over for dinner or to hang out or watch a movie, and we have been blessed to have out-of-town family and friends stay with us. We have the world’s two friendliest cats who enjoy sleeping, playing with each other, and getting belly rubs.
About Joey by Emilie:
In his spare time, Joey enjoys working with his hands – anything from home improvement projects to woodworking projects. He built a bench out of a section of a walnut tree and also made a raised vegetable garden. He grows tomatoes, peppers, squash, and leafy greens in our backyard. Joey likes going for bike rides or running outside. He loves trying new recipes and foods that we haven’t cooked before! He is generous with his time when it comes to helping others – either volunteering at a local soup kitchen or working with friends on their home-improvement projects. When he travels, Joey always brings his camera to capture the sights and memories of new places.
I love Joey’s ability to think through any challenge in a rational way, his incredible work ethic, and his great sense of humor.
Joey looks forward to helping a child learn how to cook and work on projects together at home.
About Emilie by Joey:
Emilie loves to spend time with her family and with close friends. She enjoys being outside, going for walks or runs, relaxing at home, and entertaining guests. She enjoys listening to jazz music, and started to learn to swing dance a few years ago. She also likes to spend time improving our home by adding simple décor and growing various plants throughout the house. Emilie loves trying new restaurants or taste-testing whatever I cook! She also continues to volunteer at the church where we met.
I love Emilie’s wonderful sense of humor, her loyalty to her friends and family, and her giant heart.
Emilie looks forward to exploring the outdoors and sharing her love of travel with a child.