Who We Are
We met when Wayne, a Latin and Ancient Greek teacher and professor, interviewed Joan for a French teaching position at a local high school. We both love languages and worked so well together that we became very close friends and then got married!
We try to take advantage of all the events and culture our wonderful city has to offer: delicious food at all types of restaurants, plays and musicals at our local theaters, special events and symphony performances, music festivals, and museums. We've recently discovered how much fun escape rooms are, too!
Collin (now 16) and Andrew (now 14) are our sons, and they look forward to having a new baby brother or sister. They love games of all kinds (board, computer, and arcade), being outdoors (sometimes underground, sometimes in tents), and constant snacking (they’re teenagers after all).
Andrew is the entertainer. He is funny, sweet, snuggly and sensitive. Andrew is not afraid to try something for the first time and is very nostalgic when it comes to his childhood, family and friends.
Collin is the observer. He is smart, curious, caring and careful. Collin loves to read and can spend hours reading new books and old books. He wants all our close friends to be aunt or uncle.
Uma, short for Umlaut, is a darling Jack Russell and Dachshund mix rescued from a local animal shelter on the first day that Collin, Andrew, and Wayne volunteered for service hours. She loves little people, naps, and snuggling.
Named for the Klingon warrior aboard the starship Enterprise on the television show Star Trek the Next Generation, Worf is a handsome tabby rescued shortly after birth by a dear friend and adopted by Wayne.