We will forever be thankful for our mutual friends that put our paths together. We met in 2011. Ironically, we grew up less than 5 miles from one another, in the bayou country, but went to different schools. Surprisingly after 2 years of dating, Daniel proposed. He proposed on a beautiful summer night, underneath the stars. The proposal was perfect (with the exception of those thirsty Louisiana mosquitoes)! We were engaged for 2 years, while Alexa finished nursing school, and we were married on June 5, 2015. As a couple, our love and faith have only grown stronger through the years. Our hearts yearn for children to love and care for. Through much prayer, we feel that adoption is the path God has planned for us. We have always desired pursuing adoption, especially since Daniel's father was adopted as a newborn.
We got married, on a beautiful summer day at our small-town church. A special addition to our day was having not only 1 but 2 priests from our church community who were able to watch our relationship blossom from the beginning and then marry us. Throughout our relationship, we have experienced many milestones together, but the one we look forward to the most is becoming parents!
We moved into our home about 2 years ago. Our neighborhood is minutes from both of our parents' homes, which is a blessing. We live in a small Louisiana town. The neighborhood we live in has many young families that have young children. The neighborhood provides a safe environment for the kids to play and socialize. We have a large back yard where our 3 pups enjoy running around and playing. Daniel likes to do wood working and has plans with another friend to make a fun swing set/tree house for our children to play on! We live in a great school district with highly rated schools, which will be so convenient. Our good friends will be moving in soon right down the road. They have the sweetest little girl who is so excited to live near Aunt Lex and Uncle Dan. We have child proofed our home and have a nursery ready for a baby! We are so very excited to welcome a baby into our family!
We love our 3 pups! Goose is the eldest; he is a mix between a maltese and beagle. Jolie is the middle pup; she is a black schnauzer. And last but not least is our baby girl pup Belle, who is a brown schnauzer. Our pups enjoy going for walks, riding in the car and playing in our large back yard!
Daniel will be a wonderful dad! He loves children! He never complains when I offer to babysit, in fact I think he really looks forward to those days to unleash his inner child. Daniel is a softhearted and thoughtful gentleman. He enjoys spending time with our families, working in the yard, watching movies, playing computer games, and many outdoor activities such as walking and spending time with our dogs. He has grown much in his adulthood in activities such as hunting, fishing, crabbing and trail riding. He cannot wait to share these passions with our future children. Daniel's easy-going spirit is adored by so many. Because he is so patient and kind, many people refer to Daniel as a "gentle giant!" Our nieces look forward to their visits with their "Uncle Dan Dan!"
Daniel works as an account manager for a large Oil & Gas company. He visits rigs and trouble shoots any issues that need resolving with chemicals. Being with the company for 10 years, he has great benefits and gets 4 weeks' vacation a year!
Alexa is one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met and I am lucky to call her my wife. She truly cares about others and wants everyone to be treated fairly. As a registered nurse, she is often complemented on her bedside manners and friendly demeanor. She knows how to brighten anyone's day even during tough times. She balances me out with all life's stressors and helps me to be a better person. I could not have ended up with a better companion for life's journey. Alexa's love for life will only be amplified by the addition of a child to our lives. She has so much love to give and will make such a great Mom! She is also looking forward to all the fun crafting projects to finish decorating our nursery!