We met in 1999, through mutual friends. Denise was working and in graduate school. Vic was in his second year of medical school. We quickly realized how much we had in common, including our friends, family backgrounds, and future goals. We enjoy the same food, TV shows, movies, and have a similar sense of humor. Vic loved that Denise always laughed at his jokes. Denise loved the kindness she saw in Vic’s eyes. We immediately fell in love. It was so easy to be together right from the start. Even our parents became, and remain, good friends.
We were married in 2001, and we are as much in love now as we were all those years ago. We are best friends! We make time for each other by going out to dinner and watching movies. We have always wanted a big family. We have four boys—Tyler (14), Lucas (11), Tristan (9), and Blake (7). We are blessed to have our wonderful boys. They get along very well. The boys love being a part of a big family as much as we do. All of us can’t wait to dote over a new baby girl. We have wanted to adopt a baby girl for many years!
We live in a wonderful area, just minutes from the beach. In the summer, we spend a great deal of time there with friends. We are close to a large park with biking/hiking trails. There are several playgrounds and fishing spots near our home. We are only a couple of hours away from the mountains where we love to ski and snowboard.
Our big backyard is surrounded by woods. We have a pool, slide, and playground in our yard as well. We love our large kitchen and finished basement. We have a ping pong table, air hockey, foosball, and a lot of fun things for the kids. We can’t wait to decorate a girl themed nursery.
Our neighborhood has a lot of children who are often playing outside. We enjoy spending time with our neighbors. We are all very close and look out for one another.summer days there.
I am a stay-at-home mom. I spend my day organizing sport schedules, being the activity/entertainment coordinator, cooking, baking, volunteering at school, and helping with homework. Because I am fortunate enough to be home, I have plenty of time for one-on-one attention with a new baby. I love to be outside biking, walking the boardwalk on the beach, or jumping on the trampoline with the boys. In the evening, I love to snuggle on the couch with my children while reading books or watching TV.
My parents live less than ten minutes away and spend a lot of time with us. They are loving grandparents and have endless patience with the boys. They are energetic and love to play games and watch the boys play sports.
Even though I am surrounded by males, I enjoy “girly” things such as shopping, laughing with my girlfriends, and doing my make-up and nails. I enjoy decorating the house and gardening. Most of all, I love babies—their sweet faces, gentle ways, and innocent nature.
Color – pink
Subject – Math
Movie – Legends of the Fall
TV show – Friends
Game – Pictionary
Holiday – Christmas (we decorate the tree as a family)
Childhood memory – sleepovers with my cousins
Dessert - Fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies
I am a physician and I work 20 minutes from home. I am a lover of all beings. I even stopped traffic once to try and save a squirrel that had been hit by a car. I wrapped him up and brought him home, but sadly he died on the way. I enjoy coaching my boys’ baseball teams and playing soccer with them in the backyard. I grew up boating and share that passion with my family. I was a swimmer when I was in school, and I have taught our four boys how to swim.
Color – Blue
Subject – Math
Movie – Shawshank Redemption
TV show – Seinfeld
Sport - Baseball
Holiday – Christmas
Childhood memory – Family trip to Hawaii
Dessert - Ice cream brownie sundae