Were probably not like most marriages out there. We have known each other for over 17 years and counting! We met in high school and have been in love ever since. We still laugh at each other’s jokes, have fun together, and ultimately can’t wait to grow old together as a family. Here are some pictures of our early days.
Brain’s family are some of the most warm-hearted and kind folks around. They too have been through their own adoption journey. Brian and his sister Kimberly were adopted as infants and understand how beautiful the experience can be. Kimberly was a birthmother herself and went through the difficult process of picking a family for her child. We are fortunate to be able to be a part of her journey and see the positive impact it has had on her life. Brains family lives very close but are “mountain” folks at heart who love to skit and play around in the snow. We cannot wait to share all our family experiences with this child.
Stephanie’s family is extremely generous and loving people. They enjoy hosting a family get together out at the lake house or just grabbing a bite to eat on Sunday. They value the importance of being around one another. Heather and Tim, Stephanie’s sister and brother in law, live about five minutes away, while Mary and Tim live about thirty minutes away. We have always been a very close-knit family. Whenever someone is in need, we are the for one another. This child will have a tremendous amount of love and care surrounding them from the get go.
Our niece and nephew are our pride and joy. William, the oldest, is a smart, lego loving little boy. He is very creative and loves to build anything and everything. Cecily, the youngest, is a strong girly-girl who enjoys reading and unicorns. We absolutely love spending time with them. We cannot wait for this child to grow up with their fun loving cousins.
Brian is my very best friend, protector, and the love of my life. No matter what comes our way, he is always prepared. Working in human resources at healthcare company allows him to share his huge heart. I know he will always be there for me and he would love nothing more than to be there for our child. As you can see, he clearly has an amazing sense of humor and personality too. I imagine Brian coaching teams, being silly and teaching our child about the wonderful world of comic and movies. Brian has so much love to share and I know he will be a fantastic Dad.
It’s very tough to put in words how much Stephanie means to me. We have known each other for 17 years and have been married 5 wonderful years. She is, at her core, the best person, I have ever known, and she makes me a better person every day. Stephanie is a wonderful 3rd grade teacher and enjoys coaching the school youth basketball team. She loves reading, watching movies, and being in nature. Stephanie will be an incredible role model for this child, and every ounce of her heart will be put into motherhood.