We love to reminisce about how we met 9 years ago!
We both work with professional theater companies in Buffalo, New York as performers and directors. We have also both won some awards for our work!
Anyway, on June 5, 2010 we were both asked to perform in an anniversary concert for one of the local companies we had both worked with in the past. We ended up eating dinner together in between performances, and from that moment on, Jeffrey was hooked! Erin on the other hand wasn’t quite convinced.
However, later in the night we reconnected, and have been together ever since.
We think the best thing about our marriage is that not only do we love each other, we are also truly best friends. We love to spend time together whether it be grocery shopping on Saturday afternoon, or having friends over on our back patio in the summer, we love to do things together. We have fun, and make each other laugh on a daily basis. We love our life together, and we cannot wait grow our family in love and laughter through adoption.
Our extended family and close knit group of friends mean a great deal to us. We are both fortunate enough to have wonderful, supportive, and loving parents, who remind us often that they cannot wait to have another grandchild to love! Erin also has a brother, who is married, and has two boys that we just love!! Being an aunt and uncle and spending time with our nephews is one of our absolute favorite things to do! We also have many wonderful aunts, uncles, and cousins. One of our favorite family traditions is our large Christmas Eve party that we host at our house for Jeffrey’s family and some of our closest friends. On Christmas Day we eat lasagna with Erin’s large, and very Italian family!
A few summers ago, Jeffrey landscaped our backyard by himself! He drew up plans and designed it himself. We now enjoy having friends over for picnics in the summer in our backyard surrounded by beautiful flowers and good company.
We also need to mention two very important members of our family: our dogs, Ginny and Luna! Ginny is our 5 year old Havanese, and Luna is our 2 year old Bichon/Shi Tzu mix. They both fill our hearts with a lot of joy, and we enjoy having them in our home as members of our family!
We are so fortunate and grateful for those in our lives who make it so full. They too, right with us, are excited that we have felt called to grow our family through adoption, and everyone simply cannot wait for a new addition to our family!