Family time is a top priority for us. We also value being good neighbors, spending time with friends, and giving back to our community. Some of the things we do together include dinner in the evening at our kitchen table, going for walks around the neighborhood, playing at the playground, reading books, and playing chase or hide and go seek around the house. As a family we like to travel, try new things and visit our extended family. Everyday things we have prioritized doing together are Maxwell's bedtime, a family trip once a year and designated family time on the weekends.
Our family motto is faith, love, adventure.
Our family mission statement is: Our family values each other and is committed to our faith in God. We worship the Lord and share Jesus through serving our church, our community and the nations. We strive to love, forgive and engage with people different than us. We seek truth, justice and education to attain health of mind, body, and spirit. We hope to find adventure, explore and have fun in all that we do.
Our neighborhood is filled with parks, trails and playgrounds. We love to take walks from our house and explore! There is always something to do outside whether it's blowing bubbles in the backyard, walking to one of the many parks to play or playing with neighbors. In the summer we go to the pool, a splash pad or run in the sprinkler in the backyard to stay cool! We love to participate in different neighborhood and community events. We have library cards to our city library, we are members at the Children's Museum, and like to stay involved in what's around us.
We really love our neighborhood! We have lived here for 3 years and have not even been to all the parks yet! The parks have playgrounds, swings, slides, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and so much more. Children in the neighborhood enjoy trick or treating, the 4th of July parade, riding bikes and playing at the park. We participate in a neighborhood play group where parents and kiddos get together to play and explore. Our elementary school is within walking distance and we look forward to taking our children to school!
Some words that describe Maija are Christ follower, social worker, Longhorn, adventurer, enjoys baking and being in the mountains, passionate, silly, loves checking the mail. Maija will make you feel comfortable, help you look at things from another perspective, and will want to give you a hug. Taking care of others, the Earth, and animals are important to Maija. She values life and all that God has created.
Some words that describe Jake are: Christ follower, civil engineer, Longhorn, intellectual, enjoys grilling and coffee, goofy, devoted, loves everything about the weather. Jake will make you laugh, remind you of what is most important in life, and will want to give you a snack. Being genuine and true to himself is a gift of Jake's. He fully embraces who he is and does not compromise that for others or in different circumstances.