Our home is lively and playful.
If you came to visit, you'd likely find T and J (ages 7 and 5) sending their Barbies down a homemade zipline and giggling about poop. (A popular topic these days!).
You'd find Lewis, our pup, snoozing in Erin's lap, or maybe being read to by one of the kids. Jiji and Toby, our two cats, would probably be napping on our bed or riding on Adam's shoulders. (Our box turtle would likely be sunning himself and ignoring us.)
We care about being good neighbors - not only chatting with folks we see around, but also coming alongside our BIPOC neighbors, sending cards to people who are sick, advocating for the full inclusion of our LGBTQ+ loved ones, and sending thank-you notes to our kids' bus drivers and teachers.
We love and follow Jesus.
Our youngest child will have:
Big sisters who are endless love and entertainment,
A dad who tells epic bedtime stories,
A mom who treasures quiet moments one-on-one,
And birthparent(s) who are absolutely welcome in their - and our family's - life.
It would be an honor to get to know you. <3
We live in a sunny and spacious home in New Brighton, Minnesota.
We have kids’ artwork hung in almost every room.
We have dance parties (complete with DJ lights) in the finished basement;
We eat breakfast and dinner all together in the kitchen;
We play restaurant, read, and watch videos in the living room;
And our kids play dress-up and swing in the nest swing in the play room.
We spend lots of time in our fenced-in backyard:
making chalk art and blowing bubbles in the spring,
running through the sprinkler and playing frisbee in the summer,
raking (and jumping in) leaves in the fall,
and making snow angels in the winter.
Our neighborhood is quiet, lots of our neighbors have young children, there are several great playgrounds within walking distance, and we love our school district!
Erin anchors our family with her dependability and kindness. Pastor-turned-stay-at-home-parent, joyful learner and reader of books, patient listener, and giver of bedtime blessings.
Pastor, DJ, and life of the party. Giver of piggyback rides to kids - and cat. Singer of silly jingles, and friend to many. Generous, creative, whimsical, and kind.