We are a fun-loving couple who live in Clinton, NY with our two dogs, Gussy and Doodle.
Our home is filled with laughter. Most nights, after dinner, you can find us doubled-over laughing at silly inside jokes while we're cleaning the kitchen.
We love to walk our dogs through the small village where we live. Ever seen 'Gilmore Girls'? Most people say our village reminds them of a real-life Stars Hollow!
In the summer, Christine belongs to a local country club that has a small lake where she loves to swim. The club's beach house caters to kids with daily activities and swimming lessons.
In the evening, John loves to start a fire in the backyard fire pit and listen to music while the dogs play in their fenced-in area.
We love to travel. We have a favorite spot in Maine that we visit 2 or 3 times a year. We're also working on seeing all 50 states with only 6 left to go. Road trips are life!
Christine is a college professor who teaches all of her courses online so she is home most days while John works for a local telecommunications company. We were both working there nearly 20 years ago when we met and haven't been apart since!
Currently, Christine is also working on a PhD in Literacy and John is on the board of a local leadership organization.
Our friends describe us as "ambitious", "kind", and "funny". We love to hang out with friends, many of whom have kids, and we are lucky to also have close-knit families. One of Christine's cousins is expecting a baby right now and we're looking forward to raising our kids together, just like we were.
We're not perfect, no one is. John has a tendency to be messy, Christine has a tendency to get stressed about the mess. But we love each other, we have an awesome support system, we live in a wonderful community, we're healthy and happy, and we consider ourselves incredibly lucky!
We have poured our heart and soul into our 1920's home to make it a comfortable, modern refuge for our family.
Christine's father and uncle helped us give our house the TLC it needed. From renovating the laundry room and kitchen, to painting walls and renovating the hardwood floors, there isn't a room in our home that hasn't been updated within the past five years.
We have 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, and office, all of which are baby-ready!
We also live on a quiet dead-end street with just two other houses and have a large front yard. One of our neighbors is a lovely couple who have a little girl of their own just waiting for a playmate!
Friends describe me as determined, funny, and creative. All traits necessary to be a good parent as a sense of humor and a little creativity go along way in raising a child.
John and I value experiences over things. Whether that means taking an amazing road trip or spending time in the backyard with friends, we'll make sure our child has all they need, and so much more.
As a media professor, I feel I am also uniquely qualified to raise a child in our technologically advanced world. I believe that we have to know how to manage the information that is all around us, while also finding a balance that allows us to be still and content within ourselves.
I am a creative professional that will always make sure our child is provided for and has every chance to maximize their potential.
Christine and I have been together for 18 years and she is my best friend. We love to travel and live life and will provide a rich life experience to the child coming into our lives.
I am involved with our community and am committed to being the best father that I can be.