We met in the summer of 2006 as we began high school together. Our love grew through the years and sustained us during our time in college when we lived in separate states. After we got married we quickly started talking about growing our family and we were soon lead to adoption.
We love to cook together, read, spend time with family, take our dogs (Sophie and Leo) for walks, and enjoy spending time together working in our garden and on home improvement projects. We are excited to read to our child daily, let them get dirty in the garden as we do, and teach them to enjoy food and cooking from a very young age. We look forward to bike rides around town and teaching our child the joys of working with their hands.
Our home is in a cute suburb with great opportunities to enjoy entertainment indoors and outdoors. Our house is two stories with a yard and a roomy kitchen (the heart of the home). Our two dachshunds, Sophie & Leo, are active, friendly and always greeting us and our visitors. They love to play in the living room and snuggle on the couch every evening. Our neighborhood strikes a balance between urban access and suburban comforts. We live near a large park, are close to our workplaces, and live less than five miles from the ocean.
Nathan is an Air Force engineer with a passion for space and rockets. He is an amazing cook and enjoys spending as much time as possible outside with friends and family. He is excited to share his hobbies with our child and help cultivate and support their natural talents and interests. As an avid reader, he is looking forward to taking our child to the local library or book store and spending hours reading and playing in that imaginary space with them. Following in his father’s footsteps, he may even be a soccer coach or Scout Leader depending on our child’s interests!
Lauren is a very selfless person who always puts others first. She has a nurturing spirit and loves to take care of plants, her puppies, the environment, and her family. To relax she enjoys working in the garden, listens to podcasts, and has game nights or book clubs with friends. Lauren’s unique upbringing as an Army daughter brought her all over the world and she hopes to share her love for travel and interest in foreign cultures with our child. I know she will be an amazing mom and is excited to share her faith and positive energy.