Who We Are
We met on the dance floor in 2009 at a local restaurant in our town. (Tom has some amazing moves!) We struck up a conversation and started dating soon after. From the beginning, it was clear that we had so much in common and that we truly complemented each other—the yin to each other’s yang! We were engaged 5 years later and got married in 2015 with a massive, weekend-long celebration with all of our family and friends at a mountain resort in upstate New York.
When we discussed the dream of our family, adoption was a path that we felt drawn to from the very beginning. We both envisioned a large family and knew that we wanted adoption to play a role in building it. After trying to conceive for many years and facing some heartbreaking losses, we are excited to start our adoption journey to make our dreams of our family come true.
This weekend we celebrated Joanna’s birthday! We couldn’t go out to dinner or get together with friends, but it was still a great weekend filled with good food and new adventures.
Joanna’s co-workers were so kind—surprising her with a BEAUTIFUL (and delicious!) funfetti cake AND a massive amount of Haribo gummies (one of her favorite treats!) delivered to our house. We can’t wait to try all of the different varieties!
It was sunny and warm yesterday so we went for a long walk in our neighborhood and for her birthday dinner, we decided to try to make homemade pierogi. For our first attempt we kept it pretty standard with cheese/potato/spinach pierogi—they were so good! We are thinking that birthday pierogi may be a new tradition in our house!
And today—More snow! We are going to stay in, light a fire and watch the superbowl!
The fire is roaring keeping our house cozy while the snow continues to fall outside—we’ve got nearly a foot and showing no signs of stopping! (Tom has the unenviable task of shoveling us out eventually.) On the menu tonight is a warm bowl of homemade soup!