John and Mark

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John and Mark

Fun-loving, married couple who cannot wait to be dads!

Hi! We're John and Mark in Brooklyn, NY and we can't wait to be first-time dads.

We started dating 7 years ago and have been married for 4 years. Mark is a speech pathologist at a school for students with dyslexia and is soon to become the assistant principal next school year. John is a special education teacher and artistic director at his Brooklyn based performing arts high school.

Our big, fun, and loving families are so excited to welcome a new child.

This baby will be surrounded by tremendous amounts of love, laughter, cuddles, and care. We will honor who and where they came from and encourage them to be passionate, curious, and loving (even if that means they love football).

We can only write so much here but please check out the rest of our profile to find out more!

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Who We Are

Like so many 21st century couples we met virtually. From that first date in 2013, there was an unquestionable chemistry, but what really sealed the deal was Mark’s dog, Hope, who decided she was in love with John and Mark had to keep him.

November 2015 we proposed to each other on the same day! How, you ask? John decided he was going to propose to Mark over Thanksgiving weekend. Mark decided it was the perfect time for him to propose to John. As John planned his flashmob proposal at our local park, our friends and family started secretly steering Mark to end his scavenger hunt proposal for John at the same park on the same day. It worked! As John finished the scavenger hunt, he got the big question, and then dropped the big question on Mark.

We've since renovated two apartments (ourselves!) and are settled into our beautiful Brooklyn neighborhood in a big two-bedroom with plenty of space for baby.

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Baby Nieces Are the Best!

After a full round of vaccinations and a little social distancing we got to see our brand new two week old niece Emilia!  Dinner and new parenting tips from Mark’s best friend and her husband (Aunt Christina and Uncle Jared) have us so excited about a little one.

Mission Organization at Mark’s Dad and Stepmom’s

Future Nana P and Poppy Normie have been begging us for some help organizing their garage.  John is the master organizer and whipped that place into shape in no time!  In return, we got to store some of the new baby things we’ve acquired in the new found space.  Win- Win!!  :)

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We truly appreciate your kindness and strength and look forward to hearing from you.


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