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Pretty Little Liars

Megan and her best friend have matching letter m tattoos on their fingers, for their matching first names and for their favorite show Pretty Little Liars which they watched together every week! Read more »

Tower of Terror

We will be at Disneyland in a few weeks, but we definitely won’t recreate this Tower of Terror memory from Disneyland Paris! It’s a funny memory but as you can tell by the look on Mark’s face- he did not like the ride! We can’t wait to make vacation memories with our child one day! Read more »

Graduation is next week!

This school year is coming to an end! This picture was from last year’s kindergarten graduation. We are excited to have an in person event for Megan’s class this year! Read more »


If we are chosen to become parents, our child will have so many cousins to grow up with! We both grew up in large families with lots of cousins so we are hoping our child can do the same. These girls are ready to meet a new cousin! Read more »

Cruella movie

We saw Cruella this morning, our first time back at the movie theater since the pandemic began. We loved the movie! Read more »

Happy Donut Day!

It’s one of our favorite days of the year, national donut day! We can’t wait to share these fun traditions with our child. Donuts are Megan’s favorite food! Read more »

Coworker family

Both of us have been at our current jobs for over 10 years! Many of our coworkers have become family to us, and all are ready to welcome a baby into our lives. These are some of the other teachers at Megan’s school. Read more »

Chicago friends

We can’t wait to get to Chicago and see our friends and family this summer. Megan’s friend Rose has recently had a baby girl and we hope our children will play together one day! Read more »

June 1st

In this month Megan will be reunited with her best friend (who is also Megan!) after a cross country move and the pandemic kept them apart. We can’t wait to see her again!! This photo is from NYC’s Mermaid Parade. Read more »

Tennis weekend

Mark has been watching the French Open on tv this weekend! It’s been awhile since he has been able to watch in person due to the pandemic. The last time he was able to was at the US Open in 2019, where we celebrated his birthday with their official drink! We also had this drink featured as Mark’s signature cocktail at our Read more »

At the mall

Check out Mark carrying all the shopping bags and empty coffee cups! He’s going to be great at carrying all the baby supplies once we are lucky enough to have a child join our adventures. Read more »


We are spending the rainy Memorial Day weekend inside- today we went to the American Dream mall and there are so many fun things to do there, including Angry Birds mini golf! We look forward to these experiences with our child one day. Read more »

Care Bears

We love to see the 80s characters making a comeback- Care Bears have always been a favorite! We can’t wait to find out what characters our future child will be into! Read more »

Childhood Halloween costumes

We love Halloween! One year Megan’s mom dressed her and her sister Morgan as m&ms; because of their names! We can’t wait to take our child trick or treating one day. Read more »

US Open

We can’t wait to get back to the US Open this summer! We always go for Mark’s birthday. One day we hope to bring our child to this NYC tradition! Read more »

One month!

Next month at this time we will be with Megan’s sister! Can’t wait to see what kind of fun things we will do. On our last visit we went to the Hello Kitty Cafe! Read more »

One month!

Next month at this time we will be with Megan’s sister! Can’t wait to see what kind of fun things we will do. On our last visit we went to the Hello Kitty Cafe! Read more »

Travel goals!

Mark loves to travel, especially to Europe. He can’t wait to show the sights to our future child one day! Read more »

Sweet summer weekend!

We hope our summer will be even sweeter with the addition of a new baby! We are open to a relationship of any comfort level of the birth family. Please reach out to us to connect! Read more »

Disney soon!

Can’t believe next month we will be on another Disney trip! We can’t wait to go on family vacations with our future child. Read more »

Pizza delivery!

We got a special delivery yesterday of deep dish pizza from Chicago! Megan’s dad shipped it to us in NYC. We can’t wait to eat it! We also can’t wait to bring our child to Chicago for regular family visits (and of course the best pizza)! Read more »

Happy Anniversary!

Yesterday was the 8th wedding anniversary for Megan’s sister and her husband, pictured here with us on our wedding day! Read more »

FaceTime friends

Things are getting back to normal, and soon we will be able to see our favorite dogs in person (though FaceTime with them has been fun)! Read more »

All you need is love!

We are hoping to self match rather than use an agency, so our child will grow up knowing that their birth family and us looked for, found, and chose each other. We are eagerly awaiting the day we make this connection! Read more »

Chicago girls!

These hometown Chicago girls are actually watching the Cubs play in New York. Fun fact- fellow Chicago girl Elisabeth Moss was also at this same game! We can’t wait to bring a little sports fan to future games. Read more »

Sweet vibes only!

Wishing everyone a sweet weekend! And always hoping it will be the day we make the connection that will start our family! Read more »

Happy birthday!

Wishing a happy birthday to Megan’s cousin and BFF! We can’t wait to raise our child alongside hers, growing up in a close group of cousins like we did. Read more »

Friends around the world

Mark loves traveling, and has made many lasting friends over the years on trips to various countries! Our future baby will be welcomed all over the world! Read more »

Fun bulls fan find!

We are Bulls fans in our home so it was exciting to find these at the grocery store! We hope to have a baby bulls fan with us soon! Read more »

Return to Broadway!

We are so excited that theatre is coming back to NYC this fall and have a few plans to see some shows when they return in September! Last week we virtually watched a live performance of Titanique but we can’t wait to see those in person performances! One day we hope to share this NYC experience with our child- we wonder Read more »

Boy cousins

We both grew up with lots of cousins, who have started raising their own families. We look forward to seeing our child grow up with cousins as we did! We wonder if our child will join all the girls in Megan’s family or all the boys in Mark’s! Read more »

Sunday FaceTime

Every Sunday morning we FaceTime with Megan’s aunt Carol, and we can’t wait for our future child to get to know her! Read more »

Chosen Family

This is Megan’s best friend’s mom, who has been a 2nd mom to her for many years! She even flew to NYC to help her try on wedding dresses. We are so blessed to have loving chosen family members in our lives and we hope to add a child soon! Read more »

Mother Day Cards

Here is just one of the hilarious and priceless cards created in Megan’s kindergarten class to be sent home to moms today! We can’t wait to have a collection of these in our home. Read more »

Cinco de Mayo

Yesterday was cinco de Mayo, which brings us so many memories of celebrating with Megan’s mom. They loved to have a margarita together! Our signature drink at our wedding was even called the Kathyrita in her memory. While we are sad that she won’t get to meet or child, he or she will definitely know all about her! Our Read more »

Future Grandparents

Mark’s parents were thrilled to walk down the aisle with him at our wedding. They will be even more excited when they meet their future grandchild! Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Shout out to all the teachers who have been working double and triple time this year! This year requires so much more work yet teachers continue to do all those little things to reach out to their students, including things like masking up the elf on a shelf! Megan’s class elf even followed us to our home when her school Read more »

NYC memories

One of our favorite NYC memories is walking to our wedding! We can’t wait to create unforgettable memories in the city with our future children. Read more »

Super mom to be

The girls in our family love wearing matching pjs! The super mom sock does not belong to Megan (she’s the bride slipper in this one) but hopefully she can wear it one day! Read more »


We are so happy it’s Friday! This has been a long school year and we are ready for the weekend. Hoping it’s full of fun and donuts! And always, hoping it will be the day we connect with an expectant mother. We are ready to welcome a baby! Read more »

Flower Girl Memories

At 5 years old, Megan was the flower girl in her aunt’s wedding! We can’t wait to share and document these life experiences with our future child. Read more »

We love Christmas!

One of the things we are most looking forward to as future parents, is Christmas! We have so many traditions that we can’t wait to share with our children. Read more »

Summer countdown!

8 weeks until summer vacation and this teacher is ready NOW. Can’t wait to be reading outside in the sun. Summer days will be even more enjoyable when we add a baby to our family! Read more »

Dog people

We don’t have any pets, but we’re definitely dog people. We love to play with the pets of our friends and family! Read more »

Going to Chicago!

Our summer plans keep getting better- we have now planned a visit to Chicago to see Megan’s family! The pandemic has kept us away from our families and we are beyond ready to see them again. We are looking forward to recreating this picture with cousins at this restaurant, especially because they have a gigantic pretzel on Read more »

#tbt !

Check out this McDonald’s memory of Megan in the 80s! We can’t wait to create memories with our future children. Read more »

Engagement memory!

We look forward to telling our child about the night we got engaged during a concert in NYC. Our child will know all aspects of their history, including their birth story and the history of their birth family. Read more »

Prayer Garden

The cousins have made a visit to the prayer garden in memory of Megan’s mom. We hope to one day share this moment with our child! Read more »

Another school week!

It’s Monday so we are back to school for another week! Megan’s students know her so well- look at all her favorite things! Read more »

Family memories

A long running joke in our family involves Uncle Terry aka Uncle #5! We miss him! While our child won’t be able to meet him, he/she will surely learn all the stories and jokes about him. Our child will know the history of our family as well as their birth family. Read more »

We’re going to California!

It’s official- we booked a flight to visit Megan’s sister and her husband this summer. Due to the pandemic we have not seen them in person since Christmas 2019 and we cannot wait! Read more »


We are ready for game night and relaxing after our first week back at work since spring break! One of our favorite games is Jenga. This was one of our tallest towers! Spoiler: Mark was the one to knock it down! Read more »

School Uniforms!

This is a photo of Megan’s school uniform from 1st grade! It’s fun to share with her new class of kindergarten students each year so they can compare uniforms. We look forward to sharing our school memories with our future children! Read more »

Frozen Butterbeer!

Here we are sharing a frozen butterbeer as we check out all the fun Harry Potter stuff at Universal Studios in California! Megan has family in California so we are able to make this trip often and look forward to including our children one day. Read more »

Planning for Chicago!

After a successful visit to Maryland to visit with Mark’s family, we are hoping to plan a trip to Chicago this summer to visit Megan’s! We will surely pick up some of our favorite donuts while there. We can’t wait to be chosen as parents so we can include children on these trips! Read more »

Back to reality!

We are back in New York and back to work today! Our easter break in Maryland was wonderful, spending time relaxing and hanging out with Mark’s parents. We look forward to bringing our children there one day! Read more »

One thing missing from NYC

Typically we love living in NYC because the city has everything-except our favorite sandwich shop Jimmy John’s! We make sure to get some anytime we travel to an area that has them. Luckily there are plenty of them in the DC area so we made a stop during our trip. Read more »

Happy birthday mom!

Today would have been Megan’s mom’s 63rd birthday! This picture was taken on the last day they spent together- at mom’s favorite place the casino! Read more »

Date night!

The weather was beautiful yesterday, it felt like a warm summer night! We took a walk and got ice cream and it was a lot of fun (and delicious)! Read more »


Mark’s mom is ready to introduce her grandchildren to traditional Filipino meals! This was our Easter dinner last night! Read more »

Spring break diet!

We are spending the break with Mark’s parents, so his mom has been making delicious Filipino food for us every day! Read more »

Spring break!

Our spring break starts today! This photo is from a previous spring break trip to Paris, when we went to a carnival! Read more »

Girl gang!

We are wondering if we will add another member to this girl group? Or if we will start bringing in the boys! Megan’s cousin on the right end is pregnant in this photo and has since had a baby boy! We can’t wait to add some cousins to this group! Read more »

Future grandparents!

We are so excited to visit with Mark’s parents now that all 4 of us are fully vaccinated! We are even more excited for the moment we introduce them to their grandchild. They are so excited to share their love and family traditions with our child. Read more »

World Theatre Day

We are a theatre loving couple, and we really miss being able to see Broadway shows throughout this pandemic. Our hearts go out to the theater community who have been out of work for such a long time. We look forward to being there on the first day Broadway opens again! This picture was taken at Megan’s school in 2019 at Read more »

First icee of the season!

The warm weather is coming in NYC so Megan and her teaching assistant enjoyed some icees at school dismissal courtesy of parents in their class. Looking forward to the spring and summer season and hoping to have a little one with us to enjoy it! Read more »

Our engagement

This photo was taken the night we got engaged! This is us before the concert. Mark proposed during one of our favorite songs later that evening! Read more »


Good morning! Fun fact: Megan LOVES peeps! Mark found this cereal while grocery shopping and we opened it this morning. Read more »


We took this photo one year ago when the city shut down due to covid. So happy we are starting to get back to normal here. It will be a long road ahead but we are ready. One year from now, things will look better still and we hope to have grown our family by that time! Read more »


We haven’t been in the gym since Covid so our exercise in the past year has been long walks everywhere in NYC. We hope to add a stroller to these walks soon when we start our family! Read more »

Olympics 2021

We delayed our honeymoon by a year so we could attend the 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo! After months of careful planning and booking tickets to several events, the games were postponed due to Covid. Today it was confirmed that no international spectators will be allowed to attend the rescheduled games. Luckily we have the Read more »

March Madness!

We are so excited that the NCAA tournament will happen this year as we are big basketball fans! The photo is from Mark’s first time attending a Bulls game! Read more »

Our Profile Book

We have a profile book we would love to share with you! We have created an album that expresses how we feel about becoming chosen parents, and gives info about us and our history. We would love to share it with you. Please reach out to connect with us! Read more »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

We are feeling so lucky to have each other today, and hoping to be lucky enough to be chosen to become parents soon. We have so much love to share with baby and birth family. Read more »

Coffee needed!

Megan is ready for a full day of kindergarten! Teaching in person in the classroom and remote students on zoom simultaneously 5 days a week since September- so a lot of coffee is needed sometimes! Read more »

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