Who We Are
Hi! We are Leah and Ross, two open, honest, and adventurous souls looking to fulfill our dream of raising a child in a home filled with warmth, safety, and laughter. Leah is a wedding photographer and Ross is a lawyer, but it is really our love for our friends, family, and neighbors that defines us. When not at work, you can find us in our backyard garden growing vegetables, spoiling our nieces and nephews, or exploring the beautiful outdoors.
We met in Washington, DC in 2011 at a mutual friend's birthday party and knew pretty soon after we had found something truly special. Shortly after we met, Leah moved to Nashville and we began a year-long, long distance relationship with Ross flying down to see Leah, trying to convince her to move back. Ross succeeded - but we promised each other we could both move back to Nashville one day soon. In DC, we began to build our lives together. We adopted our first dog - Ruby - and even built a small organic farm outside of the city where we grew vegetables for our neighbors and friends.
In 2016, five years after we first met, Ross proposed on the top of a mountain in the Shenandoah Valley, and Leah said yes! Shortly after, Ross fulfilled his promise to Leah and we moved to Nashville and purchased our first home together. A year later, we were married by our best friends, surrounded by 130 of our closest friends and family. More than ten years after we first met, we are blessed to live in a close knit community surrounded by so many friends and family members
Together, we have been through ups and downs - and so we know we can handle whatever the future brings our way. We know we can count on each other and the people in our lives when things are hard, to lift us up, and when things are joyous, to celebrate.
Leah and I headed back to my hometown for the 4th of July - an annual tradition for us. We spent five wonderful days with my large and extended family enjoying parades, fireworks, lots of snuggles with nieces/nephews, and backyard barbecues. What a perfect weekend - we can’t wait to share these traditions with our future child.
We are thrilled to finally be live on Adoptimist. Thinking today about our future child and all of the love we have to give.