We met while working at a grocery store together during school. We are now celebrating 5 years together and wouldn't change a thing! We have both obtained our college degrees and now work at a new company together again. Josh is a Financial Analyst and Jenna is a Technical Business Analyst. We both work from home and have flexible schedules. One thing we enjoy most about working from home is the ability to hang out with our two dogs. We have the sweetest pups who also cannot wait to welcome your baby into our home!
In our free time, we like to bake, walk our two dogs, go to community events and travel. Our favorite time of the year for activities is fall. We have a yearly tradition of going apple picking and making homemade apple cider and apple pie afterwards! We have some of the best Christmas traditions. Since we have such a large family, we tend to spend a lot of time with them. During the summer, we like to go to Jenna’s parents house to go swimming and toast up s’mores. We enjoy spending time with our friends going camping, and having movie and game nights.
Also, both of our parents live nearby, less than 45 minutes away which allows for us to be around our family quite often. Our parents are so excited to become grandparents, and we have no doubts in our mind that they will spoil their grandchildren for the rest of their lives. In fact, one thing that may separate us from other adoptive parents is that several of our relatives are adopted. Jenna has five cousins who were adopted, and Josh’s own mother was adopted at birth. We believe that through these family connections, we can learn from their experiences to ensure that we give our child the best future they could possibly have!
We live in a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath house in a newly built community. We have a large fenced in backyard, so our child can run around and play safely. We plan to have a playset put in the backyard when the baby is old enough to use it! We already have our nursery set up and ready to go. We plan on adding color to the walls and more decorative pieces once we know the gender of the baby.
We moved to this area so our child will be in a fantastic school district. We live 6 minutes away from the elementary school, so we will always be close by. We have plenty of awesome pre-schools nearby, so we can provide a great head start to their education. We have a few state parks near us with walking trails and playgrounds. We love to frequent them to take our dogs for walks. We are situated between two large towns which allows us to have our space, but also go into the cities for different events and activities. We live in a diverse area with plenty of opportunities to share heritage!
From Josh - I can't imagine anybody being a better mother to our future child than Jenna. If there's one thing that she knows, it's how to take care of and love somebody. I've been able to see firsthand how Jenna is with children by the love she's shown to our two nieces. I know that as long as Jenna is around, I never have to worry about the health and safety of our child!
By Jenna - I can't wait for Josh to become a dad. He has the kindest soul in the world. What originally drew me to Josh is the humor and warmth that he brings. He is so kind, patient and supportive. I know Josh will exude these qualities as a parent. When I see Josh with our nieces, it just confirms how great he will be. Josh is the person that will play with our niece for hours and is so excited to be with them. He knows how to calmly and empathetically speak to them when they are upset. Nothing makes me happier than seeing him with them!