Kat & Dan

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Meet Us

  • Lincoln Center is our favorite spot in the city
  • Attending a NYC Comic Con event
  • Laughter is a constant in our lives
  • So is celebrating to the max (our wedding, December 2018)
  • We tell each other “I love you” every single day
  • We always find the fun, and try not to take ourselves too seriously
  • Dan at work, coaching the team
  • Kat at work, producing live events
  • Otter’s first day home
  • Otter’s been stealing kisses ever since (this one at the Boat Basin, NYC)
  • He’ll be a lap dog and hugger forever, even as a gentle furry giant of 65lbs
  • Otter tags along with us everywhere, from baseball games to breweries and anything in between!

Our Family

  • Georgia football game with the fam
  • Thanksgiving with our nieces
  • Christmas with our nephews
  • Celebrating birthdays
  • Summer beach trips
  • Mini golfing
  • Jumping in leaves
  • Sofa snuggles
  • Playing baseball
  • More mini golfing!
  • Sandy picnics
  • Strolling around the neighborhood
  • Sofa selfies
  • Visiting the Museum of Natural History
  • Baking cookies
  • Playing baseball
  • Reading stories at bedtime
  • Snuggling on the sofa with Otter

Our Friends

  • At a baseball game (baseball is very big with us)
  • Tubing down the Delaware
  • Celebrating our good friends' wedding
  • BBQing on the Long Island Sound
  • In the Nationals’ dugout (this was more of a one-time thing)
  • Going pumpkin picking
  • At a Red Hot Chilli Peppers concert
  • On the slopes
  • Hanging out with all the other baseball coaches...
  • …and “the WAGs” (Wives And Girlfriends)

Our Home & Community

  • Our neighborhood
  • Our fenced-in backyard is something we enjoy through every season.
  • It’s Otter’s favorite place to play fetch, splash in his kiddie pool, and make doggie snow angels.
  • There is a public library, and 3 large parks all within a 1-mile radius of our home.
  • The largest and closest park is 130 acres of ball fields, tennis courts and picnic areas.
  • It has multiple state-of-the-art playgrounds.
  • With splash pads...
  • A carousel...
  • And a zoo!
  • There's even a train ride around the perimeter of the zoo.
  • Every year there's a Fall Harvest Festival with carnival rides in the school parking lot across the street from our house.
  • Our local park sets up an annual Winter Wonderland with an ice skating rink.
  • When the snow starts falling, everyone in the neighborhood heads to the big sledding hill.
  • We're often in NYC- one of our favorite spots is Bethesda Fountain in Central Park.

Our Traditions & Celebrations

  • Family Thanksgivings around the table
  • Backyard movie nights
  • Hosting Thanksgiving for 11 adults, 2 kids, and 3 dogs! (That’s a 22lb turkey!)
  • Watching movies and LIVE sports on the big screen in the backyard by the firepit (s’mores included!)
  • Grilling burgers and playing Mario Kart out back
  • Cheering on our hometown teams
  • Go Nats!
  • Competing in a friendly game of mini golf on our annual summer beach trips
  • Mini golf
  • Taking summer family beach vacations.
  • Boat rides
  • Quality time together in the pool
  • Seeing the tree at Rock Center
  • Baking gingerbread cookies
  • Putting up our handmade advent calendar
  • Each night in December, we snuggle up on the couch by the fire and watch a different holiday movie to count down the days until Christmas!

Our Adventures

  • Hiking El Yunque Rainforest, Puerto Rico
  • Looking for Nessie (Loch Ness, Scotland)
  • Walking the boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ
  • Playing fetch on the beach
  • Hanging out at Yappy Hour
  • Rooftop tour in Malaga, Spain
  • Anniversary trip to Italy
  • Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice
  • Winery tour in the Finger Lakes
  • Otter tags along to breweries with us
  • And to wineries!
  • We enjoy visiting museums, art galleries, monuments, historical buildings and participating in other cultural activities
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Rome
  • From major and minor league baseball games across the country, to tennis at the US Open and Rangers hockey games–we love attending sporting events.
  • Mets game
  • Otter and Kat are at every home baseball game to cheer on Dan and the team! The families of the players are an amazing group that come to every series to show their support -  it’s awesome to be a part of.

Meet Us

Lincoln Center is our favorite spot in the city
Attending a NYC Comic Con event
Laughter is a constant in our lives
So is celebrating to the max (our wedding, December 2018)
We tell each other “I love you” every single day
We always find the fun, and try not to take ourselves too seriously
Dan at work, coaching the team
Kat at work, producing live events
Otter’s first day home
Otter’s been stealing kisses ever since (this one at the Boat Basin, NYC)
He’ll be a lap dog and hugger forever, even as a gentle furry giant of 65lbs
Otter tags along with us everywhere, from baseball games to breweries and anything in between!

Thank You for Visiting Our Adoption Profile

We want to thank you for considering us as adoptive parents for your child.

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

Sincerely,

Kat & Dan

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