Who We Are
Our story began 3 years ago although it feels like we have known each other forever. We met on Match.com and had our first date 2 weeks prior to the COVID pandemic. We were only able to go on a few dates before Heather became sick with COVID and had to spend 2 weeks in isolation. Throughout the 2 weeks Cody called every day to check in and made cute gestures to let her know he cared. She knew then that he was someone special and had such a kind heart. Fast forward through 9 months of dating and he proposed! Although we had a longer engagement than we would have liked due to the pandemic, it was all worth it in the end as we had the wedding of our dreams. We have now been married for over a year and looking forward to building our family. Some of our favorite things to do together as a couple include hiking, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Our moto was always “Let the adventures begin,” and we are ready for our next BIG adventure: adoption and becoming parents.
We have endured ups and downs throughout our first year of marriage, however we truly believe it is a testament to our love and commitment to each other. We were able to conceive, but then sadly lost our first pregnancy at 14 weeks. Since then, we have gone through fertility treatment and had a failed embryo transfer. Although this has been tough, we strongly believe there is a plan for us. We have always discussed adoption regardless of being able to have biological children. We are very excited to begin our journey of adoption, as we know the love, stability, and support we have to offer. Our families have been extremely supportive of the adoption process and can’t wait to love on our baby-to-be. Becoming parents was a goal we have discussed from the very beginning of our relationship, and something we will put all our heart into to make a reality.
We are both lucky to come from very loving families that mostly live close by. Some of Cody’s siblings reside in the state of Florida, which always gives us a reason to go away on mini vacations to visit! We are both incredibly close with our families and enjoy getting together for dinners, holidays, and vacations. We have 2 nephews and 4 nieces that all age from newborn-4years old (just waiting for a new little cousin to play with).
Although we know that no family is perfect and life can be unpredictable, we can promise you this:
-To be their biggest advocate.
-To encourage them to work toward and succeed in fulfilling their dreams.
-To surround them with a great support system and amazing family.
-To ensure they know the brave and tough decisions you had to make for their benefit.
-To ensure their well-being and safety.
-To provide them with a great education that will help them to meet their goals.
-To always listen to what they have to say.
-To raise them in the same manner we were, with love, constructive discipline, respect, and encouragement.
-And most importantly: To love them unconditionally.
Cody and I had the best time in the Finger Lakes with our family. We had fun with our niece Jenna. She truly can make anyone in the room laugh with her contagious hugs and smile. Cody was very excited that she was able to fish with him. She even had a mini fishing pole!
This year I’ve really started to embrace my green thumb! I really love to garden and growing plants is my favorite, both indoors and outdoors. We started our very first vegetable garden this summer and have been very happy with all the the veggies it has produced! Cody planted a variety of peppers as he loves to experiment in the kitchen with new dishes. This is some of the fresh veggies we got from the garden tonight!