Faith: We attend a Catholic church as a family. Our priest makes each mass easy to relate to and teaches real-life lessons that help us navigate our daily life.
Traditions: We love to carry on our favorite traditions, like big family Thanksgivings, and Christmas morning cinnamon rolls. For birthdays the whole family goes out to eat at the birthday boy or girl’s favorite restaurant. At Easter, everyone comes to our house for a barbecue. We even have a special dinner plate we get out when one of us as a particularly great day; the plate says “You’re special today.” We always try to celebrate life’s big and little events and lift each other up!
Adoption in our family: Adoption is already a part of our extended family. Alena is very close with her step-father, who was adopted as a child, and Adam even has a cousin who adopted her daughter through Lifetime a few years ago! Our whole family is excited to welcome the child we adopt.
Our Kids, Riley & Brady
We have two sons, Riley and Brady, who are both excited to have a little sister. They will be the best big brothers!
Riley is 7 years old, and he’s sweet, sensitive, a little shy, and is always thinking about something. He’s an active boy who loves soccer, t-ball, and learning to ski. Riley also likes to read and create pieces of art.
Brady, is almost 4 years old and goes to pre-K twice a week. He’s always on the move and happy to be around people. Brady loves his big brother! Right now he’s into firetrucks and trains (The Polar Express is his favorite movie!).