|Our Education||Masters of Business Administration||Masters of Business Administration|
|Our Professions||Sales - Food Company||Product Manager - Apparel|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Alex & Ashley's Favorites
|Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?||Moose Tracks||Mint Chocolate Chip|
|Beach or Snow Vacation?||Snow||Beach|
|Favorite Thing to do on Sunday?||Take the dog on a long walk around the park & Pizza Sunday||Go out to breakfast & church|
|On my birthday I like to....||Celebrate with family||Go to a Movie & eat Popcorn & Buncha Crunch|
|Fun Fact about me...||I have 35 first cousins - four of them are adopted||I have seen close to 200 live music concerts|
|My chore around the house is...||Taking out the Trash & Dishes after Dinner||Cooking Dinner & Laundry|
|Favorite way to unwind||Watch sports||Read the bible, book or novel & sometimes shopping|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We are a very outdoorsy family when it is nice out and even while it is snowing. We like to grill during the summer months and iceskating in the winter months. Taking vacations to the beach in Florida or snowboarding in Colorado are activities we take advantage of during the summer or winter. We enjoy seeing all the latest movies and Ashley loves reading the latest book. We also try to see plays like Hamilton or Cats, as Ashley used to dance in her younger years. We both love to watch sporting events and cheer on our favorite teams in baseball, hockey, football and golf.
We are both devoted Christians who strive to read the Bible every day, pray continuously, and go to church on Sundays. If we can't make a Church time, we watch the message online. We also read Christian books, do reading plans and Bible studies. We also try to join fellowship groups to keep conversation in our faith going.
Our dog Belle is a Golden Retriever who is super loving, wonderful with kids and in general a sweet girl. She has grown up around kids as we have several nieces and nephews. She is also great with other dogs and a people lover. We take her to the park and long walks frequently. Winter is her favorite time of year as she loves to roll around in the snow and make snow dog angels.
We like to take vacations twice a year as we feel it is healthy to get away, learn about other cultures, see history in person and sometimes just sit back and relax. We try to go somewhere warm and cultural on week long trips, but also do weekend getaways. The weekend travels may include simply going to visit family and friends, a new state or city we've never been to, or it could be going to do snow activities. We cannot wait to share our travels with a little one.
|Our Weekends & Holidays|
On the weekends we try to have a fun and let loose by taking leisurely walks, catching up on a good book, play a sport together outside or if raining/snowing indoor games like chess, cards or monopoly. We love going out to breakfast or make a big breakfast at home, and get pizza almost every Sunday. On the holidays we decorate by putting up three Christmas trees, Christmas Cookie decorating parties, or even going on a drive to see all the Christmas lights. We try to watch every Christmas movie starting after Thanksgiving...It's a Wonderful Life, Elf, Home Alone etc. Holidays are always spent traveling to family locally or in Missouri.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in Illinois so we are able to get all four seasons. We are close to the lake that has a beach, but also close to snow activities in the winter. Living in Illinois also allows us to be near several great schools and colleges and even schools that specialize in sports or the arts. We are in driving distance (5-8 hours) to several major cities in the Midwest. We also have family and friends on the West and East coast and go to visit them every year. We are very mobile and always the people that will drive, fly or train to make it to a wedding, birth of a family member or even our nieces' and nephews' birthdays.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|We are open to the ages of...|
Newborn to 12 months old
We are open to twins and even triplets.
We have no preference on gender.
We are open to sibling groups with the oldest being up to 2 years of age.
|Ethnicity of Child||African American, Asian, Caucasian, Hispanic, Native American, or mix of these ethnicities|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We think it is very important to keep in contact and are open to visits, photos, and letters.
We are so excited to be on this journey with the Lord leading us. We will provide a loving home for your little one. It is our promise to share our traditions, family, travels, hobbies and unconditional love with them We will support & encourage them throughout their lives. Thank you for taking the time to learn about us.
"We love because he first loved us" 1 John 4:19