|Our Education||B.S. Computer Science||MBA Organizational Development|
|Our Professions||Marketing Communications Manager||Business Development Manager|
|Stay-At-Home||No||No, but I do work from home multiple days a week|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Greg & Natalie's Favorites
|Subject in school||Math||History|
|Disney Movie||Tangled||The Lion King|
|Board game||Harry Potter Clue||Ticket to Ride|
|Holiday tradition||Candlelight Christmas Eve church service||Picking our Christmas tree and cutting it down as a family|
|Family activity||Weekend road trips||Spending time at the lake|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Greg loves to play bass guitar, computer games, fish, hike, bike, grill, read, and play basketball with his daughter.
Natalie loves to read, bake, garden, bike, fish, sit by our fire pit, paint, sail and play board games.
As a family, we love to go camping or spend time at our family cottage on the lake. We also golf as a family. Weekends are often filled with road trips whether it's a trip to the zoo, to see a concert, to a sporting event, to visit all of the great museums and stores in Chicago, a family biking trip to a local island, or simply cooking out with friends and family. There is always something to take advantage of each weekend. When we do stay home, we watch movies, play board games, and even play music together.
We were both raised in the Lutheran church. Our family is active in our church community. Greg lived in Louisiana for a large part of his childhood so we cooked up jambalaya and king cake for our church for Mardi Gras. They also brought in a jazz band for our worship service. It's a fun church with great activities for youth. Natalie volunteers as a Sunday school teacher. Our faith is important to us and we will raise our child in the Lutheran faith.
|Our Musical Interest|
We both love to play guitar and have a variety of musical interests. We have a music room in our house and like to have family jam sessions regularly. We go to quite a few concerts each year. One of our favorite events is Irish Fest in Milwaukee which has many Irish bands, dance groups, and great food. We also enjoy Summerfest in Milwaukee which has some of the biggest names in music.
Greg- Alternative Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Natalie- Country, Classic Rock, Pop, Christian, Bluegrass, Alternative Rock
|About Our Home|
We live in a 5 bedroom ranch style home in a wonderful school district. Two of the bedrooms have custom painted animal characters. One has elephants linked trunk to tail and the other has various woodland creatures hanging out in trees. Our kitchen has a ton of space and helps us host our family holidays. We have a gas fireplace in the living room that makes a great spot to warm up and even hang Christmas stockings. There is a cozy sunroom that is a great reading spot. We have a big backyard with lots of room to play and plenty of room to add a swing set. We have a garden full of flowers. It is a fantastic space to relax with friends and family.
Greg has a daughter from his previous marriage. She is 15 years old. We have joint (50/50) custody with her mom. She is into music, she plays 4 different instruments and sings in multiple choirs. She likes to draw and paint as well. She has two younger siblings at her mom's house and is great with kids. She is looking forward to becoming a big sister again and teaching them music. Natalie nicknamed her "Glue" because she is always stuck right next to Natalie. The two of them bake together and have their own website where they show off their baking creations.
|We live in the state of...|
The great state of Wisconsin! It's a great state that offers four wonderful seasons, each that allows us to do great activities. We are located in a spot that allows us to travel to Chicago and Minneapolis for long weekends. Our family has a cottage on a lake that will allow our child the ability to fish, swim, sail and water ski. We're about 20 minutes from Green Bay Packers games and an hour and a half from seeing the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. We can see Lake Michigan with a 40-minute drive. Our state park system provides endless hiking/skiing trails and camping locations.
|Our Neighborhood & Schools|
We live in a great family neighborhood. We live right by the school where our child will attend from Kindergarten - 6th grade. It's right in our backyard with a nice playground, baseball diamond, and basketball hoops. We have wonderful neighbors all around us with kids of various ages. We live in an amazing school district that excels at both academics and sports. The elementary school works with each child to help them at their individual reading and math levels. The junior high school has a music program that has 75% of kids participating. The high school emphasizes preparation for college and that planning begins already in 8th grade. They have foreign languages, technical trades, computer programming, art, music, and advanced courses for college credit.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn-5 years old
We are ready to love a child of either gender
Yes, with the oldest up to 5 years old
|Ethnicity of Child||Our hearts are open to a child of any ethnicity|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to the type of contact that you makes you feel most comfortable. We are open to sharing letters, photos and yearly visits.
Our family has a lot of love and support to give your child. We will provide many opportunities for your child to thrive. Whether it's music, sports, or educational pursuits, we will provide the encouragement and resources for your child to succeed. We have a great extended family who are eager to welcome your child. Our community provides many activity options and great education for children. This is an amazing place for us to raise a family. We appreciate you considering our family for your child.