|Our Education||Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Our Professions||Trooper||Kindergarten Teacher|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian|
|Some of Matthew & Ashley's Favorites
|Ice-cream||Strawberry cheesecake||Cotton candy|
|Season||Spring- I love to fish, kayak, and to be outdoors. ||Fall- I love all things fall! Scarecrows, pumpkins, roasting marshmallows. hayrides, the county fair, high school football games, and a mug of hot chocolate. |
|Vacation Spot||Walt Disney World||Walt Disney World|
|Food||Round Steak Casserole-my mom's family recipe||Hibachi chicken and rice or Mexican |
|Movie||Christmas Vacation||Sweet Home Alabama|
|Holiday||Christmas- I love looking at Christmas lights and spending time with my family. ||Christmas- I love watching Hallmark Christmas movies. I also love putting up my snowman tree and attending craft fairs.|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We like to spend our time going to our nieces and nephews activities (baseball and softball games, church activities, swim meets). We love to watch baseball and hockey on tv and attend games when we get a chance. Matt loves to be outdoors fishing or kayaking. Ashley recently started teaching a twirling class for ages PreK- 6th grade. We both like to go on walks in the evenings around our neighborhood. Our community has recently started a Buddy baseball program for kids with special needs. Ashley loves volunteering her time on Saturdays to help this cause. Matt is involved with helping with the Special Olympics with his work. Matt has gone the past three years to help hand out medals at the state competitions. We love to go bowling at our local bowling alley.
We attend the Church of Christ and have gone to church all of our lives. Ashley grew up in an Assembly of God church. When we got married, Ashley started attending church together. Matt has attended the same church since he has been little with his mom and dad.
|Our Musical Interest|
We both LOVE country music!! Ashley also likes to listen to contemporary Christian music. Ashley's favorite singer is Alan Jackson.
Matt is like a human radio, he knows every song. His favorite is listening to some of the older country songs.
|About Our Home|
We live in a 3 bedroom home with a large fenced in backyard. Our backyard has lots of room for kids to run and play. We recently built on and remodeled our whole house. Your child will have his/her own bedroom with a bathroom right across the hall from our bedroom.
|We live in the state of...|
We live in a small town in Southeast Missouri. We spend most of our summers with family and friends by the pool and at baseball games. Ashley loves to go to our local park to watch and cheer on former students play baseball/softball. During September, we love visiting the county fair, attending the parade, and watching the Cardinals and Blues play.
We live in a quiet, safe and friendly neighborhood with lots of kids. We live really close to the elementary school, where Ashley teaches, and a park. We also live really close to Ashley's grandparents and aunt.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months
We would love TWINS! Ashley's mom has a twin sister.
Boy or Girl
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, pictures, and visits or what feels comfortable to your needs.
We promise to raise your child to be their best self. We are so excited to provide your child with a loving, stable, and Christian home. We will encourage them to be the best that they can be and pursue their dreams. Your child will grow up with the love and support of our close-knit family. We will stay in contact with you through letters, picture, and photos. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you.