Our Family Traditions
We have many family traditions. Every summer we go to the coast and enjoy family beach time. We picnic every Fourth of July and watch fireworks as a family.
We have a lot of fun laughing and enjoying each others company.
We also enjoy travelling during spring break and visiting new places. In the fall, we dress the dog up for Halloween and let him help us hand out candy. The neighborhood children love stopping at our house to get the best candy! We host Thanksgiving at our house every year and we love to decorate for the holidays. Margaret also plans and hosts holiday themed parties throughout the year for our son’s playgroup. She creates costumes for the children, holiday themed games, crafts and unbelievable treats. Margaret is a wonderful cook and loves to bake for family and friends! Every Christmas, we get a special ornament made that celebrates our year as a family. Hanging this ornament is a special time for our family. Together, we are both creative, silly, and love surprising others. In between holidays, it is important for us to spend time and create memories with our extended families. One Saturday every month we meet with Jason’s family for brunch and Margaret’s family comes over often for family game night. We have a lot of fun laughing and enjoying each other’s company.
We are great lovers of animals. We have had animals from turtles to hedgehogs. Currently, we are a one dog family. Blue is our three year old fluffy Tibetan terrier mix. We rescued him from a shelter. Blue is a wonderful companion, and has a great temperament with children.
Our Family Activities
We have an active and adventurous family. We have hobbies we like to do separately and together. Margaret loves gardening. She not only has flower gardens but grows fruits and vegetables in the backyard. Jason enjoys helping her out in the garden and taste testing her produce. We both enjoy cooking and grilling our veggies straight from the garden especially during the summer time. We also enjoy family walks and runs with our dog, Blue, who loves to lead our pack! We bike ride often and generally love doing anything outdoors from hiking to feeding the ducks at the neighborhood pond. Margaret enjoys yoga and portrait painting. Jason plays softball and golf often. Together, we like to play basketball. We also like to spend time at home playing games and watching movies. We both read in our spare time. We often go to the library as a family and we are working together to keep a reading log for our son. Our goal is to reach at least 1,000 books each year. We firmly believe that a love of reading is created at home, well before a child begins school.
Thank you for considering us to be a part of this journey with you. Even though we have a life filled with love and laughter, we long to grow our family through adoption. Even though we dreamed of having many children it is uncertain if we will ever be able to do so. Adoption for us is not only about bringing a child home but being part of something much larger than ourselves. We want you to know that a child in our care would be raised to honor and respect his/her birthmother. We look forward to meeting you and would love to hear the dreams and wishes you have for your child. If you would be open to it, we would like to have a letter from you to place on our nursery wall or even your hand print to sew on a pillow case or baby’s blanket. We want to raise a child to have three essential things: happiness, good health, and to know he/she is loved by all of us. With these three things, he/she will be able to grow into the person and life he/she so deserves.