Mike's Family - My parents still live in my childhood home, about 20 minutes from us. My sister also lives about 20 minutes from us. Family is one of the most important things in our lives and we see them regularly.
Family is one of the most important things in our lives and we see them regularly.
This can look like hanging out on Sundays for football and dinner or a random Thursday date night. My sister and I are competitive, especially when it comes to baggo or washers (two games) in the backyard. My family has always been supportive and encouraging in everything I do, especially now as we are hoping to grow our family through adoption.
Julie's Family - My parents and most of my extended family all live in Pennsylvania. After I moved to live with Mike, my sister soon followed in my footsteps and now lives about 20 minutes from our house. Although my family lives out of state, we still spend holidays, birthdays, and family events/vacations with them regularly. We also spend the week days Facetiming our nephews to hear all about their days and the activities they are involved in. I came from a loud and loving family that kisses and hugs when you say hello and goodbye. With such an affectionate upbringing, I have become a nurturing and compassionate aunt, cousin, niece, and friend.