We're Brian, April, Bennett, Deacon, and Quinn
Can we just start out by saying something crazy? We already love you. Crazy? You bet but we don’t care. We have OPEN adoptions with all of our sons and know that it happens that fast.
Do you love the cool of the mountains, the smell of beach, warm summer nights, family movie parties with buttery popcorn?
We do too!
How about hiking to a hidden waterfall, riding your bike outside, a crisp fall day, eating yummy food?
Did we just become best friend?
Well, now that we are best friends, you should probably know a little bit more about us.
We met on a blind date when we were in college. Our friends were being set up and wanted some support.
We were the supports and ended up being the only one's that hit it off.
We laughed the entire date... except when we were sledding and Brian bailed off the sled right before a jump and I ended up flying through the air before landing on my back.
I forgave him for that and a year and a half later in May 2005, we were married in the Salt Laker Temple.
A year after we got married we moved across the country to work in Georgia. We wanted an adventure and neither of us had ever been there before. We loved living in the south and especially loved all the yummy food. We have tried almost every fried food you could imagine. Fried pickles, fried oreos and fried twinkies are our favorite. While we were in Georgia we adopted our son Bennett. A few years later, we moved back to Utah, where we grew up. We are missing those nice warm Georgia winters (and did we mention the food?) but are happy to be back near our families. We then adopted our son Deacon in Jan. 2013 and Quinn in March 2016 and have been having adventures in Utah ever since.
We love to travel. Our favorites have been Italy, Puerto Rico, and Cancun. We love to go hiking, camping and fishing. We love to pack up the car and head out to a new camping spot as soon as Brian gets home from work on Fridays during the summer.
One of our favorite parts about adoption is not only have we become parents, but we have added their entire birth families to our family as well. We feel that you can never have too many people in your child's life that love them. We LOVE having open adoptions with visits, emails, pictures, and lots of texting with our sons birth moms, birth dads, and their extended families as well.
Brian and I love coming from biggish families. We love having our 3 sons but really feel that someone may still be missing. We would love for our 3 boys to be big brothers and protectors to a sister. They love their 3 girl cousins. They even will play family with them for hours and always be the Dad haha. She will love cheering them on at their sporting events and they will be her number one fan at her dance performance (or whatever activity she wants to do).
We pray for you daily and hope you can feel that extra support we are sending your way. We know that you want what is best for your baby, and we hope that you will find us to be all that you hope for your child.