About Michael

Post Color Run 2013
I have a fun but serious personality. I like to joke around and have fun. I also know that there are times to be serious.

I never really traveled until I met Nubia

I am a very patient person and always try to understand what others are going through. I think the experience that most shaped my personality was when I was about 7 years old and my little sister was born. She was born with a few mental illnesses. I have always tried to help take care of her. My parents are both photographers. My dad got his bachelors from BYU in accounting but found out that photography was his passion. I have 4 siblings, two older sisters, a younger brother and sister. Each of us are about four to five years apart. We are a fairly close family; I try to visit my parents and little sister at least once a week and try to call my brother and older sisters a couple of times a week. My older sister (and her husband and two children) and my younger brother are local. We try to see them as often as we can. My other sister (and her husband and child) are out of state, so we only see them about once a year. We were raised in Georgia and have lived in the same house most of my life. We traveled the United States growing up for weddings and my brother’s tae kwan do competitions, but I had never REALLY traveled until I met Nubia.
In Florence, Italy - July 2010

In Florence, Italy - July 2010

About Nubia

Unlike Michael, I traveled, a lot. I was born in a military family and was raised as an Army brat. We moved every three years and when we were stationed in Germany, we took advantage by traveling as often as we could.

I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures

I still REALLY enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures. I feel that I have a strong and fun personality. I know how to have fun and make the most of situations, but I also know when to take things seriously. I think in the way of weaknesses, I tend to be very hard on myself. I don’t like failing and when I come up short, I take it harder than I probably should. But that generally means I don’t make the same mistake twice. I learn from the mistakes of my past to shape a better future. I have several siblings as I am part of a blended family. I have an older brother and younger sister through my mom and biological father, so I was raised a middle child. My biological father remarried and I have a younger half-brother through them. I also have two older step brothers through my dad (step-dad).

I graduated from Kennesaw State University with my Psychology degree. One day I would like to get a Masters in Social Work and work in elderly care, which is my passion.
Bear & Jolie

Bear & Jolie

Us Today

We’re pretty busy and social people. We have two furry kids that we love dearly. We enjoy taking them to the park or just snuggling with them on the couch.

Our friends and family have been the ones to help give us strength

We try to see our family as much as time allows as we are very close with them. Nubia is currently serving as secretary in the Primary Presidency and Michael is a ward missionary. Between friends, church callings, and crazy work schedules, we have a very full and active life. We enjoy being outdoors when we can, but as much as we love that, I think our favorite thing to do is just be with our friends. Our friends and family have been the ones to help give us strength so we enjoy spending as much time as we can with them. We do spend as much time as a couple as we can. We know that being a unit is an integral part of our relationship and our ability to make a marriage work.
Nov. 2012

Nov. 2012

With All of Our Hearts

We need to let you know how grateful we are for you. Yes, we are grateful for a stranger because you may not yet know how much of an impact you will have on our lives and in our hearts. Because you are reading this letter, we assume that you are considering adoption.

Choosing adoption is a remarkable gift that you are bestowing on a family

Choosing adoption is a remarkable gift that you are bestowing on a family that takes faith and courage that we cannot fathom. It will be one of the most loving, difficult, and emotional decisions and we thank you for that. We respect and admire your strength through this time and we know that a family will be eternally grateful for your decision to choose them as parents of your child.
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