|Our Education||Bachelor in Biblical Literature||Doctorate of Physical Therapy|
|Our Professions||Associate Pastor - Student Ministries||College Professor and Physical Therapist|
|Stay-At-Home||No||Part - Time|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Chris & Angie's Favorites
|Favorite Foods||Too many... pizza, fried chicken sandwiches, and fish tacos ||Mexican food, taco trucks, spicy salsa, chips and guacamole|
|Favorite Hobbies||Playing basketball, baseball, or golf. BBQs with friends. Hiking with Angie and our golden retriever.||All things active - running, cross-fit, hiking. Hosting and cooking for friends and family. Reading and coffee.|
|Favorite Vacation Together||Cancun, MX||San Diego or Seattle, I love exploring new cities with Chris!|
|Favorite Movie||Rocky, Game Night, Field of Dreams||The Intern, Father of the Bride, The Holiday|
|Favorite Tradition||Christmas Eve crab pot dinner with all the family.||Christmas tree hunting and cutting with friends and decorating for Christmas. Baking with my mom.|
|Favorite Dessert||Ben and Jerry's Tonight Dough Ice Cream||Rhubarb Pie|
|What we are excited to teach our child...||The love of Jesus and to play catch.||To take those first steps, to swim, to bike, to explore.|
|More About Our Family
|More on Our Life and Interests |
On Saturdays, we love to prioritize 4 things: family time, rest, good food, and exercise. It may be Crossfit, a run, or something else but we know it always ends and begins with us cooking together or trying out a new food that Chris has read about. We love visiting food carts because our dog can come too.
Sometimes we stay in and enjoy reading and coffee, go out to see a new movie, have a BBQ with friends, or head over to visit our families. These nights are full of catching up, playing games, campfires with smores, ping pong, and time to play with our nieces.
We love to travel and have enjoyed exploring new cities together, Seattle and San Diego, and relaxing beach time in Hawaii, the Caribbean, and Cancun. Grandma’s cabin is on a lake and it is one of our favorite places to be and visit family. It’s a restful week of family time. This is where Chris proposed and each year we hike back to the spot where it all started. We get to slow down – live in our swimsuits and on our paddle board and kayak, go tubing on the lake, play pickleball, watch the sunsets, and usually end the night taking the boat in to get ice cream at the best little shop around! Our favorite part is sleeping on the dock, watching the stars, and being woken up by our nieces each morning.
We both love December – the month we were married. We’ve started “Christmas Palooza” each year with our best friends. It’s a day packed full of hiking to find the perfect tree, cutting it down, warming ourselves back up with coffee and a fire, and starting the decorating for our favorite season. Angie loves to get together with her family to bake Christmas cookies to share with neighbors and friends. Chris’ family crab pot dinner on Christmas Eve is a delicious mess where hot, steamy seafood is poured into the center of the table and we all dive in to enjoy everything from crab legs, scallops, and more. Grandma T also makes a personalized stocking for each grandchild to treasure.
Over Spring Break each year, we go to an orphanage in Mexico. Chris leads the high school mission trip where we get to play with the kids at the orphanage, work on maintaining the facilities, and sometimes build a house.
Memorial Day weekend is for church family camp at the beach. This includes camping and crabbing with friends, walks on the beach, worship and great teaching from the Bible, and classes for the kids to attend where they learn values in the Bible and truth about Jesus. We look forward to sharing these experiences and traditions, making memories that will last a lifetime.
|Our Dog and Neighborhood|
We have a five-year-old golden retriever named Riggins who is the sweetest dog around! He’s so good with our three nieces allowing them to climb and snuggle all they want, while willingly cleaning up after them if any spills might happen. He goes with us on hikes and we love evening walks around our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is very safe with walking trails, two parks, and an open field for lots of play and fun! We also are within a mile from great schools and the church and university where Chris and I work. We are so excited for family walks and whiffle ball tournaments in the summer!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 6 months old
|Ethnicity of Child||Any|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
Yes. We are open to sharing pictures letters and visits to whatever degree you are most comfortable with.
Thank you for considering us for your child. We are so excited for this part of our life to start! We will love your baby unconditionally, teach them to be kind, provide life experiences, listen to them, and encourage them in their education and to follow their dreams. We care about you, your story, and will always tell your child of the gift you gave us. We hope to hear from you soon!