|Our Education||Undergraduate Degree in Kinesiology||Undergraduate Degree in Biology|
|Our Professions||Worship Pastor||Regulatory Specialist and Coordinator|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Dusty & Whitney's Favorites
|Food||BBQ, Hamburgers, Steak||Hamburgers, Pasta, Pizza|
|Hobby||Crossfit, Mud races, Playing guitar, Traveling||Crossfit, Mud races, Traveling, Cake baking|
|Music||90's Rock, Alternative Rock, Old Country,||Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock|
|TV Show||Band of Brothers, House, Flash, Arrow||Friends, How I Met Your Mother, House, Arrow|
|Vacation Spot||Ski Resorts in Colorado||Seattle, Washington|
|Ice Cream Flavor||Homemade Vanilla||Cookies-n-Cream|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Our family loves to go on adventures together! Sometimes that means going to the zoo or trampoline park, and sometimes that means loading up for a weekend or week away! We love to be outside so nice weather always means a chance to go for a hike or just play in the backyard. We also love to travel and try to make it to our favorite destination - mountains - whenever we can! Sometimes we like to just pile up on the couch for a movie night or get everyone in the kitchen to make pizzas or bake cookies. Our family really enjoys just being together. We always have the most fun when everyone is involved!
Both of us were raised in strong Christian homes and we have decided to raise our children in one as well. We feel that our faith is the foundation for both our marriage and our parenting style. We try to teach our kids daily about Christ and point them toward Him. It is important to us to be active and serve in a church home that we love and make it a priority to be there weekly. We both try to get daily quiet time and ask God to give us wisdom and guidance so that we can parent in a way that honors Christ. Our family motto is to live with courage, strength, and honor. We believe that our faith is the tool we use most often to help us live that way.
|Our Musical Interest|
Our home is filled with music! All of us enjoy classic rock and alternative rock but quite often we are found having Disney singalongs, too. Dusty is the worship pastor at church and Whitney often leads alongside him. Music is such a big part of our life and we wouldn't have it any other way! Justus' favorite thing to listen to right now is Imagine Dragons. He loves to sing along and knows all the words! While Taryn loves the Trolls and Moana soundtracks most, she asks every night for one of us to sing Guns & Roses' "Sweet Child of Mine" to help her go to sleep.
|About Our Home|
We live in a four bedroom Ranch style home in a family-friendly neighborhood. There is a playset in the back yard that the kids love and a fire pit that we love to use for hot dogs and s'mores when the weather is nice!
It certainly takes a village to raise a child, and we have such a great one! Both of us come from Godly, close-knit families. We're both from Louisiana and both families still live there, but it is only a short car ride to visit. Whitney's parents, especially, have a flexible schedule with lots of time to spend at our house. Her mom, Teresa, whom the kids call "Tessie" (she didn't want to sound too old!) comes to spend the summers with us so that the kids can stay home. We try to vacation with both sides of the family and make sure to spend time in Louisiana so that our children stay close to extended family. We are also involved in an incredible LifeGroup - a small group of people from our church in the same life stage as us. We currently have 5 families all with children about the same ages as ours. We meet weekly and discuss sermons, parenting, and any struggles or victories we have! These people have become our best friends and our support group and we know we can count on them for anything.
|We live in the state of...|
Texas! There are really only two seasons here "hot" and "less hot." This means lots of sunshine and time outdoors! We also live in an area of Texas where there are lots of things to see and do. We're not far from a zoo, aquarium, children's museum, water park, theme park, professional sports fields and dozens of indoor and outdoor playgrounds for the little ones. We are excited for all of the opportunities our children will have growing up in an area that has so many things to offer!
Our neighborhood is full of young families just like us! It's a short walk to our community playground and soccer field. When the Texas summer starts to heat up we go to our neighborhood pool, and splashpad. There's even a stock pond where the kids like to fish and feed ducks. Our neighbors have three children that are close in age to ours and they love to play together. Our families like to hang out and let the kids ride bikes and play on the backyard playset. We also have neighborhood block parties at the community playground about twice a year. We love living here!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 2 year old
We would love twins!
We would be open to a boy of a girl
We are open to a sibling group as long as the ages are under 2 yrs old.
|Ethnicity of Child||We are open to a child or children of any race! |
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to contact throughout the year with the birth family, including letters and pictures. We would also be open to visits from the birth mom once per year.
Thank you again for taking the time to learn about us. We hope that you have the peace and confidence that your child would receive so much unconditional love. Please know that we pray for you already and believe that God has such a beautiful plan through adoption. We look forward to meeting you!