|Our Education||High School Diploma, Fire/Safety courses and classes||Masters Degree|
|Our Professions||Firefighter||First Grade Teacher|
|Stay-At-Home||No (will take paternity leave)||No (will take maternity leave and have summers off)|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian|
|Some of Jay & Niki's Favorites
|Favorite Childhood Memory ||Family vacations to the Outer Banks||Waking up on Christmas morning and "cutting the ribbon" on the stairs to see all of the presents under the tree!|
|Favorite Food||Meatloaf||Broccoli and Cheese |
|Favorite Movie||Sling Blade||The Man in the Moon|
|Favorite Vacation ||Mountains||Cruise to Bahamas and Key West|
|Favorite Music||80s/90s rock and roll||Country |
|Favorite Hobby||Working on cars||Crafting |
|Holiday||Christmas||Christmas! I love all of the traditions that we have created as a family and the traditions that we have carried on from our own childhoods. |
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We love to take our Lab, Doc, to the neighborhood pond where he can play fetch and swim while we fish. Jay enjoys working on his classic car in his garage. He enjoys taking his elderly neighbor fishing in all of the small ponds around our town. Niki enjoys decorating, especially the nursery! She has a small monogramming business where she enjoys making t-shirts, decals, and anything monogrammed for her customers. She really loves making things for her three nieces! We love to travel and see new places. Some of our favorites have been Nashville, TN, mountain trips, the Bahamas, Key West, and Washington, D.C.
We are both Christians who share a deep love for God. Our faith is very important to us! We fully believe that God will be with us during every step of our adoption journey. We believe that the most important thing you can teach a child is the love God has for them! We look forward to Sunday mornings spent at Sunday School and worship service.
|Our Musical Interest|
We were both raised on country music and rock and roll. Jay loves old school rock bands from the 80s and 90s. Niki loves all country music, new and old. We love to attend concerts and outdoor shows. Our favorite has been seeing a live show at the Grand Ole Opry House and the Ryman Auditorium.
|About Our Home|
Our home is warm, cozy, and inviting. We have a three bedroom, two bathroom home on one acre of land. We have a big, fenced in backyard with a pool. We are close to many parks, restaurants, shopping, and award-winning schools. We also live near a big lake and river. We love to take our pontoon boat on the lake and spend the day swimming, tubing, grilling out, and fishing.
|Our Family and Pets|
Jay's family enjoys drag racing and we often spend evenings watching them race. We like to grill and hang with family during these races. Jay's family lives on a small farm where we love to go feed the baby cows, chickens, and goats. Jay has one brother and sister who have blessed us with a niece and three nephews on his side. He loves to play baseball and football with them during family gatherings. Niki's family enjoys weekly family dinners, family vacations to our beach house, and birthday and holiday gatherings. We especially love the 4th of July golf cart parade that we participate in every year. We always enter the golf cart decorating contest, which is a ton of fun! Niki has one brother who she is very close to. He and his wife have three daughters who Jay and Niki love to spoil. Niki's brother owns land right across the street from her and she looks forward to the days when all of the cousins will be able to play and grow up together.
Our puppy dogs
• Poodle/Yorkie Mix
• Great with Kids
• Loves to play with her toys
• Best cuddle partner
• Toy Poodle
• Great with Kids
• Loves to give kisses
• Best entertainer
• Great with Kids
• Loves ponds and playing
|We live in the state of...|
Niki was born and raised here and Jay moved here at a very young age from our neighboring state, North Carolina. Our state has every season, with our favorite being fall. We love the cold, crisp air and the changing of the leaves. We have lots of sunshine and our winters are short. We are very close to the beaches and the mountains. We have a beach house located inside a campground, which offers beach access, a splash pad, lazy river, indoor and outdoor pool, putt-putt, family and kid-friendly activities, paddle boating, golf cart parades, and much, much more.
Our neighborhood is family oriented. Every day you can see families out walking their dogs, riding bikes, or fishing in our neighborhood pond. We also own 16 acres in the town next to us where we enjoy observing nature and wildlife, fishing in the creek, and roasting marshmallows on a bonfire. We plan to build our dream home there.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to two years old
We are open to a sibling group, with the oldest being up to two years old.
|Ethnicity of Child||Caucasian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Native American, Caucasian/East Indian, Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian/Hispanic, Caucasian/Asian, East Indian, Native American|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to letters, phone calls, and visits
We would like to thank you for visiting our profile and taking the time to get to know us! We are excited to start our family and make memories with your child. We are open to letters, pictures, and visits if you so wish. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about you!