|Our Education||Master of Science in Biology||Bachelor of Arts in Marketing|
|Our Professions||Scientist||Stay-at-home Mom|
|Stay-At-Home||No, works from home 2x per week||Yes|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian |
|Some of John & Kelsey's Favorites
|Movie or TV Show||Pirates of the Caribbean Series||Boy Meets World|
|Candy||Sour Patch Kids||Milk Duds|
|Tradition||Waffle Sundaes on Sunday night!||Shamrock Shakes on Saint Patrick's Day!|
|Season||Summer, hanging out by our pool or heading out of town for family vacations!||Fall, because I love getting to see the foliage and going apple picking!|
|Disney Character||Genie from Aladdin because he's so goofy!||Moana because I love the water!|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
John loves to play music. He has played drums, guitar, and piano for over 15 years. He has used his talent to serve on the worship team at church. John also loves baking bread. His favorite things to bake are homemade bagels, sourdough bread, and pizza. John enjoys being outside playing basketball, tennis, soccer, or surfing. He also loves doing yard work like chopping wood for our fire pit out back where we enjoy s'mores or for our woodstove. John is a thinker, he loves reading all kinds of nonfiction books where he can learn and dig into new and exciting information.
Kelsey loves being outdoors. She enjoys gardening and takes great pride in her vegetable garden where she grows fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers! She enjoys family hikes on evenings or weekends. She also loves running around our neighborhood, star gazing at night by the fire, and baking sweets. Her favorite things to bake are pumpkin bread, apple crisp, and chocolate chip cookies. Additionally, she enjoys refurbishing furniture. You can often find her in the garage working on a new piece!
Our faith is the centerpiece of our household. We enjoy life and are thankful for each blessing God has provided for us. When things are tough, we dig deeper into the Bible and rely on prayer and our church community to help us through. We are actively involved in our church community where Kelsey attends a Women's group with Harper and a bible study. John has served on the worship team. Our church is 10 minutes from our home and we attend every Sunday and we enjoy seeing our friends in town. Our extended family also participates in a yearly Bible reading where we can encourage each other in faith and keep each other accountable. We also attend a Christian camp in New Hampshire for three weeks each summer where there is a beautiful lake and tons of fun family and children's activities all week long!
|Our Musical Interest|
Kelsey enjoys listening to a variety of Christian artists as well as some of her favorites like Ben Rector, Ron Pope, or Ed Sheeran. During the week, she keeps the music playing throughout the house, from her own favorites to kids' music that Harper loves. John is well versed in music and enjoys listening to just about anything! From indie artists like My Morning Jacket, Wilco, or Fleet Foxes to progressive jazz from like Snarky Puppy or Charlie Hunter, he is always introducing the family to a variety of artists. We will both encourage your child to listen, find their favorites, and explore music!
Our town is known for being one of the safest towns in Connecticut, with one of the top school districts. Our neighborhood has many young children that you will always see out riding bikes or going on walks with their friends or family. The town also has a splash pad, playgrounds, parks, and miles of hiking right around the corner. We also have a beautiful downtown with a local library that has great programming for children such as reading or music hour. The town also provides holiday and family events in the town square like movies and concerts on the green. One of our favorite things is how the downtown lights up for the holiday season and welcomes families to take part in activities like the Halloween parade and Christmas tree lighting. We're also a short 15-minute drive from neighboring towns with shopping, restaurants, petting zoos, apple orchards, and a children's museum!
|Our Daughter |
Harper is a joyful little toddler who loves to play on her playset and go swimming in the pool. She also enjoys family walks in the neighborhood and saying “Hello!” to anyone or anything that passes by (i.e. neighbors, puppies, cars, etc.). Her favorite things are waffle mornings with her stuffed blue bunny who she calls “Mimi”. She enjoys arts and crafts too, such as playing with playdough or drawing on her chalkboard. Currently, her favorite songs are Twinkle Twinkle little star and Jesus loves me, especially when John plays the guitar along with her. Harper is surrounded in age by her six other cousins (ages newborn to five) who live close by. Harper loves to read and gets thrilled at the sight of new books. She loves attending reading hour at the library with Kelsey on Tuesdays where she can listen to a new story and dance along to music with the other kids. Most of all, Harper is thrilled at the thought of having a sibling to love and grow up with.
|We live in the state of...|
... Connecticut! Located about an hour outside of NYC, we can enjoy the perks of the city while living in a country setting. Connecticut is small enough to make trips from the mountains to the beach in under an hour, which we frequently capitalize on when the weather is right. Most importantly, CT has the BEST pizza! New York style was actually originated in CT, and there are plenty of pizzerias to prove it! In Connecticut, we experience cold winters where snowmen line the streets, hot summers where lounging by the pool feels wonderful, springtime where the woods come back to life after the winter and the beautiful colors of the fall foliage that adorns the landscape. All these features of Connecticut have led to some of our favorite family traditions like apple picking and pumpkin carving in the fall, cutting our own tree at Christmas time, seeking out the best of all pizza, and taking day trips to Long Island Sound to enjoy the beach.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 6 months
|Ethnicity of Child||Any Ethnicity|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We would love to share phone calls, emails, photos, and visits with you!
Thanks for taking the time to read through our website and getting to know more about us! We are excited to provide your child with love, support, and guidance throughout their life. We promise family adventures, games nights, arts and crafts, bedtime stories, and an abundance of love for your child! We look forward to getting to know you and sharing letters, pictures, and visits.