|Our Education||Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science Engineering and an MBA||Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood Education, emphasis in Language Arts and History|
|Our Professions||Information Technology Supervisor||Stay-at-home wife and mom|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian||Caucasian|
|Some of Ryan & Emily's Favorites
|Children's Book||Chicka Chicka ABC and Little Blue Truck||Harold and the Purple Crayon, Pinkalicious|
|Board Game||Bananagrams, Chess, and Blokus||Cranium, Ticket to Ride, and Monopoly|
|Outdoor Game||Cornhole and Frisbee||Bocce Ball, Croquet, and Frisbee|
|Vacation Spot||Virginia Beach||Disney World|
|Summer Activity||Campfire and S'mores||Swimming, planting flowers, riding bicycles, and getting ice cream|
|More About Our Family
|Our Christian Faith|
Daily, our family reads Scripture, prays, and sings together. We attend and are involved in a local Southern Baptist church; because our church is small (and around the corner), the members there are like a second family to us! We feel very loved and supported by them. Ryan serves on the Leadership Committee and Emily serves as the Vacation Bible School Director.
|More About Ryan, by Emily|
My first attraction to Ryan was his heart for Jesus—everything else radiates from this, which is why he loves so completely. Ryan lives selflessly, making sure everyone else is taken care of first; he truly serves our family! While Ryan makes people laugh and is witty, he also serves as the voice of reason because his wisdom is sound and founded on Biblical principles. Ryan completes jobs to perfection and he never quits. He is a very good listener and a practical thinker, giving gentleness and guidance to our children.
|More About Emily, by Ryan|
I have been married to Emily for eight years and life only gets better. She truly thrives on being a wife and mother and she is so creative, organized, and scheduled. She is my best friend and my partner in everything. Ever since I met her, I was attracted to the fun and smiles she brought daily into my life and the lives around her. She is a blessing to others and an ideal prospect for motherhood.
Gabriel, A.K.A. Gabester, Gabe Babe:
He has unending energy and always wants to be a helper, whether making dinner, “folding” laundry, or grocery shopping (even though it often leads to extra sweets in the cart). He loves to play outside, so it is a good thing we have plenty of room inside and out! While indoors, he likes craft time, especially if it involves painting. When Gabriel grows up, he wants “to be a husband and daddy”.
William, A.K.A. Silly Willie, Willie-the-Wall:
Nothing gets past William, which is why he has the nickname, “Willie-the-Wall”! He is a people-person and makes friends wherever he goes, especially because of his handsome good looks and charm! William makes the best elephant impersonation we have ever heard (complete with his arm mimicking an elephant's trunk), can keep a beat like no one else, and has been known to break out in random song throughout the day. One of his favorite activities is singing with his karaoke machine!
Samuel, A.K.A. Sam Smiles
Samuel has non stop smiles for everyone around him! He loves to be in the presence of people and enjoys playing outside. He is incredibly happy and easy going, although he does not like having his picture taken.
|Our Extended Family and Friends|
One of our favorite family memories is when Ryan’s entire family recently spent several days together in a villa at a waterpark. It was a true joy watching all the cousins play together and visiting with family. Emily's mom is known as, "the grammy with all of the hats," because she is always giving our children fun hats to wear. Gabriel's favorite is a cowboy hat, while William favors his hat with Mickey Mouse ears.
Many of our friends are from church, work with Ryan, and/or are stay-at-home mothers, like Emily. We are extremely blessed to have many healthy relationships that are very encouraging, trusting, and always there for us when needed. We have no shortage of play dates!
|We live in the state of...|
Louisiana, where we love the warmth, rich culture, and abundant history. We have the pleasure of small town living and are conveniently located between two large cities, allowing additional adventure as desired within a few miles of our cozy neighborhood is our favorite grocery store, library, several parks (complete with splash pads and pools), and Ryan’s office. We also enjoy venturing into the children's museums and zoos in the area.
|Our Special Interests |
Being very family oriented, we share a lot of the same interests. We enjoy experiencing and learning about the Louisiana culture and attend many of the festivals/events that our state offers. In addition, our family also enjoys making use of our membership to the zoo and aquarium. We take trips to the waterparks and amusement parks in the area during the hottest part of the year. Once a year we take a big vacation and some of our favorites spots are Disney World, Boston, Lake Tahoe, and beaches so we can build sand castles!
While at home, we like reading and playing board games together inside; outside we like to garden and ride bicycles. Emily also enjoys clipping flowers from our garden to make beautiful floral arrangements for our house. One of our favorite past times as a family is having dance parties in the living room!
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 5 years old
Absolutely! We would love any set of multiple children!
Yes! We are open to a sibling group with the oldest child four years or younger.
|Ethnicity of Child||Any Ethnicity|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are open to whatever level of contact the birth family desires, whether through photos, letters, or visits.
We thank you for taking the time to read and learn more about our family and look forward to hearing from you soon.