|Our Education||Bachelors Degree: Intercultural Studies||Bachelors Degree: Health Science|
|Our Professions||Forestry Technician/ Firefighter||Homemaker|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian ||Caucasian |
|Some of Seth & Mary's Favorites
|Hobby||Working on the house or garden||Water coloring or embroidery|
|Outdoor Getaway||Any of our numerous local mountain lakes||Finding a new lake to swim in|
|Book||The Brothers Karamazov||Harry Potter |
|Children's Book||Whinnie the Pooh||Any Dr. Seuss|
|On a rainy day||A large jigsaw puzzle||Tea and a good Disney movie|
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
We both have a huge love for the outdoors. When time is available, we love to hike, camp, swim, and run outside. We also enjoy working on our house and making it our home. In our backyard, we have a large vegetable garden that we eat from during the summer and preserve in a canner for the winter. We have one apple tree planted with future plans of adding a peach tree and possibly others. We see value in taking what has been given to us by God and making it beautiful. We also enjoy spending time with friends and family, which happens at least once a week.
We are Orthodox Christian. We are very active in our parish and attend as many services as we are able, meaning we are there on the weekends as well as there quite often during the week. We both sing in the choir, Mary helps lead Matins (an early morning service), and Seth is a bell ringer. In Orthodoxy the home is considered a "little church" and we aim to have ours be so.
|Our Musical Interest|
We both love to listen to many types of music. Quiet afternoons at home is usually spent listening to classical music. During housework, projects or cooking we love to listen to folk music with country roots and harmonized vocals. Artists like Ben Howard, Shovels & Rope, The Oh Hellos are a few of our many go to's! Driving to church we love to listen to Orthodox chants, prayers, and music by Monasteries.
|About Our Home|
Our home has some neat family history. Mary’s great grandparents initially purchased it in the 1940’s, when her grandfather was in high school. The story goes that he came home from school one day to find that his parents had packed up and moved across town, he eventually found out where they had moved to and made his way to the new house and life went on. Things were different in those days…
We have done a lot of remodeling on the house to make it our own. Three bedrooms make it perfect for our future family! A lot of time is spent in the kitchen where we enjoy baking fresh bread for the week and cookies and sweets for treats. We also enjoy home cooking from scratch.
|We live in the state of...|
California - We are surrounded by beautiful mountains filled with secluded lakes. We are also only a few hours drive from the ocean where we like to run away to a few times each year.
Our home is located on the edge of town with stunning mountain views. We love that we are only a mile away from Seth's brother and his family. We spend a lot of time together having baking days, family dinners, and playtime with the kids. We have a large park across the street and a school with a large playground a block away. Our street is quiet and perfect for future bike rides and evening walks.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn - 3 months
Yes! Mary has an identical twin!
|Ethnicity of Child||Open to any race|
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We look forward to staying in contact and building a relationship with you as to your comfort level. We are open to visits, photos, and emails.
We appreciate you taking the time to learn more about us! We are so excited to share our love with you and your child as we grow our family. We promise to be active and involved parents who will take the time to nurture your child. We will seek every opportunity to teach and support your child as they grow into the unique person that they are. Your child will grow up surrounded by a large and loving extended family with many aunts, uncles, grandparents, great grandparents, cousins, and friends. Most importantly, your child will grow up in a loving Christian home where the love of Christ is lived and taught. We look forward to building a relationship with you as you feel comfortable.