|Our Education||Carpentry Vocational School||Nanny Degree, some college|
|Our Racial Background||Caucasian/Italian/Irish/German ||Caucasian/Colombian|
|Some of Thomas & Melina's Favorites
|Sport to Watch||Football||Olympics |
|Sports to Play||Baseball||Volleyball |
|Movie||Fast and the Furious series ||Princess Bride|
|Place to Visit||Oregon Coast||Road trip through any national park|
|Family Game to play||Mexican Train||Pictionary |
|More About Our Family
|Our Special Interests|
Tom is so excited to share his love for sports and cars. His football team is the San Francisco 49rs. He also loves all things cars and enjoys going to car shows. Tom's dream car would be a yellow Corvette. He is also looking forward to finding out the interests of our child and helping them explore and learn about what interests them. He loves learning new things, and can't wait to share life with a child.
Melina is looking forward to sharing her love of swimming. She has always been like a fish in the water and loves to spend time at the pool, river, ocean, and lakes. Melina also enjoys being creative through art projects and expressing herself through writing.
We love adventures together. We both really enjoy time at the coast and seeing the sights of Oregon. We try to make long weekends together out visiting new places. We also enjoy bowling, bike riding, hiking, mini golf, cooking together and making improvements around the house. We are excited to share our adventures and fun with our children.
Our Christian Faith is the most important aspect of our lives. We love the church we belong to. Our pastor preaches from the scripture, and the people are very open and show the love of Christ to all. The church is very child oriented with wonderful programs for all ages. We are involved in the church by giving of our time and talents. We are both on the Welcoming Committee and enjoy behind the scenes service. We belong to a small group where we meet up and enjoy fellowship with others. We strive to make our home life reflect our Christian beliefs. For us, Church is not just for Sunday but is a way to live.
|Our Musical Interest|
Melina enjoys playing the piano. On Sunday mornings you will hear the sound of the piano playing hymns as the family gets ready to head to church. We both enjoy listening to a variety of music that includes Christian, Pop, and Rock. Melina loves singing along to Oldies, and anything from musicals.
|Family Traditions |
We go on at least 2 yearly camping trips that involve all the extended family. Camping trips are a lot of fun for all ages. From the babies to the grandparents, we always have an awesome time camping. Time is enjoyed sleeping under the stars, singing around the campfire, making and eating yummy food, swimming in the lake, relaxing with a good book, volleyball and croquet, board games, riding bikes, and a never-ending supply of laughter. Our family is excited to share in all of this with a new child.
We also gather for every holiday. Our Thanksgiving tradition is homemade pizza on Thursday with our immediate family. Then on Saturday, we have our huge Thanksgiving meal with all the extended family. The food is deliciously homemade, and we always reflect on the last year and remember all the reasons we have to be thankful. Christmas is also a very treasured season. We love to fill the house with festive decoration and spend a lot of time with family throughout December. While we enjoy the traditions of Christmas, it is very important for us to remember the reason we have to celebrate, and that is the birth of Jesus. One special thing we enjoy doing on Christmas Eve is gifting each other, and our niece and nephews a special tree ornament that reflects the last year. We can't wait to start the tradition with our own children.
In October we have our yearly Harvest Party, where family members share homemade things with each other such as jam, soap, chapstick, anything grown in the garden, homemade goodies, etc., and we make usually over 20 gallons of apple cider, using a renovated old cider press, for people to take home. It's become a treasured family tradition for all ages.
We feel very fortunate to have family that lives so close. Both sets of our parents are anticipating the arrival of a new grandbaby, and can't wait to shower them with love and adventure. They are very involved with their grandchildren and have a special love that only a grandparent can give. The cousins are very excited too. They can't wait to meet their new cousin and have another playmate. And the aunts and uncles are so ready to spoil and love up their niece/nephew. You can have confidence that your child is being loved and included by our family.
|Our State, Home and Neighborhood |
We love the diversity that Oregon offers. Within an hour we can be in the city, the coast, or in the mountains. We live in a nice quiet neighborhood at the edge of town, at the end of the development so we don't have much through traffic. This makes for a wonderful area to walk, ride bikes, and visit with the neighbors. There are wonderful parks within a few minutes of driving, as well as a children's museum and a library with a very involved children programs.
Our home is a nice spacious 3 bedroom, single story home with 2 living areas, and a nice sized kitchen where we love to cook. The dining room is perfect for entertaining and having family over. We love hosting family and friends and enjoy the company in our home. Our home is an extension of our heart, and we want all who enter in to feel welcomed and loved.
As we have talked about becoming parents, Tom has expressed his desire to teach his children about the Lord. This is a priority to him. He talks about when he was young, how he was always by his father’s side, learning from him. Tom wants that kind of relationship with his child as well. When he gets home from work, it will be time with the family, and the weekends will be spent together, making memories and a lifetime of love.
Tom has a wonderful work ethic, he gets things done to help our home and family. He works hard at his job and is loved by his customers because he gives his best to everyone, and it shows in his work. He will be the same as a father. He is going to give his child his all they will grow up knowing they valued and loved by him.
Melina has a mothers heart and is a kind, patient easy going influence on others. She is looking forward to daily life as a mom and knows the reality of how messy, fun and unpredictable life with children can be. She has raised many children as a nanny, and can't wait to do the same for her own children. She looks forward to sharing her love for the library and reading. Melina always loved the adventure and imagination that comes alive through books.
Melina loves to teach children, and bring things alive through experiences. She can't wait to share the adventures of the zoo, children museums, parks, and nature walks with her children. She is very creative in incorporating what interests the child into everyday life so that even through play, the child is exploring, learning and expanding their mind.
We are so excited to share this adventure of parenthood together. It is our heart's desire to be a united front for our children and to give them a loving stable environment where they feel accepted and loved.
|We Prefer a Child Who Is...
|Age of Child|
Newborn to 3 months old
We are open to twins!
|Ethnicity of Child|
We are open to any race!
|Future Contact with Birth Family|
We are excited to keep whatever level of contact you feel most comfortable with.
Thank you for looking over our profile. We hope it has given you a little insight into what we have to offer your child. We are excited to help your child grow to their full potential as they learn and explore life. We look forward to building new family traditions together in the coming years. We are excited to get to know you and hope to hear from you soon!