We are part of a Guinness World Record! On October 8, 2016, we renewed our vows at WMU’s homecoming tailgate party to break the record for most vow renewals in one place at one time!
We stood up with 1,200 other couples to say “I Do” again.
Afterwards, we celebrated with cake and champagne and a homecoming win for the Broncos!
We use this as a great excuse to celebrate 2 anniversaries each year!
|Gender:||Any Gender, including an Ambiguous or Transitioning Gender Child|
|Age:||Newborn to 12 Months|
|Total of:||1 to 2 Children|
|We Live In:||Kalamazoo|
|Our Faith:||Open to all religions|
|Kids Already:||No Children Now|
|Child Care:||Licensed Child Care Center, Licensed Child Care Home,|
We met at Walgreens, where I was a pharmacy technician and Scott was a customer. I thought he was really cute and nice, so I looked him up on Facebook and added him as a friend.
After a few weeks of small talk and flirting, He asked me on a date and we’ve been inseparable ever since! Scott proposed by placing the ring in a Walgreens bottle that read “will you marry me?”.
I said yes, and we were married June 14, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Things we like to do for fun are go out on dates to comedy shows or concerts, dinners, baseball games or just take our two dogs Gidget and Pierre for walks.
We also spend as much time as we can with our families. We have lots of cousins and like to have game nights where we all get together and play board games and reminisce about funny stories from our childhood.
We both have very large, loving families that we see as often as we can. Both our families host reunions every summer where we get together and share great food, lawn games, and make memories. Most of our extended families still live close by so it is less than an hour drive to visit.
We live in a 4 bedroom, 2 bath Cape Cod style home in a diverse and family friendly neighborhood. We live within walking distance from many schools, parks, churches and lots of fun things to do.
What initially drove us to this neighborhood was the Kalamazoo Promise, which is a pledge by a group of anonymous donors to pay up to 100 percent of tuition at any of Michigan’s state colleges or universities for graduates of the public high schools of Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Both of us grew up in Christian households, and attended church regularly as children. As adults we remain spiritual and live by christian values but do not limit ourselves to one faith.
Education is very important to us, and we both thoroughly enjoyed school. Our hope for our child is to have the same excitement and love for learning as we did.
We fully intend to support and encourage our child to pursue their interests and help make their dreams come true through higher education just as our parents did for us.
When it comes to raising our child, we plan to set routines, provide choices to give them a sense of control and an opportunity to solve problems and learn from their mistakes. We believe that consistency is key and rewarding good behaviors are a huge piece of the puzzle.
For work I plan and design tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment and oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment. I love the puzzle like nature of my job and it’s like working with Legos but better!
I will be able to take 2 weeks paid leave with the option for FMLA leave to bond with our adopted baby. My mother, Madeline will also come stay to help out and bond with the new baby after placement as well.
I work at a hospital inpatient pharmacy where I confirm accuracy of home medications on all patients within 24 hours of admission to the hospital and prepare IV medications that are given to patients. These IV solutions might contain antibiotics, chemotherapy solutions, lifesaving medications for heart attack or stroke, or nutritional supplements.
My favorite part of my job is talking with patients and making sure they get the medications and treatments they need while they are in the hospital. I have a great group of coworkers and they make it a pleasure to come to work every day.
My employer allows me to take 6 weeks of paid leave to bond with my newly adopted baby. I can take an additional 6 weeks off using my vacation time to stay home a total of 12 weeks. After my leave is up, we plan to use a licensed reputable daycare in our community for child care.
We know that this is a confusing time for you while you are trying to figure out the best option for you and your precious baby. We hope that you feel supported and loved no matter where you are at in your journey. We admire you so much for choosing life and considering adoption.
If you decide to make an adoption plan, we want to assure you that we promise to respect you and whatever level of openness and contact that you want to have with your child.
We promise to cherish and love your child with all of our hearts and souls and to provide a safe, happy home and a life with every opportunity possible.
Know that we are praying for you and your sweet baby throughout your pregnancy and hope that God will fill you with peace in whatever decision you make.