Giggles, hugs and happiness currently fill our daily home life and have for the last decade of our marriage. Our goal, our wish is to be the best parents we cannot wait to to welcome another child into our home. We are Jason Emily and Cullen, and we'd love you to learn a bit more about us!
So Nice To “meet” You!
We are grateful for you. The decision you are making and that you are reading about us and our profile. Most especially, the gift you are giving. There are no words to describe what you are going through but know that we are cheering you on for your selflessness, resolve and endless love. Let us be your cheerleaders - You got this. You can do this.
As for us - We got this. We can do this. We will provide the next step for you. We will be the best parents we can. We will give our everlasting love, everyday. Know that we love you and the gift you are giving.
A Little Bit About Jason (through Emily’s Eyes)
Jason is my rock. He is stable, strong and the foundation in my life. I would never be where I am today without him. He exudes kindness, compassion, love and empathy. This path that we are building together is something most people only dream of. It's so hard to describe in words what Jason means to me other than to say we absolutely love each other and love to do everything together.
I fell in love with Jason when I was studying abroad in France. I wasn't supposed to call him everyday (so expensive!) but I had to - it was worth it - he was worth it. We spoke for hours every night and truly learned to get to know each other. We spoke about aspirations, dreams, family and our future - together. It was right then, 5,000 miles away I knew we would be together forever. He is the light of my life, my soulmate and my best friend.
Since then, we've built our lives around each other carving our way to be the successful adults we are today. Jason's always had a great job - but I've always joked that its never been the one he's destined for. He has always been destined to be a father. His full-time occupation - a dad. And he is a great one! From night time wake ups to day time tickle fests, this man is an inspiration to our current son, Cullen.
Everyday I uncover more traits I didn't even know he had! From goofy dad jokes since I first met him, to the respectful first kiss on my cheek, love pokes and tickles, Jason not only has the fun side in the family - he is the easiest person to talk to. He listens. He loves life. He is the most loyal and passionate person. He exudes all the qualities I lack. I am looking forward to growing old with this amazing man. Even more - I'm counting down the days to share our love and build our family even further.
A Little Bit About Emily (through Jason’s Eyes)
From the first day we met, I knew that Emily and I would share a future together. She had me smitten. After 12 years of love, dedication and, yes, even resolve, our relationship continues to grow and evolve. Each day in life is a gift, and she continues to challenge me the same as she did the first. She is the love of my life, my soulmate, and best friend forever.
Emily holds the same values and character as when we first met, a conversation that bound us for life. In short, Emily is a sweet, caring person. However, she is much more than that. She is resilient, smart, and savvy. She is an inspiration. I respect her and her accomplishments in life. As my love and best friend, I confide in her often. She is my rock!
Emily is a great mother to our son, Cullen. She is an educator, motivator, and looking to the future, mentor. Emily is a great communicator, part of her value system, as in mine, which is important in raising a child.
She will continue to be very impactful and inspirational in our current and future child's development. Emily will promote a cohesive; stable; and absolutely, wonderful environment, just as our marriage has been. She has the same devotion to being a parent as she has shown throughout our amazing years together. I love Emily with all my heart and can't wait to grow our family together.
A Little Bit About Cullen
Cullen is our first child adopted through Gladney and he can't wait to become a big brother! He has a personality and smile that just lights up a room - all the other kids he hangs out with watch his every move.
This happy toddler will eat anything put in front of him, chats up a storm and is full on energy. He sticks to his routine, loves his friends, giggling and learning the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math programs (STEAM).
He's well on his way to share and teach all he's learned in his first year to baby brother or sister. We just know that he'll be the fun, older brother here to guide and protect his little bro or sis.
We like to think of our families as extensions of ourselves. We are a very tight-knit family with so many wonderful traditions including annual family gatherings, vacations and holiday rituals. We are extremely lucky to have both sets of our parents' show us how to build a strong foundation for marriage, infinities of love, laughter and compassion and represent the types of parents we will continue to aspire to be.
On Emily's side: Terry (Grandpa) and Darlene (Mimi) have been married for thirty-nine years, have strong core values and regularly enjoy life - not just life in front of them - all around them. Raised unbiased and cultured you'll find Emily and Uncle Geoffrey (the older brother) were brought up with outpouring amounts of love, kindness and praise. Features we instill ourselves with Cullen currently. Emily talks to her mother daily, has lunch with her father weekly and avidly loves to spend time with them. We see them once a week for Sunday dinners and family bonding.
On Jason's side: Jimmy (Papa) and Tracy (Yaya) have been married for forty-four years (which we can only aspire to). Honest, true grit and hardworking are only a few of the adjectives to describe Yaya and Papa. Life on the ranch isn't always easy, but the love of agriculture and cattle encompasses Yaya and Papa's world. They can't wait to share and educate their passion to current and future grandchildren. With love exuding from them for all of their children and grandchildren, Yaya and Papa raised all of their children to become the caring, respectful and gregarious adults they are today. We see Yaya and Papa each month.
Lake Hideaway & Ranch Homestead
Emily grew up on the lake. Nearly every weekend was spent learning how to water ski, slalom ski or perfect the graceful art of tubing. Mimi and Grandpa's hideaway house is right on the lake and they can't wait for thier current and future grand kids to learn to swim and fish, go on a hike or feed the deer just down the street.
Jason grew up on the ranch. Filled with scenic views, cattle and honey bees, the ranch is down home, country love. Papa and Yaya provide a fun learning environment and athletic one as well. From seeing stars and learning about nature to mountain climbing and fishing in the nearby streams, the ranch is always a fun weekend getaway.
Traditions are a huge deal for both sides - so we rotate holidays between our families. Each year growing up will include Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings, Christmas Eve PJ present openings, Easter ham and egg hunts, 4th of July fireworks celebrations on the lake and family reunions every Memorial Day (the annual fish fry).
Annual family vacations are just a few of the yearly traditions we look forward to and enjoy. This past year, we did a family beath vacation. Next year, a ski trip! (we try to rotate warm weather to cold weather climates.)
Also, each year, we can't wait for Fall. It's the start of our favorite season and our favorite sporting events begin. Typically you'll find us at Football games and tailgates where we have many great friends with babies and toddlers we see yearly. You'll also find us catching Basketball games in the city.
Lastly, we have zoo friends memberships and go to the zoo on a regular basis (two-three times a month). Haunt the zoo being among one of our favorite events and even dates nights at the zoo when the grandparents watch C-man.
Our home is tucked away in a secluded neighborhood of acre lots, rolling hills and a nature park filled with a gazebo and playground.
Fireflies, creek beds and a yard large enough for playing sports, we can't wait to fill our outdoor space with love, laughter and fun. Inside, we love to hang out in the den with the fur family watching movies, TV series and playing Trivia Crack. You'll also find us in the kitchen every night cooking together. (Jason is becoming quite the chef!)
We live less than two miles from the school which features tennis courts, track & field, basketball courts and three different playgrounds.
Our fur family is everything we'd hope for our future kids. Ike (the fun one) and Harvey (the sweet protector) turn Cullen's evenings into pure bliss while he plays fetch with Ike and runs around chasing Harvey while we cook dinner.
Before You Go
We want to thank you for having the tenacity, the courage and the love you have to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime.
We also wanted to thank you for reading our story and learning a bit more about us. Our days will be filled with love, laughter, communication, understanding, compassion and opportunity. That is our promise to you. We promise to give our everyday, our everything, our ever-lasting love. As the sun rises and sets so will our hearts always be thinking of your gift, every day.
Now and forever your cheerleaders,
Emily & Jason
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