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Jim + Lindsay

Though we don't know you yet, we are thinking of you daily and look forward to meeting if you feel we're a good fit for your baby. We are excited to provide our child with a loving, positive home life with incredible experiences, education, laughter, and FUN!

Dear Expectant Mom

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We are grateful to have this opportunity to speak to you. Though we can't truly imagine what you're currently going through, we know you undoubtedly have a selfless spirit and a huge capacity to love; otherwise you wouldn't be considering this option for your child. There are many decisions to be made for sure, so here is a brief introduction to who we are and what we care about. We hope you may see parts of our lives that you desire for your child.

About Jim, Written By Lindsay

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I met Jim seven years ago this fall. Our first date was to a Mexican food restaurant, and I remember leaving the restaurant thinking he's a pretty great guy. But he didn't say "Let's get together again" or "I'll call you" so I didn't think it would go anywhere. I texted my sister and she suggested I send him a text to thank him for dinner and say I had a great time. So I did. He says he didn't think I was interested, but when he saw the text, he decided to call again.

We went out the following weekend, and a few weeks later I knew he was pretty special when he won an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest on our third date. Up until that point I had only seen a very punctual, straight-laced Jim, and witnessing his comedic side confirmed he had the whole package.

Jim is very patient and has an "it will all work out" attitude. Sometimes I roll my eyes at him when he throws all that positivity my way, but deep down I know he's right. Jim rarely complains, worries, or gets upset - all traits he learned from his parents. He's been an attorney for about 15 years. He also likes to run marathons, and I enjoy traveling to cheer him on, something I'd like to do with kids in the future. Jim loves soccer and college football. He's fun-loving, genuine and kind, and will make an incredible dad.

About Jim, in his own words:

  • I like eclectic music and the outdoors
  • I like to play golf even though I'm no good at it
  • I want to travel to the mountains of Chile, and one day experience a World Cup soccer game
  • My nieces and nephews like to beat me up
  • I worked on a ranch in Australia for two months during college

About Lindsay, Written By Jim

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Lindsay and I met in the fall of 2010 and I think our second date was the best. We went to a nice dinner and then went to a place to play old-fashioned games like Pac-Man, Gallaga, and giant Jenga, where we really had a chance to get to know each other. After a year and a half of dating, we married during her Spring Break (Lindsay is an elementary school teacher).

Lindsay is the perfect balance for me. While I like to take my time making decisions, once the choice is made, Lindsay takes over to get stuff done. That might be one of the reasons she excels at her job. She has been nominated for or won "Teacher of the Year" each year since we've been married.

Lindsay is very caring and loves to spoil our nieces and nephews. One of our nieces loves coming to visit us because she enjoys hanging out with Aunt Lindsay, especially at the pool in the summer or doing arts and crafts at the house. Lindsay worked for the airlines before becoming a teacher, and traveling is something we enjoy doing together. Taking our children places around the U.S. and the world when they are old enough is a goal for both of us. Lindsay is beautiful and talented and will be a great mom!

About Lindsay, in her own words:

  • I've seen the movie-musical The Greatest Showman three times
  • I sneeze anytime I have a mint or anything "minty" flavored
  • I loved reading The Hunger Games trilogy. Much better than the movies, like most books (except maybe The Notebook)
  • My favorite television shows are This is Us and old episodes of Friends
  • I love to spend time with my girlfriends, where we usually end up staying in and giggling a whole lot

Our Pets

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Winston and Nolan are the joys of our days. Our hearts are fuller and our home is noisier (and more messy!) since the pups joined us. As much laughter and joy as they provide, we know a child in our home would bring exceptionally more joy. And as a bonus, our dogs are incredibly good with kids. They nearly jump out of their skin when the neighbors' grandkids come over to play fetch with them. I don't know who's having more fun-the dogs or the kids.

Our Families

Between the two of us, we have six nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 4 to 8. Lauren and Connor live in the mountains and love to go out on the lake, jump on the trampoline, swim, and take tennis lessons. Sallie and Sarah Frances are city girls and play dress up and make up all kinds of silly plays. And finally, Chase and Gaines live in the country and love to camp out and play with all kinds of animals. We have a little bit of everything when it comes to fun with future cousins.

Our Neighborhood

We live in an older neighborhood with beautiful trees, unique homes, and friendly neighbors. There are several new babies on our street. At the end of the street is a great park with room for soccer and t-ball teams to practice, and a jungle gym for the little ones. We have access to a great pool and tennis courts about one mile away, where kids can take swim lessons and participate in kids camps during the summer.

Thank You

Thank you for considering us for this important decision. We look forward to providing our children with a loving, positive home life with incredible experiences, education, laughter and FUN! Though we don't know you yet, we are thinking of you daily and look forward to meeting if you feel we're a good fit for your baby.

With love,

Lindsay & Jim

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