Hi! We are Justin, Jean, Oliver, and Annalynn. We are hoping to grow our family through adoption. We hope that this will give you a glimpse into our life.
We met through eHarmony almost 10 years ago. This year we will celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We have grown so much in these past 10 years, we have moved twice and welcomed our two children into our life. After our children arrived we had to learn how to lean on each other and roll with the punches. We are a stable couple who are committed to each other and to our family. We love to goof around and be silly. Traveling is something that we enjoy doing as a family. We like to work on house projects, go out to dinner and a movie, take bike rides, go hiking, and watch sporting events.
About Annalynn and Oliver
We are the proud parents of two rambunctious children. Both of our children were born extremely premature, but are very healthy and feisty now. Oliver is 6 years old. He is a lover of all things Star Wars and Legos. He really enjoys books and being read to. He is involved in dance, soccer, and swim lessons. Annalynn is 4 years old. Her favorite color is pink, and sparkles make everything better. She is independent and has a strong spirit. She feels that princess dresses and fairy wings are everyday clothes. She is also involved in soccer, dance and swimming lessons. Both kids are creative and enjoy making different types of art projects. Both are happiest when they are playing outside. We are lucky to have a great group of family and friends around us to help bring up our children in a loving and accepting environment.
Jean is a very loving and caring wife and mother. She is fun and adventurous and loves to try new things. Jean loves being a stay-at-home mom and taking care of our family. Jean is great at making new friends and forming strong relationships quickly. She has a great sense of humor, except when Justin makes another engineering joke!
Her career success is phenomenal, having retired from being an Occupational Therapist at the age of 30. She is a great mother and now works part time as the Youth Director at our church and at the local YMCA. She really enjoys running and has completed two marathons and several half marathons. Jean enjoys playing with the kids outside, knitting, crocheting, and reading in her free time. I love her sense of adventure, stability, and organization. While I love to travel and try new things, Jean often tries new recipes for dinner or plans a weekend away for just the two of us.
While our first date is certainly the closest to being my favorite, it’s actually a week-long vacation we spent at Disneyworld with my family a few months after we stated dating. One sweltering day while waiting for the shuttle back to the hotel, Jean was holding my infant nephew. I think I knew then I would marry her, and looking at that picture now reminds me of that. She is a great mom, but we feel that our family is not yet complete. Our children are two peas in a pod, and we are all looking forward to adding a third pea.
Justin is thoughtful and methodical in how he approaches life. He is a loving, caring and loyal husband. He has a silly side and enjoys telling corny jokes. He is always willing to lend a hand to help someone out. He volunteers much of his time to various projects at our church. Justin is a very patient and tolerant man. Life with children can get crazy but he is a calming influence on all of us.
Justin is extremely hard working. He is currently a senior process engineer for a local company. He greatly enjoys working in the engineering field. He likes to figure out problems and provide solutions. Because of his career success and stability, I have been able to stay home and raise our children.
Justin enjoys watching movies and television series, he is a big sci-fi fan. Sometimes after work he likes to go shoot pool with his coworkers. He is also an active member of his company’s basketball and volleyball teams. Justin is a very involved father. He will often take the kids to the park, on a bike ride, swimming, or grab some ice cream with them. According to our kids he makes excellent waffles and very tasty peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Justin enjoys playing with the kids and teaching them new things. He makes an effort to be very involved in their lives and extracurricular activities.
Our first date was pretty great! At the time we lived two hours away from each other. He agreed to meet me at an Italian restaurant, after dinner we went to a movie. He held my hand and whispered: “I think this is going really well.” The rest as they say is history.
Holidays and Traditions
Most of the major holidays we celebrate by traveling to visit our families. We spend several days around Thanksgiving with Justin’s family. We generally stay at his parents’ home and visit with his brother and sister and their families. We also try and get together with his childhood friends as well. Christmas is spent with Jean’s family. The past few years we have celebrated the 4th of July in Estes Park, Colorado with Jean’s family as part of our summer vacation. Our time there is spent hiking in the mountains, fishing, reading, huge family dinners, and wild card games. We have the typical birthday celebrations of cake and presents. Jean’s family always sings the longest happy birthday song you have ever heard! We are looking forward to introducing our next child to all the love and fun with our families. All the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews are as anxious to meet our new child as we are.
Thank you for taking the time to read about us. We know that you are facing so many choices right now and so much uncertainty. We want you to know that you are braver and stronger than you know. Choosing adoption is such a gift to give to your baby and to the family you choose. We know that you love your child very much, they will grow up knowing that. We want you to know that your baby will be joyfully and lovingly accepted into our family. We hope that you will consider us to adopt your baby. We are willing to provide pictures and updates to you.
-Jean, Justin, Oliver and Annalynn