Brian and I met at our church when we were freshman at Texas A&M University (whoop!). After being friends for several years, we started dating our junior year and were married right after we graduated. We've done a lot of things together since then, including living in Puebla, Mexico, for a year and working at a school for missionary children. After the year was done, we moved back to my hometown and settled in as public school teachers. We had our first son, Caleb, 4 years ago and 2 years after that our other son, Jacob. Right now, Brian is a high school Spanish teacher, and I am a junior high librarian.

From the time we were first married, we talked about wanting to adopt. We feel very blessed to have a great family and support system and felt it would be a wonderful situation to bring another child into. We are excited to meet our daughter Lydia and have her as a part of our family!