Our family and friends couldn’t be more excited to become Grandmas, Grandpas, Cool Aunts, and Weird Uncles.
Alex’s parents, Barbara and George, recently celebrated their 35th year anniversary and not much has changed. They are still laughing at the same inside jokes from 30 years ago and never pass up a good beach day.
Alex’s Mom, Barbara, is a retired flight attendant and now she sings in a cover band full-time. She is also known to pass out five minutes into any movie and then will continue to ask what she missed at the end.
Alex’s Dad, George, works in Medical Manufacturing and is looking forward to his upcoming retirement. He hopes he can finally get around to restoring his 1971 Chevy Nova.
Alex’s parents also live in our community part-time and are less than a minute walk from us — which means BIG family dinners and being able to hear Barbara’s phone calls from our front yard. We’re actually pretty excited for them to make the move from New York to Florida full-time, soon!
Alex’s sister, Amanda, is an ER Nurse in NYC. She’s our real-life WebMD and glossary for all things health-care related. You won’t find her sitting still for very long. She is always out-and-about looking for action so it’s no surprise that she ended up saving lives for a living. She loves hiking, scuba diving, camping, paddleboarding, snowboarding, and traveling. Any call from Amanda typically starts with “Where’s Rosie?” and ends with us asking “Wait, where are you right now?”. She’s looking forward to being a “Cool Aunt” and has been unanimously voted most likely to fill our home with the loudest and most obnoxious toys imaginable.
John’s parents, Victoria and Tony, have been together for over 25 years. They recently moved from New York to Florida. While we would like to believe it was because they missed us, it was probably for the weather.
John’s Mom, Victoria, spent 30 years as an English Teacher at the very same high school she graduated from. She can’t wait to be in the sun and closer to her family. Her mom (Grandma Terry) and sister (Aunt Angela) also live less than 20 minutes away!
John’s Dad, Tony, is a retired electrician and Little League Baseball Coach. He is ALL about his new Florida lifestyle and is excited for Spring Training Baseball, and being out on the water, fishing.
John’s brother, Robert, just graduated High School. It feels like yesterday that we were teaching him how to ice skate and going to his baseball games… but now we’re adjusting to the fact that he can grow a mustache.
Robert hopes to become an electrician just like John and Tony, but he’s got plenty of time to figure it out. Robert is looking forward not only to being an Uncle but also to sharing his experience as an adoptee himself!
We hope to raise a child with the same love and openness Robert had growing up and know he will be a great support system for the family we hope to grow!