Our Friends and Family
There’s no shortage of family members and friends who love and support our decision to grow our family through adoption
We have a close knit circle of friends that feel like an extension of our family. They may be located throughout the country in Colorado, Texas and California but as soon as we all get together it feels like we were never apart. It leaves us a long list of places to visit and it’s always a welcome feeling being away from home but arriving to a loving hug from one of our friends. We have a few very close friends that we see regularly for holidays and puppy play dates. They’re a big part of our lives and the love and support we receive from them is irreplaceable. We have shared our plan to begin our adoption journey and all of our friends, near and far, can’t wait to love on the new addition to our family.
Ryan’s parents, Nancy and Gary, are a short road trip away in Maine and we see them on a regular basis. We spend lots of time cooking in the kitchen and taking long walks in the woods when we’re there. Maine is the gathering point for his side of the family and it’s typical to spend a Thanksgiving together with lots of cooking, a fire in the fireplace, and kids running around the house. They can’t wait to help us when the baby arrives. One more grandchild joining our family will be celebrated and welcomed by everyone. Ryan’s older sister, Jillian and her two kids currently live in North Carolina. They can’t wait to meet their new cousin!
Kristen’s sister, Bridget, lives close by in New York City so she is never far from our lives and her brother, Mike, is in the armed forces so although he relocates regularly, he is always in close contact and updating the family on his travels. The three are very close and are often found together on FaceTime laughing until they cry. Much of Kristen’s family resides in Florida and we road trip there every Christmas. She has a large extended family that celebrates together every year. With 20 or more people regularly attending there’s no shortage of aunts, uncles, and cousins that love and support our decision to grow our family through adoption.
Our loving family members and our loyal friends are here for each other, no matter what. We feel so very blessed to have many wonderful people in our lives!