Our Home: We live in a very safe and diverse neighborhood filled with children and young families. We moved into our home about five years ago. It's truly our dream home! I, Gretchen, had always wanted a single story house with a front courtyard. We were driving around one afternoon and that is exactly what we found. What we were not expecting is that it would be on a cul-de-sac with only eight other houses. It's perfect for bike rides, baseball and playing with the other neighborhood kids. Before we moved in, we were able to renovate the kitchen and bathrooms. We have four nice sized bedrooms. Harrison’s room and the nursery are right next to each other. We have a nursery set up but we are waiting to put the final touches on until it's time. The fourth bedroom we have set up as a playroom!
Gretchen's Family: The example my parents set for both my sister and I are what I strive for as my family grows. My parents were married for just under 50 years, teaching me patience, love, compassion and to work hard. I have one sister, Jannette, who is a year and a half older than I am. She and her husband, Clay, have two boys. Jonah is eight and Micah is six. They live about fifteen minutes from us and we spend a lot of time together and are very close. We just completed an addition to my sister's house that our mom moved into. It is perfect! They live on the street that we grew up on so it has made the transition for my mom very smooth. My dad passed away just over a year ago. He was the absolute best and I miss him dearly everyday. My mom, Sue, has one sister who also has two girls. We grew up very close to my cousins. We have so many great memories of Easter together, swimming, flying kites, and summers at the beach with our grandparents. Family means the world to me and I look forward to making and creating memories with my children.
Greg's Family: I have four brothers. One full brother, Peter, who is also a police officer at the same department with me. He is married to Lauren and they have a son named Jaxson, who is four. I have two half brothers on my dad's side. Wyatt and Cole, who are 24 and 22 and live in Oregon with my dad and step mom, Lynn. My other half brother is Matt on my mom's side. He is 24 and lives a few miles from us. My dad and Lynn live in Oregon and we are very close. We see each other 4 or 5 times a year. We love visiting Oregon in the winter to sled and play in the snow and in summer we love tubing down the river and hiking the beautiful trails. My mom passed away 9 years ago. She would have loved being a grandma. We spend the most time with my brother Peter and his family, they live very close to us. They recently purchased a home with an amazing pool with a slide and rock waterfall. Harrison and Jaxson love playing and swimming, then eating a great BBQ lunch in the sun.