Q: When you have a 3-day weekend, what you like to do?
A: Most three day weekends, I host family gatherings, do home projects, work in the garden, or go out of town. My family has a shared garden where we grow several different fruits and vegetables. When we harvest our garden, we make spaghetti sauces, jams, jellies, and more. Occasionally on three day weekends, I enjoy some down time to relax by reading, enjoying the outdoors, or watching a movie.
Q: Do you have pets? If so, tell us about them.
A: I love spending time with my two dogs, Maggie and Noel. Noel, my West Highland Terrier mix, is a free-spirited, sassy little dog. She loves wearing coats in the winter, going to the groomer, and running along the fence with my neighbor’s dog. Maggie, my Beagle, enjoys her dog toys and playing fetch in the yard. Both dogs are tender-hearted and love to cuddle on the couch. Most weekends, we head out for walks through the neighborhood or along trails and we can’t wait to incorporate the kiddie park into our weekend fun! My dogs love children and are super excited to welcome your baby into our lives so they have someone new to play with.
Q: What do you hope to teach your child(ren)?
A: Your child will know that they can achieve their dreams by being determined and having the right mindset. Being kind to others, being of service, and having an open heart are important values that I will instill in them. In addition, they will know how to be creative, goal oriented, and to always find the positive in every situation.
Q: What will you tell your child about his or her birthmom?
A: Your child will know you are an amazing, strong, and brave woman who chose to bring them into this world making it possible for them to join my family. They will know your sacrifices and deep love for them. Birthdays and annual Adoption day celebrations will be centered on their birth story and family.
Q: Describe your last vacation and/or daytrip.
A: My latest trip was to Eureka Springs, AR for our annual girl’s trip. We spent four days shopping, sightseeing and relaxing by the fire in the cabin. Getting away for a few days, a week or a month always rejuvenates and refreshes me. Hiking the Swiss Alps, climbing to Arthur’s seat in Scotland, sleeping in castles in Ireland, horseback riding in Montana, and white water rafting in Colorado, are a few of the activities and destinations I have marked off my bucket list. I’m ready to share my love of travel with your child and can’t wait to see the wonder in their eyes when we visit new destinations for the first time. I hope their travels will have a positive influence on their life and teach them this world has so much to offer. Maybe it will inspire them to speak a second language, study abroad, or become a world renowned chef.
Q: Will you be returning to work? If so, describe your day-care plans.
A: After my leave, I plan on returning to work full-time. My child care plans will be split between my parents and a part-time nanny. As your child ages, I plan to introduce them into pre-school or early educational classes to broaden their learning habits and socialization skills.
Q: Tell us about your home and neighborhood.
A: My home is in a quiet neighborhood and I’m fortunate to have the most amazing neighbors. On warm summer nights, my neighborhood hosts “block parties” where everyone gathers with food and enjoys each other’s company. Recently I purchased an acre of land and have plans to start building my dream home soon. My new land is situated in a neighborhood with several other new homes and I’m fortunate to already know most of my new neighbors. Both my current and future home are located just a short distance from several parks, museums, zoos, aquariums, and more.