Our lives and relationship are best explained by our love of reading. We are both avid readers and love exploring new books. In fact, each year we compete to see who can read the most! We are also cookbook junkies and love exploring new foods and recipes. Chris likes to try the the most complicated recipes he can find! 50% of the time he comes up with something delicious, and 50% of the time it is a big mess! Regardless, his creations always ends up being a fun experience that we share with friends and family. Our goals as a couple are to explore, try new things, and help each other be better people!
Having a family has always been our vision of our future. After a few years of settling into our careers, we began trying to have a baby, but learned that a biological child is not part of our story. We are not about to give up on our dream of becoming parents and have transitioned our focus to building our family through adoption.
Chris works in commercial real estate and Jill works in technology manufacturing; both of our jobs give us a lot of opportunity for travel. We believe in experiencing new cultures and that the best way to learn how the world works is through firsthand experience. We look forward to the day where we can share these experiences with a child and see their eyes open to the world.
We both have one younger sibling that we are close with – Jill a younger sister and Chris a younger brother. We also have two nieces from who we cherish. Watching them grow up and into wonderful people, has been an amazing experience. We can't wait for them to have a new cousin! We have been blessed with close long-term friendships whom we consider part of our extended family. We have friends in just about every state who are excited for us to come for a visit.
We moved into our current home five years ago with every intention of raising our family here. We fell in love with this home at the first showing. It is full of light, positive energy and surrounded by mature trees with forever wild space. You can usually find us in the kitchen or backyard, often with friends and family! Our neighborhood is relatively small with about a dozen homes, but has many families with young children. We have access to several great parks and walking trails that we enjoy exploring. Upstate New York is known for its four seasons - we appreciate the precious summer months and the beautiful long (and crisp!) winter ones.