Welcome! Meet:

Timothy + Krista

Engineering Manager / Pharmacist

Missouri

Caucasian

Christian

All About Timothy & Krista

Hello. We are Krista and Tim. We have been married for 10 years and have a beautiful 6-year-old son, Everett, and 2 sweet labradoodle pups, Lulu (12y) and Pippa (1y). Thank you for taking the time to look through our profile. We can only begin to imagine being in your shoes. We know you love your child so much, otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. 

A little bit more about us…

As a family, we love to be outdoors: hiking, swimming, and enjoying nature’s beauty are among our favorite pastimes. Whenever the opportunity presents, we love to travel, to see and experience new places and meet new people. We particularly love visiting the National Parks. Everett has enjoyed becoming a “Junior Park Ranger”, and is looking forward to earning more badges as we visit more parks in the coming years! While travel is great, we also love our city. We quite enjoy exploring St. Louis’s neighborhoods – the local restaurants, shops, attractions, and festivals.

All that being said, family is where our hearts lie. We love watching our sweet little man learn and grow - listening to the way his mind works and how he sees the world. We have been blessed with a wonderful neighborhood. It’s full of life and our backyard is always full of neighborhood kiddos (and pups!). Some of our happiest hours are spent in the backyard, jumping on the trampoline, playing a game, decorating the driveway with chalk, working in our garden, sitting around a fire pit, or enjoying a movie projected on our fence. We are also blessed to have much of our family close by who we get to see often!

We are Christians. We have a wonderful church community, and they have been such a blessing, especially as we begin our adoption journey (again). 

Krista - I work as a pharmacist at a local hospital. I’ve been there since I graduated 10 years ago, and I love it. I have the opportunity to work as a member of the teaching service, getting to know, teach, and learn from doctors from all over the world. Thankfully my job is very flexible, allowing a good work-life balance, as being “mom” is my passion and most important. 

Tim - I work as an engineering manager at Anheuser-Busch Inbev (Budweiser), managing a capital project team on brewery expansions and other projects. I am fortunate to work with a great team, to have flexibility in my schedule and put our family first.

Six years ago, our lives changed when we were blessed to adopt our sweet Everett. He is truly a joy. A kind, imaginative kiddo, whose compassion and perception seem to be beyond his years. He is creative, and so funny – he keeps us laughing. Everett is loving Kindergarten this year, and excitedly anticipates the day he will earn the title of “big brother.”

Why Adoption?

Our greatest joy, our son Everett, came to be in our lives through adoption. Our adoption journey began as many do, following a struggle with infertility. We were surrounded by several wonderful families who had been brought together through adoption. We also saw the great need within our community of kiddos needing families to love and support them. After prayer and discussion, we began preparing to become foster parents. Our path quickly changed when we learned of a beautiful baby boy (who was due in 4 weeks) whose bio mommy and daddy weren’t in a position to care for him and wanted to make an adoption plan. Through a beautiful sequence of events that could only have been facilitated by our loving God, we became parents to our sweet Everett. Sitting here typing this, with him snuggled up next to us on the couch, we can’t imagine our lives any other way. We are excited to grow our family again through adoption. Everett joyfully anticipates helping care for a sweet little sister or brother.

Family & Home

We live just outside of St. Louis city, in the beautiful community of Webster Groves. Our neighborhood is wonderful! Block parties, community celebrations for July 4th and Halloween, and just the everyday smiles and hellos from wonderful neighbors make it a great place to be. 

We had the opportunity to build our home within this wonderful community in 2015. It offers us plenty of space for our growing family with 4 bedrooms, a cozy family room, and a large finished basement, great for imaginative play. We have a large backyard with a trampoline, swingset, and many outdoor toys/games. In a bit of a unique setup, we share a lovely outdoor space with our next-door neighbors and their three girls. (Our son Everett lovingly refers to the girls as his sisters :).)  This space has really become a haven for the neighborhood kiddos and their pups to play together. It isn’t uncommon for 10+ kids (and 4+ dogs) to be out running around and playing together (ranging in ages from 2 to 15!). Summer evenings in our neighborhood are what kids’ dreams are made of. 

Our home is a happy place. It’s cozy and full of laughter and imagination.  It’s where we spend many hours learning and growing as a family, do our “everyday”, and where many of our most cherished memories are made.

We are blessed to have much of our extended family within an hour or so. Everett has 2 sets of grandparents who are crazy about him, and we are lucky to see them often. About once per week, Grandma asks to pick Everett up from school so that they can spend the afternoon together. On Krista’s side, Everett has an Auntie who loves him dearly. On Tim’s side, there are 3 younger cousins, all of whom look up to Everett. All of our extended family is wonderfully supportive of our adoption journey. From day 1, they joyfully welcomed Everett to the family and are excited to do so again as our family grows.

How others describe me

Kids love Tim. He’s kind, engaging, and so fun! Everett couldn’t be more crazy about his daddy. When the neighborhood kiddos come knocking at the door, I often suspect that it is both Everett and Tim that they want to come out and play. Tim is smart, hardworking, and reliable. He’s incredibly handy, and can often be found teaching Everett how to fix things around the house. Tim has an adventurer's heart, and loves to coordinate wonderful, exciting trips and new experiences for our family to do together! Tim isn’t afraid to be silly - we’re always laughing. He also enjoys learning new things. For instance, he has recently decided to learn to ride a unicycle. (I’m praying for no broken bones!) Most importantly, Tim loves God and us, his family. He always puts us first, and we are so thankful. 

Krista is the most compassionate, selfless, and caring mother and friend. She puts the love and care of others above herself. I am always amazed at how quickly she’s able to connect with others on a deep level, even those she has only recently met. All around her, Krista has made deep, loving relationships and provides a shoulder to lean on for so many people in our lives. She has a God-given ability to perceive how others are truly feeling in each moment. Krista is also goofy, providing so much humor and fun. Children, especially Everett, take to her silliness and consistently want her to be a part of any activity or game. The bond between Krista and Everett is beautiful. They can often be found just snuggling on the couch, enjoying each other’s company. Krista is creative and fun and in only a matter of moments, you can tell that God, family, and friends are top priorities in her life.

how we met

How We Met

We met in high school and despite going to different colleges, we stayed together and eventually married after Krista graduated from pharmacy school in 2011. There have been many good days in our more than 10 years together (and some hard ones too). Through it all, we’ve been blessed to walk through life together!

Advice to Future Child

Alway be kind. Show compassion and respect. Don’t judge, and love others where they’re at. Love yourself and be confident in who you are! Life is hard sometimes, we all fall short, but don’t be afraid to try again or try something new. Don’t take yourself too seriously and always remember to laugh. Find what inspires you and pursue your passions! Share your talents with the world.

Our hope for you is that you’ll grow up to be your best self, whatever that looks like! We are proud of you, and we love you – that will always always be true.

Perspectives on Open Adoption

We know this is probably the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make. By even considering adoption, it is abundantly clear that you love your baby so much, and you always will. 

As adoptive parents, we will always love, respect, and support our children’s biological parents. We are on board with open adoption and know that this will look a bit different in every adoption story. All of our children will grow up knowing that they’re adopted and that they’re loved by so many people, biological and adoptive families alike. We hope that our children will have the opportunity to have loving relationships with their biological families. As adoptive and biological parents, we will always work together to love our little one well and pursue her/his best interest. 

We have been blessed to build relationships with our son’s biological family. To protect their privacy, we won’t publish any specifics here, but we are more than happy to discuss one-on-one.

Favorites

Timothy

  • Favorite Movie: A River Runs Through It
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: Christmas time in our family is really special. We have several family members that live in the area, so we are able to get together easily and enjoy the celebration.
  • Hobbies/Interests: I enjoy nearly all things outdoors; hiking, biking, sports.  I also enjoy taking on projects and getting help from Everett to build or fix things around the house.
  • Dream Vacation: I would love to see Cambodia to experience the culture and immerse ourselves in the history around Angkor Wat.
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: Total Recall. Life moves by so fast, I would love to be able to have a 100% photographic remembrance of every event in our lives.

Krista

  • Favorite Movie: It’s so hard to choose just one! Goodwill Hunting, maybe? I also quite enjoy musicals… Sound of Music, Singin’ in the Rain, and Meet me in St. Louis are all favorites. 
  • Favorite Holiday/Tradition: While it is likely cliche, I love Christmastime. More than Christmas day itself though, I love the season. The spirit of love, joy, and giving, the decorations, and the gatherings. As a Christian, I love the season of Advent and the hope and peace Christmas brings, even when life feels chaotic. Now having a 6 y/o, I love seeing the magic of the season through his eyes.
  • Hobbies/Interests: I love to be a bit adventurous – traveling, hiking/enjoying nature’s beauty, exploring St. Louis (the local restaurants and shops) are all things that I enjoy! That being said, I’m also very happy to slow down. More than anything, I love to spend time with my family. Sitting down to coffee or dinner with a dear friend is a cherished time.  Quiet time by the warm fireplace enjoying a good book (historical fiction is my genre of choice!) or a favorite show (most recently, Ted Lasso!) also tops my list of favorite pastimes.
  • Dream Vacation: Someday I would love the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of New Zealand!
  • If I Could Choose a Superpower: Time travel and/or teleportation - I love experiencing cultures and getting to know people with backgrounds and life experiences different from my own.